Day: March 24, 2020

How Attackers Could Use Azure Apps to Sneak into Microsoft 365

Researchers warn Microsoft 365 account holders to pay attention to unknown applications that request permissions. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Chris Hadfield and other astronauts share self-isolation tips during coronavirus – CNET

If anyone knows how to not go crazy while spending a lot of time alone, it’s an astronaut. Chris Hadfield, Scott Kelly, Peggy Whitson and Buzz Aldrin have a few suggestions. …read more Source:: CNet

Internet Archive opens National Emergency Library for shut-in students, commercial vendors agree

Cornoavirus crisis necessitates extreme copyright flexibility, educators insist The Internet Archive on Tuesday announced the creation of the National Emergency Library to make it easier to borrow from its collection of ebooks during the COVID-19 outbreak.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

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You can save an extra 15% off sitewide with the following code: FLASHSAVE15. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Unknown ‘WildPressure’ Malware Campaign Lets Off Steam in Middle East

The cyberattacks — some on industrial targets — use a previously unknown trojan dubbed Milum. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Covid-19 Privacy Poll: Phone Tracking, Public Health and Surveillance

Is sacrificing your personal privacy worth flattening the coronavirus infection curve? Weigh in on our Threatpost poll. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Racist speech-to-text AI systems don’t understand black people as well as whites – just watch the datasets

Lack of varied training data to blame, say researchers Speech recognition models developed by top tech firms struggle to understand black people more than white people, according to fresh research published this week.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Ford, 3M, GE and the UAW To Build Respirators, Ventilators and Face Shields For Coronavirus Fight

Ford announced today that it’s partnering with 3M and GE to build respirators, ventilators and face shields for front-line healthcare workers and COVID-19 patients. TechCrunch reports: Its efforts include building Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) with partner 3M, including a new design that employs existing parts from both partners to deliver effectiveness and highly scalable production…

LIDAR System Isn’t Just A Rangefinder Anymore

For any project there’s typically a trade-off between quality and cost,as higher quality parts, more features, or any number of aspects of a project can drive its price up. It seems as though [iliasam] has managed to avoid this paradigm entirely with his project. His new LIDAR system knocks it out of the park on…

Comcast Wins Supreme Court Case Over Interpretation of Civil Rights Law

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comcast has won a US Supreme Court case against Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks (ESN), dealing a major blow to Allen’s attempt to prove that Comcast’s refusal to carry ESN channels was motivated by racial bias. The key question taken up by the court was whether…