Thirty-eight states have requested $250 million of federal funding to bolster election cybersecurity, said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., during a Senate Rules and Administration Committee hearing Wednesday. Of the $380 million allotted for election security, $150 million has been distributed, Blunt confirmed.
Microsoft has purchased tech startup Bonsai in an effort to expand its Azure cloud offerings. Bonsai specializes in artificial intelligence tools that help applications "adapt" to changes.
Hackers are taking advantage of vulnerabilities to infect D-Link DSL 2750B modem/routers and make them part of the Satori botnet, security researchers say. The vulnerability was disclosed no later than 2016, and so far, the company has not provided guidance on how device owners should proceed.
All 50 state election systems were probably scanned by Russians leading up to the 2016 election, says Michael Daniel, cybersecurity coordinator under President Barack Obama. Daniel told a Senate panel Wednesday that it is critical to understand what happened in 2016 before protecting future elections.
Apple has rolled out its Business Manager platform, which allows businesses to enroll and configure their Apple devices remotely. The company released the product to the US market this month, with plans to release it to the global market during the next few months.
US officials are requesting that Google consider ending its partnership with Chinese company Huawei on the grounds that the company could pose a national security threat. Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Michael Conaway and Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger were among the lawmakers that signed the letter.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri says the company is focusing on intelligent edge and memory-driven computing as areas for growth. This week, HP Enterprise unveiled a memory-driven computing incubation practice to solve big data problems.
US Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons says the agency will monitor big tech agencies, particularly with regards to user privacy and market influence. "In the antitrust world, the places where there is most likely to be anti-competitive activity that is meaningful is in areas where there is market power," he adds.
Baidu unveiled an algorithm that improves on convolutional neural networks' capabilities to detect cancer tumors. The technique uses the neural conditional random field strategy to minimize false positives.
After three data breaches exposed more than 33,500 patients' health care information to security risk, a federal judge ruled the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay a $4.3 million HIPAA fine. MD Anderson says it will appeal the ruling, stating the medical information exposed was for research and did not fall under HIPAA's nondisclosure agreement.
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