Computer code displayed on screens arranged in Danbury, UK, on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. In the spring, hackers managed to insert malicious code into a software product from an IT provider called SolarWinds Corp., whose client list includes 300,000 institutions. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe / Bloomberg .
Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, was awarded the Nobel together with journalist Maria Ressa of the Philippines last year for their “courageous fight for freedom of expression.” He donated his approximately $ 500,000 prize money to charity, and suspended publication of the newspaper in March after Russia passed legislation restricting reporting on the war, … Read more
(Bloomberg Opinion) – It has been an exasperating week for computer scientists. They’ve been falling over each other to publicly denounce claims from Google engineer Blake Lemoine, chronicled in a Washington Post report, that his employer’s language-predicting system was sentient and deserved all of the rights associated with consciousness. .