Category Archives: Business and Technology

Spotify’s New Anti-Hate Policy Muzzles R. Kelly

Spotify on Thursday announced a new policy governing hate content and hateful conduct. The service identified as hate content anything that expressly and principally promotes, advocates or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual, based on characteristics including race, religion, gender identity, sex, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability. It may […]

Circadian VP Keenan Skelly: Changing the Cybersecurity Paradigm

Keenan Skelly is vice president of global partnerships and security evangelist for Circadence. In this exclusive interview, Skelly shares her insights on the state of cybersecurity, the importance of establishing global norms, and the abundance of opportunities in the field. Circadence VP Keenan Skelly TechNewsWorld: Could you describe the trajectory of your career? How has […]

With Custom Skills, Alexa Inches Closer to Being One of the Family

Amazon on Thursday introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, adding personalization capabilities to its smart speaker devices. The new tool provides pre-crafted templates for users to create customized experiences. Among the possibilities are answers to specific questions, or skills for particular users, such as houseguests. With Alexa Skill Blueprints, users can build into their devices experiences that […]

Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle Among 34 Firms to Join Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Microsoft, Oracle and Facebook, along with 31 other companies, on Tuesday signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, an agreement aimed at defending against cyberattacks, whether coming from rogue hackers or nation-states. The 34 tech firms committed to stronger defenses, no offensive attacks, capacity building and collective action. [embedded content] The accord is designed to protect the […]