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Microsoft Outlook users with Office 365 get a security perk: Unsafe email warnings

PCWorld

There's no need for a hacker to attack a server or network if they can simply trick someone into disclosing confidential information. Microsoft is adding an additional layer of defense to help stop that from happening--if you subscribe to Office 365. In the coming weeks, Microsoft said it will begin showing what it calls "Safety Tips" at the top of email: colored bars to let you know whether an email is safe, suspicious, or known to be fraudulent. Microsoft said Safety Tips will be managed by Exchange Online Protection, the back-end protection mechanism used to secure email sent through Office 365. Why this matters: Everyone tells you, don't click on suspicious links!--and yet we do, because we don't necessarily think the link is suspicious.


Nintendo Switch uses old internet browser tools, meaning that it could be hacked and taken over

The Independent - Tech

The Nintendo Switch could be easily hacked into because it relies on old software, according to security experts. The console has now been available for nearly two weeks, and hackers are discovering vulnerabilities inside the system's software. The most worrying was found by one developer on Twitter who noticed that the WebKit browser engine, which the Switch uses for a variety of features, can be broken into and taken over. If that happened, hackers could steal data from the device or use it for other malicious purposes. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.


Big Data Protection in the Age of Machine Learning - Datamation

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The concept of machine learning has been around for decades, primarily in academia. Along the way it has taken various forms and adopted various terminologies, including pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, knowledge management, computational statistics, etc. Regardless of terminology, machine learning enables computers to learn on their own without being explicitly programmed for specific tasks. Through the use of algorithms, computers are able to read sample input data, build models and make predictions and decisions based on new data. This concept is particularly powerful when the set of input data is highly variable and static programming instructions cannot handle such scenarios. In recent years, the proliferation of digital information through social media, the Internet of Things (IoT) and e-commerce, combined with accessibility to economical compute power, has enabled machine learning to move into the mainstream.


Google will not place its ads on sites distributing fake news

PCWorld

Google plans to update its AdSense program policies to prevent placement of its ads on sites distributing fake news. False news stories have become a sore point after the U.S. presidential elections with critics blaming internet companies like Twitter and Facebook for having had an influence on the outcome of the elections as a result of the fake content. The controversy also reflects concerns about the growing power of social networks to influence people and events, as well as help people to communicate and organize. Facebook promotes democracy by letting candidates communicate directly with people, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said recently in an interview. Google had its own embarrassing moments on Sunday with a false story that claimed that President-elect Donald Trump had won the popular vote in the U.S. presidential elections figuring atop some Google search results.


Google moving into "Hardware" as the Internet of things Era takes hold

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

Google's strategic move into selling own branded Mobile phones is another step in the merging of "Software plus Hardware" that Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and recently Facebook have realized at the making of the "Internet of Things" Era. This is the critical issue of not just providing the software and operating system but increasing the value in the devices that become the Interface to the Customer: the smart phone, the smart tablet/laptop of Microsoft Surface, the Smart Speaker of Amazon Echo and Alexa, and the Facebook Oculus Rift and Microsoft Hololens that are the new foundations of Natural Language speech recognition services and the VR Virtual Reality and AR Augmented Reality breaking now and into 2017 and onward. Google's long-term market is changing, the advertising revenue from search engines while still strong is now seeing new ways to search via speech or Virtual image recognition and virtual interaction Google has been late to realizing perhaps the shift to software hardware is where the Internet of Things may be shaping the market with the Connected Home, Connected Car and Connected Work through these devices. It's all about "market marking" beyond just the big cloud data centers and big data analytics to how to build out the edge of the cloud network with all these potentially billions of connected sensors and devices. If the Mobile phone is becoming the "remote control to this world" and platforms the "fabric of social networks and connected experiences" then Google like others is rushing to get into this space with stronger software and hardware offerings