News Roundup 5/22: Eddie’s stolen password database, the perfect Twizzler, and new malware

“Eddie’s” stolen password database discovered Fraudsters often rely on databases of stolen data to carry out their schemes, buying and selling emails and passwords over the dark web. Security researchers recently found one of these databases…and it’s huge. This particular database contains 560 million stolen passwords and emails. Some of the information was collected from site […]

10 Things You Need to Know about Digital Natives

The generation born after the invention of the internet is native to two worlds: the physical world, and the virtual. If that seems overly dramatic, consider this statistic: Millennials spend over 7 hours a day online! Education consultant Marc Prensky coined the term digital native to describe this generation, which is growing increasingly influential. So, […]

10 Surprising Ways Machine Learning is Being Used Outside Tech – Part 2

As machine learning (ML) continues to take over the tech world, companies and researchers outside the tech bubble have started using ML in strange and surprising ways. We already covered a few unusual ML applications, from diagnosing psychopathy to getting an edge in the Tour de France. Here are five more unexpected ways machine learning […]

News Roundup 5/1: Getting dressed with machine learning, billion-dollar hacking, and Senate security flaws

Amazon’s Echo Look dresses you up with machine learning Unless your closet looks like Mark Zuckerberg’s, you’ve probably spent ten minutes in front of the mirror deciding whether you really want to wear those pants today. Amazon’s solution to your indecisiveness? The Echo Look. The Echo Look uses machine learning to help Alexa (Amazon’s Siri-like […]

News Roundup 4/24: Fake Facebook accounts, hotel data breaches, and fingerprint scanners

Facebook purges 30,000 fake accounts ahead of French election Wondering how many fake social media accounts you interacted with today? If you’re a Facebook user, that number is lower than it was yesterday. To prevent fake news from influencing the French presidential election, Facebook is cracking down on fake accounts across 14 countries. They’ve already […]

10 Surprising Ways Machine Learning is Being Used Outside Tech – Part 1

Machine learning is taking the tech world by storm. 2016 began with an announcement that Google was open-sourcing Tensor Flow, their machine learning (ML) software, and Microsoft quickly followed suit. Baidu and Amazon unveiled their own deep learning platforms a few months later, while Facebook began supporting the development of two ML frameworks. But the […]