NYS Hero Act: You Need to Comply– Here’s How

The New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) mandates new workplace health and safety protections in response to the pandemic. All employers are to implement these workplace safety plans, after COVID-19 was designated as an airborne infectious disease under this act. In conjunction with the NYS Department of Labor (NYS DOL) and […]

Urgent Intel Processor Problem Could Affect Laptops, Medical Devices

The Intel chip flaw has the potential to affect cars and embedded systems, researchers have found. The issue in question, CVE-2021-0146 allows testing or debugging modes on multiple processors, whereby an unauthorized person could utilize physical access to gain enhanced privileges. This particular bug was found in Pentium, Celeron and Atom processors of the Apollo […]

Informative Discovery: Fatty Acid in Palm Oil Promotes Cancer

A recent study with mice has shown that compounds in palm oil can encourage the spread of cancer. In particular, palmitic acid was found to promote metastasis in both skin and mouth cancers. This knowledge could help create a process for treatment with drugs or structured eating plans. Researchers, however, warn against patients putting themselves […]

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What’s The Most Important Leadership Skill? According to Research, It’s Empathy

Empathy may make a business more successful overall, according to researchers. It’s no secret that work can be extremely stressful. Whether it’s the projects you’re dealing with or the people you’re interacting with, an overload of negative experiences can take a toll on your work performance, your mental health and even impact your personal life. […]

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Data Liability – Why Old Media May Cost You Thousands

Employees and clients may come and go throughout the lifetime of a business, but that doesn’t mean their data leaves with them. Billing documents, personal health information, and other records need to be kept electronically and digitally to comply with local, state and federal laws. While keeping data is necessary to prevent any legal issues, […]

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Got A COVID-19 Test From Walgreens? Sensitive Data Was Exposed

If you got tested for the coronavirus through the company’s pharmacy, your personal information may have been left unsecured on the web. Patient information such as names, phone numbers, addresses, emails and even positive or negative results were vulnerable to exploitation. Millions of people used Walgreens’ testing services over the course of the pandemic, and […]

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Data of 60 Million Fitness and Health Tracking Records Exposed

An online database left millions of wearable tech users exposed, including those who use Fitbit and Apple’s HealthKit. The records are said to come from GetHealth, a company who’s platform also takes health-related data from places like Misfit Wearables, Microsoft Band, Strava and Google Fit. Sensitive information was included in the data repository, including names, […]

Paralyzed Man Can Use Thoughts To Talk With New Brain Implant

A man unable to move or speak is now able to communicate his thoughts using a computer. Science has paved the way for this technology, which comes from an experimental implanted device located in the man’s brain. The device relays information from brain activity that used to control his vocal tract to text on a […]

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Wearable Tech Could Be Used To Detect Pathogens and Viruses

MIT and Harvard University engineers have created a face mask prototype that’s able to detect whether the wearer has COVID-19. It takes about 90 minutes of wearing the mask to detect a positive case, but the technology could be used to create clothing that can detect other viruses and pathogens. In a recent study, researchers […]

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Ransomware Attack Hits Fertility Clinic, Important Customer Data Stolen

A well-known pioneer in in-vitro fertilization (IVF), My Egg Bank North America, along with Reproductive Biology Associates (RBA) have disclosed a data breach as of Friday. The type of breach was determined to be a ransomware attack. In general, a ransomware infection occurs when malware gets into your device and locks it. From there, a […]