India launches widespread Chinese app ban, citing security concerns

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Among the applications that have been blocked in the country is the popular TikTok. The Indian government has implemented a sweeping Chinese app ban in the country, taking away dozens of mobile applications, including TikTok. The country cited security concerns such as data and privacy issues associated with the applications. This new Chinese app ban has arrived at a time in which geopolitical tensions between the two countries have been particularly high. In June, at least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a confrontation with Chinese troops. The region is…

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Ransomware Attackers Target Teleworkers to Boost Ransomware Payments

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Prior to COVID-19, few organizations had telework policies in place. Despite research to the contrary, many companies operated under the belief that employees are more efficient and effective while working from the office. During the pandemic, many organizations were forced to rapidly transition many or all their employees to telework in order to maintain operations while complying with guidance designed to help curb the spread of the virus. Many organizations were unprepared to support this sudden shift to remote work in a secure fashion. Exacerbating this issue, cybercriminals took advantage…

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Scientists develop sign language glove for real-time translation

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This allows the wearer to hear the translation read out loud by way of a connected smartphone. UCLA scientists have developed a new type of sign language glove that will read out loud in real time. This has the potential to help hearing impaired people to enjoy direct communication with anyone, without the need for someone to translate from signing. Sensors within this one-hand wearable reads the ASL signing for translation by the app. This wearable contains a special sensor that spans throughout the length of each of the fingers…

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Facebook boycott slashes $72 billion from the social media giant’s earnings

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Zuckerberg’s company earned more than $100 billion in digital ad sales in 2019. A huge list of major multinational companies has joined a Facebook boycott due to the social media giant’s policies on hate speech. The companies have stated that the platform’s efforts to remove hate speech are inadequate. Among the companies that have joined the Stop Hate for Profit campaign including a Facebook boycott include Unilever, Coca-Cola, Verizon and Starbucks. All the companies on the rapidly growing list have vowed that they would put their social media ads on…

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Medical AI rushed into use in many categories due to pandemic

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COVID-19 is putting artificial intelligence to the test in terms of its health care applications. Researchers around the world have been testing medical AI for new reasons that apply to COVID-19 diagnosis, care, treatment, and research. This is putting artificial intelligence technology to the test in a widespread and unique way that has never been seen before. This focused use of the technology will help researchers to better understand the tech’s possibilities. At the UC San Diego health system, Dr. Albert Hsiao and his team have already been working on…

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