Organizations waste billions of dollars preparing data dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 16:14:53

Clean data is vital if analytics are to deliver useful results, but a new survey reveals that many organizations are still relying on manual and inefficient processes to clean and prepare information. The study by data preparation company Trifacta shows these inefficiencies are draining resources and inhibiting organizations' ability to glean insights that could be crucial to their business...

Mark Zuckerberg agrees to appear in front of EU parliament to answer questions about Facebook's use of data dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-16 17:51:55

After refusing to answer questions in the UK, Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to face questions in front of the EU Parliament. The grilling comes in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal. The Facebook CEO could answer questions about the social network's use of data very soon, with the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, saying that "hopefully" it could happen next week....

Invasion of the dog-poop phones dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-13 18:48:48

A few days ago, BetaNews Managing Editor Wayne Williams emailed asking if I could contribute content after being silent for ages, especially as the site's 20th anniversary approaches. He doesn't fathom the potential terror that request will unleash. I have written a total of two tech stories for BN in 2018—surely to the delight of my many commenter critics. Reason: Joe Wilcox is on a...

Google will require OEMs to provide regular Android security updates dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-12 10:41:53

The fragmentation problem that affects Android not only means that there are a tiny number of users running the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, but also that many handsets are not patched with the latest security update. This could be about to change. At its I/O developer conference this week, Google announced that its security policies will be changing. While its not clear...

Iran could launch cyber attacks in response to renewed sanctions dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-09 18:06:36

President Trump's re-imposition of sanctions against Iran could lead the country to respond by launching cyber attacks on Western businesses within months, according to a new report. Threat intelligence company Recorded Future has today released new research and analysis into the Iranian cyber threat. Since at least 2009, Iran has regularly responded to sanctions or perceived provocations by...

Gmail's new 'Smart Compose' feature writes replies for you dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-08 20:03:09

Google’s I/O developer conference is underway and there will be plenty of announcements coming from the search giant. Hot on the heels of the big makeover for Gmail comes news of another powerful new feature for the webmail service. Smart Compose uses machine learning to help you write responses to emails. It’s a step beyond the Smart Reply feature the company introduced last year. Whereas...

Critical vulnerability found in infrastructure and manufacturing applications dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-02 15:04:26

A critical remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered in two Schneider Electric applications heavily used in manufacturing, oil and gas, water, automation and wind and solar power facilities. The vulnerability, discovered by cyber exposure company Tenable, could, if exploited, give cyber criminals complete control of the underlying system. Attackers would also be able to use the...

If Facebook had been GDPR compliant would things have been different? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-01 19:56:37

For almost a decade, most of us using Facebook have trusted it with our personal data. We shared pictures, locations of fun places we visited, friends --old and new -- with whom we connected, 'liked' activities, and much more. And we did this not knowing our personal information was being used in ways beyond anyone's comprehension. As we watch the Facebook story unfold, we may wonder whether this...

Configuration vulnerability could leave SAP systems open to compromise dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-26 15:23:50

A vulnerability arising from the default installation of popular business management platform SAP could lead to a full compromise of the system say researchers. SAP security and compliance specialist Onapsis has revealed the flaw which is found in SAP Netweaver and can be compromised by a remote unauthenticated attacker with only network access to the system. Driven by a security configuration...

Discovery of Terminal app for Chrome OS suggests future support for Linux software dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-23 17:07:12

Chrome OS is a fairly flexible operating system, and its support for Android apps via the Google Play Store opens up a world of software. It has been thought -- and hoped -- for some time that Linux support might be on its way, and this is looking increasingly likely. A Terminal app has appeared in the Chrome OS dev channel, strongly suggesting that support for Linux applications could well be on...