Couchbase’s mobile database gets built-in ML and enhanced synchronization features

Couchbase’s mobile database gets built-in ML and enhanced synchronization features

Couchbase, the company behind the eponymous NoSQL database, announced a major update to its mobile database today that brings some machine learning smarts, as well as improved synchronization features and enhanced stats and logging support, to the software. “We’ve led the innovation and data management at the edge since the release of our mobile database…

Read More
Palantir’s software was used for deportations, documents show

Palantir’s software was used for deportations, documents show

Data mining firm Palantir’s software was used by a U.S. government agency during an operation in 2017 in which immigrants crossing the border were arrested for deportation, newly released documents (PDF) have shown, contradicting the $20 billion firm’s earlier public statements. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement documents, obtained by advocacy organization Mijente through Freedom of Information…

Read More
Hundreds of Orpak gas station systems can be easily hacked, thanks to hardcoded passwords

Hundreds of Orpak gas station systems can be easily hacked, thanks to hardcoded passwords

Homeland Security’s cybersecurity agency says a popular gas station software contains several security vulnerabilities that require “low skill” to exploit. The advisory, posted by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), gave the Orpak SiteOmat software a rare vulnerability severity rating of 9.8 out of 10. Orpak’s SiteOmat systems monitor the amount of fuel stored…

Read More
Slack aims to be the most important software company in the world, says CEO

Slack aims to be the most important software company in the world, says CEO

Slack this morning disclosed estimated preliminary financial results for the first quarter of 2019 ahead of a direct listing planned for June 20. Citing an addition of paid customers, the workplace messaging service posted revenues of about $134 million, up 66% from $81 million in the first quarter of 2018. Losses from operations increased from…

Read More