Griffin on Tech: With war comes a new wave of disinformation

Peter Griffin, Editor. 08 April 2022, 11:04 am Social media giant Meta said this week that disinformation related to the war in Ukraine continues to surge on its Facebook platform. Its quarterly Adversarial Threat Report outlines a host of operations Facebook has mounted to try and disrupt efforts to spin the facts of the war. […]

Business-Ready Data Holds the Key to AI Democratization

Naveen Kamat, Executive Director, Data and AI Services, Kyndryl Naveen is the Executive Director of Data and AI Services and a senior leader in the Applications, Data, and AI practice at Kyndryl. He’s been an engineering leader, mentor, coach. His work has contributed actively in driving breakthrough innovations in the Data and AI solutions for […]

Dealership markups are getting crazy, so this site is tracking them

Enlarge / These days, it’s hard to buy a new vehicle without giving the dealer an extra wad of cash. Thitiphat Khuankaew / EyeEm / Getty Images reader comments 75 with 55 posters participating, including story author Share this story If there’s anything harder to buy right now than a new PlayStation 5 or a graphics […]

Despite efforts, businesses struggle with accessibility

Some reasons why that’s the case are tied to the sheer volume of digital content and the complexity of the internet. For businesses and content creators who want to reach the widest audiences possible and meet the expectations of all users, including those with disabilities, the dynamic nature of content poses an ongoing challenge. Consumers […]

Hydroponic vertical farming brings fresh produce to non-arable regions

The Smart Acres farm consists of eight shipping containers equipped with modules that use internet of things technology to monitor for humidity, temperature, and the nutrients inside the plants. It’s all in the name of creating an environment that’s optimized for plant growth and high nutritional value. “When we come in, we have air showers […]

The Download: Deception, exploited workers, and free cash: How Worldcoin recruited its first half a million test users

On a sunny morning last December, Iyus Ruswandi, a 35-year-old furniture maker in the village of Gunungguruh, Indonesia, was woken up early by his mother. A technology company was holding some kind of “social assistance giveaway” at the local Islamic elementary school, she said, and she urged him to go. When he got there, representatives […]

WatchGuard failed to explicitly disclose critical flaw exploited by Russian hackers

reader comments 20 with 14 posters participating Share this story Security vendor WatchGuard quietly fixed a critical vulnerability in a line of its firewall devices and didn’t explicitly disclose the flaw until Wednesday, following revelations hackers from Russia’s military apparatus exploited it en masse to assemble a massive botnet. Law enforcement agencies in the US […]

Big players dominate our fintech scene but fast-growing start-ups are plentiful

Peter Griffin, Editor. 07 April 2022, 11:16 am Fintech is one of the fastest-growing areas of New Zealand’s tech scene and generated $1.8 billion in revenue last year. That’s according to the inaugural Technology Investment Network report on the local fintech market, which was based on a survey of the 19 fintech companies that feature […]

FBI accesses US servers to dismantle botnet malware installed by Russian spies

reader comments 10 with 9 posters participating Share this story The FBI remotely accessed and disinfected US-located devices running a powerful new strain of Russian state botnet malware, federal authorities said Wednesday. Those authorities added that the Kremlin was using the malware to wage stealthy hacks of its adversaries. The infected devices were primarily made […]