Month: November 2023

Unused Gmail accounts head to the chopping block

It’s the last call to keep any Gmail accounts you haven’t used recently.

Beginning December 1, Google will start deleting accounts that have been inactive for two years, including all associated photos, Drive documents, contacts, emails, and calendar entries. The tech giant first announced this change in their inactivity policy in May.

Google confirmed to Computerworld that it’s proceeding with the deletion plan. “We plan to roll this out slowly and in phases, not all at once,” spokesperson Christa Muldoon said. “We'll be starting with accounts that were created and never used.”

Separate Gmail accounts held by the same user under different names are also subject to deletion, Muldoon said.

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GenAI is highly inaccurate for business use — and getting more opaque

Large language models (LLMs), the algorithmic platforms on which generative AI (genAI) tools like ChatGPT are built, are highly inaccurate when connected to corporate databases and becoming less transparent, according to two studies.

One study by Stanford University showed that as LLMs continue to ingest massive amounts of information and grow in size, the genesis of the data they use is becoming harder to track down. That, in turn, makes it difficult for businesses to know whether they can safely build applications that use commercial genAI foundation models and for academics to rely on them for research.

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How to go incognito in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari

Private browsing. Incognito. Privacy mode.

Web browser functions like those trace their roots back more than a decade, and the feature — first found in a top browser in 2005 — spread quickly as one copied another, made tweaks and minor improvements.

But privacy-promising labels can be treacherous. Simply put, going "incognito" is as effective in guarding online privacy as witchcraft is in warding off a common cold.

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The Role of the CISO in Digital Transformation

A successful CISO should play a leading role in digital transformation and cloud migration initiatives in their organization. The CISO is responsible for making sure technical security controls are designed and implemented appropriately, and changes are properly managed, with security in mind from the very start. 

The Role of the CISO in Digital Transformation

A successful CISO should play a leading role in digital transformation and cloud migration initiatives in their organization. The CISO is responsible for making sure technical security controls are designed and implemented appropriately, and changes are properly managed, with security in mind from the very start. 

Cyber Threats to Watch Out for in 2024

As cyber threats evolve in 2024, organizations must prepare for deepfakes, extortion, cloud targeting, supply chain compromises, and zero day exploits. Robust security capabilities, employee training, and incident response plans are key.