New Italian government determined to secure Intel’s chip investment
The new government of prime minister Giorgia Meloni hopes to seal the deal with the US tech giant.
Italy's government is determined to secure an investment by Intel to build a chip factory in the country, according to a report in Reuters. The Italian Minister for Economic Development, Giancarlo ... Read more
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
‘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
EC chief announces Net-Zero Industry Act to counter US green subsidies
The European Commission will introduce a series of clean tech objectives for 2030 under the auspices of a proposed 'Net-Zero Industry Act', according to a report in POLITICO.
The announcement was made by EC President Ursula von der Leyen at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday.
The p... Read more
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
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
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
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
‘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
EU court rules that companies must reveal with whom they share data
An Austrian case could have a wide-ranging impact on how the GDPR is enforced.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a decision that forces personal data collectors to identify the entities they sold data to when requested under the EU GDPR.
The decision is in response to a c... Read more