Author: Joseph Brunoli

Portugal pushes for fair distribution of green tech subsidies

Portugal pushes for fair distribution of green tech subsidies

Portugal's finance minister warns against creating competition between small and large EU states. This week Portugal's finance minister warned that the EU's response to the US stimulus package for green tech should use financing instruments that ensure equality between all member states. In ... Read more

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‘GitHub Codespaces can be used for malware delivery’

‘GitHub Codespaces can be used for malware delivery’

Researchers warn that hackers can use GitHub Codespaces to host and deliver malware. According to a new report from Trend Micro, threat actors can abuse the port forwarding feature in GitHub Codespaces to host and distribute malware and malicious scripts. GitHub Codespaces became widely avai... Read more

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Artists sue AI companies over unlicensed use of images

Artists sue AI companies over unlicensed use of images

The suit alleges three AI image generator companies have illegally used billions of images. ArsTechnica reports that a group of artists have filed a lawsuit alleging the theft of billions of copyrighted images used to train AI art generators and reproduce unique styles. Three image generator com... Read more

date11 days ago
New malicious packages found in Python Package Index repository

New malicious packages found in Python Package Index repository

A threat actor has uploaded three malicious packages to the PyPI (Python Package Index) repository. The packages reportedly drop info-stealing malware on developers' systems. The threat is significant, according to BleepingComputer, as PyPI is the most widely used repository for Python package... Read more

date11 days ago
Microsoft releases fix to remediate faulty Windows Defender update

Microsoft releases fix to remediate faulty Windows Defender update

Microsoft has released scripts to fix an issue caused by a defective Windows Defender update issued on Friday, January 13. The scripts do not address all problems, however. The scripts are designed to help system administrators repair the damage done by the update, which created an "issue w... Read more

date11 days ago
EC chief calls for aid to help EU clean tech firms compete with US

EC chief calls for aid to help EU clean tech firms compete with US

The head of the European Commission stressed the need to counter America's new "green subsidies". Ursula von der Leyen has called for financing tools to help EU clean tech companies compete against their US competitors, who are benefitting from government support under the US Inflation Reduction... Read more

date12 days ago
‘Vestager pushes urgent aid package to save EU business’

‘Vestager pushes urgent aid package to save EU business’

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager calls for a plan to counter competition from US subsidies. The European Commission's Executive Vice President has proposed a new state aid framework to counter "urgent" challenges posed by the wave of green subsidies to US businesses, POLITICO reports. Vestager... Read more

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