The Cyberwar Needs More Women on the Front Lines

The Cyberwar Needs More Women on the Front Lines

Cybercriminals, like viruses, adapt to their environment. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, cybersecurity complaints to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center have quadrupled.Not only are governments and businesses more exposed, but individuals—stressed from remote work, unemployment, and/or homeschooling—are more susceptible to scams on everything from government assistance checks to online shopping. I’ve been deluged with…

The Musk of Romance

The Musk of Romance

Giulio Berruti was asking an age-old actor’s question: What’s my motivation? The hunky Italian star—6-foot-3, dreamy blue eyes, perfect stubble—was on the set of Gabriel’s Inferno, a pulpy romance movie shot in New York last winter. Why, he asked a group of women a few feet behind the monitor on the soundstage, is Gabriel so…

Amazon Won’t Let Police Use Its Facial Recognition Tech for One Year

Amazon Won’t Let Police Use Its Facial Recognition Tech for One Year

Amazon announced on Wednesday it was implementing a “one-year moratorium” on police use of Rekognition, its facial-recognition technology. Lawmakers and civil liberties groups have expressed growing alarm over the tool’s potential for misuse by law enforcement for years, particularly against communities of color. Now, weeks into worldwide protests against police brutality and racism sparked by…