May 30, 2024

Study Warns Highly Realistic AI-Generated Deepfakes Could Enhance ‘Electoral Interference’

Security research centre said that there was ‘no clear guidance’ on preventing AI being used to create misleading content. Highly realistic AI-generated deepfakes containing false allegations about political candidates could enhance “electoral interference,” according to a study. Research by The Alan Turing Institute’s Centre for Emerging Technology and Security (CETaS) on Wednesday urged Ofcom and […]

May 30, 2024

Elevated Risk of Epilepsy, Appendicitis in Children After COVID-19 Vaccination: Study

Researchers analyzed records from more than 5 million children. Children who received the AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines faced an elevated risk of epilepsy and appendicitis, according to a new study. Pfizer recipients were also more likely to suffer from demyelinating disease or heart inflammation, researchers found. Dr. Julia Hippisley-Cox, a professor of clinical epidemiology […]

May 29, 2024

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan Narrowly Wins Republican Runoff

The House Speaker has faced backlash from GOP party members for allowing Democrats to head committees and pushing Attorney General Ken Paxton’s impeachment. Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan pulled off a narrow win in Tuesday’s contentious GOP primary runoff against David Covey. Mr. Phelan garnered 12,813 votes to Mr. Covey’s 12,447, a separation of only […]

May 29, 2024

Commanders hire ex-DT Kedric Golston to help coach

Former defensive tackle Kedric Golston is joining the Commanders’ offseason coaching staff as part of the NFL’s diversity fellowship program. Golston headlines a group of five coaches who will work with players during team activities and mandatory minicamp. The Commanders have also welcomed Anthony Davis, Arthur Ray, Anthony Johnson and Andrew Seumalo as coaching fellows. […]

May 29, 2024

US Sanctions 3 Chinese Nationals Accused of Malicious Botnet Involvement

The cybercrime network allegedly made bomb threats and enabled criminals to steal billions of dollars. The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned three Chinese nationals and three Thailand-based companies for their involvement in a cybercrime network that allegedly made bomb threats and enabled criminals to steal billions of dollars in COVID-19 pandemic aid from the U.S. […]

May 29, 2024

CDC Issues Warning on Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

The CDC sent a notice about backyard chicken flocks and salmonella poisoning. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent an alert about an ongoing investigation into a salmonella outbreak it says may involve backyard chickens and ducks. The notice, posted last week, said that 109 people from 29 states have gotten sick […]

May 29, 2024

White House Says Israeli Strike in Rafah Not a Breach of ‘Red Line’

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu described the airstrike in Rafah as a ’tragic mistake.’ WASHINGTON—The White House indicated on May 28 that the recent Israeli strike in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, which resulted in the deaths of at least 45 Palestinians, has not crossed the red line set by President Joe Biden to halt […]

May 29, 2024

Concerns Grow Over the Increasing Abilities of AI

‘After Nagasaki and Hiroshima [atomic bombs], it took 18 years to get to a treaty over test bans … We don’t have that kind of time,’ said former Google CEO. News Analysis Big tech companies’ full commitment to developing artificial intelligence (AI), even enabling AI to “see” and “speak” to the human world, has led […]

May 29, 2024

Israel Didn’t Check Most Reports of COVID Vaccine Side Effects: Watchdog

State comptroller investigated how the Israel Ministry of Health handled adverse event reports. Israeli health officials did not look into hundreds of thousands of reports of problems following COVID-19 vaccination, a watchdog found. People submitted some 354,200 reports of side effects after COVID-19 vaccination to the Israeli Ministry of Health, but 82 percent of the […]