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Data gaps for race and ethnicity are holding back antiracism efforts, new report says

During the first year of the pandemic, Black people accounted for a disproportionate 15 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the United States. That number is bleak, but it's also probably incomplete: it includes only deaths where an official took the time.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxJun 22nd, 2022

MI5 and FBI Heads Issue Joint Warning On Chinese Spying

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The heads of UK and US security services have made an unprecedented joint appearance to warn of the threat from China. FBI director Christopher Wray said China was the "biggest long-term threat to our.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News38 min. ago

Microsoft"s xCloud Game Streaming Looks Worse On Linux Than Windows

As noted by a Reddit user and confirmed by Ars Technica, Microsoft's xCloud game streaming looks noticeable worse when running on Linux than Windows. From the report: With the Linux User-Agent, edges are generally less sharp and colors are a little m.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News38 min. ago

Systemd Creator Lands At Microsoft

Yesterday, Phoronix reported that the lead developer of systemd, Lennart Poettering, left Red Hat. "It turns out he had joined Microsoft and [is] continuing his work on systemd," writes Phoronix's Michael Larabel in a new report. He continues: While.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News38 min. ago

US Water Likely Contains More "Forever Chemicals" Than EPA Tests Show

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Guardian: In May 2021, a celebration for Portsmouth, New Hampshire's new $17m water treatment facility drew local and national officials who declared the city's water free of toxic "forever chemicals." Fir.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News38 min. ago

Kingston IronKey Locker+ 50 protects sensitive personal or business data

Kingston Digital released IronKey Locker+ 50 (LP50) USB Flash drive that provides consumer-grade security with AES hardware-encryption in XTS mode to safeguard against BadUSB with digitally-signed firmware and Brute Force password attacks. Kingston I.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News1 hr. 5 min. ago

Apple TV+ reaches 6% market share in the US while Netflix loses subscribers

A report from earlier this year revealed that Apple TV+ had been growing slowly, just reaching 5% of the market share of streaming platforms in the United States. Three months later, Apple TV+ finally accounts for 6% of the US streaming market – w.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News4 hr. 5 min. ago

IBM acquires Databand.ai to expand its data observability capabilities

IBM announced it has acquired Databand.ai, a provider of data observability software that helps organizations fix issues with their data, including errors, pipeline failures and poor quality — before it impacts their bottom-line. This acquisition f.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News5 hr. 5 min. ago

Internet shutdowns cost global economy $10B so far in 2022, VPN report says

The UN recommends companies stop cooperating with government Internet shutdowns. Enlarge (credit: royyimzy | iStock / Getty Images Plus) Censoring peaceful protesters isn’t the only reason governments have deliberately shut.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 6 min. ago

Baserow Challenges Airtable With an Open Source No-Code Database Platform

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: The burgeoning low-code and no-code movement is showing little sign of waning, with numerous startups continuing to raise sizable sums to help the less-technical workforce develop and deploy softwa.....»»

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US Army Buys Penguin Drone, Bayraktar TB2"s Latvian Lookalike

Edge Autonomy announced a deal with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to produce an unspecified amount of long-endurance Penguin drones for the US Army. From a report: The company manufactures a range of light drones capable of carrying a range of p.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 6 min. ago

Japan Introduces Jail Time, Tougher Penalties For Online Insults

A prison term of up to one year and other tougher penalties for online insults came into effect Thursday as part of Japan's efforts to tackle cyberbullying. From a report: The revised Penal Code also raised the fine for insults to up to 300,000 yen (.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 6 min. ago

China Police Database Was Left Open Online for Over a Year, Enabling Leak

What is likely one of history's largest heists of personal data -- and the largest known cybersecurity breach in China -- occurred because of a common vulnerability that left the data open for the taking on the internet, say cybersecurity experts who.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 6 min. ago

EU Scraps 115 Grants For UK Scientists And Academics Amid Brexit Row

British scientists and academic researchers have been dealt a blow after 115 grants from a flagship EU research programme were terminated because of the continuing Brexit row over Northern Ireland. From a report: One academic said he was "relieved" t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 6 min. ago

Apple Launches iPhone Security Tool To Block Targeted Attacks

Apple introduced a security tool for iPhone, iPad and Mac devices that is designed to prevent targeted cyberattacks on high-profile users such as activists, journalists and government officials. From a report: The optional feature, called Lockdown Mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 6 min. ago

Hackers are using YouTube videos to trick people into installing malware

YouTube videos used to promote fake bitcoin mining software that steals people's coins and sensitive data......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News10 hr. 38 min. ago

Broadest US Pirate Site Injunction Rewritten/Tamed By Cloudflare

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: After causing outrage among online services including Cloudflare, the most aggressive pirate site injunction ever handed down in the US has undergone significant weight loss surgery. Now before t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 38 min. ago

Cloned Mice Created From Freeze Dried Skin Cells In World First

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Researchers have created cloned mice from freeze dried skin cells in a world first that aims to help conservationists revive populations of endangered species. The breakthrough paves the way for.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 38 min. ago

Snow At One of World"s Highest Observatories Melting Earlier Than Ever Before

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The snow at the highest observatory in the world to be operated all-year-round is expected to completely melt in the next few days, the earliest time on record. Scientists at the Sonnblick observ.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 38 min. ago

Amazon Being Investigated in UK for Practices Which May Give Customers "Worse Deal"

Amazon is being investigated by Britain's antitrust watchdog over concerns that some of its practices in the UK may be anticompetitive and result in a worse deal for shoppers. From a report: The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will look at wh.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 38 min. ago

Crypto Startup Uprise Lost 99% of Client Funds While Shorting LUNA During Its Price Crash

Korean crypto startup Uprise lost virtually all of its client funds by shorting luna (LUNA) during its price crash and getting caught on the bounces, Seoul Economic daily reported on Wednesday. From a report: The Korean firm billed itself as using ar.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 38 min. ago