Apple Joins US Commerce Department’s AI Safety Institute Consortium

Apple and other top tech companies have joined a new U.S. consortium to support the safe and responsible development and deployment of generative AI, the Commerce Department announced on Thursday (via Bloomberg). Apple, along with OpenAI, Microsoft, Meta, Google, and Amazon, will join more than 200 members of the AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC) under […]

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How to Guarantee the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

The original version of this story appeared in Quanta Magazine. Driverless cars and planes are no longer the stuff of the future. In the city of San Francisco alone, two taxi companies have collectively logged 8 million miles of autonomous driving through August 2023. And more than 850,000 autonomous aerial vehicles, or drones, are registered […]

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The Boeing 737 Max Crisis Reignites Arguments Over Infant Safety on Planes

As terrible as that tradeoff is, it’s worth noting that the risk of death on a commercial airliner to anyone, lap-held infants included, remains vanishingly low—so let the pangs of guilt subside if you’ve flown holding your baby on your lap. “Commercial aircraft accidents are still extremely rare, and the logistics of having infants in […]

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Google Chrome gets new Tab Groups and Safety Check features

Google has announced two new features for Chrome, one related to Tab Groups and the other related to Safety Check, which are aimed at helping you browse the web more easily and securely. Let’s take a look. Tab Groups will soon sync across devices Tab Groups, a feature that helps you to organize tabs and […]

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Google Chrome will now run password safety check in the background

To improve the overall safety of the browser, Google, in its December update for Google Chrome has announced that the password scan will automatically run in the background by default to detect compromised passwords while you are using the browser. In case Google Chrome finds any issues, you will get an alert or warning in […]

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Safety feature for Microsoft 365 apps bites the dust as hackers embrace more sophisticated AI-powered techniques

What you need to know Microsoft is depreciating Defender Application Guard for Office, impacting Windows Security Isolation APIs. The feature is essentially designed to help protect users from falling victim to malicious attacks deployed by hackers. The company recommends that users transition to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint attack surface reduction rules, Protected View, and Windows […]

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President Biden Issues Executive Order addressing AI privacy, safety, and trust

What you need to know President Biden recently issued a comprehensive Executive Order highlighting the government’s concerns over AI technology in regard to its safety and security. The order states that developers of powerful AI tools like ChatGPT and Bing Chat will now be required to provide safety test results and other critical information to […]

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iOS 17: All the Safety Features in the Latest iPhone Update

Apple is introducing several new safety-focused features in iOS 17, including new measures to keep you safe when you’re traveling and to prevent you from seeing images you don’t want to see. This guide highlights all of the safety functions that Apple added to ‌iOS 17‌, and it accompanies our iOS 17 privacy and security […]

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iOS 17 Expands Communication Safety Worldwide, Turned On by Default

Starting with iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS Sonoma, Apple is making Communication Safety available worldwide. The previously opt-in feature will now be turned on by default for children under the age of 13 who are signed in to their Apple ID and part of a Family Sharing group. Parents can turn it off in […]

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Google Meet app for Android to get a new “safety feature” when walking

In the latest APK teardown, 9to5Google discovered a curious new feature coming to the Google Meets app for Android. It seems like Google wants to make conversations safer when on the move. That’s why the functionality is called “On-the-Go”. On-the-Go prompt in Google Meet The feature itself is super simple – once Meet detects that […]

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Apple’s Communication Safety Feature for Children Expanding to 6 New Countries

Earlier this month, we noted Apple was working to expand its Communication Safety feature to additional countries, and it appears the next round of expansion will include six new countries. Communication Safety is an opt-in feature in the Messages app across Apple’s platforms that is designed to warn children when receiving or sending photos that […]

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Apple Expanding iPhone’s Communication Safety Feature to More Countries

In recognition of Safer Internet Day today, Apple has highlighted the company’s software features and tools designed to protect children online, such as Screen Time and Communication Safety. The press release was shared in Europe only. Communication Safety is an opt-in feature in the Messages app on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch that […]

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Samsung announces Ready Care, a technology for improved driving safety

At CES 2023, Samsung announced two new technologies—Ready Car and Ready Tune—for vehicles, in collaboration with its subsidiary brand Harman. Ready Care determines the driver’s physical and emotional condition. Based on the information gathered, it changes various settings of the car to improve driving safety and experience. Ready Tune can intelligently adjust sound settings to […]

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How to Throw Away Your Mac: Top Safety Tips

If you feel that time with your beloved Mac has come to an end, then it’s only right that you follow the right steps to ensure it gets a proper send-off. It’s never easy throwing electronics away, as there are a lot of steps you need to follow in order to make sure it gets […]

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Ukraine’s Biggest Nuclear Plant Needs a Safety Zone

Until Ukraine and Russia reach an agreement, the plant remains in danger. “There’s no question: There should not be any military operations at the plant or in the vicinity of the plant,” says Ed Lyman, senior global security scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists and coauthor of the book Fukushima: The Story of a […]

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How can companies ensure the safety of lone workers?

All employers have a legal and moral duty to do all they can to protect the employees under their care – especially their lone workers. Lone workers face a wide range of different hazards every day, with the risks that they face as varied as the locations they work in. Lone worker settings vary from […]

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Google Home, Personal Safety apps coming to Wear OS smartwatches

It was reported last month that Google is prepping the Google Photos watch face for the Wear OS watches. It would allegedly allow users to set single or multiple personal photos as their watch faces. Well, we now have our first look at not only the Google Photos watch face but also the first look at […]

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Minecraft: Java Edition 1.19.1 brings Player Reporting and other safety features

What you need to know Mojang Studios is rolling out a new Minecraft: Java Edition update with a handful of new features and fixes. Minecraft: Java Edition 1.19.1 is headlined by its improved player safety features, but also features allay duplication. With the update, chats are more secure, and is backed by a live moderated […]

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Google Play Store might be removing app permissions overview in favor of new Data Safety info

Back in May last year, Google introduced a new Data Safety section for apps published on the Play Store. A feature that started appearing on actual app listings in April this year and one that will be mandatory for all apps to have soon (July 20). Now Data Safety info sections have started popping up […]

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TikTok Announces Launch of Hashtag Content Filters and New Safety Tools

TikTok has announced new content moderation tools for the short-form video platform to make it safer for children, along with new hashtag filters for its For You and Following feeds. The first version of its new system to restrict certain types of content from being viewed by teens is called “Content Levels,” which is due […]

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