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Airbus tests demonstrator airplane with flapping tips on each wing

Airbus is working on a unique airplane design that involves flapping wing tips, something found on military jets but not commercial aircraft. The company successfully tested a remote-controlled scale-model plane fitted with the flapping wing tips, the company revealed this week. The demonstrator aircraft was based on the company’s A321 plane. According to Airbus, its […]

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Lyft’s new electric scooters have longer battery life and pink wheels

Lyft is deploying a new electric scooter model that is built for sharing. The new scooters have arrived in Denver, bringing with them hot pink wheels and a high-contrast Lyft logo. Riders will enjoy a number of improvements to the design, including a wider base, improved durability, and longer-lasting batteries. This is the first time […]

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Adobe built an AI to keep Photoshopped faces honest

Photoshop has undoubtedly changed expectations of modern beauty, but a new research project could help pull back the tech and help make faked images more honest. The handiwork of two Adobe researchers along with a team from UC Berkeley, the new image forensics tool can spot where Photoshop’s Face Aware Liquify feature has been applied. […]

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Facebook ranking tweak will improve conversations on public posts

In an effort to improve the conversations found on some Facebook posts, the company has announced improvements to its comment ranking that will use a number of factor to determine which comments get more visibility. The ranking system is necessary on posts from people and Pages who have many followers, helping users find meaningful conversations […]

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SecurIT 2019: In an increasingly-encrypted world, visibility is more important than ever

Just as many CSOs are focused on automating their organisational threat response, many others are focused on improving their visibility of network traffic – which, with encryption increasingly used to protect legitimate application traffic and obfuscate malware command-and-control (C&C) traffic, has become ever more difficult to do. Visibility was the topic of an engaging panel […]

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SecurIT 2019: Being a CSO is like Game of Thrones

With the threat climate continuing unabated, the impact of increasing volumes of attacks – and increasing pressure to stop them – has taken its own toll on CSOs who, iOOF Holdings head of cybersecurity and technology risk Ashutosh Kapsé noted, suffer from high burnout rates, job-related physical and mental health issues, loss of a sense […]

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SecurIT 2019: Hackers may be in it for Lulz, but CSOs are in it for their lives

Big businesses may spend more on security but their complexity makes them easier to hack, a former teenage hacker told an audience of big-business CSOs in opening up a day of insights at CSO Australia’s SecurIT conference this month. More than 120 security executives attended the inaugural Melbourne event, which brought together a range of […]

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Despite high-profile hacks, companies still aren’t behaving securely: ex-LulzSec hacker

A CEO’s poor password hygiene enabled an escalating series of attacks that capped off a 50-day hacking spree that sent several members of hacking group LulzSec to jail and caused significant financial and reputational damage for companies like Fox News, US broadcasters Fox News and PBS, and Sony’s PlayStation Network. Those and other companies, the […]

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Researchers probe shady, dangerous stalkerware app industry

The stakerware industry — which often markets spyware apps for as tools for parents to monitor kids via smartphones — has been treated to a thorough investigation by researchers at Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto.  The researchers from IT, security, legal and human rights disciplines, are calling for changes to be made by […]

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Google Area 120 creates a Game Builder that feels like a game itself

Anyone who has played a video game may have had one or both of two thoughts. Either they think they can do one better or they get inspired to create their own. Unfortunately, many of those ideas remain just that, ideas, because of the high entry to barrier in game development. Even game engines like […]