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Before you sprinkle AI on all your analytics, check data quality

Thu, 2023-05-25 15:37
Gartner asks for some fundamentals in a slew of AI-in-analytics announcements

Following a fortnight festooned with analytics and data management announcements, Gartner has warned that users are not keeping pace with analytics vendors' fashion-following desire to inject just about anything they get their hands on with some AI serum.…

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So the FBI 'persistently' abused its snoop powers. What's to worry about?

Thu, 2023-05-25 14:30
When is warrantless surveillance warranted?

Register Kettle If there's one thing that's more all the rage these days than this AI hype, it's warrantless spying by the Feds.…

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Microsoft appeals UK's block on Activision deal

Thu, 2023-05-25 13:32
CMA: European Commission accepted proposals that would let Redmond set terms in market 'for the next 10 years'

Microsoft has filed an appeal against the UK competition watchdog’s decision to block its takeover of game developer Activision Blizzard, just days after China became the latest country to approve the deal.…

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Europe’s biggest city council faces £100M bill in Oracle ERP project disaster

Thu, 2023-05-25 12:37
Doubts over Birmingham’s decision to replace SAP in plan once hailed an exemplar win by Larry Ellison

Birmingham City Council is set to pay up to £100 million ($123 million) for its Oracle ERP system — potentially a four-fold increase on initial estimated expenses — in a project suffering from delays, cost over-runs and a lack of controls.…

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Google wants to target you – yes, YOU – with AI-generated ads

Thu, 2023-05-25 11:33
Just when you thought maybe your phone wasn't spying on you …

Google plans to roll out generative AI tools that can automatically create online advertising campaigns personalized to users' search queries.…

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Facial recog system used by Met Police shows racial bias at low thresholds

Thu, 2023-05-25 10:34
Tech used at King's Coronation employs higher thresholds on once-only watch-lists, Met tells MPs

The UK Parliament has heard that a facial recognition system used by the Metropolitan police during the King’s Coronation can exhibit racial bias at certain thresholds.…

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Intel mulls cutting ties to 16 and 32-bit support

Thu, 2023-05-25 09:33
Hypothetical x86S architecture would boot straight into 64-bit mode

Chip giant Intel has proposed something rather unusual: a potential simplification of the x86 architecture by removing old features.…

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Ministry of Justice rapped by ICO for old fashioned data leak

Thu, 2023-05-25 08:29
Forget AWS buckets, bags of medical and personal info on inmates and their guards left in 'unsecured' area of prison

We step back into the analogue world for this tale of woe that involves bags and bags of sensitive data being left unsealed in an “unsecured” area of a prison. The financial penalty for doing so? A slap on the wrist for Britain’s Ministry of Justice.…

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Snowflake and Zoom celebrate shrunken cloud bills as margins swell

Thu, 2023-05-25 07:31
Analytics outfit gets there by moving customers to Amazon’s Graviton CPUs

Two big SaaS operations – Snowflake and Zoom – have reported cloud cost cuts boosting their margins.…

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Amazon to shutter its Chinese Appstore – the one used by hardly anyone, anywhere

Thu, 2023-05-25 06:28
Middle Kingdom users told to acquaint themselves with the Windows Subsystem for Android has pulled the plug on the Chinese outpost of its Appstore.…

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Singapore on track to reach cloud migration goals – asks suppliers to re-apply

Thu, 2023-05-25 05:32
Renewed SaaS push and purchase of 100,000 PCs in the offing

Singapore will ask its current IT panel vendors to reapply for their positions, digital agency GovTech revealed on Wednesday.…

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Five Eyes and Microsoft accuse China of attacking US infrastructure again

Thu, 2023-05-25 03:30
Defeating Volt Typhoon will be hard, because the attacks look like legit Windows admin activity

China has attacked critical infrastructure organizations in the US using a "living off the land" attack that hides offensive action among everyday Windows admin activity.…

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AMD undercuts Nvidia's 4060 launch with a $269 GPU

Thu, 2023-05-25 01:58
Maybe the years of accelerators being hard to find and harder to pay for are behind us?

After more than two years of soaring GPU prices – fueled by demand from cryptominers and then made worse by the semiconductor shortage – things are finally heading in the other direction on price.…

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Get ready for Team America: AI Police

Thu, 2023-05-25 01:29
Biden Admin expands plan for 'responsible' ML research and seeks to drive international talks on making binary brainboxes behave

The US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has updated its National AI R&D Strategic Plan for the first time since 2019, without making enormous changes.…

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This legit Android app turned into audio-snooping malware – and Google missed it

Wed, 2023-05-24 23:58
File-stealing nasty in my Play store? Preposterous!!1

Google Play has been caught with its cybersecurity pants down yet again after a once-legit Android screen-and-audio recorder app was updated to include malicious code.…

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Leaked Kyndryl files show 55 was average age of laid-off US workers

Wed, 2023-05-24 23:27
As one ousted staffer claims the IBM spin-off is in disarray

Special report IBM spin-off Kyndryl was accused in a recent age-discrimination lawsuit of not only relying on IBM resources for its layoffs but also following Big Blue's frequently alleged playbook of ousting older workers.…

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All Microsoft Surface Pro X cameras just stopped working

Wed, 2023-05-24 22:59
Facial authentication, video meetings may have to wait, dead security cert blamed

Users of Microsoft's Surface Pro X have found their Windows fondleslab cameras no longer function, apparently due to an expired security certificate.…

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Supreme Court leaves warrantless camera surveillance an open book

Wed, 2023-05-24 21:10
Can police just set up CCTV and press record? In some places, yes

The US Supreme Court has refused to hear a petition to review the legality of warrantless surveillance from a camera placed on a utility pole, leaving in place a conflicting set of interpretations about the scope of privacy protection in America.…

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Philly Inquirer says Cuba ransomware gang's data leak claims are fake news

Wed, 2023-05-24 20:26
Now that's a Rocky relationship

The Philadelphia Inquirer has punched back at the Cuba ransomware gang after the criminals leaked what they said were files stolen from the newspaper.…

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Ford in reverse gear over AM radio removal after Congress threatens action

Wed, 2023-05-24 19:30
Surprise: Electronics was always there. Cars lacking button for the band just need a software update, says CEO

In the wake of a potential congressional mandate, one automaker is reversing course and adding the AM radio dial back to its dashboards.…

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