Post-FCC Privacy Rules, Should You VPN?

Many readers are understandably concerned about recent moves by the U.S. Congress that would roll back privacy rules barring ISPs from sharing or selling customer browsing history, among other personal data. Many are concerned by this development, and are looking at obfuscating all of their online browsing by paying for a subscription to a virtual private networking (VPN) service …
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Nvidia Says Deep Learning is About to Revolutionize Medicine

The chip maker Nvidia is riding the current artificial-intelligence boom with hardware designed to power cutting-edge learning algorithms. And the company sees health care and medicine as the next big market for its technology. Most notably, a machine-learning technique called deep learning is being applied to processing medical images and …
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AI to Become Main Way Banks Interact with Customers within Three Years: Accenture

Artificial intelligence (AI) will become the primary way banks interact with their customers within the next three years, according to three quarters of bankers surveyed by consultancy Accenture. Four in five bankers believe AI will “revolutionise” the way in which banks gather information as well as how they interact with their clients, said the Accenture report, which surveyed more …
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Johnny Depp to Play Cybersecurity Icon John McAfee

Johnny Depp will star as cyber security icon and accused murderer John McAfee in a new film. Deadline reports the movie, titled King Of The Jungle, will center around McAfee (Depp) taking a Wired magazine writer on a tour of his Belize compound. The story will take inspirations from Apocalypse Now and promises to be a darkly comic look at McAfee’s …
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If You Want to Stop Big Data Breaches, Start With Databases

OVER THE PAST few years, large-scale data breaches have become so common that even tens of millions of records leaking feels unremarkable. One frequent culprit that gets buried beneath the headlines? Poorly secured databases that connect directly to the internet. While companies use these databases to store tempting troves of customer and financial data, they often …
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Quote of the Week

“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else”
~ David Brin, Scientist and Award-winning Author