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Jul 28, 2022

These 28+ Android Apps with 10 Million Downloads from the Play Store Contain Malware

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode

Researchers have discovered a new infostealer malware, dubbed DUCKTAIL, targeting individuals and organizations that operate on Facebook’s Business.

Jul 28, 2022

New Ducktail Infostealer Malware Targeting Facebook Business and Ad Accounts

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Researchers have discovered a new infostealer malware, dubbed DUCKTAIL, targeting individuals and organizations that operate on Facebook’s Business.

Jul 27, 2022

LinkedIn phishing target employees managing Facebook Ad Accounts

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode

A new phishing campaign codenamed ‘Ducktail’ is underway, targeting professionals on LinkedIn to take over Facebook business accounts that manage advertising for the company.

The operators of Ducktail have a narrow targeting scope and select their victims carefully, trying to find people who have admin privileges on their employer’s social media accounts.

The discovery of this campaign comes from researchers at WithSecure, who have been tracking what they believe to be a Vietnamese threat actor since 2021, and collected evidence of activity dating going back to 2018.

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Jul 26, 2022

Alcohol consumption and telomere length: Mendelian randomization clarifies alcohol’s effects

Posted by in categories: business, genetics, life extension

Observational studies of the relationship between alcohol use and telomere length have produced conflicting results. The largest such study to date, of 4,567 individuals, found no association between alcohol intake and either baseline or longitudinal change in telomere length [9]. Another analysis of two American cohorts (n = 2623) also reported null findings [10]. On the other hand, a few small studies (sample size range: 255‑1800) have observed associations with heavy drinking or AUD. Participants with AUD have been reported to have shorter telomeres compared to healthy controls [11]. A longitudinal study of Helsinki businessmen observed that higher midlife alcohol consumption was associated with shorter telomere length in older age [8]. Drinking 30 g/day of alcohol in older participants was associated with shorter telomeres in a Korean study [12]. Associations were stronger in those experiencing the alcohol flush reaction, raising the intriguing possibility that acetaldehyde, ethanol’s toxic breakdown product, is mechanistically involved. In a recent review of 27 studies, 10 showed significant associations between alcohol use and telomere length [13]. The studies included cross-sectional and longitudinal designs. The majority comprised European participants with ages ranging from the third to seventh decade. Most studies observed positive associations between alcohol and LTL. However heterogeneity between studies in methods of quantifying telomere length and categorizing alcohol intake hindered meta-analysis and aggregation of the data.

MR seeks to identify potentially causal determinants of an outcome. It estimates the association between genetically predicted levels of an exposure and an outcome of interest. Residual confounding and reverse causation aim to be less of a concern than in most other methods of analyzing observational data [14]. With MR, genetic proxies can be used to study the effects of genetically-predicted variability in alcohol consumption or AUD risk. To our knowledge, no MR study of alcohol and telomere length has yet been attempted.

We conducted a large observational study of two alcohol phenotypes, alcohol consumption and AUD, and leucocyte. We then performed linear MR analyses to investigate the evidence for a causal effect between alcohol consumption/AUD and LTL. Estimates generated by our observational and genetic methods were compared. Genetic distinction between different alcohol use traits motivates their separate analysis. Quantity/frequency measures such as drinks per week and AUDIT-C (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Consumption, a 3 item screening tool), while moderately genetically correlated with AUD, have distinct patterns of genetic correlation with other traits [13]. Furthermore, as there has been much speculation about potential J-shaped relationships between alcohol and health outcomes [15], we performed a non-linear MR analysis to examine the shape of the relationship between alcohol consumption and telomere length.

Jul 26, 2022

Intel to produce Taiwanese company MediaTek’s chips

Posted by in categories: business, computing, space

OAKLAND, Calif. July 25 (Reuters) — U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Monday it will produce chips for Taiwan’s MediaTek Inc (2454.TW), one of the world’s largest chip design firms.

The manufacturing arrangement is one of the most significant deals Intel has announced since it launched its so-called foundry business early last year.

A foundry business builds chips that other companies design and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) (2330.TW) is the top player in that space. Intel has mainly built chips it designed itself.

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Jul 24, 2022

Top Technologies that are Taking Us to Metaverse in 2022

Posted by in categories: business, economics, virtual reality

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The existence of ethical concerns is precisely why it’s important for business owners to understand the different technologies driving the Metaverse forward and what impact they may have on users, the environment, and our society. By understanding these technologies, businesses can find new ways to enrich our society with constructive uses of virtual reality connectivity that enrich our world and keep the digital economy booming.

In addition, understanding these technologies is important because as more advanced techniques are developed for use in Metaverse projects, the average cost of US$48,000 for app design in the USA will undoubtedly go up. Business owners need to understand what they need to focus on when planning their next move.

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Jul 23, 2022

The World’s Biggest Vertical Farm Just Opened in Dubai

Posted by in categories: business, chemistry, food, nanotechnology, solar power, sustainability

The Dubai facility has the capacity to produce over two million pounds of leafy greens annually, and will grow lettuces, arugula, mixed salad greens, and spinach.

ECO stands for Emirates Crop One; the vertical farm is a joint venture between Crop One Holdings (a Massachusetts-based vertical farming company) and Emirates Flight Catering (the catering business that serves Emirates Airlines). Greens from the vertical farm will be served onboard Emirates flights, and will also be sold in grocery stores in the UAE. Since they’re grown in a sterile environment without pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals, the greens come ready-to-eat and don’t need to be washed.

The UAE is in many ways an ideal location for vertical farming, if not a place where the technology may soon become essential. It gets an abundance of sunlight but doesn’t have much water to speak of (it was, fittingly, the field testing site for a nanoparticle technology that helps sandy soil retain water and nutrients); that means vertical farms could use energy from solar panels to grow food indoors using 95 percent less water than traditional agriculture.

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Jul 20, 2022

Top 5 Low-Code Platforms to Develop AI Applications in 2022

Posted by in categories: business, robotics/AI

With the growing technological advancements, it is now possible to create complex applications without spending huge amounts of money, waiting for months and years, and employing multiple developers. The introduction of low-code and no-code platforms has made it possible to build applications integrated with advanced technologies. Here, we have listed some of the most prominent low-code platforms that developers can use to create AI applications in 2022.

Microsoft PowerApps: Microsoft PowerApps is a low-code platform that allows users to create business applications without writing code. The platform uses a drag-and-drop interface to build applications from a set of pre-built components that enables citizen developers to create business applications without writing code.

Salesforce Platform: Salesforce Platform is the first low-code platform that delivers the power and flexibility of an enterprise-grade custom app with the speed, agility, and simplicity of a SaaS app. It provides a visual drag-and-drop interface for creating applications and it offers a variety of ready-to-use templates.

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Jul 18, 2022

Microsoft’s Project AirSim is pushing drone simulation software to new heights

Posted by in categories: business, drones, particle physics, robotics/AI

How do you teach an autonomous drone to fly itself? Practice, practice, practice. Now Microsoft is offering a way to put a drone’s control software through its paces millions of times before the first takeoff.

The cloud-based simulation platform, Project AirSim, is being made available in limited preview starting today, in conjunction with this week’s Farnborough International Airshow in Britain.

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Jul 17, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope opens for business

Posted by in categories: business, space

Astronomy will never be the same again | Science & technology.

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