MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
Profile of DigitalMint, a final-mile crypto broker that helps ransomware victims pay ransoms in cryptocurrency, within 30-60 minutes of contact from the hacker — - A business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds this year, according to research firm Cybersecurity Ventures.
Katie Jennings / Forbes:
Robert N. Charette / IEEE Spectrum:
As carmakers integrate 100-150+ chip-based electronic control units in each car, a look at the challenges of an auto industry that is more dependent on software — The trend toward self-driving and electric vehicles will add hundreds of millions of lines of code to cars. Can the auto industry cope?
Sophie Zhang / Rest of World:
Many Latin American Facebook users are self-compromising their accounts to fuel fake engagement through “autoliker” websites and unwittingly joining bot farms — Global South users often share their accounts with shady middlemen. The practice is corrupting civil discourse around the world.
Lingling Wei / Wall Street Journal:
China pushes to subject data-related activities to government oversight, as it worries tech giants could use collected data to build alternative power centers — Beijing is calling on tech giants to share their information—and asserting its authority over data held by U.S. companies in China as well
Robert Stevens / Decrypt:
Thai SEC orders exchanges to delist NFTs and meme coins, defined as those with “no objective or underlying value” whose price relies on social media trends — Thailand´s Securities and Exchange Commission wont crack a smile at crypto´s meme coins. — Dogecoin — In brief
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Honeywell merges its quantum computing business with Cambridge Quantum to form a new joint venture; Honeywell will hold a majority stake and invest $270M-$300M — Honeywell, which only recently announced its entry into the quantum computing race, and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQ) …
Kevin Beaumont / DoublePulsar:
As ransomware gangs operate on multi-million dollar budgets at a global scale, telling companies to “just patch” or “implement zero trust” is no longer feasible — ve talked about ransomware and extortion attacks on organizations for about a decade.
Facebook unveils TextStyleBrush, an AI project that can copy the style of text in a photo using just a single word and can edit and replace text in images — - We´re introducing TextStyleBrush, an AI research project that can copy the style of text in a photo using just a single word.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
House lawmakers introduce five bipartisan bills to limit anticompetitive practices of tech giants like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook — The proposals could reshape the tech industry as we know it — On Friday, House Democrats introduced five new bills meant to chip away at the power …