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Waymo tells judge: Uber’s ex-CEO knew about Google files

Levandowski had "five discs in his possession containing Google information."

Google open-sources TensorFlow training tools

Over the past year, Googlersquo;s TensorFlow has asserted itself as a popular open source toolkit for deep learning.

But training a TensorFlow model can be cumbersome and slowmdash;especially when the mission is to take a dataset used by someone else and try to refine the training process it uses.

The sheer number of moving parts and variations in any model-training process is enough to make even deep-learning experts take a deep breath.This week, Google open-sourced a project intended to cut down on the amount of work in configuring a deep learning model for training.

Tensor2Tensor, or T2T for short, is a Python-powered workflow organization library for TensorFlow training jobs.
It lets developers specify the key elements used in a TensorFlow model and define the relationships among them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Google Glass is apparently back from the dead, starts getting software...

Google's aging face computer gets a firmware and companion app update.

Google cracks down on Ztorg Trojans plaguing the Play app store

The malware sends premium rate messages through Android devices to plunder your bank account.

More Android apps from dangerous Ztorg family sneak into Google Play

Almost 100 such apps, with >1 million downloads, found so far (but not by Google).

Google Removes Two Ztorg Trojans from Play Marketplace

Google removed two apps, Magic Browser, and Noise Detector, that were vehicles for the Ztorg Trojan, Kaspersky Lab said.

ProtonMail’s new free VPN won’t ‘abuse user trust’ like Google and...

ProtonMail says its VPN will protect privacy online and will not abuse user trust as Facebook and Google allegedly do in order to sell ads.

This time, you can trust the cloud Magic Quadrant

The latest Garter Magic Quadrant report for cloud infrastructure is out. Usually, the release of a Magic Quadrant means I have to correct its findings when talking to my clients. Enterprises take these as gospel, managing by Magic Quadrant—and as a result picking their technology, often the wrong technology, for the wrong reasons.This time, I have good news: This cloud Magic Quadrant is one you can trust.In that chart, every provider in the upper right (the execution-plus-vision leadership quadrant)—Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google—is truly a provider that matters in the IaaS space.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ztorg: from rooting to SMS

Irsquo;ve been monitoring Google Play Store for new Ztorg Trojans since September 2016, and have so far found several dozen new malicious apps.

All of them were rooting malware that used exploits to gain root rights on the infected device.
In May 2017, a new Ztorg variant appeared on the Google Play Store – only this this time it wasnrsquo;t a rooting malware but a Trojan-SMS.

Web host agrees to pay $1m after it’s hit by Linux-targeting...

Windfall payment by poorly secured host is likely to inspire new ransomware attacks.