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12419791868?profile=RESIZE_400xHow was your Easter bank holiday?  Did you use it well by, for instance, preventing a globally destructive cyber-attack?  No? Try harder, then.  Last weekend, a cautious, longstanding and very nearly successful attempt to insert a backdoor into a widely used piece of open-source software was thwarted, effectively by accident.  Below is from Ars Technica.[1]  Researchers have found a malicious backdoor in a compression tool that made its way into widely used Linux distributions, including those f

12404712858?profile=RESIZE_400xApple's latest acquisition of yet another AI startup provides insight into the tech giant's plans for artificial intelligence in 2024.  The startup, DarwinAI, is a Canadian visual quality inspection business that has developed ways to make AI systems smaller and more efficient.  Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has vowed to share more details about the company's AI advancements in 2024, and this latest acquisition of a company that makes AI systems run efficiently on smaller devices could reinforce the idea