Apple is beefing up its Artificial Intelligence tech with the purchase of Perceptio, a small startup that worked on creating advanced AI systems on smartphones.
Perceptio’s specialization was figuring out how to run complex neural network algorithms without needing to share as much user data. That would seem to fall in line with Apple’s goal of providing more robust features for Siri without compromising users’ privacy in the process.
T-Mobile US Inc said personal data of about 15 million of its U.S. subscribers may have been stolen in a breach at a unit of Experian Plc, which processes the telecom carrier's credit applications.
The records include names, dates of birth, addresses and encrypted fields with Social Security number and ID number, as well as additional information used in T-Mobile's own credit assessment.
T-Mobile had 58.9 million customers in total as of June 30. Payment card or banking information were not acquired, T-Mobile Chief Executive John Legere said in a letter on Thursday.
In the wake of last week's cookie security warning, accomplished Polish penetration tester Dawid Czagan has dug up a separate issue with Apple's Safari.
The bug Czagan has reported to Apple relates to its handling of the HTTPOnly flag, again leaving cookies open to attack.
A whole lot of work rolling out HTTP security is being undermined by bad browser implementation that facilitates man-in-the-middle attacks.
CERT has warned that all of the major browser vendors have a basic implementation error that mean “cookies set via HTTP requests may allow a remote attacker to bypass HTTPS and reveal private session information”.
The Obama administration reiterated that financial sanctions against China were “on the table” over alleged cyber-attacks on Thursday as President Xi Jinping of China arrived in Washington for the first time.
Obama, who will dine with Xi on Thursday night, is expected to address hacking concerns, notably the disastrous breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which exposed the personal information (including psychiatric evaluations and background checks) of some 21.5 million current, former and prospective federal workers.