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Google’s cyber unit Jigsaw introduces Intra, a new security app dedicated to busting censorship

Jigsaw, the division owned by Google parent Alphabet, has revealed Intra, a new app aimed at protecting users from state-sponsored censorship. Intra is a new app that aims to prevent DNS manipulation attacks. Whenever you visit a website, the easy-to-remember web address is converted to a less-than-memorable IP address — often over an unsecured connection. That makes it easy for ...

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Russian domestic security service launch new dedicated center to counter cyberattacks

Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB, now has a separate coordination center created in order to prevent, detect and counter cyberattacks on critical infrastructure facilities as well as repair damage from such attacks. The new agency is officially titled ‘National Coordination Center for Computer Incidents’ and it will be headed by Andrey Ivashko who is also the director of FSB’s ...

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Nationalist Russian lawmaker advocates dedicated agency for protecting animal rights

An MP from Russia’s nationalist-populist opposition party LDPR has asked the deputy PM in charge of agriculture to create an agency to prepare laws for the “maximum protection of animal rights.” “At current moment, there are more and more cases of cruel treatment of animals registered in the Russian Federation. State Duma members receive hundreds of letters from voters demanding ...

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Moscow authorities plan dedicated law for homeless to protect tourists from crime

The council of political parties with the Moscow City Government is developing a law on the status and rights of homeless people. One of the main goals of the bill is to protect tourists from potential crime by the homeless. The head of the council, Yelena Morozova, told the Moskva agency that the work on the bill had been restarted ...

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Russian govt to consider dedicated agency to counter foreign economic sanctions

The Russian cabinet is to consider setting up a special agency to counter foreign sanctions, according to the head of the country’s Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, who suggested the name CounterOFAC for the body. Head of the union and former Russian economy minister, Aleksandr Shokhin, has told RIA Novosti that he had personally proposed the idea to Prime Minister ...

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Udacity debuts a dedicated School of AI with three new nanodegrees

Udacity is intruding three dedicated new nanodegrees (its own accelerated learning program) in the field of artificial intelligence, which will become part of its new School of AI. AI has been a subject Udacity has taught nearly since its inception, beginning over five years ago, and the field has changed a lot since. It’s seen over 8,000 graduates from its ...

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Professor dedicated to ‘dismantling whiteness’ to speak at Minnesota university

The University of Minnesota has invited a professor, who believes “whiteness” is an “existential threat” to the United States and needs to be “dismantled,” to be a guest speaker. Read more The lecture, titled “The Elephant in the Room: A ‘Grown-Up’ Conversation about Whiteness,” will be delivered by Lisa Anderson-Levy, an anthropology professor at Beloit College who believes that teaching ...

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Muse is a simple dedicated Amazon Alexa add-on for the car

Want to bring Alexa into your vehicle? You now have a few options, including a new $ 49.99 accessory from voice tech company Speak Music, which is launching Muse, essentially a Bluetooth-enabled Amazon Echo for the car. The small device allows you to access Alexa skills while on the go, using voice commands and the “Alexa” wake word, while connecting ...

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N.J. woman killed in Oculus fall hailed as dedicated teacher

A New Jersey woman who died after she plunged off an escalator at the Oculus transit hub was remembered Tuesday as a “doer and a fighter” who dedicated her life to teaching others. “Jenny Santos was rare,” a GoFundMe page set up in her honor says. “Her heart was pure, forgiving and open. Anyone who knew Jenny loved her because ...

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Dedicated soldiers helped break U.S. Army color barrier

Twice a month, U.S. Army veteran William Dyson Sr. would drive from Harlem to the Fort Hamilton Army post in Brooklyn to buy food and household supplies from stores open only to current and former military personnel. This was more than 50 years ago, but his grandson, Reggie Lewis, has vivid memories of those Saturday shopping trips — particularly their ...

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