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Microsoft acquires AI and bot development house XOXCO

Microsfot is acquiring XOXCO, a conversational-AI development firm known for its Howdy.ai bot tools for Slack. …read more

Source:: ZDNet

Why cryptojacking malware is a bigger threat to your PC than you realise

Cryptocurrency-mining malware might seem like a low risk, but it rarely arrives without more dangerous baggage. …read more

Source:: ZDNet

Power BI delivers AI power

Microsoft’s self-service BI tool will soon let business analysts build and use machine learning models, with minimal expertise, and no code. Access to Azure Cognitive Services and models hosted in Azure Machine Learning, as well as a new feature that explains KPI outcomes, are also included. …read more

Source:: ZDNet

Want to hack an ATM for free cash? It’s as easy as Windows XP

Bank machines pen testing reveals alarming results

ATM machines are vulnerable to an array of basic attack techniques that would allow hackers to lift thousands in cash.…

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Source:: Register

Mark Shuttleworth is not selling Canonical or Ubuntu — yet

Mark Shuttleworth might consider selling Canonical and its Ubuntu Linux operating system, if he were still in charge of it afterwards. …read more

Source:: ZDNet

Food Taste ‘Not Protected By Copyright,’ EU Court Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The taste of a food cannot be protected by copyright, the EU’s highest legal authority has ruled in a case involving a Dutch cheese. The European Court of Justice said the taste of food was too “subjective and variable” for it to meet the requirements for copyright protection. The court was asked to rule in the case of a spreadable cream cheese and herb dip, Heksenkaas, produced by Levola. Levola argued another cheese, Witte Wievenkaas, infringed its copyright. The firm claimed that Heksenkaas was a work protected by copyright; it asked the Dutch courts to insist Smilde, the producers of Witte Wievenkaas, cease the production and sale of its cheese. The Court of Justice of the European Union was asked by Netherlands’ court of appeal to rule on whether the taste of a food could be protected under the Copyright Directive. In order to quality for copyright, the taste of food must be capable of being classified as a “work” and has to meet two criteria: That it was an original intellectual creation; That there was an “expression” of that creation that makes it “identifiable with sufficient precision and objectivity.”

The court found that “the taste of a food product cannot be identified with precision and objectivity.” It said it was “identified essentially on the basis of taste sensations and experiences, which are subjective and variable,” citing age, food preferences and consumption habits as examples which could influence the taster.

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Netflix is Testing a Mobile-Only, $3 Subscription To Make Its Service More Affordable

Netflix is testing a cut-price mobile-only subscription, priced as low as $3 for some, as it explores new packages aimed at widening its appeal in Asia and other emerging markets. TechCrunch: CEO Reed Hastings told Bloomberg last week that the company would test lower-priced packages and it hasn’t taken long for those experiments to come to light. The first reports are from Malaysia, where Netflix quietly rolled out a mobile-only tier priced at RM17, or around $4, each month. That’s half the price of the company’s next cheapest package — ‘Basic’ — which retails for RM33, or around $7.90, per month in Malaysia. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the Malaysia trial. They added that similar trials are “running in a few countries” although they declined to provide details. It remains to be seen if this new subscription tier will roll out to other parts of the world.

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Google Accused of ‘Trust Demolition’ Over Health App

A privacy expert is criticizing Google for taking over a controversial health app developed by AI firm DeepMind. The app in question — Streams — was first used to send alerts in a London hospital but hit headlines for gathering data on 1.6 million patients without informing them. DeepMind now wants the app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around the world. BBC reports: One expert described the move as “trust demolition.” Lawyer and privacy expert Julia Powles, who has closely followed the development of Streams, responded on Twitter: “DeepMind repeatedly, unconditionally promised to ‘never connect people’s intimate, identifiable health data to Google.’ Now it’s announced… exactly that. This isn’t transparency, it’s trust demolition,” she added.

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Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes ‘independent board’

All your Health Data are belong to us

Google has placed itself at the heart of Britain’s National Health Service by absorbing its wholly owned DeepMind Health unit into the Chocolate Factory – data and all. It has also scrapped the unit’s “independent review panel”.…

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Source:: TheRegister

Eraser – Windows Secure Erase Hard Drive Wiper

Eraser – Windows Secure Erase Hard Drive Wiper

Eraser is a hard drive wiper for Windows which allows you to run a secure erase and completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with carefully selected patterns.

Eraser is a Windows focused hard drive wiper and is currently supported under Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Server 2003 (with Service Pack 2), Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7,8 ,10 and Windows Server 2012.

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