09 Mar 2020

Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

Italy’s Premier Giuseppe Conte put northern Italy under quarantine after recording 7,300 confirmed coronavirus cases, meaning that over 16 million Italian residents are effectively on quarantine until further notice. Although all tourists may go home, public spaces such as museums and popular tourist architectural sites are closed until further notice.

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09 Mar 2020

Prosthetic Offers Real-Time Mind Control of Robotic Hand

Scientists have figured out how to tap nerves and amplify their signals to create precise finger control in robotic hands using muscle grafts around nerve endings and brain-machine interface algorithms. This is groundbreaking technology for individuals with amputations. This approach to amplifying nerve signals is unique because it allows lets

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09 Mar 2020

Saudi Arabia detains three senior members of royal family

In Saudi Arabia, three senior members of the royal family have been detained for unexplained reasons in what onlookers see as a consolidation of power by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Two of the men, Mohammed bin Nayef, the former crown prince, and Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the

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06 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Cases Near 100,000 as Countries Struggle to Contain Spread

On Friday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases neared 100,000 as infections outside of China are growing and cities are struggling with the epidemic. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are currently 98,698 confirmed cases worldwide, more than a fifth of which are in countries other than China.

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06 Mar 2020

Russia, Turkey reach cease-fire deal in northwestern Syria

Russia and Turkey reached an agreement on a cease-fire to begin at midnight on Thursday, hopefully ending violence in northwestern Syria that has rapidly escalated over the past week. The deal will also set up a security corridor along a key highway in the Idlib province that has been a

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06 Mar 2020

Using AI To Identify Your Best Customers In The Future

AI has been impacting businesses in sales, identifying customer trends, building customer profiles, and constructing optimal potential target audiences. Artificial intelligence has been able to gather data and offer personalization to customers of companies worldwide. AI has provided better chatbots, offering customers a better shopping experience online and improving customer

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06 Mar 2020

DHS Launches Third Biometric Rally to Assess How the Tech Works on Crowds

The Homeland Security Department unveiled plans to host its third Biometric Technology Rally, bringing together industry vendors and volunteers to collectively accelerate the technology that could be used for an extensive number of functions in the future. The agency is accepting applications from interested participants through late April, and this

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06 Mar 2020

Transit Apps With 600,000 Installs Compromised To Target Military And Political Data

The most recent McAfee Mobile Threat Report has revealed that four Korean transit apps were compromised in what has been deemed a “MalBus” attack. The applications had been available for over five years and had been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times, but have since been removed from the Google

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06 Mar 2020

54% of healthcare vendors have experienced a data breach of protected health information

According to data released by Ponemon Institute and Censinet, over half of all healthcare vendors have experienced a data breach in which protected health information was exposed. This is a costly problem that points to a flawed third party risk assessment processes. The report shows that 54% of healthcare vendors

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06 Mar 2020

3 Data Breaches Disclosed This Week: J.Crew, T-Mobile, and Carnival

This week, a series of enterprise data breached were disclosed, effecting the companies T-Mobile, J.Crew, and Carnival Corp. The high toll this week underscored how cybercriminals have been targeting companies recently. J.Crew stated that its customers’ information was compromised, and email addresses and passwords were obtained by an unauthorized third

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