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Ukraine’s War of Drones Runs Into an Obstacle: China

[ad_1] Surrounded by rooms filled with stacks of cluster munitions and half-made thermobaric bombs, a soldier from Ukraine’s 92nd Mechanized Brigade recently worked on the final part of a deadly supply chain that stretches from China’s factories to a basement five miles from the front lines of the war with Russia. This is where Ukrainian […]

Will Canada follow U.S. and go after Amazon? MPs, businesses hope so – National

[ad_1] Canadian small businesses and lawmakers are hopeful the country’s competition watchdog will follow in the footsteps of U.S. regulators and go after Amazon over its business practices. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 17 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against the e-commerce giant on Tuesday, accusing it of illegally maintaining a monopoly over […]

Fact Checkers Take Stock of Their Efforts: ‘It’s Not Getting Better’

[ad_1] After President Biden won the election nearly three years ago, three of every 10 Americans believed the false narrative that his victory resulted from fraud, a poll found. In the years since, fact checkers have debunked the claim in lengthy articles, corrections posted on viral content, videos and chat rooms. This summer, they received […]

The Gamble: Can Genetically Modified Mosquitoes End Disease?

[ad_1] On a muggy evening in July on the island of Príncipe, part of a volcanic archipelago 200 miles off the West African mainland, 11,000 mosquitoes dusted in fluorescent green powder flew together into the heavy equatorial air, tiny volunteers in the service of science. Over the next 10 nights, another group of volunteers, human […]

Canadian university names first-of-its-kind chief AI officer. More may be coming

[ad_1] In an example of the wide-reaching and growing impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) worldwide, Western University has created a senior executive role dedicated to overseeing a university-wide AI strategy. The role also positions Western to claim that it is the first university in Canada to have a chief AI officer among its senior executives. […]

Caesars becomes 2nd major casino giant after MGM to report cyberattack – National

[ad_1] Casino company Caesars Entertainment on Thursday joined Las Vegas gambling rival MGM Resorts International in reporting that it was hit by a cyberattack, but added in a report to federal regulators that its casino and online operations were not disrupted. The Reno-based publicly traded company told the federal Securities and Exchange Commission that it […]

Apple to update iPhone 12 amid radiation concerns in France – National

[ad_1] By Staff The Associated Press Posted September 15, 2023 7:53 am Updated September 15, 2023 7:54 am Descrease article font size Increase article font size Apple has agreed to install updates for the iPhone 12 in France after French regulators ordered the company to stop selling the model because it emits electromagnetic radiation levels that exceed […]

Netanyahu urges Musk to combat antisemitism on social media during U.S. visit – National

[ad_1] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a U.S. trip in California to talk to billionaire businessman Elon Musk about antisemitism on his social media platform X — while Musk asked him to address his judicial overhaul in Israel. The two also discussed artificial intelligence in a sparsely-attended livestream event Monday. Netanyahu’s high-profile visit […]

Canada in global top 10 for cyber breaches, report finds amid health hack – National

[ad_1] An annual index ranking countries’ digital well-being shows Canada has work to do in shoring up its cybersecurity. According to the report by the VPN service Surfshark, which was released earlier this month, Canada ranks 10th in breach count globally, with more than 207.4 million compromised accounts since 2004. Surfshark’s annual Digital Quality of […]

Should news be free to access? Most Canadians say yes in poll – National

[ad_1] A new survey suggests that most Canadians feel news should be free and accessible for anyone, while also believing that media will find other ways to make money. Leger conducted a national online survey of 1,564 people over the weekend to seek opinions about the Liberal government’s Online News Act. The law, which comes […]