Huawei is handing $1m to the University of California Berkeley’s AI lab to foster a research and development partnership between industry and academia.
Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab will work with the Noah’s Ark Laboratory of Huawei to accelerate research into the main areas of AI, which includes “deep learning, reinforcement learning, machine learning, natural language processing and computer vision.”
Yahoo has had a dramatic fall from grace in the last couple of weeks. While far from the most popular email service out there, it maintains a relatively healthy user base -- but all of this changed with news of a security breach resulting in the theft of 500 million account details, and the revelation that the company secretly scanned emails for the NSA.
Samsung’s worst-ever recall could cost the company as much as $17 billion after it halted sales of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 for a second time,.
Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire. Today the outfit told mobile carriers to stop sales or exchange of the $882 device and asked users to shut off their phones while it investigated new reports of fires in replacement Note 7s.
Ransomware just got even more real: it's now the number one attack vector in the financial services sector which traditionally has been considered a model industry for best security practices.
Some 55% of financial services firms recently surveyed by SANS report ransomware as the top attack threat, followed by phishing (50%), which previously held the top spot. More than 32% of financial firms say they've lost anywhere from $100,000 to a half-million dollars due to ransomware attacks.
The European Commission is drafting new cybersecurity requirements to beef up security around so-called Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as Web-connected security cameras, routers and digital video recorders (DVRs). News of the expected proposal comes as security firms are warning that a great many IoT devices are equipped with little or no security protections.