Category: Hardware & Software

Hardware & Software, Tech

AI in hiring might do more harm than good

September 17, 2021

Via: CIO

The use of artificial intelligence in the hiring process has increased in recent years with companies turning to automated assessments, digital interviews, and data analytics to parse through resumes and screen candidates. But as IT strives for better diversity, equity, […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug

September 15, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret: Instagram harms teens’ mental health; in fact, its impact is so negative that it introduces suicidal thoughts. Thirty-two percent of teen girls who feel bad about their bodies report […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Apple announces big App Store changes, as it settles suit with US developers

August 27, 2021

Via: BGR

Apple on Thursday announced the proposed settlement in a 2019 lawsuit with US developers. The two parties reached a common ground, Apple explains. This means Apple will make a few significant changes to how the App Store works on iPhone […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Chip shortage currently affecting “everybody but Apple,” report says

August 24, 2021

Via: TechSpot

The ongoing chip shortage is far from over, and rising Covid cases in key manufacturing countries like Vietnam and Malaysia are not helping a speedy recovery, as governments walk the fine line between protecting their citizens and keeping the local […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

White House orders compliance with ‘critical software’ protection measures

August 10, 2021

Via: FCW

A new White House memo instructs agencies on how to comply with guidance on the security of “critical software” as directed in the May executive order on cybersecurity. An Aug. 10 memo from Shalanda Young, acting director of the Office […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

New York City launches its own vaccine proof app

August 3, 2021

Via: StateScoop

The new “NYC COVID Safe” app is designed to display a photo of a person’s ID alongside an image of their COVID-19 vaccine records or the results of a recent diagnostic test for the novel coronavirus. De Blasio said the […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Tesla agrees to pay $1.5 million in class action battery-throttling lawsuit, vehicle owners to get $625 each

July 30, 2021

Via: TechSpot

CNBC writes that the OTA update arrived in 2019 after a Model S caught fire in Hong Kong. Tesla said the update, pushed out over an “abundance of caution,” would revise charge and thermal management settings on Model S and […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Feeding the machine: We give an AI some headlines and see what it does

July 15, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

There’s a moment in any foray into new technological territory when you realize you may have embarked on a Sisyphean task. Staring at the multitude of options available to take on the project, you research your options, read the documentation, […]

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Researcher demonstrates bypassing Microsoft’s latest patch for PrintNightmare exploit

July 8, 2021

Via: TechSpot

PrintNightmare allows a remote attacker to take advantage of a flaw in the Windows Printer Spooler service and execute arbitrary commands with escalated privileges. Microsoft quickly addressed the critical vulnerability – found on all Windows versions – with an out-of-band […]

Hardware & Software, IT Policy, Tech

Government-mandated SBOMs to throw light on software supply chain security

June 22, 2021

Via: CSO Online

President Biden’s executive order (EO) on cybersecurity, released on May 12, is a sprawling and comprehensive document that aims to redress weaknesses in the digital security ecosystem. It is peppered with nearly 50 actions that the federal government must take […]