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The social media giant has admitted to storing millions of user passwords in plain text format, a huge cybersecurity no-no. How could this have slipped through the cracks? Pedro Canahuati, VP of Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Engineering at Facebook, reported they were able to discover some passwords being stored in a readable format during a routine security review in January. Naturally, this sparked their interest, since Facebook’s login systems employ password masking technology. Canahuati will be

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In 2016, Renault-Nissan issued an announcement stating their cars will be using Microsoft connected services. By the end of this year, it looks like this will finally become a reality. This will make Renault-Nissan the first Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform partner. Formerly, the platform was known as the Microsoft Connected Car Platform. Through the platform, vehicles can connect to Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and similar. The platform replaced Microsoft’s original Windows Automotive plan that allowed

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With the help of deep-learning and segmentation maps, Nvidia’s GauGAN technology is capable of creating realistic images using nothing more than sketches. Although the technology is not perfected by any means, it’s a big step towards digital transformation and allowing us to create our very own synthetic scenery. By taking advantage of Nvidia’s GauGAN model, the following professions will be able to quickly and effortlessly create synthetic images: – Architects – Game designers – Urban

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Recently, a new browser extension was released by Microsoft for the most popular browsers, and it’s called Windows Defender Application Guard. Originally, it was developed for Edge, but now, a port for Chrome and Firefox is available. Currently, the extension is only compatible with the current version of Microsoft Windows Insider build. However, with the release of Windows 10 19H1 that’s supposed to come out this Spring, things are about to change. Examining the Microsoft

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Volvo buses and Singapore’s Nanyang technological university have joined forces to introduce a full-size autonomous electric bus spanning 12 metres in length. In total, there’s enough space for 80 passengers to hop on board with 36 of them being seated. This digital transformation effort is a trial run; the Land Transport Authority is testing driverless buses for fixed routes. These modern vehicles include modern AI technology, sensors, and navigation features. To make them safer against

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It goes without saying that 2019 is the year that organisations are upping their investments in digital transformation. However, a new report from Deloitte seems to suggest that there is a gap between their investments and the impact that they are having. In November 2018, the research company surveyed 1200 senior executives from the US about their organisation’s digital transformation efforts. They found that, compared to last year, the average digital transformation budget has increased

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The March update comes with 64 cybersecurity vulnerability patches in total, 17 of which are of critical nature. All in all, two zero-day vulnerabilities were patched, so let’s delve right into it and see what the new update is all about. Zero-day 1 If you’re a Windows 7 32-bit user, this is the reason why you might have been targeted in the recent wave of cyberattacks. Windows Server 2008 operating system users were also affected

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Recently, Vodafone issued a warning on what would happen if the government were to ban the use of Huawei’s 5G technology. Their stance is that doing so would have a negative effect on rolling out 5G in the UK. One problematic aspect of this is that such a strict decision would delay the rollout of 5G technology, making sticking to the schedule next to impossible. Moreover, replacing the base stations set up by the Chinese

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Recently, a new cybersecurity law has gone into effect in Thailand, the ever-popular tourist destination. With many people criticising its vagueness, it’s unknown how things will turn out in the land of smiles. Let’s take a look at what’s inside. The wording states that Thai government officials have the power to: – Seize your computer – Censor the internet – Monitor internet use Critics warn us that the new cybersecurity law could be used as

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According to Vodafone, 5G will become available in 19 cities in the UK by the end of the year. Being a leading provider, the carrier activated the first 5G network in Greater Manchester in October. Since then, the following regions have received extended coverage: – Liverpool – Bristol – Cardiff At the time of writing this, Vodafone is already working on extending the coverage even further. Soon, 5G network in UK will have an even

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