The UK government has launched the Cyber Discovery program to teach students about cybersecurity in hopes of attracting talent to fill the skills gap. The program is free and includes online and offline challenges and a "comprehensive curriculum" to get students interested in cybersecurity.
Republic Wireless is working on a smart speaker that will offer a calls-first approach. The Anywhere HQ connected speaker will connect via an LTE network and will offer a built-in virtual assistant.
A Parks Associates report predicts that 55 million smart home devices will be purchased by US households in 2020. The report also notes that 42% of home security systems now include smart home components, while connected appliances and thermostats also remain popular options.
Chipmaker Marvell Technology plans to purchase smaller rival Cavium for roughly $6 billion. Marvell will use $1.75 billion in debt financing to make the purchase and will pay $40 per share in cash plus 2.1757 of its shares for each Cavium share.
The Washington Post, acquired by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2013, offers its publishing system to other companies through unit Arc Publishing. Publications such as the Los Angeles Times have moved to the platform, freeing up technical time for journalistic pursuits.
The iPhone X is nearly keeping pace with the iPhone 6s in terms of number of installs, according to data from Localytics. However, as lead times for the latest iPhone shorten, fresh data should prove more revealing, writes Chuck Jones.
As of Friday, Square's market value has surpassed that of Twitter -- both Jack Dorsey-owned companies -- by more than $1 billion. Square's market performance is attributed to steady gains for its payment processing even as Twitter struggles to keep its audience growing.
Petco is focusing on bringing a personal touch to online shopping in a bid to counter the challenge posed by large online retailers such as Amazon.com. The Petco effort includes a focus on services as well as products, a social platform, and rewards and subscription programs all designed to keep customers engaged.
Web-monitoring data from the Department of Defense was left open through the Amazon Web Services cloud platform, an UpGuard cybersecurity researcher discovered. Though the exposed data didn't include sensitive information, it raises questions about whether intelligence information is being properly safeguarded, says former intelligence official Timothy Edgar.
Russia has launched cyberattacks against Britain that include its energy, telecommunications and media sectors, the National Cyber Security Centre's Ciaran Martin reports. The agency has been "actively engaging with international partners, industry and civil society" to defend against the attacks, which have been going on for a year, Martin says.
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