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Ibm Servers Crashed In Q4 – Just Sales, Not The Mother Of All Outages

Z refresh cycles slows, bruises Big Blue's server revenue IBM's worldwide server sales took a turn for the worse in Q4, declining by almost a third as the dust settled on the Z mainframe refresh rush.…
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Bad Cup Of Java Leaves Nasty Taste In Ibm Watson's 'ai' Mouth: Five Security Bugs To Splat In...

Worst brew than that time El Reg went on a road trip and stopped at a Denny's IBM has issued a security alert over five vulnerabilities in its golden boy Watson analytics system.…
Related topics: Java

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Ibm Didn’t Inform People When It Used Their Flickr Photos For Facial Recognition Training

IBM took nearly a million photos from Flickr, used them to figure out how to train facial recognition training programs, and shared them with outside researchers. But as NBC points out, the people photographed on Flickr didn’t consent to having...
Related topics: Flickr, Tech Photos

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The Strange Tech Wars Of 2019

The tech market is defined by its battles: Microsoft vs. IBM; Apple vs. Microsoft; Netscape vs. Microsoft; Google vs. Microsoft. If Microsoft were a person, it likely would have PTSD. Then there was Apple vs. Google, and now the big one is Apple vs....
Related topics: Microsoft, Apple, Google, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Some Self-driving Car Systems Have Trouble Detecting Darker Skin, Study Says

Last year, Microsoft, IBM, and Amazon were called out for using facial recognition technology that was biased against people with dark skin. Well, it looks like self-driving cars could have the same problem. An analysis from Georgia Tech researchers...
Related topics: Microsoft, Amazon

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The Overlooked Security Threat Of Sign-in Kiosks

New research from IBM shows that several visitor management systems had a rash of vulnerabilities.

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Flawed Visitor Check-in Systems Let Anyone Steal Guest Logs And Sneak Into Buildings

Security researchers at IBM have found, reported and disclosed 19 vulnerabilities in five popular visitor management systems, which they say can be used to steal data on visitors — or even sneak into sensitive and off-limit areas of office...

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Ibm Hunkers Down For No-deal Brexit, Warns Of Disruption To Supply Chain, Data Transfers

Big Blue 'in discussions with suppliers to ensure that any vulnerabilities are managed' IBM is battening down the hatches in preparation for a potential no-deal Brexit next month, warning of implications for the movement of data and delays to...

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Code Used To Reduce Quantum Error In Logic Gates For First Time

Scientists have for the first time demonstrated improvement in quantum computers by using codes designed to detect and discard errors in the logic gates of such machines. The codes were applied to IBM's quantum computer via IBM Q.
Related topics: Quantum

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It Snafu Leads To Ibm Asking Applicants If They Are “yellow” Or “coloured”

Enlarge / It's a safe bet that IBM CEO Ginni Rometty did not personally review the intern application form. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) IBM was forced to apologize after drop-down menus on an American recruiting site asked applicants to...

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Why Ibm’s “dear Tech” Ad Is So Enraging

I thought my disgust at tech companies weaponizing commercials to dull our sensibilities would hit a long-lasting high after watching the Amazon Super Bowl commercial. The ad jokes about fake Alexa failures, like embedding the software in the collar...
Related topics: Amazon

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After Ibm Softlayer Fails To Scrub Bare-metal Box Firmware Of Any Lurking Spies, Alarm Raised Over...

Don't just grin and bare it: Check your provider wipes mobo before redeployment Cloud providers renting out bare-metal servers must make sure they scrub every last byte of writable storage on their boxes between deployments, infosec outfit Eclypsium...
Related topics: Firmware, Servers

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Who Needs Malware? Ibm Says Most Hackers Just Powershell Through Boxes Now, Leaving Little In The...

Direct-to-memory attacks now account for 57 per cent of hacks, apparently A company's internal network, once compromised, is now more likely to be ransacked by automated scripts than a piece of malware.…
Related topics: Malware, Hackers, Computer Security

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Renting Out Dedicated Cloud Server Hardware? Don't Just Grin And Bare It. Check Your Firmware Is...

Infosec bods spot IBM SoftLayer not wiping down BMC flash memory after use Cloud providers renting out bare-metal servers must make sure they scrub every last byte of writable storage on their boxes between deployments, infosec outfit Eclypsium has...
Related topics: Servers, Firmware

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*ibm: The Rise And Fall And Reinvention Of A Global Icon*

That is the new and excellent and I am tempted to label definitive book by James W. Cortada.  The author worked at IBM for thirty-eight years, a reasonable qualification to attempt such a tome.  Here is one excerpt: It is difficult to exaggerate...

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Americans Care About Their Digital Data, But Not Enough To Quit Big Tech

Americans are worried major tech companies are misusing their digital data — but not enough to do much about it. Survey results released Monday by IBM's Institute for Business Value found strong majorities of consumers say they have become more...
Related topics: Polls

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The Pc Speaker Lives On As A New Album

The speaker in the original IBM PC is nearly the worst electronic musical instrument ever created. This isn’t because amazing works of art were never created for the PC speaker; no, that’s been done, and it’s amazing. The PC...

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Ibm Ceo Ginni Rometty Opens Up On How Ai Is Changing How She Hires

IBM chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty believes 100% of jobs will be changed by artificial intelligence. “Technology is going to move faster than the skills…

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Quartz’s 2019 Obsessions

When Quartz started its Machines with Brains obsession in 2015, Alexa was just a year old. IBM’s Watson may have won at Jeopardy, but humans were still world champions in poker and Go. Just a few years later, and AI is everywhere—from roads...

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Bell Labs, Skunk Works, And The Crowd Sourcing Of Innovation

I’ve noticed that we hear a lot less from corporate research labs than we used to. They still exist, though. Sure, Bell Labs is owned by Nokia and there is still some hot research at IBM even though they quit publication of the fabled IBM...
Related topics: Nokia, Mobile Technology

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