Amazon told employees it would continue to sell facial recognition software to law enforcement

Amazon told employees it would continue to sell facial recognition software to law enforcement

Amazon has come under fire of late for the licensing of its controversial Rekognition system, a powerful piece of facial recognition software, to government and law enforcement agencies, with the most recent development involving revelations that Amazon met with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over the summer to strike a deal for Rekognition use. […]

Cisco Extends Growth Streak on Strong Software Sales

Cisco Extends Growth Streak on Strong Software Sales

Cisco Systems Inc. on Wednesday reported its third-consecutive quarter of revenue growth, evidence the networking-gear maker’s move to build up its software business is paying off. Shares of Cisco jumped 6.3% in after-hours trading after finishing the regular day at $43.86. Cisco’s streak—the company generated $12.84 billion in total revenue… Read More

Chipmaker Broadcom signs $19 billion deal to buy software company CA

Chipmaker Broadcom signs $19 billion deal to buy software company CA

(Reuters) – Broadcom Inc announced a $18.9 billion deal to buy U.S. business software company CA Inc on Wednesday, venturing far beyond its realm of semiconductors and testing investors’ confidence in its Chief Executive Hock Tan’s dealmaking credentials. The CA deal, outlined in a joint statement from the companies, comes just four months after U.S. […]

Chipmaker Broadcom inks $19 billion deal to buy software company CA

(Reuters) – Broadcom Inc announced a $18.9 billion deal to buy U.S. business software company CA Inc on Wednesday, venturing far beyond its realm of semiconductors and testing investors’ confidence in its Chief Executive Hock Tan’s dealmaking credentials. FILE PHOTO: Broadcom Limited company logo is pictured on an office building in Rancho Bernardo, California May […]

Tesla is suing an ex-employee for hacking into its ‘MOS’ software — here’s what that system does

Tesla is suing an ex-employee for hacking into its ‘MOS’ software — here’s what that system does

Specifically, factory workers can log details into the MOS about whether or not the body of a Model 3 is completely assembled, whether specific items have been installed (such as steering wheels, air bags or rocker mold), and the torque levels used on factory equipment to put the Model 3s together. MOS also tracks whether […]

Amazon employees protest sale of facial recognition software to police

Amazon employees protest sale of facial recognition software to police

Workers at Amazon have demanded that their employer stop the sale of facial recognition software and other services to the US government. In a letter addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and posted on the company’s internal wiki, employees said that they “refuse to contribute to tools that violate human rights,” citing the mistreatment of […]

German ministry says 774000 Mercedes cars contain unauthorized software

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Transport Ministry said on Monday that 774,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Europe had been found to contain unauthorized software defeat devices and ordered Daimler to recall more than 200,000 cars in Germany. FILE PHOTO: The Mercedes Benz logo is seen at the 2017 New York International Auto Show in New York City, […]

Consumer Reports Thought a Tesla Took Too Long to Stop. The Company Fixed It Via a Software Update.

Consumer Reports Thought a Tesla Took Too Long to Stop. The Company Fixed It Via a Software Update.

Tesla Inc. was able to improve the braking distance of Model 3 cars by as much as 20 feet simply by wirelessly transmitting a software update to the vehicles—a significant achievement in the auto industry that shows how the company can boost performance without costly dealership repairs. The improvement convinced Consumer Reports on Wednesday to recommend the […]

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 5 Million US Vehicles for Cruise Control Software Glitch

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Nearly 5 Million US Vehicles for Cruise Control Software Glitch

DETROIT—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Friday it is recalling nearly five million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a programming flaw that could prevent drivers from canceling the cruise control to slow their cars, a sign of how glitch-prone software is taking over more safety critical functions. The auto maker said that drivers could lose […]

Pivotal Software Files for IPO

Pivotal Software Files for IPO

Cloud software-services company Pivotal Software Inc., a spinoff of EMC Corp. and VMware Inc., plans to go public. Pivotal filed preliminary documents for an initial public offering, Securities and Exchange Commission records show. The company’s filing Friday with the SEC lists an amount of $100 million, but that is a placeholder figure likely to change. […]