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The Department of Homeland Security collaborated with the FBI, Microsoft and Facebook to inform state and local government officials at a recent joint briefing about cybersecurity initiatives ahead of midterm elections. DHS said Saturday the event aimed to encourage public and private stakeholders to exchange information on efforts to safeguard election infrastructure against foreign interference. Christopher Krebs, undersecretary of DHS’ […] More
The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate will host a live Facebook Tech Talk on May 29 to initiate a discussion on a program designed to commercialize technologies that stem from  government-funded projects. DHS announced that it will present how the Transition to Practice program is accelerating the process of developing and distributing […] More
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has partnered with Facebook‘s Building 8 research and development group to create a “silent speech” technology designed to help users type 100 words per minute using neural signals. APL said Wednesday it will apply its experience from an existing neural prosthetics program for wounded service members to support the new project. […] More
Johns Hopkins University and its Applied Physics Laboratory have joined a Facebook-sponsored academic research agreement that looks to advance the development of technology that will support collaborations between researchers and the social media company. The laboratory said Wednesday it will work with 15 other universities, including Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, University of California Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, […] More
Microsoft and Facebook have agreed to collaborate on the development of a new subsea cable system across the Atlantic Ocean in an effort to expand their cloud and Internet service offerings. Microsoft said Thursday construction work on the 6,600-kilometer “Marea” submarine cable infrastructure will begin in August and is scheduled to be finished by October […] More
Regina Dugan, formerly advanced technology and products team lead at Google, has joined Facebook to lead the social networking site's future advanced products development group, Forbes reported Wednesday. Miguel Helft writes Dugan oversaw Google's projects to develop modular smartphones, three-dimensional mapping devices and smart fabrics since 2012. She will lead Facebook's new team called “Building 8” […] More
Facebook is in talks to buy Titan Aerospace for $60 million, according to a TechCrunch article. Sarah Perez writes that Facebook would like to build 11,000 drones in order to blanket parts of the earth that currently do not have internet access, with connectivity. Facebook will utilize Titan Aerospace’s Solara 60 for the project, according to […] More
Microsoft Corp. has joined Facebook Inc.'s cloud initiative which aims to develop and share data center infrastructure designs, The Next Web reported Tuesday. Citing a Microsoft blog article, Kaylene Hong writes the software company intends to contribute its cloud server specification for data center hardware to the Open Compute Project. Bill Laing, Microsoft's corporate vice […] More
Google Inc. could acquire Israeli mapping startup Waze for $1.3 billion amid competing bids for the company, Reuters reported Monday. Citing an Israeli newspaper, Ari Rabinovitch writes Facebook Inc. also wants to buy Waze and has offered $1 billion as the social media aims to grow its customer base. Google negotiated with the startup in […] More
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a redesigned news feed intended to give users an interface he termed a personalized newspaper, Information Week reports. Zuckerberg said the social networking site is also aiming to open new opportunities to offer different kinds of ads as well, Thomas Claburn writes. Chris Cox, Facebook vice president of products, […] More
Facebook helped the FBI bring down an international criminal enterprise that infected nearly 11 million computers with malicious software, accounting for more than $850 million in losses. Reuters reports the social networking site helped identify the responsible parties and provide security systems for detecting infected accounts. Facebook also provided tools for removing the threats, Edwin […] More
The Securities and Exchange Commission is moving its public statement system to the cloud, NextGov reports. According to SEC chief information officer Thomas Bayer, the “tremendous spike in the number of requests” for Facebook’s initial public offering information is the reason behind the transition to the cloud. Bayer added that the SEC exceeded its site’s […] More
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