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How can ilicomm help your organisation get ready for GDPR?

August 22nd, 2017 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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GDPR IS COMING, BUT WHAT IS IT? Coming into force on 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses […]

Microsoft attacks Google’s Windows hack alert

November 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google published details of the yet-to-be-fixed bug on Monday after giving Microsoft a week to react. Google said the issue was “particularly serious because we know it is being actively exploited”. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37833146

Google Fiber broadband plan scaled back

October 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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In a blog post, Google Fiber chief executive Craig Barratt announced he was stepping down and said development in many cities would be “paused”. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37775602

Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI

September 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Amazon, Google’s DeepMind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft will work together on issues such as privacy, safety and the collaboration between people and AI. Dubbed the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence, it will include external experts. One said he hoped the group would address “legitimate concerns”. “We’ve seen a very fast development in AI over a very […]

How to Back Up Your Text Messages to Your Gmail Account

September 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Backing up your text messages from your Android phone to your Gmail account is so simple, there’s no reason to not back them up and make them search-friendly in the process. Read on to see how you can turn your Gmail account into an SMS vault. What You’ll Need It’s easy to lose your text messages. […]

Google Deepmind: Should patients trust the company with their data?

September 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google’s artificial intelligence unit DeepMind is getting serious about healthcare – with ambitious plans to digitise the NHS – but first it needs to convince patients to hand over their medical records. Back in February, it began work with the Royal Free to create an app to help doctors spot patients who might be at […]

Google offers $200,000 for Android-busting exploit

September 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google has just announced a big-money bug-chasing competition for Android – and this one is a contest with an interesting twist. Simply put, you do this: Choose one of Google’s official “over the air” Android 7 firmware releases for the Nexus 5X and 6P phones. Figure out a remotely exploitable sequence of bugs by which […]

Google to slap warnings on non-HTTPS sites

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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How do you shame an unencrypted website? The bard might advise that your sites be foul, undigested lumps, and the developers scullions! Rampallians! Fustilarians! Then he’d likely threaten to tickle their catastrophes and their venomous toad-tainted nonencryptiousness. Google Chrome, on the other hand, plans to strip it down: starting in January 2017, the browser will […]

Google Chrome fixes serious vulnerabilities, thanks to bug fighters

September 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The latest Google Chrome browser update comes with 33 vulnerability patches, including 13 that are high-severity. It’s all thanks to community contributors and bug fighters who submitted fixes for Chrome’s bug bounty program. Many of the vulnerabilities fixed in this release were part of the browser’s engine Blink, but some of the more high-severity discoveries […]

Google suspends Project Ara DIY smartphone work

September 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google has suspended work on Project Ara, its modular smartphone. The project, which the company launched in 2013. was designed to let users buy a basic phone and add different modules like a keyboard or other sensors, Google had announced during its developer conference I/O in May, its intentions to have a developer version ready […]

Google DeepMind targets NHS head and neck cancer treatment

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Anonymised CT and MRI scans from 700 former University College London Hospital radiotherapy patients will be analysed by Google’s artificial intelligence system, DeepMind. The aim is to develop an algorithm that can automatically differentiate between healthy and cancerous tissues. This “segmentation” is necessary in patients with head and neck cancers. And it is hoped the […]

Google to expand ride-sharing service in San Francisco

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google plans to expand a ride-sharing service in San Francisco using its Waze app, setting up a potential showdown with market leaders Uber and Lyft. Waze gives traffic conditions and driving directions in real time. Since May Google has been running a pilot carpooling service, which uses Waze to connect drivers and passengers near its […]

Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google

August 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google has released Android 7.0, codenamed Nougat. The new version of its mobile operating system allows two apps to be run on the same screen at once, and makes it possible for devices to handle more complex 3D graphics. For now, only Nexus-branded handsets and tablets can get the update. Google says a forthcoming phone […]

Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres

July 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google’s data centres’ energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm. Data centres run the equipment that processes the data consumed by internet users, and it takes a lot of energy to keep their servers cool. Some of the newer ones are now being built in colder climates. […]

Why Google wants your medical records

July 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google’s DeepMind has moved on from playing Go to more serious matters – attempting to solve some of the world’s biggest health problems. Projects include a tie-up with London Moorfields eye hospital, which will see it using one million eye scans to train its artificial intelligence system to diagnose potential sight issues, and development of […]

Pokémon Go Has Full Access to Your Google Account. Here’s How to Fix It

July 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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To say Pokémon GO is wildly popular would be a vast understatement. To say the app’s use of your Google Account is wildly insecure would also be a vast understatement. You should revoke its access to your account now. (But don’t worry, there’s a way to keep playing.) What’s the Big Deal? Pokémon GO is insanely popular. It’s […]

Moorfields, Google – and a problem with sharing

July 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It is a fascinating experiment that brings together Google’s artificial intelligence division and one of the world’s leading centres for the treatment of eye conditions. But the research project that has seen Moorfields Hospital hand over retinal scans to DeepMind has already proved controversial – and, for me, it all feels rather close to home. […]

Google’s DeepMind to peek at NHS eye scans for disease analysis

July 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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One million anonymised eye scans from Moorfields Eye Hospital will be used to train an artificial intelligence (AI) system from Google. Machine learning algorithms will scour the images for signs of diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetes-related sight loss. Moorfields is teaming up with Google’s AI division DeepMind during the scheme. Previously, DeepMind faced […]

Google’s Best Hidden Games and “Easter Eggs”

July 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google is known for throwing Easter Eggs—hidden games, tricks, and other fun things—into its products. At one point or another, I’m sure you’ve seen some of these little things, whether it’s the Android version icons or one of the many hidden games in Chrome. Today, we’re going to talk about some of our favourites from Chrome, […]

How to Set Up Google’s New Code-Less Two-Factor Authentication

June 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Two-factor authentication is an excellent way to make sure your account is secure, but having to input a code every single time you need to log in can be a real pain. Thanks to Google’s new code-less “Prompt” authentication, however, getting access to your Google account can be a lot simpler—you just need access to […]

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