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Microsoft's chip push continues with Azure Sphere: Secure gadgets with chips and Linux

Microsoft continued its unexpected push in the chip store by announcing "Azure Sphere", combining a chip design, cloud security service and even a Linux (!) Kernel to better secure billions of IoT devices around in the world. [19659002] In 2016, Microsoft announced that it had co-designed an FPGA, a specific type of programmable chip that would improve the intelligence of …

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Google & CyArk digitally preserves legacy pages

Google Arts & Culture collaborates with digital preservation company CyArk to digitize the world's threatened heritage and cultural rocks. Everyday, natural disasters, normal processes such as winning erosion and human involvement all chip away and destroy a large number of valuable legacy and cultural works around the world. CyArk wants to help with it by capturing and preserving these sites …

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Microsoft Debuts Azure Sphere for IoT Security from Chip to Cloud | News and opinions

For the first time in its 43-year history, Microsoft has announced a Linux-based operating system. The company announced its new holistic Azure Sphere Platform for End-of-Life Internet Security, which includes three levels: new custom microcontroller chips, Azure Sphere Security Service for connection and security IoT devices and Azure Sphere OS, running on its own Linux kernel. At the press conference …

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Google will prevent abuse treatment ads after fraud

Personal facilities, crisis hotlines and support groups must now be considered by Oregon-based LegitScript before they can advertise on Google search sites or through millions of apps and sites using Google ads. LegitScript will assess mission management providers based on 15 criteria, including criminal background controls as well as license and insurance verifications. LegitScript told Reuters that these companies also …

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Google's updated DIY Vision and Voice kit contain a Raspberry Pi Zero

Google's AIY project (a smart game on "DIY" and "AI" that does not matter when you actually think about it). Connect a Raspberry Pi with accessories, software, and required carton to create your own Google Assistant smart speaker or object-aware smart camera. They launched just last year, but Google is already back with new and improved versions of both the …

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Have enough? Here's how to delete or disable your Facebook account

Video: Worried about your Facebook data? Check the New Privacy Settings In the wake of Facebook's extensive abuse of user data, you may be inclined to delete the entire account's social networking. We will not judge. Facebook showed up to 87 million Facebook users had access to their information incorrectly. Cambridge Analytica harvested information that belongs to millions of Facebook …

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Microsoft is turning to Old Enemy Linux to resolve growing Tech Threat

Updated April 16, 2018, 4:31 pm. ET To ward off cyber attacks like the one in 2016 that took down Twitter Inc. TWTR -0.63% and Netflix Inc., Microsoft Corp. MSFT 1.17% uses widely used operating system software that is enhanced with enhanced security features. However, it will not be Windows. Microsoft plans instead to integrate Linux, a competitor Steve Ballmer …

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Android apps track children, studying thoughts

The study finds thousands of apps targeted at children sent data to advertisers, some including GPS site. Xiomara Blanco / CNET The child's app can do more than keep your children busy, according to a new international study. Researchers from the International Computer Science Institute say that the majority of the popular free children's Android apps are incorrectly tracking child …

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