Day: April 1, 2021

Apple’s Tim Cook Says Voting ‘Ought To Be Easier Than Ever’

Apple CEO Tim Cook, an Alabama native with a lifelong interest in civil rights, joins condemnations of Georgia’s new voting law. From a report: “The right to vote is fundamental in a democracy. American history is the story of expanding the right to vote to all citizens, and Black people, in particular, have had to…

Godzilla vs. Kong director reveals what happened to the post-credits scene – CNET

Believe it or not, if you saw the whole movie, you already saw the scene. …read more Source:: CNet

Turns out humans are leading AI systems astray because we can’t agree on labeling

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Asking for a friend’s machine-learning code Top datasets used to train AI models and benchmark how the technology has progressed over time are riddled with labeling errors, a study shows.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

80% of Global Enterprises Report Firmware Cyberattacks

A vast majority of companies in a global survey from Microsoft report being a victim of a firmware-focused cyberattack, but defense spending lags, but defense spending lags. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Geoengineering Researchers Have Halted Plans For a Balloon Launch in Sweden

The advisory committee for a Harvard University geoengineering research project is recommending that the team suspend plans for its first balloon flight in Sweden this summer. From a report: The purpose of that initial flight was to evaluate the propelled balloon’s equipment and software in the stratosphere. In subsequent launches, the researchers hope to release…

7 Security Strategies as Employees Return to the Office

More sooner than later, employees will be making their way back to the office. Here’s how security pros can plan for the next new normal. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Google Play Limiting Android 11+ Apps From Seeing What’s Installed on Devices This May

Google today announced a series of policy updates for apps distributed through the Play Store. The most impactful sees Google limit most developers from seeing which Android apps are installed on your device. From a report: As part of its ongoing work to restrict the use of high risk/sensitive permissions, Google is limiting what apps…

Off-The-Shelf Parts Make A Tidy Heater For Resin Printer

Resin printers can offer excellent surface finish and higher detail than other 3D printing technologies, but they come with their own set of drawbacks. One is that they’re quite sensitive to temperature, generally requiring the resin chamber to be heated to 25-30 degrees Celsius for good performance. To help maintain a stable temperature without a…

FCC acting commissioner proposes dedicated spectrum for private space launches

‘The regulatory frameworks we rely on to support these efforts are dated’ FCC acting commissh Jessica Rosenworcel has proposed giving the US commercial space industry a dedicated block of spectrum in order to support future rocket launches.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Legacy QNAP NAS Devices Vulnerable to Zero-Day Attack

Some legacy models of QNAP network attached storage devices are vulnerable to remote unauthenticated attacks because of two unpatched vulnerabilities. …read more Source:: Threatpost