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Bulgaria's ambassador arrives at Russian foreign ministry amid spy row

The Bulgarian ambassador to Moscow arrived at Russia’s foreign ministry on Tuesday, the RIA news agency reported, against the backdrop of a spying scandal that saw two Russian diplomats expelled from Bulgaria last month. Russia said in March it reserved the right to take retaliatory measures after Sofia kicked out the diplomats for suspected espionage. The expulsions came after prosecutors charged six people, including current and former military intelligence officers, with spying for Russia. […]

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Google confirms ITA software glitch affecting websites of U.S. airlines

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday confirmed that there was an issue with its ITA software, which powers ticketing and other services on the websites of many U.S. airlines. Reports by users showed issues on Monday with the websites of Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, according to Downdetector.com. People familiar with the matter also said there seemed to be an outage on ITA. […]

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Navy arms destroyers with new drone, aircraft and missile defenses

Attacking enemy cruise missiles, fighter jets, helicopters and longer-range high altitude ballistic missiles all present substantial threats to Navy surface ships, especially when multiple attacks arrive simultaneously. By and large, defending against incoming ballistic missiles and air and cruise missiles requires separate defensive systems … until now. […]

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Darktrace Says Its AI Can Be Used for Employee Monitoring

(Bloomberg) — Darktrace Ltd.’s artificial intelligence could be used to better “understand the productivity and performance” of employees, the British company’s Chief Strategy Officer Nicole Eagan said.“There are adjacent applications” for businesses beyond the cybersecurity functions it focuses on now, Eagan said at the Web Summit conference on Thursday. The technology could also be used to help companies monitor compliance with laws like Europe’s GDPR data protection regime.Employers Panic-Buy Spy Software to Keep Tabs on Remote WorkersThe company’s technology works by learning how companies function, monitoring different processes such as employee email patterns to discover irregularities that might flag potential fraud or hacking vulnerabilities. Darktrace’s ability to autonomously respond to such irregularities could lead to other applications for businesses, Eagan said.A number of companies have turned to employee-monitoring software during the pandemic to help manage productivity from a suddenly remote workforce. These types of programs, which can monitor how long workers are logged on or the amount of time it takes to finish a task, can raise privacy concerns, particularly if people aren’t aware of the surveillance.Barclays Plc was investigated by the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Officer for using employee-monitoring tools earlier this year. The bank said the rollout was a limited pilot.Darktrace also aims to make its AI more holistic, moving to systems that can be “self healing” after a cyberattack, Eagan said. The company last year introduced an AI “analyst” that can interpret the system’s own findings as it searches for irregularities.The company, founded in 2013, is weighing an initial public offering as soon as next year.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P. […]

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Why software developers might be obsolete by 2030

In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted we’d be having 15-hour workweeks by the end of the century. But by the time it was 2013, it was clear the great economist had gotten something wrong. Welcome to the era of bullshit jobs, as anthropologist David Graeber coined it. Since the 1930s, whole new industries have sprung up, which don’t […] […]

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Working From Home Doesn’t Mean You’re Not Being Watched

If you’re working from home, you may be out of the office, but that doesn’t always mean you’re unsupervised. Spy software is flying off the shelves, according to cyber security specialists, and a private investigator told NBC 7 he’s busier than ever keeping an eye on employees working from home. So, who’s behind it all? Well, it could be your… […]