Between May and July 2019 sensitive data like Social Security Numbers were stolen from servers belonging to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a U.S. defense agency. Earlier this month it notified victims.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has begun issuing letters to people whose personally identifiable information may have been compromised in a data breach on a system hosted by the agency. While there is no evidence to suggest that any of the potentially compromised PII was misused, DISA policy requires the agency to notify individuals whose personal data may have been compromised.
The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) is exploring methods to use machine learning to create the next JPEG image codec.
In a recent meeting held in Sydney, the group released a call for evidence to explore AI-based methods to find a new image compression codec. The program, aptly named JPEG AI, was launched last year; with a special group to study neural-network-based image codecs.
Apple has released the second public beta for iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4. Features coming include a new Mail toolbar and iCloud folder sharing.
Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss assorted iPad accessories, and how to hear a specific version of an album in Apple Music.
SK Hynix, which supplies Apple with RAM, told 800 of its staff to stay home. It happened after it emerged that one trainee had been in contact with someone who was infected with coronavirus, AppleInsider reported.
SK Hynix on Thursday said it had requested 800 of its workers to quarantine themselves to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as a preventative measure. The precaution was made after the discovery one trainee had met a patient in Daegu, a city in South Korea that is at the center of an outbreak of the virus. The trainee was tested alongside another with symptoms of pneumonia, Reuters reports, though while neither were found to have the virus under the first test, a second is being performed to make sure. The company has also closed its training center and hospital in Incheon.
Microsoft’s Defender Advanced Threat Protection security software is coming to iOS, and will be previewed at the forthcoming RSA Conference.
We have a deal on the Naztech Wireless Power Hub 5, a charging station with 4 USB charging ports and a Qi wireless charging pad. In addition to the USB charging ports, the station also has slots designed to hold your device while it’s charging with a minimal footprint. This device is $44.99 through our deal.
Switching from your ISP’s DNS servers is good because your browsing history could be sold. Here are four private DNS servers to use instead.
I previously reported that Apple was attempting to stop the distribution of a book by a former German App Store manager, which purports to ‘tell-all’ about life at the company. Reuters offers more details about the row, and the legal arguments being made by both sides. The information largely comes courtesy of a letter by Ralph Oliver Graef, publisher Murmann’s lawyer.
“Apple is trying to obstruct the publication of a book that addresses its business practices, but is written very sympathetically,” Graef said. Murmann said a first print run of 4,000 copies was selling well and, rather than pulling the book, it was rushing out a second print run. “It’s No. 2 on the Amazon best-seller list in Germany – everyone is talking about it,” said Peter Felixberger, an executive at Murmann.
The Logitech Crayon is compatible with all iPads released in 2019 or later and is a fantastic alternative to the Apple Pencil.
Kelly Guimont, the presenter of The MacObserver’s ‘Daily Observations’ podcast, explains why she likes using the Fintie Carrying Case when taking a keyboard for her iPad out and about.
Two phrases that you’ll often hear in security are “bank-level security” and “military-grade encryption.” But what do they mean?
Disney+ is arriving in Europe on March 24. However, viewers there may have to wait a little longer until they can see all of The Mandalorian.
According to Apple, if someone searches for words like “Asian” and “teen” it must be for pornography. So discovered Charlie Stigler.
Apple is reportedly in talks to let iOS users set third-party apps as the default, like for mail, music, and the browser.
A startup called Gretel wants to build a “GitHub for data” so developers can safely access sensitive data.
Often, developers don’t need full access to a bank of user data — they just need a portion or a sample to work with. In many cases, developers could suffice with data that looks like real user data.
This so-called “synthetic data” is essentially artificial data that looks and works just like regular sensitive user data. Gretel uses machine learning to categorize the data — like names, addresses and other customer identifiers — and classify as many labels to the data as possible. Once that data is labeled, it can be applied access policies. Then, the platform applies differential privacy — a technique used to anonymize vast amounts of data — so that it’s no longer tied to customer information.
Yodlee is the biggest financial data broker in the U.S., and it routinely sells your credit card data to investment and research firms.
The Yodlee document describes in detail what type of data its clients gain access to, how the company manages that data across its infrastructure, and the specific measures Yodlee takes to try and anonymize its dataset…Once logged into Yodlee’s server, clients download the data as a large text file, rather than interacting with the data in a dashboard or interface that stays solely within Yodlee’s control, according to the document.
Apple has acquired the rights to Swan Song, starring Mahershala Ali and written and directed by Benjamin Cleary.
Native Union today announced the release of its newest product, the Drop XL Watch Edition. It’s a wireless charging pad for your Apple Watch, iPhone, and AirPods, and they can all be charged at the same time. The charging puck for the Apple Watch is detachable, so you can free up the device for an additional USB-A port if needed. The design looks a lot like Apple’s failed AirPower product, and it’s covered in a slate-colored fabric. It comes with AC Power Adapter and a 6.5ft / 2m USB-C to USB-A braided cable. You can order one today for US$149.99.