Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Trackers

A new bioadhesive makes it easier to attach trackers to squid. Note: the article does not discuss squid privacy rights. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here.

Zoom offers AI-based updates to its Workplace collaboration space

Online meeting platform Zoom this week announced updates to its meeting collaboration space Workplace, adding AI-powered capabilities that include a previously released “assistant” that offers post-meeting summaries and the ability to compose chats and email drafts.  Available through Zoom’s desktop app, the Workplace collaboration platform includes the use of its Zoom AI Companion, which it released last September. … Continue reading Zoom offers AI-based updates to its Workplace collaboration space

Other Attempts to Take Over Open Source Projects

After the XZ Utils discovery, people have been examining other open-source projects. Surprising no one, the incident is not unique: The OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council received a suspicious series of emails with similar messages, bearing different names and overlapping GitHub-associated emails. These emails implored OpenJS to take action to update one of its popular… Continue reading Other Attempts to Take Over Open Source Projects

Gun Safety Measures Passed in Maine After the State’s Most Deadly Shooting

HomeGun Safety Measures Passed in Maine After the State’s Most Deadly Shooting By Rebecca Edwards Apr 18, 2024 3 min read SafeWise experts have years of firsthand experience testing the products we recommend. Learn how we test and review.  In a landmark move aimed at bolstering public safety, the Maine Legislature has approved sweeping gun… Continue reading Gun Safety Measures Passed in Maine After the State’s Most Deadly Shooting

Apple sidles into sideloading in the EU

While Apple didn’t rush to embrace sideloading, developers can get ready for it in the EU, as support for this is now live in the latest iOS 17.5 beta. This is the first big improvement Apple has made to its originally stated plans to bring its business in line with Europe’s Digital Markets Act (DMA). Web Distribution lets authorized developers distribute… Continue reading Apple sidles into sideloading in the EU

Anthropic’s latest version of Claude comes to Amazon Bedrock

The most up-to-date version of Anthropic’s Claude AI, Claude 3 Opus, is now available on Amazon’s Bedrock managed AI service, bringing higher performance on more open-ended tasks to enterprise developers who rely on Amazon for generative AI model access. According to an announcement today from Amazon, Claude 3 Opus roughly doubles the accuracy of the… Continue reading Anthropic’s latest version of Claude comes to Amazon Bedrock