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  • Hackers linked to Hamas tied to cyberespionage via Android spyware in Palestine
    by Thomas Macaulay on June 13, 2024 at 3:14 pm

    Hackers linked to Hamas have been implicated in five cyberespionage campaigns targeting Palestine and Egypt. The evidence emerged in new research from ESET, a cybersecurity company based in Slovakia. Analysts at the firm detected five campaigns spreading trojanized apps to Android users. The attacks focus on user data espionage in Palestine and Egypt. The campaigns deploy multistage Android spyware, which ESET calls “AridSpy.” To distribute the spyware, the hackers used dedicated websites that impersonate real apps. In Palestine, they primarily harnessed a malicious Palestinian Civil Registry app. “In order to gain initial access to the device, the threat actors try to…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android […]

  • Why Germany, Hungary oppose the EU’s new tariffs on Chinese EVs
    by Siôn Geschwindt on June 13, 2024 at 1:33 pm

    The European Union has hiked tariffs for EVs imported from China, drawing reproach from Beijing and some of its own member states, including Germany, Sweden, and Hungary. The tough new tariffs range between 17.4% and 38.1%, on top of the existing import duty of 10%. If the EU enforces these provisional measures, Chinese EVs are set to become significantly more expensive in the bloc. For Brussels, the tariffs are a bid to level the playing field and protect European carmakers from cheap Chinese imports. But some EU member states and automakers fear that the measures could do more harm than…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • Everything you need to know about Finch, the latest programming language developed by MIT
    by Kirstie McDermott on June 13, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    In May, a research team from MIT announced a new programming language, Finch. It’s designed to support both flexible control flow and diverse data structures. “Finch facilitates a programming model which resolves the challenges of computing over structured arrays by combining control flow and data structures into a common representation where they can be co-optimized,” say its creators. Not to be confused with the Swedish fintech of the same name (or equally, another identically-named language), Finch offers a sea-change in how programmers can approach structured array programming. Arrays are a computer science fundamental, and along with lists, are the foundations…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • European AI leaders Aleph Alpha and Silo ink deal to deliver ‘sovereign AI’
    by Thomas Macaulay on June 13, 2024 at 10:03 am

    Two of Europe’s emerging leaders in artificial intelligence have signed a deal to spread “sovereign AI” across the continent. Germany’s Aleph Alpha and Finland’s Silo AI announced the partnership today. The duo plan to create a “one-stop-solution” for European industrial firms exploring generative AI. Their collaboration brings together distinctive expertise. Aleph Alpha has been described a European rival to OpenAI, but with a stronger focus on data protection, security, and transparency. The company also claims to operate Europe’s fastest commercial AI data centre. Founded in 2019, the firm has become Germany’s leading AI startup. In November, it raised $500mn in a funding…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • TNW Podcast: Behind the scenes of TNW Conference 2024; Dutch chips, Danish media, Chinese internet
    by Andrii Degeler on June 12, 2024 at 2:34 pm

     Welcome to the new episode of the TNW Podcast — the show where we discuss the latest developments in the European technology ecosystem and feature interviews with some of the most interesting people in the industry. In today’s episode, Ioanna and Andrii talk about some of the latest developments in the Dutch and European chips industry, Danish media and OpenAI, our spatial navigation skills, Chinese internet disappearing, and much more. The guest of the show is Zach Butler, Director of Events at TNW, to discuss the upcoming TNW Conference and everything around it, as well as get an impression…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • TNW Conference 2024: Building the world’s first medically-cleared contraceptive app
    by Ioanna Lykiardopoulou on June 12, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    With only a little over a week left till the TNW Conference in Amsterdam on June 20 and 21, we’re highlighting some of the sessions we’re most excited about. One of the talks I’m really looking forward to this year touches on a purpose very close to my heart: leveraging technology to transform healthcare applications. If you’re as interested in the topic as I am, then make sure not to miss the talk by Elina Berglund, “The Period(ic) Table: An Algorithm for Natural Birth Control.” It will take place on Day 2 of the event on the TNW Talks stage…This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • Stability AI launches Stable Diffusion 3, its ‘most sophisticated image generation model yet’
    by Thomas Macaulay on June 12, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Stability AI today launched Stable Diffusion 3 Medium, which the British startup calls its “most advanced text-to-image open model yet.” Comprised of 2 billion parameters, SD3 Medium promises photorealistic results without complex workflows. Crucially, the model can generate these images while running on individual consumer systems. It also overcomes common artefacts in hands and faces, Stability said. The company built SD3 Medium to understand complex prompts involving spatial relationships, compositional elements, actions, and styles. Typography has also been enhanced. Stability described the text generation accuracy as “unprecedented.” The company attributes these improvements to the Diffusion Transformer architecture.  Another core attraction is the model’s size.…This story continues at The Next Web […]

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