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9/20/2018

Creators of smart devices are not doing enough to protect children's data, states a report by Veronica Barassi of Goldsmiths, University of London. Barassi is researching how big data and AI affect family life, and she writes that "we need to recognize that much of the data that is being collected by home automation technologies is not only personal (individual) data but home life data ... and we need to critically consider the multiple ways in which children's data traces become intertwined with adult profiles."

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University of London, AI
9/20/2018

Google has announced a beta security feature for container images built using Cloud Build, automatically scanning the images for vulnerabilities. The Container Registry vulnerability scanning feature can also be integrated with Binary Authorization to ensure only trusted images are used on the Kubernetes Engine.

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Google
9/20/2018

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology report resorting to a doughnut-shaped active material within a lithium-sulfur battery that could prove to be an effective alternative to lithium-ion batteries, with higher energy density and lower production costs. The team turned to lithium-sulfide cathodes and graphite anodes to make the lithium-sulfur batteries more practical.

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New Electronics
9/20/2018

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has voted to change the current key for the Domain Name System, creating a new cryptographic public and private key pair. The rollover will facilitate internet of things device deployment and improved cybersecurity, ICANN says.

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Network World
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ICANN, Internet Corporation
9/20/2018

Ghostery has updated its mobile browser to incorporate search engine Cliqz, which is owned by the browser's parent company. The privacy-focused engine uses its own web index, and no personal information is stored.

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Ghostery, Cliqz
9/19/2018

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled an anti-vaping campaign aimed at teens that includes messaging in 10,000 school bathrooms and on websites and employs geofencing to target young people in schools. The push spotlights the dangers of chemicals used in vaping liquids, with cautionary video ads across social including YouTube, Instagram and Spotify.

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USA Today, NBC News, CNN
9/19/2018

As many as 14 million records were exposed in a breach of the GovPayNet website, security expert Brian Krebs reports. At least six years' worth of data, including addresses and the last four digits of payment cards, were leaked on the website, which manages online payments for government agencies.

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Brian Krebs
9/19/2018

Sony will release a PlayStation Classic bundle in December that will include 20 popular games and two controllers. The bundle is priced at $99.99 and will include titles such as "Tekken 3," "Final Fantasy VII" and "Ridge Racer Type 4."

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9/19/2018

Google added the Work Insights tool to G Suite, allowing users to gain insight into G suite deployments. "This insight can help executives identify opportunities to strengthen collaboration and reduce silos," says G Suite's Reena Nadkarni.

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Google
9/19/2018

IBM created a cloud-based tool that can detect bias in artificial intelligence systems and offer explanations for decisions AI services make. The cloud tool can also recommend additional data to eliminate bias in AI decisions.

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AI, IBM