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Google has revealed a new multilingual text vectorizer called RETVec (short for Resilient and Efficient Text Vectorizer) to help detect potentially harmful content such as spam and malicious emails in Gmail.

Carding has been around since the 1980s but has evolved to the point that even less experienced cybercriminals can now launch campaigns.

Enter Cilium’s advanced Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) implementation, powered by the GoBGP control plane, a solution that not only addresses these challenges but also adds unprecedented flexibility to your network configurations.

The most curious part of this is how people working inside the macroculture are the only folks who don’t understand what’s going on.

Efforts to convince remote workers to return to corporate offices appear to have stalled, based on data from the government, academia, and private-sector organizations.

Once in your home, different individuals have differing authority based on who they are. Family members have access to your whole home.

HP is squeezing more margin out of print customers, the result of a multi-year strategy to convert unprofitable business into something more lucrative, and says its subscription model is “locking” in people.

Microsoft helped Chinese state-run media outlets disseminate propaganda as part of previously unreported partnership agreements, documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show.

Unfortunately, leadership training, education, and discussion tends to be reserved for people-managers. Of course, leadership skills are important for those directly responsible for teams of people.

Spying and surveillance are different but related things. If I hired a private detective to spy on you, that detective could hide a bug in your home or car, tap your phone, and listen to what you said.

The European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive (NIS1), introduced in 2016, aimed to strengthen cybersecurity among Member States. However, market fragmentation and growing digital threats led to the enactment of the NIS2 Directive.

Attackers could soon begin using malicious instructions hidden in strategically placed images and audio clips online to manipulate responses to user prompts from large language models (LLMs) behind AI chatbots such as ChatGPT.