Another damning probe into vid-conf software emerges Zoom has faced increased scrutiny and criticism as its usage soared from 10 million users a day to 200 million in a matter of months, all thanks to coronavirus pandemic lockdowns. Cybersecurity research group Citizen Lab is among those turning the spotlight on the video-conferencing app maker, and
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Antisocial network sought surveillance tech to boost its creepy Onavo Protect app, it is claimed NSO Group – sued by Facebook for developing Pegasus spyware that targeted WhatsApp users – this week claimed Facebook tried to license the very same surveillance software to snoop on its own social-media addicts. The Israeli spyware maker’s CEO Shalev
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Mobile compatibility issue fixed and working with data in grids made easier Microsoft has updated its “citizen developer” platform, Power Apps, adding Mixed Reality support, fixing a compatibility issue with the mobile app, and improving options for working with data in grids. The “Power Platform” is considered to be strategically important by Microsoft. Speaking to
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Meanwhile, three-quarters of NASA staff now staying at home ESA’s mission operations centre in Germany has got back to doing interplanetary science after a short stand-down due to COVID-19. A member of the agency’s mission control workforce was diagnosed with the virus but not before coming into contact with approximately 20 colleagues at the Darmstadt
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Project ‘SOP2SaaS’… it just rolls off the tongue The Cabinet Office is offering a £15m contract for a consultancy to help it shift central government enterprise applications to an as software-as-a-service delivery model, part of an ambitious refresh programme. The tender notice, published earlier this week, is the first sign the British government is forging
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EFF raises alarm over increasing reliance on shoddy automation Analysis The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Thursday warned that the consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic – staff cuts, budget cuts, and lack of access to on-site content review systems, among others – have led tech companies to focus even more resources on barely functional moderation
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AWS today announced that its DeepComposer keyboard is now available for purchase. And no, DeepComposer isn’t a mechanical keyboard for hackers but a small MIDI keyboard for working with the AWS DeepComposer service that uses AI to create songs based on your input. First announced at AWS re:Invent 2019, the keyboard created a bit of
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