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Google I/O 2024 Unveils the Future?

Google I/O 2024 was an impressive showcase of how Google continues to push the envelope with artificial intelligence. This year's event introduced significant advancements across multiple services and platforms, demonstrating Google's commitment to an AI-first future. Below, I try and summarize the event into the key announcements and what they mean for users and developers alike, so you don't' have to boggle yourself. 1. Gemini AI Advancements: Next-Gen AI Capabilities Gemini 1.5 Pro: Enhanced Processing Power: The Gemini 1.5 Pro model has doubled its processing capacity, now capable of handling up to 2 million tokens. This enables it to analyze extensive documents, large codebases, videos, and audio recordings, making...

On-Premises vs. Cloud Security

As usual, we begin by championing cybersecurity. It stands as the foremost concern for organizations striving to safeguard their sensitive data and digital assets. Among the many strategies available, two dominant paradigms have emerged: on-premises security and cloud security. Understanding the nuances, implications, and complexities of each approach is crucial for organizations seeking to fortify their defenses against evolving cyber threats. Let's examine their implementation, status, skill gaps, and contextual considerations. On-Premises Security: Implementation:On-premises security epitomizes the traditional approach to safeguarding digital assets, entailing the deployment of security solutions within an organization's physical infrastructure. This approach involves tools and technologies, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), endpoint protection...

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Latest hack to test Biden’s vow for consequences for Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said he would “deliver” a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin about the latest ransomware attacks targeting American...

Programming languages: Python developers reveal what they use it for and...

Data science is often cited as one of the main reasons for Python's growing popularity. But while people are definitely using Python...

Client-side web security

To address attacks such as XSS, Magecart and other card skimming exploits found in modern eCommerce environments, the use of client-side web security methods is beginning to emerge as a particularly useful practice. Obviously, enterprise teams should integrate client-side protections...

Which African country is the cheapest for starting a business?

The Doing Business 2020 study published by the World Bank showed that developing economies are catching up with developed economies in the ease of...

Mobile Phone Security: In a nutshell

First, some numbers.... According to statista.com there were approximately 3.8 billion smartphone users worldwide in 2020. In January 2021, according to datareportal.com there are 5.22 billion unique mobile phone users, against a total population of 7.83 billion people. This translates...

Protecting Your Business from Cyber Attacks: A Look at the Most...

https://youtu.be/vvZpx4wONhk Cyber attacks have become a major concern for businesses and organizations of all sizes. With the increasing reliance on technology and the internet, the potential for cyber attacks has risen significantly. In this blog post, we will provide a...

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Leave a minimal digital footprint

Your digital footprint paints a picture of who you are. Every day, whether we want to or not, most of us contribute to a growing...

How Kenyans (and the world) are falling for a Bitcoin Scam

Bitcoin scams seem to gain track in Kenya and globally overall. Here, Blancos explains how these scams operate, and how to really identify...

Ransomware: Now and The Future

Ransomware has staked its claim as a major element of the cybercriminal ecosystem. As one of the most potentially damaging and costly types of...

Attack Lifecycle story – part 1

I was recently explaining to a group of colleagues how a hacker gains access to a system. Then it hit me; most people are...

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Samsung might launch one last Galaxy Note before putting the series to bed

There might be at least one Galaxy Note next year before Samsung puts the series out. Samsung will eventually merge the Galaxy S and Note lines.

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Microsoft: Here’s how we’re trying to manage increased cloud demand

Microsoft prioritized the needs of first responders, healthcare workers, and others on the front line, as they've noted previously. And they've throttled some less-essential services to try to keep things humming. On April 23, officials...

Amazon took data from its own sellers to develop competing products

Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +1.64% employees have used data about independent sellers on the company’s platform to develop competing products, a practice at odds with the company’s stated policies. The online retailing giant has long asserted, including to Congress, that when it makes and sells its own products, it doesn’t use information it collects from the [...]

Information Security in the Time of Covid-19 – Moving to the Cloud as a Cost-Cutting Measure Does Not Lessen Compliance Obligations

Recurringly, organizations fail to ask themselves the most rudimentary questions before moving to cloud platforms, and they suffer as a result...

Launching Oracle’s COVID-19 Therapeutic app: The back story

By Tony Baer (dbInsight) for Big on Data | April 10, 2020 -- 12:00 GMT (13:00 BST) | Topic: Coronavirus: Business and technology in a pandemic The input screen that patients see when using Oracle's COVID-19 therapeutic app   Source: Oracle Among the many mysteries of the coronavirus is finding out which medications and therapies [...]
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Australia: Unprecedented surveillance bill rushed through parliament in 24 hours.

Australian police can now hack your device, collect or delete your data, take over your social media accounts - all without a judge's warrant. The Australian government has been moving towards a surveillance state for some years already. Now they are putting the nail in the coffin with an unprecedented surveillance bill that allows the [...]

Court Explains About Claim To Let Government Listen To Citizens’ Phones

The Judiciary came out to disprove a news report by Standard carried on the daily's Sunday edition that claimed that in a ruling by the Court of Appeal, the government had been given the go-ahead to tap and listen to private calls

How Kenya’s new personal data protection law could affect researchers

The risk of infringing on privacy is growing by the day given the increased frequency and granularity of the data being collected, and advances in the technology for processing them. This has, inevitably, led to the need for laws to secure personal data privacy. Researchers and research data are not exempt: advances in big data [...]

WhatsApp extends deadline for new privacy policy after people fled

WhatsApp on Friday announced that it will be extending the deadline of its confusing policy implementation by three months. The widely criticised policy required that its two billion users must either accept its updated terms and conditions by February...

How to Effectively Detect and Respond to a Data Breach

Prevention is key, so be sure to take steps to prevent breaches from occurring in the first place by implementing strong security measures and regularly monitoring your systems for potential threats

A Rant: Stripping Privacy in This Era

The world has a privacy problem. Everything connected to the Internet (which is almost everything today), is for the taking. Looking around an average person's daily routine, it exposes the enlarging attack surface with each device we purchase, each...
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Amazon is finally getting serious about crypto and hopes to bring it to customers ‘as soon as possible,’ as it looks to hire a...

Amazon is finally getting serious about crypto technologies like bitcoin, a move that pushes the e-commerce giant into the burgeoning yet wildly volatile digital-currency space.

Cryptojackers and hackers

What qualifies as nightmare news for many cryptocurrency owners—prices of most major tokens taking another dive into the gutter—seems to not be that big a problem for cybercriminals who hijack hardware resources to mine it on someone else’s dime. The...