• Prowler.io, which uses AI to help businesses make decisions in areas like asset management and logistics, raises $24M led by Tencent at a $100M valuation (Jeremy Kahn/Bloomberg)
  • Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua on the current state of AI, Intel’s plans for its autonomous mobility service, and the importance of developing alternatives to LIDAR (Tiernan Ray/ZDNet)
  • 32 current and former employees on the cultural shift inside Google and the decline in trust and communication between the rank and file and the management (Beth Kowitt/Fortune)

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With a Terrible Tech Manager?

snydeq writes: From the Know It All to the Overwhelmer, succeeding beneath a bad manager takes strategy and finesse, writes Paul Heltzel in his round-up of bad IT bosses and how to keep them from derailing your career. “While there are truly great leaders in IT, not all inspire confidence. Worse, you can’t always choose who will lead your team. But you can always map out new paths in your…

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Banking hackers left a clue that may link them to North Korea

The notorious hackers behind a string of banking heists have left behind a clue that supports a long-suspected link to North Korea, according to security researchers. The so-called Lazarus Group has been eyed as a possible culprit behind the heists, which included last February’s $81 million theft from Bangladesh’s central bank through the SWIFT transaction software. However, hackers working for the group recently made a mistake: They failed to wipe the logs…

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FCC Limits Order On Charter Extending Broadband Service

According to Reuters, the FCC has voted on Monday to reverse a requirement imposed under the Obama administration that Charter extend broadband service to 1 million households already served by a competitor. From the report: As a condition of approval for its acquisition of two cable companies, Charter had agreed in May 2016 to extend high-speed internet access to 2 million customers within five years, with 1 million served by…

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BrandPost: Data analytics isn’t a destination. It’s a journey.

Data analytics isn’t a destination. It’s a journey.  By Attila Finta At Dell EMC, we advise our customers that data analytics isn’t a destination. It’s a journey that proceeds through a series of phases that build on each other. Or, to use another metaphor, we liken the adoption of data analytics in an enterprise to an evolutionary process, in which an organization begins with the launch of a limited environment…

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AIG Is Now Selling Cyber Insurance, But Only To High Net Worth Individuals

chicksdaddy writes from a report via Security Ledger: It turns out that the rich really aren’t like everyone else — they have more cyber insurance. That, after insurance giant AIG announced Monday that it has started offering cyber insurance to protect individuals and families from ransomware attacks, data theft and cyber bullying, The Security Ledger reports. But don’t go looking to sign up at Wal-Mart: the service is only available…

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3 favorite wearables of 2017 (so far)

In the past three months, I’ve tested a traditional-looking watch that tracks my steps. A headband that measures my heart rate. And a new Fitbit that tracks my sleep patterns in-depth. It’s not been a ground-breaking year thus far, in terms of wearable technological advancements. Still, among the activity trackers released in 2017, I can enthusiastically recommend the following. 1. Fitbit Alta HR Alta HR ($150 to $180) is Fitbit’s…

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Verizon Is Rebranding Yahoo, AOL As ‘Oath’

Nathan Ingraham reports via Engadget: Somewhere along the way, Verizon’s planned purchase of Yahoo got real complicated. Thanks to security breaches of gargantuan proportions, Yahoo has lost a ton of value — and the company was struggling even when Verizon announced its intentions to buy the former internet juggernaut. Part of the value lost is in the Yahoo brand, which Verizon apparently considers toxic at this point. To that end,…

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Amazon Launches Amazon Cash, a Way To Shop Its Site Without a Bank Card

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Amazon this morning announced the launch of Amazon Cash, a new service that allows consumers to add cash to their Amazon.com balance by showing a barcode at a participating retailer, then having the cash applied immediately to their online Amazon account. The service will support adding any amount between $15 and $500 in a single transaction, Amazon says. Amazon Cash will be…

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Unsupervised Learning: No. 72

This week’s topics: Apple fixed tons of bugs, hacking smart TVs over DVB-T, gift card bots, handgun AIs, Uber manipulations, AI vs. jobs, how to read more, cloud secret management, OPSEC and phishing, links, projects, and more… This is Episode No. 72 of Unsupervised Learning—a weekly show where I curate 3-5 hours of reading in infosec, technology, and humans into a 15 to 30 minute summary. The goal is to…

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