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Jun 20, 2023

Virgin Galactic to start regular commercial flights to space in August

Posted by in categories: government, space travel

After that, those who have been waiting more than a decade for their ride aboard Virgin Galactic’s rocket-powered space plane are expected to get their chance. The company said the first of those flights will begin in early August, with monthly flights following that.

“This next exciting chapter for Virgin Galactic has been driven by innovation, determination and a commitment to delivering an unparalleled and truly transformative customer experience,” CEO Michael Colglazier said in a statement.

Virgin Galactic has been working for years to send paying passengers on short space trips and in 2021 finally won the federal government’s approval. The company completed its final test fight in May.

Jun 19, 2023

SpaceX launches Indonesian telecommunications satellite

Posted by in categories: government, satellites

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 carrying the PSN Satria satellite successfully launched and deployed at 6:21 PM ET (22:21 UTC).

The launch had a 178-minute window, and upper-level winds delayed the first launch attempt at the opening of the window, but SpaceX had plenty of time to work with and launched just a bit later into the launch window.

The PSN Satria Indonesian Telecommunications was first contracted to be built in 2020 by Thales Alenia Spaceby the Indonesian government and delivered to the launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in May 2023.

Jun 18, 2023

Cybersecurity in the Era of Generative AI

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, government, information science, robotics/AI

There’s no shortage of emerging applications and projects that promise increased productivity, new levels of automation, and cutting-edge innovation. But all too often, AI initiatives within the enterprise fail to get off the ground, and there can be vast and costly unintended consequences when this technology is applied to the wrong use cases or falls into the wrong hands.

In the case of cyber defense, widespread accessibility to generative AI tools, as well as the increasing sophistication of nation-state actors, means that threats are more personalized and convincing than ever. In an era of algorithms fighting algorithms, human defenders must effectively team up with AI to build cyber resiliency and prevent business disruption.

Presented by expert stakeholders from industry, academia, and government, this event is designed to offer practical guidance for security teams to cut through the noise and unleash the power of AI responsibly and effectively.

Jun 17, 2023

Federal government is buying your data, report says

Posted by in categories: government, internet

A new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reveals the federal government is buying Americans’ data from “data brokers.” Most of it is sold by vendors claiming the data is anonymous, but experts argue it’s easy to reveal personal information. Josh Skule, former FBI executive assistant director of the intelligence branch, joined CBS News to talk about the report.

#news #privacy #data.

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Jun 16, 2023

Dubai 10x Initiative UAE

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Dubai 10X creates disruptive, exponential change in government entities. Dubai 10X is about shifting mindsets and behaviors to aim big, learn from failure and adopt risk-taking.

Jun 16, 2023

10M Shenzhen People Social Security Pensions Disappeared; Medical Insurance Owes Hospitals 350B

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, government

On May 8, Shenzhen citizens found a significant reduction in their social security pension balances. Some people’s accounts even shrunk a third, the most loss reached 120,000 RMB, around 17,000 USD. A wave of public outcry ensued, with aggrieved parties accusing the government of arbitrarily “pooling” their hard-earned social security funds. The controversy grew to such an extent that the balance inquiry function of the Shenzhen social security system was promptly suspended.

Following in the footsteps of Shanghai, Shenzhen has become the second major city to execute a social security coordination. Between midnight on April 24th, 2023, and 9 am on May 8th, the Shenzhen Social Insurance Information System was suspended to integrate into Guangdong Province’s system, thereby linking to the National Pension Insurance Coordinated Information System for Enterprise Employees. Upon the system’s restoration, however, a considerable number of Shenzhen residents were shocked to find that their social security account balances suddenly decreased, with some accounts seeing a drastic 30–40% plunge. The whereabouts of these diverted funds remains a mystery.

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Jun 13, 2023

Hacking group targets file transfer tool, leading to major data breaches, government warns

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government

A hacking group believed to be behind a cybercrime spree in 2021 is once again involved in an active hacking campaign targeting a file transfer tool that could lead to a wave of data breaches, according to US cybersecurity officials.

The hacking group, named “CL0P,” is targeting a file transfer tool called MOVEit that belongs to Progress Software Corp., according to a joint advisory by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and FBI on June 7.

Officials say CL0P has been attempting to steal data belonging to MOVEit clients since at least May 27. A confirmed victim includes Zellis, a UK-based payroll services provider whose clients include British Airways and the BBC, reports Law360.

Jun 11, 2023

AI regulation: Two bipartisan bills introduced in US Senate

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI

US Congress considering two artificial intelligence bills to address concerns surrounding the technology.

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to experience rapid growth, governments around the world have started to consider modifying policies and regulations around the technology.

US Senators yesterday introduced two separate bipartisan bills addressing AI to tackle issues surrounding the technology and to remain “competitive”, according to Reuters.

Jun 10, 2023

The A.I. endgame is that no humans need to work for a living, cognitive scientist says

Posted by in categories: economics, employment, government, robotics/AI, singularity

Government can give Universal basic income to everyone.…st-says/vi

Ben Goertzel, CEO of decentralized artificial intelligence marketplace SingularityNET, says “there are far more rewarding things for humans beings to do than [scrambling] around to get resources.”

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Jun 10, 2023

Microsoft will now offer OpenAI’s GPT-4 to US government agencies

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, security

Services will be provided through Azure Government Cloud to ensure data security.

Government agencies in the U.S. will now have access to OpenAI’s artificial intelligence (AI) models, such as GPT-4 and its predecessor after Microsoft announced that it would offer Azure OpenAI services to the government as well.

OpenAI’s GPT-4 is the powerhouse behind Microsoft’s new Bing search engine and a hot favorite among companies looking to leverage AI to make better use of their data. As per Microsoft’s claims, its Azure OpenAI services, launched only in January this year, serve more than 4,500 customers.

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