Google is postponing any plans for a launch of a search engine app in China after employees called for more transparency and oversight with the project. A Chinese official said a 2018 release of the search engine would be unlikely, and Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said once the company comes closer to developing a plan of record for the project, it will be more transparent.
Twitter will no longer allow access to API features due to "technical and business constraints," warning some third-party applications will not function the way they did before the change. One such app, Tweetbot, is working to add the lost features, but developers warn the problem is "totally out of [their] control."
Hackers are targeting connected devices, so it's important for consumers to remain aware and vigilant against potential attacks, writes Nina Zipkin. Third-party apps, connected appliances, connected vehicles and point-of-sale systems are among the surprising places where hackers are now hiding, Zipkin writes.
Automated technologies often aren't enough to counter ransomware attacks on K-12 schools, writes Karen Scarfone. Additional precautions need to be taken to protect schools from ransomware, such as managing vulnerabilities with system updates, protecting endpoints and using application whitelisting.
While the number of data breaches is down so far this year compared with 2017, email exposure has grown, per a study from Risk Based Security. Of the 2,308 data breaches this year, 45.4% of the data exposed were email addresses, up from 32.4% in the same period last year.
Google plans to unveil several prepackaged artificial intelligence services for the cloud that are targeted at different industries. Google Cloud has already released a package for recruiting talent, marketplace enhancement and customer service.
After predicting $3.25 billion in revenue for the third quarter, Nvidia announced it will not assume crypto-related sales in the future. The company is instead focusing on its gaming business, which posted a $1.8 billion revenue, up 52% year-over-year.
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