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Grabbing the Cybersecurity and Privacy Problems by the Horns: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 3

2020-01-23 22:26:57| TechNewsWorld

Cybersecurity and privacy threats aren't confined to the tech world. They've cast their pall on the world in general. Computer viruses, malware and data leaks have become commonplace, personal privacy has become a bad joke, and cyberwar looms like a virtual mushroom cloud. What sometimes gets lost in the gloom are the many ways security professionals have been working to shore up cyberdefenses.

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Is Congress Finally Ready to Take On Cybersecurity?

2020-01-23 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

The United States Congress made some significant progress this session when it comes to data privacy, but cybersecurity remains a blind spot for lawmakers. Congress currently is considering a national privacy law that mirrors legislation enacted in the European Union. It would allow people to access, correct and request the deletion of the personal information collected from them.

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Cosmos: Possible Worlds - A Lavish, Hopeful Journey

2020-01-22 13:00:00| TechNewsWorld

We agree to suspend our disbelief, and they agree to entertain us. Perhaps it inspires us by communicating some kernel of wisdom about human nature. Its story may touch our emotions deeply, but we know it's the product of imagination and artistry. Cosmos: Possible Worlds delivers everything a great science fiction movie delivers, except the fiction.

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Canonical Introduces Scalable Android-Based Cloud Platform

2020-01-21 20:23:41| TechNewsWorld

Canonical is deploying a scalable Android-based operating system for mobile and desktop enterprise applications from the cloud. The company just announced its Anbox Cloud containerized workload platform. Anbox Cloud allows apps to be streamed to any operating system or form factor. Its uses include cloud gaming, enterprise workplace applications, software testing and mobile device virtualization.

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Know Your Enemy: The Difficulty of Defining Deepfakes

2020-01-21 19:37:56| TechNewsWorld

Facebook recently promised that it would increase efforts to remove so-called "deepfake" videos, including content that included "misleading manipulated media." In addition to fears that deepfakes -- altered videos that appear to be authentic -- could impact the upcoming 2020 general election in the United States, there are growing concerns that they could ruin reputations and impact businesses.

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