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Netflix is giving the open-source community a new user-focused security approach with the introduction of Stethoscope. According to Netflix, a user-focused security approach realizes that attacks against businesses are the primary cause of security breaches.Stethoscope is designed to collect user information and provide recommendations to secure their systems.“If we provide employees with focused, actionable information and low-friction tools, we believe they can get their devices into a more secure state without heavy-handed policy enforcement,” wrote Jesse Kriss and Andrew White, security software engineers at Netflix, in a blog post.Ericsson and Intel create the 5G Innovators InitiativeEricsson and Intel have created the 5G Innovators Initiative: an open industry initiative designed to join leading technology companies, industry leaders and academia. According to the companies, the initiative will first focus on the Industrial Internet of Things, and look into applications such as augmented and virtual reality.“5G is not simply about making smartphones faster; it’s about the machines and things that will deliver an entirely new smart and connected future,” said Asha Keddy, vice president and general manager of next generation standards at Intel. “Building our 5G future requires a new approach to industry collaboration and development.”GPUs for Google Cloud Engine and Cloud Machine LearningDevelopers can now spin up NVIDIA GPU-based VMs in three Google Cloud Platform regions with the public beta of NVIDIA Tesla K80 GPUs from the Google Cloud Platform. The regions include us-east1, asia-east1 and europe-west1, and the support for creating GPU VMs using the Cloud Console will appear next week.For extra power, developers can attach eight GPUs to any custom Google Compute Engine virtual machine. GPUs can do computing and analysis, transcoding, molecular modeling, high-performance data analysis, and more.Also, instead of taking days to train an image classifier on a large image dataset on a single machine, developers can “slash the time it takes to train machine learning models at scale using the TensorFlow framework,” wrote John Barrus, product manager at Google Cloud.
← Previous Next → Facebook Reddit More Christopher Reynolds Recommended For YouAll 23 crew of seized British-operated tanker are safe -Iranian TVOptiv Security Brings Cybersecurity Innovation to Dallas-Fort WorthThe storm is coming and investors need a financial ark to see them throughTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know it Join the conversation → SNC-Lavalin delays ‘important’ decision on jury or judge in corruption trial The Montreal-based firm is accused of paying $47.7 million in bribes to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 Email The Canadian Press Share this storySNC-Lavalin delays ‘important’ decision on jury or judge in corruption trial Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn June 7, 201911:28 AM EDTLast UpdatedJune 7, 201912:20 PM EDT Filed under News FP Street Comment 0 Comments Featured Stories Last week a Quebec judge ruled there is enough evidence to send SNC-Lavalin to trial over charges of fraud and corruption, prompting a further tumble in the beleaguered firm’s share price.Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation advertisement Sponsored By: Twitter MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is pushing back its decision on whether to opt for a trial by jury or by judge alone in a corruption case that has tripped up the engineering giant and ensnared it in a political controversy for months.“I need more time to make the choice. It has to be decided by several people in the company,” defence lawyer Francois Fontaine told the Court of Quebec on Friday.“Because it’s an important decision,” he told reporters after the morning hearing. “It’s a big company. It’s necessary to take the time to analyze it carefully.”Last week a Quebec judge ruled there is enough evidence to send SNC-Lavalin to trial over charges of fraud and corruption, prompting a further tumble in the beleaguered firm’s share price.The company has previously pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges.SNC-Lavalin is due back in court June 28.Related Stories:SNC-Lavalin opts for corruption trial before judge aloneThe Montreal-based firm is accused of paying $47.7 million in bribes to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011. SNC-Lavalin, its construction division and a subsidiary also face one charge each of fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding various Libyan organizations of $129.8 million.The court hearing in Montreal on Friday was the latest step in criminal proceedings that began last fall after SNC-Lavalin failed to secure a deferred prosecution agreement, a kind of plea deal that would have seen the firm agree to pay a fine rather than face prosecution.Since early February, SNC-Lavalin has been at the centre of a political controversy following accusations from former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould that top government officials pressured her to overrule federal prosecutors and negotiate a deferred prosecution agreement with the company.