The focus of Google’s big hardware event this week wasn’t the hardware at all. It was Assistant, the artificially intelligent digital helper that caters to your every whim and powers your every interaction.
Assistant is invisible, in the design-jargon sense. The omnipresent concierge works in the background, predicting your needs, processing your requests, and offering neatly parceled answers to your questions. You never see the cogs behind it, you merely type (or speak) a command and read (or hear) tailored responses served on screen or through a speaker.
A US federal contractor was secretly arrested by the FBI in August for allegedly stealing top secret intelligence and a hacking tool developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday (5 October).
Harold Thomas Martin III faces charges of theft of government property and unauthorised removal and retention of classified materials, authorities said.
Federal investigators are also looking into whether the 51-year-old Booz Allen Hamilton contractor was behind the August leak of NSA hacking tools online.
An expanded partnership between endpoint security platform Carbon Black and IBM Security could help businesses patch vulnerabilities faster, the pair announced on Tuesday.
According to a spokesperson, the new offering will be able to "prevent 85% of enterprise-level hacks." The press release announcing the expanded partnership said that the solution will be able to patch critical security vulnerabilities "in seconds."
WikiLeaks is promising to release secret documents relating to the U.S. election, at a time when there are already questions over whether Russian hackers are feeding the site information.
WikiLeaks will publish the documents "every week for the next 10 weeks" and the topics include the U.S. election, war, arms, Google, and mass surveillance, site founder Julian Assange said on Tuesday in a press conference.
Medical device manufacturer Animas, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is warning diabetic patients who use its OneTouch Ping insulin pumps about security issues that could allow hackers to deliver unauthorized doses of insulin.