‘Vishing, or voice phishing, is a form of social engineering where criminals call victims to obtain desired information, usually posing as other persons.’ ‘Hackers are calling employees working from home and tricking them into accessing phishing pages for corporate domains.’
Catalin Cimpanu via ZDnet.com
‘Health passports lead all technologies in their potential to make a transformational impact in two years or less.’ ‘Social distancing technologies enter the Hype Cycle for the first time.’
Louis Columbus summarizes the new insights from the Gartner Hype Cycle For Emerging Technologies, 2020.
‘On the eve of the new decade, MIT Technology Review’s Karen Hao published an article entitled “In 2020, let’s stop AI ethics-washing and actually do something.”’ ‘The shift in gaze of ethical AI studies away from the technical towards the socio-technical has brought more issues into view, such as the anti-competitive practices of big tech companies, platform labor practices, parity in negotiating power in public sector procurement of predictive analytics, and the climate impact of training AI models. … The COVID crisis has been instrumental, surfacing technical advancements that have helped to fix the power imbalances that exacerbate the risks of AI and algorithmic systems.’
Interesting perspective on the evolution of the AI Ethics discussion in the past decades, by Carly Kind via Venturebeat.com.
Microsoft says the pandemic has changed the future of cybersecurity in these five ways (TechRepublic)
‘The pandemic is accelerating the digital transformation of cybersecurity. Here are five ways COVID-19 is shaping the future of the industry, according to Microsoft.’
Owen Hughes via Techrepublic.com