A COVID-19 newsletter without any doom or gloom

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hi-diddly-ho corona-rinos, Nobody talks about the 8 billion people who haven’t died from COVID-19 amirite?  This week’s newsletter is dedicated to everyone who hates how biased the mainstream…

Japan, France, New Zealand Warn of Sudden Uptick in Emotet Trojan Attacks

Cybersecurity agencies across Asia and Europe have issued multiple security alerts regarding the resurgence of email-based Emotet malware attacks targeting businesses in France, Japan, and New Zealand. “The emails contain malicious attachments or links that the receiver is encouraged to download,” New Zealand’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) said. “These links and attachments may look…

Scientists demonstrate first ‘plug and play’ brain prosthesis in a paralyzed person

Scientists have completed the first-ever demonstration of a “plug and play” brain prosthesis controlled by a paralyzed person. The system uses machine learning to help the individual control a computer interface with just their brain. Unlike most brain-computer interfaces (BCI), the AI worked without requiring extensive daily retraining. Study senior author Karunesh Ganguly, an associate professor in the UC San…