Apple Issues Emergency Security Patch to Close a Spyware Flaw

Apple Inc. has issued an emergency security patch to block spyware used by Israel-based NSO Group that could infect iOS devices. Apple rushed the release of iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 after being made aware that some security issues “may …

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Google and Apple Warned over Hosting Navalny’s App

The Russian state media regulator, Roskomnadzor, pressured Google and Apple to remove the Smart Voting app of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny before elections as they will be criminally liable for interfering in the country’s domestic affairs if they don’t …

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Over 30 Percent of Basecamp Employees Resign After Political Discussion Ban

Productivity software developer Basecamp has lost a third of its employees after new policies were implemented that banned workplace discussion about politics. Basecamp chief executive Jason Fried outlined the policies in blog post that went live on Monday, saying that …

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German Software Developer SAP Fined $8m Over Iran Exports

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that German software company SAP would be fined exceeding $8 million over its exports to Iran which would exempt them from criminal prosecution. Because SAP voluntarily disclosed its export violations to US authorities, …

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European Union Plans Strict Guidelines and Regulation for Artificial Intelligence, Non-Compliance to Be Fined Heavily

Leaked European Union documents point to heavy restrictions on artificial intelligence (AI) technology according to a draft of their upcoming rules. The draft outlines the banning of “high-risk” AI systems and strict requirements for use approval. Companies that do not …

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U.S. Federal Reserve Suffers Disruption of ‘Fedwire’ Payment System

The United States Federal Reserve systems suffered a widespread disruption to multiple services for several hours on Feb. 24 due to an “operational error.” According to a message on the website of the Federal Reserve, its staff “became aware of …

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Adobe, Arm, BBC, Intel, Microsoft, and Truepic Form Anti-Disinformation Alliance

Adobe, Arm, BBC, Intel, Microsoft, and Truepic have formed a coalition to develop an end-to-end open standard for tracing the origin and evolution of digital content to combat disinformation. The coalition would be named Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity …

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