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Facebook acquires voice recognition firm Wit.ai

Facebook has acquired voice recognition start-up Wit.ai in a move that is sure to see the social network harness the technology to more accurately target users with advertising. Founded in Palo Alto, California, Wit.ai describes itself as the “natural language for the Internet of Things” which powers “hundreds of apps and devices”, allowing them to “turn speech into actionable data”. ... Read More »

Don’t use WhiteHat’s Aviator browser ‘if you’re concerned about security and privacy’, warns Google

Google has warned web users that they shouldn’t use a new open-source browser developed by security firm WhiteHat called Aviator, claiming coding issues mean it isn’t private or secure. WhiteHat has denied the claims about the Chromium-based browser, which it said provides users with “the industry’s best and tightest security and privacy safeguards – all built-in, all activated, all ready-to-go”. ... Read More »

Cameron calls for more government internet surveillance powers following Charlie Hebdo attack

Government Digital Service in need of a refresh, says DVLA CTO Iain Patterson Read More »

WhatsApp launches web messenger for browsers

Arup CIO Stephen Potter on digital collaboration, virtual-reality CAD, drones and the Internet of Things Read More »

There’s ‘clearly an issue with the lifespan of some cookies’ warns ICO

How businesses should prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation Read More »

More than a buzzword: the real enterprise use case for the Internet of Things

Author: Danny Palmer Source: Computing | 23 Feb 2015 Categories: Business Software | Web Tags: Internet of things | Cio | Intel | Intel-iot | Utilities The IT world is used to the endless march of new buzzwords. BYOD, cloud and big data are all areas of… Read More »

Internet of Things, analytics, mobile and cloud ‘very much part of the agenda’ for Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) views new and emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, cloud and mobile as key to retaining operational advantage over hostile forces. That’s what Air Vice-Marshal Mark Neal, director service design for MoD Information Systems and Services, told the audience at TechUK’s 2030 conference on the future of public services. “We’re here ... Read More »

Government contracts private firms to monitor public’s social media posts

The government has handed out cross-Whitehall private contracts to technology firms which will enable it to monitor what members of the public post on social media and blogs in real time, reports have claimed.  The agreement – which The Independent reports was subtly slipped out among a raft of other announcements – comes less than a week after government surveillance ... Read More »

Ofcom sets out rules demanding broadband firms provide better services to customers

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has laid out a new set of rules which demand that communications and broadband providers serve their business and consumer customers better. “People legitimately expect and demand more from their communications than ever before,” says Ofcom CEO Sharon White. White told UK communications providers that they’re going to come under more scrutiny, in her first speech since ... Read More »

Belgian Privacy Commission takes Facebook to court over privacy

Belgium’s Privacy Commission is taking Facebook to court, accusing the social media giant of breaking European privacy laws in the way it tracks users and even those who do not have a Facebook account. The action represents the first time a national privacy watchdog has sued Facebook for not complying with privacy legislation and regulation. “It’s not because we want ... Read More »

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