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Snap hits 100 million players, teams with Zynga, and launches more chat games

Snap hits 100 million players, teams with Zynga, and launches more chat games

Snap today announced that more than 100 million users have played Snapchat games since the April 2019 launch. With that success, the mobile chat company is doubling down on its game platform, announcing a new collaboration with Zynga and a bunch of Snap-created and third-party games. “I think we’re really excited about Snap Games because …

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Apple reveals its virtual WWDC lineup, including its special keynote planned for June 22 – TechCrunch

Apple reveals its virtual WWDC lineup, including its special keynote planned for June 22 – News

The coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into Apple’s plans for its annual Worldwide Developer Conference event, now entering its 31st year. Due to the health crisis, Apple in March joined a number of other companies shifting their in-person events to virtual ones with an announcement that WWDC20 would be held online. Today, the company has …

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Critical Zoom Vulnerability Leaked Sensitive Data About Zoom Meetings

After a brief hiatus, it seems Zoom has come on the radar of security researchers again. Recently, a critical vulnerability affecting Zoom surfaced online that leaked sensitive data about Zoom Meetings. Fortunately, the flaw received a fix before an exploit. Zoom Vulnerability Leaked Meetings Data Reportedly, security firm Gais Security caught a critical vulnerability affecting …

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Researchers detail technique that enables attackers to ‘steal’ reinforcement learning algorithms

A team of researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore claim deep reinforcement learning (DRL) algorithms — algorithms that have been used to predict the shapes of proteins and teach robots to grasp objects — are prone to adversarial attacks that can extract and replicate them, enabling malicious actors to “steal” them. In a preprint …

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Apple commits $100M to its new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative – TechCrunch

Apple commits $100M to its new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative – News

Apple announced today a new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative with a new $100 million commitment. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, will lead the initiative. Jackson has notched an impressive list of achievements during her tenure at Apple by focusing on improving the environmental sustainability of the company’s supply …

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What Estonia could teach us about internet voting in a post-pandemic world

What Estonia could teach us about internet voting in a post-pandemic world

While the United States grapples with controversy over electronic voting machines and mail-in ballots, Estonia has created a remote voting system that could address many of the concerns about elections in a post-coronavirus world. Refined over more than 15 years, Estonia’s i-Voting system allows citizens to vote from home on their computer using a government-issued …

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