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Apple launches buy now pay later

Apple has launched a buy now, pay later (BNPL) service that allows users to apply for loans ranging from $50 to $1,000 and repay them over six weeks in four interest-free payments.

Amnesty International warns against sale of spyware

Amnesty International has issued a warning against the sale of spyware, one year after the Pegasus Project findings were made public.

Amazon’s Sidewalk IoT Network available to over 90 per cent of U.S. population

Amazon’s Sidewalk IoT network, which is intended to enable a new wave of connected devices, is now available to more than 90 per cent of the U.S. population.

Clearview’s facial recognition technology used by U.S. police force

According to Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That in an interview with the BBC, the company has conducted nearly a million searches for U.S. police.

Europol warns of ChatGPT’s potential misuse

Europol, the EU’s law enforcement agency, has issued a warning about the potential misuse of Microsoft-backed OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

Baidu’s AI-powered chatbot Ernie showcases new skills

Baidu, a Chinese search engine, has revealed that its chatbot Ernie possesses a broader set of abilities than previously disclosed.

SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS

Understanding Cybersecurity Management in DeFi (UCM-DeFi) – The Origin of Modern Decentralized Finance (Article 1)

The modern financial system has become more decentralized, moving away from the centralized system used by banks in the past. Decentralized finance (DeFi) eliminates...

3 Actions to Cut Software and Cloud Costs

Inflation is greatly impacting consumers of technology as software and cloud vendors respond to increased costs by increasing prices. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management...

You ain’t seen nothing yet on the ChatGPT AI/ML road

Are we at an inflection point on the road to developing more innovative AI/ML techniques, such as large language models (LLM) and related software?...

Libraries aren’t what they used to be

The reasons for going to a library have changed in the age of Google, Wikipedia and YouTube. Libraries have responded to the newly ubiquitous...

IT needs to have skills that are practiced and current

Do you view yourself as an expert? How do you know? We need to be able to describe our skills and honestly say what...

4 Generative AI Use Cases That Will Add Value to Enterprises

Generative AI can explore many possible designs of an object to find the right or most suitable match. It not only augments and accelerates...

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing May 24, 2022 – Register now for ITWC Digital Tranformation Conference; Converge to acquire Technology Integration Group; Apple’s privacy ad campaign; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This briefing is delivered by IT World Canada's editorial team!

TRENDING THIS WEEK

StatCan launches new portal to increase access of local data to Canadians

Last week,  Statistics Canada (StatCan) announced the launch of the Centre for Municipal and Local Data portal, designed to...

Cubic Transportation Systems and McMaster celebrate one year of partnership

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and McMaster University have recently celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of the Centre...

IT infrastructure choice driven by efficiency, cost, security, sustainability: Nutanix study

Cloud computing company Nutanix has released the findings of its fifth annual Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey to determine...

Coffee briefing Mar. 28 – CRTC launches consultation for Broadband Fund; second release of Lynx; WordUp’s new AI Fantasy chat; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by...

ITWC's Top Technology PODCASTS

Cyber Security Today, March 29, 2023 – European site for educators compromised, Lumen hit by ransomware, and more

This episode reports on a warning to Okta administrators, a data breach at an Australian financial corporation grows and more

Cyber Security Today, March 27, 2023 – Crooks are using email scams to steal computer hardware, a WooComerce warning, and more

This episode reports on an IRS income tax scam, the latest email phishing con and more

Hashtag Trending Mar.30th-Agility Robotics’ first-ever commercially-available humanoid robots, Amazon Sidewalk open to developers, Twitter punishes unverified accounts

First human-shaped robots commercially available, Amazon Sidewalk open to developers and Twitter to prevent unverified accounts from appearing in recommended tweets.   These stories...

Hashtag Trending Mar. 29th-Microsoft’s new generative AI cybersecurity tool, Alibaba splitting in six business units, Irish Googlers offered more than $300,000 in severance

Microsoft integrates ChatGPT in new security product, Alibaba announces it is splitting in six business units and Google staffers laid off in...

Deeper Dive: The Metaverse: Episode 5 – Future Proofing and Resource Guide

In this episode we explore the near-term future of the metaverse and what we need to be doing to understand it in...

Manfred Boudreaux-Dehmer CIO, NATO – Interview on Leadership in the Digital Enterprise

Most companies and organizations are now fully in transformation mode, changing continuously on not only the process level, but also in terms...

The symbol Forrester uses to describe CIO-CMO relations in 2015 says it all

The analyst firm publishes an infographic that suggest improvement in the partnership between IT and marketing, but there's one gaping hole

Black tech leaders you should know about

It's important we highlight the talent that's helping transform the tech industry. Here's a list of Black tech innovators you should know the works of!

30 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2023 [Part 3]

Will these ten gadgets improve your life? Smell-O-Vision for the metaverse The ultimate privacy mask High-tech cat litter box ...

30 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2023 [Part 2]

Will these ten gadgets improve your life? AI Aquarium Beverage printer Communicate with your pets Improve your air quality ...

30 crazy, wacky gadgets at CES 2023 [Part 1]

Will these ten gadgets improve your life? Headset improves your eyesight Body-editing app Instant NFTs Ultimate baby camera AI...

ITWC TALKS

Takeaways from FortiGuard Labs’ latest Threat Report

By Derek Manky It's no surprise that overall cybersecurity attacks have increased in recent years, but this has only accelerated since the rapid shift to...

Who will be named to the 2023 Top Women in Cybersecurity Honour Roll?

The search for Canada’s top female cybersecurity champions was launched yesterday, the first day of spring. IT World Canada (ITWC), the Women in Security &...

Long Distance Advantage: An Outsourcing Case Study

Ricoh is a global information management and digital services company. For more than 85 years Ricoh technology, creativity, and expertise has helped businesses around...

Aligned and Connected: An Outsourcing Case Study

Edmonton-based PCL Construction is a group of independent construction companies that operates across Canada and around the world. Founded in 1906, today PCL is...

Meeting the Future Free of Any Scale Limitations

The problem of passwords was destined to reach critical mass, the bigger the Internet grew. Today, according to one study, the average person juggles...

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