Pfizer CEO: Vax Distribution Should Be Private-Govt Collaboration

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Sunday that government isn’t the ideal distributor for a coronavirus vaccine, and that it should be a collaboration with the private sector drug company. In an interview on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” Bourla said Pfizer, one of several companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine, is preparing for distribution of its candidate already. “The how […]

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Supercomputer’s Findings Suggest Why Patients Worsen, Get Range Of Symptoms

The bizarre cascade of effects of the coronavirus may be due to the excessive production of a chemical that regulates blood pressure — throwing the body’s respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurological pathways off-balance, a new study has found. Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, using its supercomputers — one of which is the […]

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Microsoft Unveils Deepfake Video Detection Tool

Microsoft has unveiled a video detection tool aimed at spotting computer-manipulated images, aka deepfakes, just 60 days ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Microsoft’s Video Authenticator flags fake news clips and lets news outlets and political campaigns watermark content to prove authenticity. The technology works by “detecting the blending boundary of the deepfake and subtle […]

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Cybersecurity Principles for Space Systems Announced

The U.S. government has published a list of cybersecurity principles intended to be implemented by the makers of space vehicles to keep them safe from unauthorized intrusions. The “Space Policy Directive-5” released Friday outlines five general precepts that should be considered by “developers, manufacturers, owners, and operators of space systems” so that they “design, build, operate, and manage […]

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