House Democrats in a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai criticized the delay in disclosing that the FCC's commenting system was affected by an overload and not a cyberattack. The lawmakers expressed concern over the FCC's "misrepresentations," and Pai is expected to face questions about the issue this week at a Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing.
During a livestreaming event, Intel announced a next-generation Xeon Scalable processor chip, as well as an upcoming release of its Optane DC persistent memory. The company plans to release its first commercial artificial intelligence processing chip from Nervana, the NNP L-1000, in 2019.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced via Twitter that the company will release an open source critical security code to allow other auto manufacturers access to Tesla vehicle security software. The move could enable Tesla to advance innovation in self-driving vehicles while getting help in supporting it.
Police body cameras can be accessed remotely by hackers, said Nuix's Josh Mitchell, who spoke at DefCon in Las Vegas. Flaws in the cameras, mobile apps, cloud services and software could allow hackers to delete or modify footage, Mitchell said.
Legislation surrounding privacy shouldn't be the only reason companies re-examine their privacy policies, writes Christine Runnegar. Companies should adopt a "privacy code of conduct" that includes giving users control of their privacy and being accountable.
Organizations using blockchain are working to scale the technology and improve performance speed, which is often slowed by proof of work consensus models. Companies could overcome this issue by using proof of stake algorithms or "sharding," which divides network nodes into more manageable partitions.
More than half of the top 25 highest-paying jobs in the country were in the tech industry, with enterprise architecture, software development management, software engineering management and software architecture at the top of the tech job list, according to a Glassdoor report. Other tech jobs on the list include IT program management, data science and cloud engineering.
Operators at the National Security Agency were 16% more fatigued and 12% more frustrated after a tactical cyberoperation than they were before, according to a study from the NSA, and higher frustration levels were associated with lower levels of performance self-assessment. The department recommends tech companies monitor employees' stress levels and offer more breaks and flexible scheduling to reduce frustration levels.
Botnet attacks using internet of things devices, including water heaters and air conditioners, could overload the power grid and lead to cascading blackouts, Princeton University researchers say. The researchers will attend this week's Usenix Security to present their findings on what would happen if hackers targeted the demand side of the power grid.
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