02 Dec 2020

Pfizer, BioNTech’s Covid-19 Vaccine Authorized in the U.K.: What You Need to Know

The UK has become the first country to authorize the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID vaccine for emergency distribution. Britain’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency declared that the vaccine was safe to use after analyzing its trials and outcomes. This represents the first clearance of a vaccine by a Western

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02 Dec 2020

UN, Ethiopia sign deal for aid access to embattled Tigray

The United Nations and the Ethiopian government have signed a deal to allow for the Tigray region to receive humanitarian aid following weeks of conflict and casualties. The deal was signed over the weekend and allows for unimpeded humanitarian access for areas under federal control. Although the Prime Minister of

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02 Dec 2020

NPS Officials Share Fresh Details on Forthcoming Self-Driving Shuttle Pilot

The first-ever autonomous vehicle pilot is on track to be implemented at Yellowstone National Park in May, according to the National Park Service (NPS). The organization has been developing the technology for months and plans to appeal to its next generation of visitors while cutting costs. The NPS is looking

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02 Dec 2020

This Company Uses AI to Outwit Malicious AI

Startup Robust Intelligence is experimenting with AI and how to mitigate the risks posed by malicious AI. Robust Intelligence is responding to threats of attacks on commercial AI algorithms, with the first one being reported in 2019 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As AI continues to be

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02 Dec 2020

Criminals to Favor Ransomware and BEC Over Breaches in 2021

Cyber-criminals will likely shift their focus from personal data collection to phishing and ransomware in 2021, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Rather than targeting large companies and attempting to breach their networks to steal sensitive data, likely to sell on dark web forums, threat actors will increasingly

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02 Dec 2020

Android Messenger App Still Leaking Photos, Videos

A bug in the GO SMS Pro app for Andriod users has affected millions of users as underground forums begin to actively share images and data stolen from the app’s servers. The app has been downloaded 100 million times and contains a high-level flaw that allows an attacker to access

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02 Dec 2020

FBI warns of email forwarding rules being abused in recent hacks

The US FBI released a Private Industry Notification (PIN) last week claiming that cybercriminals are exploiting email forwarding rules to maintain anonymity and hide their presence on hacked email accounts. The PIN was made public yesterday and contains valuable information about how the technique is being actively used in recent

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01 Dec 2020

NATO Should Expand Its Focus to Include China, Report Says

A report that will allegedly be delivered today urges the alliance group NATO to devote more time and resources to threats posed by China while continuing to deter Russian aggression. The report contains findings from a study commissioned by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Secretary-General. NATO received harsh criticism last

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01 Dec 2020

Tens of thousands of farmers swarm India’s capital to protest deregulation rules

Last week, tens of thousands of farmers gathered in New Dehli to protest new agricultural laws they view as a threat to their livelihoods. Farmers traveled from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh by tractor and foot to reach New Dehli and slept in makeshift camps while protesting. They were met

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01 Dec 2020

Lawmakers Want Data to Decide the Future of America’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

New bipartisan legislation focused on securing a detailed plan for the government’s support of electric vehicles was recently introduced in the House. The bill would form a grant program to fund local governments, electric utility companies, and universities. The locations were targeted due to their potential as convenient and sensible

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