Apple's increasingly locked-down "walled-garden" approach to security has raised alarm among cybersecurity professionals, who fear it hinders researchers from identifying malicious activities from sophisticated threat actors. One way to address this is for Apple to provide researchers with limited entitlements, but the company fears that hackers would find a way to exploit those privileges.
Last week, I sat around a table with fellow journalists as Greg Sullivan, Microsoft's head of Mixed Reality, detailed the company's vision for the future of virtual collaboration. Nobody was wearing masks or standing apart. We weren't worried about getting sick. Instead, we were all wearing HoloLens 2 headsets and sitting in different parts of the world. The holographic table was right beside my actual desk, and my media pals were floating around my office as we chatted with our cartoonish avatars.
WHY THIS MATTERS: Some of you may remember the fancy HP Holo virutal conference rooms from a decade ago, and other prior attempts to punish virtual people by getting them back to the conference room table. Now Microsoft has a go in a more modern and less formal way. -Cynthia Wisehart
New large format display products for the home include 76-inch MicroLED TV and a "full sun" version of The Terrace.
WHY THIS MATTERS: These are home products but some could see commercial use; a smaller size on the MicroLED TV may also bode for more affordable pricing for MicroLED. -Cynthia Wisehart
Job reductions are reported by Inside Music Media and RadioInsight, reportedly part of iHeart's infrastructure overhaul.
"For years, there has been an assault on truth," which carries over to cybersecurity, writes Diana Burley, a professor and vice provost for research at American University. Burley examines public perception and notes that "belief in system integrity grows increasingly unstable as the systems are perceived to be insecure regardless of the actual state of cybersecurity."
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