Apple has confirmed it is working on the technology for a self-driving vehicle Newshub reports. According to Apple, they are investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation. The firm as well looks forward to collaborating with NHTSA and other stakeholders so that the significant societal benefits of automated vehicles can be realized safely and responsibly. Three months ago, Apple reportedly restructured the unit working on the self-driving technology, shifting its focus from building its own car to designing the operating system and software for autonomous vehicles. Apple also encourages data sharing, particularly for accidents, saying that would enable the in...
Big banks are revving up efforts to combat cyber criminals targeting the financial-services industry to maintain cyber security in the sector. The Bank of Italy, together with the Italian Banking Association and the ABI Lab Consortium recently signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation on cyber security. The objective is to ensure greater security for operators in Italy’s banking and financial sectors and for the households, businesses and general government departments that use digital services. According to a U.S. cyber security report released by IBM financial-services industry ranked third in number of cyber attacks last year, after health care and manufacturing. Finextra reports that the agreement will see the creation of a highly-specialized Computer Emergency Resp
After facing months of criticism, Facebook has announced a plan to combat a small subset of misleading information. Snopes, FactCheck.org, Politifact, ABC News, and AP will assistance Facebook int fighting fake news on the social media platform. It will make feign news posts reduction visible, insert warnings from fact checkers to feign news in a feed, make stating hoaxes easier and interrupt financial incentives of fake news spammers. Once a story is flagged, it will go into a special queue that can only be accessed by signatories to the International Fact-Checkers Network Code of Principles, a project of nonprofit journalism organization Poynter. IFCN Code of Principles signatories in the U.S. will review the flagged stories for accuracy. If the signatory decides the story i
Digital technology has revolutionized the world as never before. Various transformations have taken place in the global arena. The contribution of women in technology has been significant over the years. With financial support of the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, UN-Habitat and UN Women have launched a new innovative Programme to advance women’s and youth’s rights to participate in reconstruction and recovery efforts in Gaza. The UN-Habitat-UN Women joint programme will take advantage of digital tools and video games such as MineCraft and SaftiPin to support engagement of communities in the design of their public spaces, linking simultaneously with selected female architects from Gaza trained on the use of digital technologies for the development of gender inclusive, s
Samsung has announced a release of a software update that will kill all the U.S Note7 phones to increase the refund and exchange program. This step is aimed at eliminating all the Galaxy Note7 smartphones in the market. In a statement, Samsung noted that Consumer safety remained their highest priority and they’ve had overwhelming participation in the U.S. Note 7 Refund and Exchange Program so far, with more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices returned. According to an image of an alert obtained by The Verge, a Note 7 user was told: 'As of December 15th, Samsung will modify the software to prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from charging. The phone will no longer work'. Samsung stated, “As part of our absolute focus on customer safety, we are rolling out a new battery