Today’s Tech Sightings:
International Business Machines Corp (IBM) has announced it will provide Brazil’s leading Oswaldo Cruz Foundation with technology and resources to help track the Zika virus. The foundation, affiliated with Brazil’s Ministry of Health, will use IBM’s technology to analyze data about human travel patterns and anecdotal observations on social media.
Microsoft is getting ready to roll out a massive Windows 10 update on August 2, better known as the Anniversary Update. The 3-gigabyte package will be delivered to systems that have been running Windows 10 for at least 30 days. It will remove some features while adding new ones. And you can defer deployment, if you prefer.
Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute and SparkCognition, a company that uses machine learning for predictive analytics, are collaborating to develop an automated system to identify and remediate cyberthreats. The effort will use IBM cognitive system Watson to index vulnerabilities, related coding rules and information so they are more widely accessible.
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- LastPass Unpatched Zero-day Vulnerability Gives Hackers Access to Your Account
- Telegram App Vuln Recorded Anything MacOS Users Pasted—Even in Secret
- Verify.gov Wants to Use Social Media as Identity Verification
- Study: Americans Increasingly Dissatisfied With Facebook, Twitter
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- Apple Is Trapped Inside a Shrinking Universe
- Scandinavia Leaps Ahead of Everyone in IoT Deployment
- Twitter Revenue Growth Stalls, Struggles to Boost Users
- Welcome to Zuckerworld