11 May 2021

DHS Drops Proposal to Expand Immigration-Related Biometrics Collection

The Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn a proposal that was introduced within the last few months of the Trump administration that would have expanded the collection to biometric data relating to immigration. The rule was first published in the Federal Register on September 11, and would have removed age

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10 May 2021

The Pentagon Inches Toward Letting AI Control Weapons

The Pentagon has been conducting a series of experiments in which artificial intelligence is the main driving force behind weapons’ performance. Last August, the military conducted a test with drones and robots, deploying them over a vast expanse of land south of Seattle. The machines were tasked with finding terrorists

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07 May 2021

Grab’s Huge SPAC Merger Heralds Asia’s Next Tech Boom

GrabHoldings Inc.’s record-breaking deal to go public via a SPAC is a big moment for Southeast Asia’s technology industry. Venture capital funds have poured billions of dollars into the Southeast Asia region, and few of those investments have resulted in large listings or takeovers. Gaming and e-commerce group Sea Ltd

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06 May 2021

How the USPS is deploying AI to help track 7.3B packages a year

The US Postal Service (USPS) has created and deployed a massive operation using artificial intelligence to help track over 7.3 billion packages a year. On average, 20 million packages travel through the USPS system every day, making lost packages difficult to recover. However, through a new Nvidia powered AI program,

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05 May 2021

Huawei and ZTE left out of India’s 5G trials

In its preliminary 5G trials, India has left out equipment from Chinese manufacturers Huawei and ZTE, becoming the latest country to take the firms out of its future 5G endeavors. India’s telecom ministry granted permission to a dozen firms, including Nokia and Ericsson, to conduct a six-month trial of 5G

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05 May 2021

White House Asked to Increase Crypto Regulation

The Institute for Security and Technology has formed a task force responsible for urging the White House to address and combat the rise in ransomware attacks and make it harder for cybercrimes to be committed through greater regulation of the cryptocurrency industry. Law enforcement agencies, cybersecurity experts, and government entities

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04 May 2021

Europe Proved It Can Innovate During the Pandemic. Now It Has to Figure How to Benefit From It.

The European Union was quick to create innovations during the Covid-19 pandemic, successfully cranking out a series of developments aiming to protect individuals and combat the public health crisis. EU leaders are currently finalizing plans to release almost $1 trillion into the EU’s struggling economy in order to reshape industrial

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04 May 2021

Deepfake Attacks Are About to Surge, Experts Warn

According to a report released by Recorded Future, deepfake attacks are on the rise and are expected to surge in the near future. Deepfakes have been a topic of concern for cybersecurity professionals as they have the ability to bypass biometric security protections, trick users into believing fraudulent material, commit

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03 May 2021

Facebook, Google, Twitter caution Australia against a blanket terrorism content ban

On Friday, representatives from Google, Facebook, and Twitter appeared before an Australian security committee to warn them against banning all mentions of content deemed inappropriate on Australian social media. The tech giants appeared as a united front, hoping to sink the idea that they are collaborating to thwart nefarious activity,

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03 May 2021

Renewable Energy Alone Can’t Address Data Centers’ Adverse Environmental Impact

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the world saw a 6% decline in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions as people stopped traveling, commuting to work, and driving in general. However, emissions are already returning to pre-pandemic levels as countries begin to re-open and end lockdown measures. Climate change will still likely have devastating

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