Senators push to ditch Social Security numbers in light of Equifax hack

 Eyeing more secure alternatives to Social Security numbers, lawmakers in the U.S. are looking abroad. Today, the Senate Commerce Committee questioned former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Verizon Chief Privacy Officer Karen Zacharia and both the current and former CEOs of Equifax on how to protect consumers against major data breaches. The consensus? Social Security numbers have to Read More …

Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

 Not content with merely launching its own take on Instagram and Snapchat’s Stories, Skype today is adding another copycat-like feature to its app: photo stickers. The company says it’s introducing new “Photo Effects” (as it’s calling these stickers), which include things like face masks, decorative borders, witty captions, and more. However, unlike the photo… Read Read More …

Geospatial imaging service Enview raises $6 million to manage energy and utility infrastructure

 Over the past 20 years there have been 11,459 accidents across the network of oil and gas pipelines that crisscross the U.S. The toll in human lives and financial damages is severe and something that can be avoided. Technology startup Enview has developed tools for geospatial analytics that oil and gas companies and utilities are beginning Read More …