The girls participate in hackathons and training programs, and get advice, guidance, and support from female mentors. Some of the mentors are from elite technology units of the country’s military. The participants learn hacking skills, network analysis, and the Python programming language. They also practice simulating cyberattacks to find potential vulnerabilities. By 2018, about 2,000 girls participated in the CyberGirlz Club and the CyberGirlz Community. … [Read more...] about The gender gap in cybersecurity puts us all at risk for online crime
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Exploring the role of genetics Third, we need a better understanding of the interplay between a person’s genetic makeup and their susceptibility to infection and illness. As an architect of the federal law banning genetic discrimination, I am acutely aware of the potential for harm if this information is misused—but giving us private information on our own risk profile could help save lives. Gene variants have been shown to affect the pathogenicity of viruses ranging from influenza to RSV to HIV, so it would be unexpected if COVID-19 did not show similar variability. The evidence for such linkages is currently fragmentary but will expand as we gain more data about the virus. … [Read more...] about These 3 tools could help assess your risk of getting COVID-19
The contract raised eyebrows because it was agreed to shortly after SCL enlisted Trump’s then soon-to-be national security adviser Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn as a consultant. SCL has said the advisory role—only disclosed by Flynn nine months later in an amended disclosure form—lasted from days before the election until December 2016 but involved no payment and no actual work. Two months later, Flynn would be forced to resign from the White House over his contacts with foreign officials and retroactively register as a foreign agent. … [Read more...] about Before Trump, Cambridge Analytica quietly built “psyops” for militaries
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In May, Qatar began requiring all residents to use a virus-alert and quarantine enforcement app or face fines of up to $55,000. The app assigns each user a digital color code — green for people who are healthy with no symptoms, red for confirmed cases of COVID-19 — that dictates whether a person must stay home or may go out. It can also track users’ real-time locations to monitor whether those infected with the virus are complying with government self-quarantine orders. … [Read more...] about Virus-tracing apps are rife with problems. Governments are rushing to fix them