A jury has awarded Apple $539 million in damages after deciding that Samsung illegally copied some of the iPhone's features and technology. "Apple ignited the smartphone revolution with iPhone and it is a fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design," said Apple in a company statement.
Henderson, Nev., is planning a request for proposals to explore the use of drones as part of the city's Smart City Strategy. The city wants to see if drones can be used to enhance public safety, including assisting firefighters and locating lost hikers.
The US government will seek to take control of infected routers and storage devices from hackers after being warned of an impending cyberattack against Ukraine. The FBI has also received permission to take control of an internet domain that a Russian hacking group was using to control the infected devices.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is pushing for the Department of Defense to adopt best practices for and bolster the security of its public websites. Users are receiving warning notifications when accessing DOD websites, which could erode the public's trust in the department, Wyden says.
Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Cyber Security are using fog cloud computing as part of a study to bolster the security of connected vehicles. The researchers are working toward solutions for securing autonomous vehicles of the future.
Comcast says it has resolved a security issue that exposed the Wi-Fi names and passwords of Xfinity customers. The company says there's no evidence that personal usernames and passwords were exposed in the breach, and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.
Google and Coursera have partnered to offer a machine learning specialization called "Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform." The Coursera specialization will include five courses and help students create their own real-world machine learning models.
Foxconn Industrial Internet plans to raise $4.3 billion to help fund the manufacture of smart devices such as servers and internet of things devices. The Chinese initial public offering represents Foxconn's attempt to step out from its role as a manufacturer of Apple products.
Amazon Web Services is considering an expansion into Chile as part of its efforts to increase its cloud computing footprint around the world, AWS Vice President Teresa Carlson said. "We look for telecommunication industries that are progressive," said Carlson of the criteria AWS considers when deciding what countries to expand into.
Pure Storage has launched the Pure Partner Program, which provides tiers for entry-level preferred and top-tier elite partners. Preferred partners must total at least $250,000 in non-renewal transactions per year, while elite partners will have a minimum of $500,000 per year in non-renewal transactions.