For the past year, Apple has touted a mathematical tool that it refers to as a remedy to some paradoxical problem: mining consumer information, while simultaneously protecting user privacy. That secret weapon is “differential privacy,” a novel area of information science which concentrates on closely adding random noise to a single user’s information before it is uploaded into the cloud. This way, a company like Apple’s total dataset reveals meaningful results with no 1 individual’s secrets being spilled. read more

Throughout the past several decades, in my capacity as deputy director and then acting director of national intelligence, I’ve participated in National Security Council meetings about immediate challenges, from North Korea’s aggressive missile and nuclear development programs to Russian military operations and its borders, and from ISIS threats to the homeland to Chinese action in the South China Sea. read more

  • The BBC smash hit’s stars Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson filmed an intimate scene on a Cornish beach
  • The pair’s kiss took a huge crew to capture, with over 20 staffers surrounding the pair as they smooched
  • The huge production included a director, sound engineers, camera men, photographers, hair and wardrobe, assistant producers and runners
  • The shoot was for the upcoming fourth season and appeared to show that tumultuous couple Ross and Demelza would kiss and make-up

The recent, massive Equifax data breach , which place 143 million US customers’ private data at risk –such as names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and a few drivers license and credit card numbers–drove home the dangers confronting any company that stores a valuable trove of information. But awareness alone has not stopped or even slowed the current slate of mega-breaches, which have affected strongly defended networks, such as those of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency . That doesn’t mean it is time to give up. Even in the event that you can not stop breaches altogether, plenty of measures could slow them down. read more