Could 3D Maps Lighten Congested LA traffic?

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A light at the end of the tunnel for traffic in Los Angeles? Oh wait, those are just high-beam headlights off in the distance… Kidding! There might actually be a small but visible light if the autonomous driving company Waymo has anything to say about it. It’s hard to imagine a...


A future with cashier-less shopping experiences, is there anything Amazon can’t do?

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Imagine walking down the aisle at the grocery store, casually placing items in your reusable bags and as you ‘round the corner for the ice-cream you get an emergency phone call necessitating a speedy exit. Do you put everything back? Or do you quickly hurry to the check stand and rush through...

Recent Ransomware Insurance Payouts Encourages More Cyber-Attacks.

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We can purchase insurance for just about anything. Pet Insurance, life insurance, insurance on an engagement ring or car, even Heidi Klum’s legs are insured for $2.2 million dollars (yes, we meant anything). We do it because these items have value, and so that if something happens to them we are...

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California’s Proposed Ban on Police Facial Recognition

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Recently cleared in the senate, a police facial recognition ban is about to head to the governor to sign. Why would we want to limit the scope of what’s used to catch the bad guys? Doesn’t facial recognition help put criminals behind bars? Why ban facial recognition? “Under the...


Coding Azure via Spring Boot?

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If you're a developer using Spring Boot to develop your applications and are interested in using Microsoft Azure as your base, check out this mini-series. It walks you through the advantages of Microsoft Azure as a platform for your applications and ways to leverage its unique advantages to get...

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“Face Data” Collected by Google?

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It’s no big secret that facial recognition software exits, or that it’s used to catch bad guys like we see in the big Hollywood movies. But what about when it's used by a smart-home device to activate YOUR account, even if the device is shared by other people in your home? Face...


Back-to-school Delayed by Ransomware Attack in Flagstaff, AZ

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Rightfully so, children’s eyes light up when you tell them they no longer need to attend school on a particular day. Be it a snow day, a holiday, or maybe a surprise family vacation. But there has never been a day off due to Ransomware, and in this case not just for one school but an entire...

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Robots small enough to travel through blood vessels?

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Think small, now think smaller! Imagine robots small enough to travel through blood vessels. It looks like brain surgery just got a whole lot easier. Like something out of a sci-fi movie, picture tools resembling a needle and thread slithering around through the blood vessels of your...

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Insights from DefCon 2019

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By: Ben Ryder, Security Engineer. This year, Paul Kumagai and I attended DefCon, the world’s biggest hacker convention, held annually in Las Vegas.  DefCon is a place where some of the brightest minds in the hacker community come together to discuss topics and issues in world of...

“Unsubscribe” Phishing Scam

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According to BleepingComputer, an old email phishing campaign that has been going on for a long time has surged once again, The phishbait in the subject line will look something like this: "Confirm your unsubscribe request," or: "Client #980920318 To_STOP_Receiving These Emails From Us Hit...