Technology

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SNAPCHAT MAKING HUGE LOSSES YET FLOTATION COULD VALUE IS AT $25BILLION

Snap, owner of the Snapchat messaging app popular with teenagers, is to sell its shares on the US stock market. The California-based tech firm, which allows users to send images and messages that vanish within seconds, is set to be one of the major US share listings of recent years. The flotation is expected to […]

AI

MICROSOFT WILL INCREASE USE OF AI TO IMPROVE PRODUCTS SAYS CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Microsoft will increase its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in order to improve the company’s products, chief executive Satya Nadella said when revealing the tech giant’s latest financial results. The company behind the Windows PC software reported revenue of 24.1 billion US dollars (£19.1bn) in the three months to December 31, up on the 23.8 […]

IoT

Exploitation of IoT weaknesses and the rise and rise of DDOs changing the cyber security landscape

Arbor Networks 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) offering direct insights from network and security professionals at the world’s leading service provider, cloud/hosting and enterprise organisations. The report covers a comprehensive range of issues from threat detection and incident response to managed services, staffing and budgets. Its focus is on the operational challenges internet operators face […]

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Customers want businesses to do much more to prevent cyber security breaches

The majority of consumers fear they will be victims of a breach, and less than a third believe firms are taking data protection seriously. According to research by Gemalto, 58 per cent of customers are worried about such incidents and just 29 per cent think companies are doing enough to protect their personal data. Insecure firms […]

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Poker robot a high roller as it trounces the world’s best players

A robot is trouncing some of the world’s best poker players in a marathon 20-day session, using levels of intuition and deception that have big implications away from the gaming table. The Libratus computer programme from Carnegie Mellon University will play a total of 120,000 hands of no-limit Texas Hold’em against four professionals competing for […]

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Cyber attack forces largest NHS Trust in England to shut down its systems

The largest NHS trust in England has been hit by a cyber-attack that could affect thousands of files across at least four London hospitals. Barts health trust, which runs five hospitals in east London – the Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross, Mile End and Newham – has sent a message to staff urging them not to […]