The hot new startup idea on the block this year is artificial intelligence (AI). And as ideas go, this one is nothing short of terrifyingly amazing. There are some startups doing impressive things with AI at the moment and here are 10 of the most exciting…

“If I’m a cyber-terrorist I’m going to hack into Nest, take its servers down for 24 hours during a cold snap in the middle of winter and wait for the pensioners to die…”

Fortunately Derek McAuley isn’t a cyber-terrorist. He’s Professor of Digital Economy at the University of Nottingham and director of the Horizon Research Institute, a respected IT expert whose career spans academia, industry and start-ups.

One of the challenges when running a popular website or service is that eventually the software will outgrow the abilities of a single server to manage everything.

June saw the announcement of three vulnerabilities in the popular libarchive package. This package is used on many Linux and Unix systems for managing compressed files, allowing various applications to handle these files. The bugs potentially allowed an attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system through the manipulation of a compressed file that libarchive may be used to open.

When managing Linux servers, the Secure SHell (SSH) is the most commonly used tool for connecting to remote servers to do this.

For any online business the backend infrastructure that facilitates your service is vital. The network that serves your content and the speed at which it can perform must be resilient and reliable. There’s no argument there. Yet many networks are not designed to handle the huge volumes of streaming data required to serve your video content.

Informative Monday mornings with 100TB’s Technology News Roundup: Facebook Launches OpenCellular Platform; Google’s DeepMind AI Scans NHS Eye Data Cache; Google Trails Post-Quantum Cryptography; Apple Releases LZFSE Open-Source Compression Algorithm; Microsoft Releases Power BI Publish to Web Feature.

This week 100TB brings you a special science & technology taster menu. Let’s start with the amuse bouche and end with a messy dessert…