AWS Gets 18 New Public Datasets: From African Soil Chemistry, via Wind Power Data (CBR)

CBR: AWS Gets 18 New Public Datasets: From African Soil Chemistry, via Wind Power Data. “Eighteen new public datasets are now available on a growing AWS registry, ranging from an encyclopedia of DNA elements to African soil chemistry data, via meteorological conditions and turbine power for more than 126,000 wind power sites.”

US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder (The Register)

The Register: US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder. “The National Credit Federation, a US credit repair biz, left 111GB of thousands of folks’ highly sensitive personal details exposed to the public internet, according to security researchers. In yet another AWS S3 configuration cockup, Americans’ names, addresses, dates of birth, photos of driver licenses and social security cards, credit reports from Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, detailed financial histories, and credit card and bank account numbers, were all left sitting out in the open for miscreants to find, it is claimed.”

TechCrunch: AWS launches Amazon Sumerian to build AR, VR and 3D apps quickly

TechCrunch: AWS launches Amazon Sumerian to build AR, VR and 3D apps quickly. “We’d heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and virtual reality. And on the eve of the conference kicking off, it’s done just that. Today the company announced Amazon Sumerian, a new platform for developers to build and host VR, AR and 3D apps quickly and with minimal coding, for smartphones and tablets, head-based displays, digital signage and web browsers.”