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Over 90 WordPress themes and plugins from AccessPress hacked, says report

WordPress admins who use any plugins or themes downloaded from AccessPress are being urged to take action after researchers discovered that backdoors were installed in many of the app maker’s products months ago. AccessPress plugins and themes downloaded from are okay. However, those downloaded since September from AccessPress need mitigation. According to researchers at […]

Best cheap gaming laptop under $1,000 for 2022

You can find worthy gaming laptops between $700 and $1,000, but good bargains tend to disappear quickly due to limited stock as a result of the microchip shortage. But, you can still find reliable gaming laptops with AMD or Intel processors, newer entry-level discrete graphics and displays with faster refresh rates.  That means that you’re not […]

Google Asks Court to Dismiss Texas Antitrust Case

Google asked a federal court on Friday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit led by the State of Texas, the first time it has sought to have one of the government competition cases against it thrown out in the United States. In a filing, Google said the state had failed to show that it engaged in […]

Intel to Invest at Least $20 Billion in New Chip Factories in Ohio

Intel has selected Ohio for a new chip manufacturing complex that would cost at least $20 billion, ramping up an effort to increase U.S. production of computer chips as users grapple with a lingering shortage of the vital components. Intel said on Friday that the new site near Columbus would initially have two chip factories […]

Parag Agrawal Shakes Up Twitter’s Security Team

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter shook up the top ranks of its security team this week with the termination of the head of security and the exit of the chief information security officer, the company told employees on Wednesday, as its new chief executive reorganizes the social media service. Peiter Zatko, the head of security, who […]

Director James Cameron on the dangers of deepfakes

Movie director James Cameron says he hopes critical thinking will help people identify deepfake videos. So-called deepfakes use machine learning to modify video footage, usually replacing one person’s face with another, with realistic results. Mr Cameron, whose films often push the boundaries of special effects, spoke to the BBC’s technology programme Click. See more at […]

Will Congress Pass New Regulation on Big Tech? Time May Be Running Out.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are readying a major push on bills aimed at restraining the power of the country’s biggest tech companies, as they see the window of opportunity closing quickly ahead of the midterm elections. In a significant step forward, a Senate committee voted on Thursday to advance a bill that would prohibit companies […]

How 5G Clashed With an Aviation Device Invented in the 1920s

Altimeters are a key part of the 787’s landing system, turning on the reverse thrusters that slow the plane once it has landed. Mr. Lemme said a Boeing patent suggested that the function was totally automated, meaning that even a pilot landing a 787 manually would not be able to reverse the plane’s thrusters if […]

In Sewage, Clues to Omicron’s Surge

As the highly contagious Omicron variant pushes national coronavirus case numbers to record highs and sends hospitals across the country into crisis mode, public health officials are eagerly searching for an indication of how long this surge might last. The clues are emerging from an unlikely source: sewage. People who contract the coronavirus shed the […]

Tech Start-Ups Reach a New Peak of Froth

Astonishing data for 2021 tell the story. U.S. start-ups raised $330 billion, nearly double 2020’s record haul of $167 billion, according to PitchBook, which tracks private financing. More tech start-ups crossed the $1 billion valuation threshold than in the previous five years combined. The median amount of money raised for very young start-ups taking on […]