How Moveworks’ AI platform broke through the multilingual NLP barrier 

Reading Time: 13 minutes Chatbots have a checkered past of often not delivering the performance their providers have promised. This is especially true in the IT service management (ITSM) and multilingual NLP spaces, where service desks found support teams deluged with complaints — yes, about the support chatbots. Just getting English language nuance right and how enterprises communicate often … Read more

Virtru launches zero-trust key management for entire Google ecosystem

Reading Time: 6 minutes Virtru, a well-known name in data encryption and privacy, has launched an external zero-trust key-management solution expressly for admins of the Google Cloud Platform (GCPs). Virtru’s cloud-based software protects data throughout its lifecycle as it travels through email and file-sharing platforms, including SaaS solutions, cloud environments, and a diverse range of file ecosystems. It is … Read more

ProtonMail's parent company wins a Swiss court appeal confirming email services are not considered telcos and thus not subject to data retention requirements (Michael Shields/Reuters)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Michael Shields / Reuters: ProtonMail’s parent company wins a Swiss court appeal confirming email services are not considered telcos and thus not subject to data retention requirements  —  Geneva-based Proton AG, the company behind ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, has won an appeal regarding its treatment under Swiss law … #ProtonMail039s #parent #company #wins #Swiss #court #appeal … Read more

India-based Groww, which lets users invest in mutual funds, gold, stocks, and more, raises a $251M Series E led by Tiger Global, at a $3B valuation (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manish Singh / TechCrunch: India-based Groww, which lets users invest in mutual funds, gold, stocks, and more, raises a $251M Series E led by Tiger Global, at a $3B valuation  —  Groww has tripled its valuation to $3 billion in just six months as the Indian fintech startup looks to broaden its offerings and help … Read more

Life on Minimum Wage – A Personal Economics Simulation Game

Reading Time: 4 minutes Almost twelve years ago I published a Google Document that outlines a personal economics simulation that I conducted in my classroom. For many years after that it was the most-requested Google Doc that I published. Then for the last few years I haven’t had any requests for it. In fact, I forgot that I had … Read more

Self-Paced Professional Development

Reading Time: 2 minutes The primary means through which I am able to keep Free Technology for Teachers going is through consulting and speaking engagements along with the sales of my live and on-demand Practical Ed Tech courses. The latest addition to my catalog of on-demand courses was made last month when I released Search Strategies Students Need to Know. … Read more

Brazil-based Hash, which develops white label payment infrastructure for non-financial B2B companies looking to offer banking services, raises a $40M Series C (Mary Ann Azevedo/TechCrunch)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch: Brazil-based Hash, which develops white label payment infrastructure for non-financial B2B companies looking to offer banking services, raises a $40M Series C  —  Hash, a payment infrastructure fintech, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round co-led by QED Investors and Kaszek. #Brazilbased #Hash … Read more

Citizen Lab: the iPhone of Ben Hubbard, an American reporter for NYT, was hacked in 2020 and 2021, likely by Saudi Arabia using NSO's Pegasus; NSO denies claim (Ben Hubbard/New York Times)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ben Hubbard / New York Times: Citizen Lab: the iPhone of Ben Hubbard, an American reporter for NYT, was hacked in 2020 and 2021, likely by Saudi Arabia using NSO’s Pegasus; NSO denies claim  —  Invasive hacking software sold to countries to fight terrorism is easily abused.  Researchers say my phone was hacked twice, probably … Read more

Tesla rolls back its FSD beta from version 10.3, which improved many items like brake light and turn signal detection, to 10.2 after "seeing some issues" (Richard Lawler/The Verge)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Richard Lawler / The Verge: Tesla rolls back its FSD beta from version 10.3, which improved many items like brake light and turn signal detection, to 10.2 after “seeing some issues”  —  Elon Musk didn’t specify what issues the company found  —  Tesla’s decision to test its “Full Self Driving” … #Tesla #rolls #FSD #beta … Read more

Tesco, UK's largest supermarket chain, was targeted by hackers on Saturday, halting orders on its app and website through Sunday (Julia Kollewe/The Guardian)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Julia Kollewe / The Guardian: Tesco, UK’s largest supermarket chain, was targeted by hackers on Saturday, halting orders on its app and website through Sunday  —  Consumers unable to book or amend deliveries after ‘attempt made to interfere with systems’  —  Tesco has been hit by hackers, leaving thousands … #Tesco #UK039s #largest #supermarket #chain … Read more