Children’s Privacy: Smartwatches designed for children found to be vulnerable to hacking

Research on smartwatches that popular with parents for monitoring their kids found vulnerabilities that make them easy targets for hackers looking to steal private data. Cyber security company, Dr. Web, found that smartwatch brands, including Elari Kidphone and Wokka Lokka, often use third-party firmware and often don’t check for security allowing the products to be insecure.

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LinkedIn tests “Group Identity B2B”, a privacy-first, first-party data solution to alleviate tracking

December 7, 2021

Looking for new ways to provide connectivity for its audience of 800 million customers amid new and evolving privacy regulations, LinkedIn is categorizing segments using Group Identity B2B. The tool, which is being tested by an initial group of users, will use data from LinkedIn profiles, including seniority and industry, to group individuals and enable marketers to reach relevant audiences without a need for tracking.

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Three-Quarters of Companies See AI/ML As Important Revenue Drivers: SambaNova Report

January 24, 2022

Do you miss those innocent days when every product announcement breathlessly reported the new system or feature was “AI-based”? If so, here’s a whiff of remembrance from AI infrastructure provider SambaNova Systems, who found that 78% of large companies rate AI and Machine Learning as important revenue drivers. Yet even they have a curiously mixed attitude, citing (in their press release) a NewVantage Partners study that found only a quarter of top companies have scaled AI/ML across their organization.

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