In the technology news roundup this week the Budget for 2017 has been announced, highlighting UK is at the forefront of a tech revolution. OWASP releases the top 10 2017 security risks, UK regulator has huge concerns over the Uber data breach and Apple’s latest AI research explores the problem of mapping systems for self-driving cars.
What UK tech entrepreneurs need to know about the Budget 2017
The UK Budget was announced on Wednesday and it highlighted that Britain, was for the first time in decades, at the forefront of a technological revolution. In his Budget, Phillip Hammond acknowledged that the government should continue to invest in the skills and infrastructure that will support the technology jobs of the future. The budget revealed investments in a range of activities from AI to 5G and fibre broadband along with an increase of R&D Tax credit and support for electric cars.
Click here to read more (UKTechNews) 22/11/2017
OWASP releases the top 10 2017 security risks
Click here to read more (SDTimes) 21/11/2017
UK regulator has ‘huge concerns’ over Uber breach
The UK’s information commissioner has “huge concerns about Uber’s data policies and ethics” following a breach that exposed the details of 57 million customers and drivers. Uber did not tell anyone about the breach and paid a ransom to hackers to delete the data. The deputy commissioner has said that the ICO would work with the National Cyber Security Centre to determine the scale of the breach and how it has affected people in the UK.
Click here to read more (BBC Tech News) 22/11/2017
Apple’s latest AI research explores the problem of mapping systems for self-driving cars
Apple’s ambitions to build a self-driving car have reportedly shifted gears over the years, but we know the company is focusing on the software side of the equation. Now, new research from the company’s machine learning team confirms this direction, with a paper published on pre-print server arXiv describing a mapping system that could be put to a range of uses, including powering “autonomous navigation, housekeeping robots, and augmented / virtual reality.”
Click here to read more (The Verge) 22/11/2017
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