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Daily Archives: July 1, 2021

Day of Rage: An In-Depth Look at How a Mob Stormed the Capitol

The New York Times – By Dmitriy Khavin, Haley Willis, Evan Hill, Natalie Reneau, Drew Jordan, Cora Engelbrecht, Christiaan Triebert, Stella Cooper, Malachy Browne and David Botti. June 30, 2021. “A six-month Times investigation has synchronized and mapped out thousands of videos and police radio communications from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, providing the most… Continue Reading

Virtual Garden Tours Around the World

Hey, (Let’s) Go! – “Escape the heat by “travelling” the world with the virtual tour company, HeyGo. You can cruise the Seine River in Paris, wander through a medieval market town in the Cotswolds, UK, or take a hummingbird and orchid tour in the Ecuadorian highlands, all hosted by local guides. It’s free to sign up and take part… Continue Reading

Google releases new open-source security software program: Scorecards

ZDNet – “Some naive people may still think they’re not using open-source software. They’re wrong. Everyone does. According to the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC) 2021 “Open Source Security and Risk Analysis” (OSSRA) report, 95% of all commercial programs contain open-source software. By CyRC’s count, the vast majority of that code contains outdated or insecure… Continue Reading

Elucidate launches open database of financial crime risk scores in the banking industry

“Elucidate, the financial crime risk scoring platform, has launched the Elucidate FinCrime Risk Monitor (EFRM), an open database for scoring the financial crime risk vulnerability of financial institutions. During a time when financial crime scandals are increasingly common, the EFRM looks to increase transparency in the finance industry. The EFRM evaluates more than 17000 financial… Continue Reading

NHTSA Launches Interactive, Searchable Recall Dashboard

“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today unveiled a new cloud-based recall dashboard to make searching for auto safety recall data easy and efficient. The dashboard offers user-friendly and transparent ways to sort, filter, visualize and export recall data.  “This new dashboard provides unprecedented transparency into the recall process,” said Dr. Steven Cliff, NHTSA’s… Continue Reading

Knowledge of security risks hasn’t fixed the password problem

Tech Republic – “World password day 2021 [May 6], serving as yet another reminder to use unique passwords, update those that may be compromised and practice good password hygiene. If new data from Onfido is accurate, however, most of us have no plans to do any of those things. Onfido, an identity verification and authentication… Continue Reading

The world’s social media giants admit they can’t protect women online

Quartz: “Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube made their first joint commitment to curb the harassment women face on their platforms, according to The World Wide Web Foundation. The social media giants pledged on July 1 to give users more granular control over who interacts with their posts and improve their reporting processes—for example, by giving… Continue Reading