Intel suspends all operations in Russia “effective immediately”

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images reader comments 65 with 45 posters participating, including story author Share this story Intel, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, is suspending business operations in Russia “effective immediately,” the company announced on Tuesday. “Intel continues to join the global community in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine,” the company […]

The Download: a battle is raging over long covid in children

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Stop saying Ukraine is winning the information warLook beyond the West, and you’ll see Russian disinformation is gaining a worrying amount of traction. (The Atlantic $)  + Russia is targeting internet users who speak Spanish. (ABC)  + Twitter has limited content […]

A battle is raging over long covid in children

Children develop many other difficult-to-define syndromes after having covid. Fatigue is common. Some children might have a cough or sore throat for months. Others take months to recover their sense of taste and smell. Some are too weak to attend school or have signs of heart damage, others experience seizures and blackouts. Symptoms can temporarily […]

Growing the industry: Language

Victoria MacLennan. 06 April 2022, 8:43 pm Our industry – the digital technology industry – has a lot to offer. As a workforce we are paid well, the opportunities to learn new things are almost unlimited as technology improves constantly, it’s really creative, vibrant, stimulating and the ability to use our capabilities to do good […]

Hydra, the world’s biggest cybercrime forum, shut down in police sting

Enlarge / Laundering of stolen cryptocurrency was a key service offered by Hydra. reader comments 8 with 8 posters participating Share this story Hydra, the world’s biggest cybercrime forum, is no more. Authorities in Germany have seized servers and other infrastructure used by the sprawling, billion-dollar enterprise along with a stash of about $25 million […]

Applying laser technology to solve humanity’s challenges

Directed energy is “the ability to create a high amount of energy in a controlled volume at a given distance in order to trigger physical reactions to study the interaction between the energy and the matter,” says Dr. Chaouki Kasmi, who is the Chief Researcher at DERC, which is part of the Abu Dhabi government’s […]

Microsoft courts start-ups with free cloud services, skills, intros to VCs

Peter Griffin, Editor. 05 April 2022, 12:30 pm Start-up founders can now tap Microsoft for support in the form of free credits for services and platforms as well as mentorship and skilling opportunities. Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub, launched across New Zealand and Australia last week, allows an approved early-stage start-up at any stage of […]

Zyxel patches critical vulnerability that can allow Firewall and VPN hijacks

reader comments 2 with 2 posters participating Share this story Hardware manufacturer Zyxel has issued patches for a highly critical security flaw that gives malicious hackers the ability to take control of a wide range of firewalls and VPN products the company sells to businesses. The flaw is an authentication bypass vulnerability that stems from […]

The creator of the CRISPR babies has been released from a Chinese prison

He’s team from the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen made use of CRISPR, the versatile genetic engineering tool, to alter the girls’ DNA so that they would be resistant to infection by HIV. It’s unclear whether He has plans to return to scientific research in China or another country. People who know […]