Jun 11, 2024 - Technology

Catch up quick

@ D.C.

πŸ›οΈ Three lawmakers are calling for more scrutiny of popular news aggregation app NewsBreak after a report that it has Chinese origins and used artificial intelligence to produce several inaccurate stories. (Reuters)

🧬 Privacy watchdogs in the United Kingdom and Canada have launched a joint investigation into last year's data breach of genetic testing company 23andMe. (TechCrunch)

@ Industry

πŸ‘€ Microsoft will now make its controversial Recall feature an opt-in feature on new AI PCs after intense scrutiny from the privacy and cybersecurity community. (Axios)

πŸ₯ Microsoft and Google are now offering free or discounted cybersecurity services to rural hospitals as they face mounting hacking threats. (CNN)

🍎 Apple is rolling out a standalone Passwords app that will sync saved passwords and passkeys across iOS devices. (The Verge)

@ Hackers and hacks

πŸ€– The AI Village will host a second public red-teaming event to test large language models at this year's DEF CON conference. (AI Village)

☎️ The U.K.'s National Health Service has issued an urgent call for O-type blood donations after a ransomware attack slowed down facilities' ability to match patients' blood types to donors. (The Record)

πŸ“° The New York Times confirmed that its GitHub repository was breached in January after hackers leaked stolen source code and data on 4chan last week. (BleepingComputer)

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