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GM’s Cruise Recalls 80 Self-Driving Cars Due to Risk of Crash

General Motors Co.’s Cruise self-driving car unit has recalled an older version of software used by its robotaxis at the time of a crash in San Francisco in June, according to federal transportation regulators. Cruise has updated the automated driving …

Log4j Software Flaw ‘Endemic,’ New Cyber Safety Panel Says

A computer vulnerability discovered last year in a ubiquitous piece of software is an “endemic” problem that will pose security risks for potentially a decade or more, according to a new cybersecurity panel created by President Joe Biden. The Cyber …

Explainer: the Security Flaw That’s Freaked Out the Internet

BOSTON (AP) — Security pros say it’s one of the worst computer vulnerabilities they’ve ever seen. They say state-backed Chinese and Iranian hackers and rogue cryptocurrency miners have already seized on it. The Department of Homeland Security is sounding a …

GM: Software, New Battery Parts Will Solve Bolt Fire Issues

DETROIT (AP) — Engineers at General Motors have figured out how to fix a battery problem with the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback that caused five of them to catch fire. The company says they developed diagnostic software to look for …

Data Accident Releases Covid-19 Results for 25% of Wyoming

CreplaceENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming Department of Health employee working with computer code accidentally released COVID-19 test results for one-quarter of the state’s residents as well as associated names, addresses, birth dates and other information, the department announced Tuesday. …

Toyota Unveils New Models in Advanced Driver-Assist Technology Push

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp unveiled on Thursday new models of Lexus and Mirai in Japan, equipped with advanced driver assistance, as competition heats up to develop more self-driving and connected cars. Toyota’s latest launch comes as automakers, electric car …

Tool Created to Aid Cleanup From Microsoft Hack in Broad Use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tool designed to help businesses protect themselves from further compromises after a global hack of Microsoft email server software has been downloaded more than 25,000 times since it was released last week, the White House’s National …

Facial Recognition Company Sued by California Activists

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Civil liberties activists are suing a company that provides facial recognition services to law enforcement agencies and private companies around the world, contending that Clearview AI illegally stockpiled data on 3 billion people without their knowledge …

Critics Say Microsoft Failed to Shore Up Defenses That Could Have Limited Solarwinds Hack

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp’s failure to fix known problems with its cloud software facilitated the massive SolarWinds hack that compromised at least nine federal government agencies, according to security experts and the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. A …

Suspected Russian Hackers Used U.S. Networks, Official Says

A sprawling cyber-attack that compromised popular software created by Texas-based SolarWinds Corp. was executed from within the U.S., a top White House official said, though the government believes Russia was responsible. The federal investigation of the hack will take several …