Today’s Tech Sightings:
China is planning to push forward with new proposals requiring domain names to be registered through government-licensed providers. If the new rules are approved, they would also prevent some websites whose content is broadly defined as prohibited from registering. In a statement, U.S. officials expressed concern over the differing interpretations of the vague language of the proposals.
According to Check Point security researchers, a malware strain that first hit Windows PCs more than eight years ago is still alive and well, and continues to strike unsuspecting users. The virus, known as Conficker, continues to spread even though Microsoft patched it in 2008.
LONald is a robot that extracts data and enters it into a spreadsheet while cross-checking for accuracy and duplication much faster than any human might. The robot, a product of startup RAVN Systems, is already at work at British law firm BLP, where it helps lawyers focus their energies on strategic reviews rather than structuring data.
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- Singapore, Philippines Central Banks Move to Tighten Cybersecurity
- Symantec Antivirus Products Vulnerable to Horrid Overflow Bug
- Many Sites Downed After ‘Sophisticated’ Web Attack
- This year Google I/O is the Sundar Show
- China’s Huawei Looks to Build Global Smartphone Brand
- What Do We Really Want Out of Facebook?
- Twitter May Remove Photos, Links From140-character Limit
- What the AI Behind AlphaGo Can Teach Us About Being Human
- Nintendo Responds to Miitomo Data Privacy Concerns