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Alert! Download Google Chrome update now – govt sends high severity warning

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has raised a high-severity warning regarding vulnerabilities present in Google Chrome OS, urging users to update their browsers immediately. Released on February 8, 2024, under the designation CIVN-2024-0031, the security note highlights significant risks associated with Google Chrome OS versions preceding 114.0.5735.350 (Platform Version: 15437.90.0) on the LTS channel. Govt wants you to download the latest Google Chrome update as that will remove all current…

First ground-based survey of damage to Ukrainian cultural sites reveals severity, need for urgency

Distribution of cultural heritage sites (green dots) and locations of military action (red dots) in Kyiv and Chernihiv regions, Ukraine. The transparent red areas illustrate areas that were occupied by the Russian military in February and March 2022, and have now been liberated (figure by Ivan Zotsenko). Credit: Antiquity (2023). DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2023.159 The war in Ukraine is not just a war against a people, but a war on…

Skin scanner and AI used to ‘score’ disease severity in diabetics

Researchers have used a high-resolution, non-invasive technique to obtain images of the tiny blood vessels under the skin of diabetics and used an AI algorithm to formulate a ‘score’ that can be used to determine disease severity. Once it’s made portable, the technique could be used to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.Microangiopathy, where the capillary walls become so thick and weak that they bleed, leak protein and slow blood flow, is one of the major complications of diabetes. It can affect many organs of the…

GM’s Cruise robotaxi service faces fine in alleged cover-up of San Francisco accident’s severity

Associated Press reporter Michael Liedtke sits in the back of a Cruise driverless taxi that picked him up in San Francisco's Mission District, Feb. 15, 2023. The California regulator that approved the expansion of the Cruise robotaxi fleet owned by automaker General Motors is now threatening to fine the driverless service for covering up the severity of an accident that triggered the suspension of its California license. The potential penalty could…

Large Study Shows Link Between Vitamin D And Psoriasis Severity : ScienceAlert

Vitamin D deficiency or lower vitamin D levels are associated with a significant increase in the severity of psoriasis, according to US research on nearly 500 cases, one of the largest studies yet.Brown University dermatologist Eunyoung Cho and colleagues say their findings suggest people with the irritating skin condition that affects over 8 million people in the US may benefit from vitamin D-rich foods or supplements.Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease characterized by an abnormally fast turnover of skin cells,…

In the wake of COVID-19, traffic congestion dropped but crash severity soared

Time-series of traffic patterns in six California counties before and after COVID-19 related travel restrictions: (a) vehicle miles traveled, (b) weekly crash totals, (c) average highway speeds, and (d) changes in the share of severe crashes. Credit: Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2022). DOI: 10.1177/03611981221103239 The initial COVID-19 restrictions in March 2020—particularly…

The Unintended Severity of Machine Learning Models

Machine-learning models designed to mimic human decision-making often make different, and sometimes harsher, judgments than humans due to being trained on the wrong type of data, according to researchers from MIT and other institutions. The “right” data for training these models is normative data, which is labeled by humans who were explicitly asked whether items defy a certain rule. However, most models are trained on descriptive data, where humans identify factual features instead. When models are trained on descriptive…

A Surprising Similarity in Severity

By European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases April 16, 2023Research in Queensland, Australia, indicates that long COVID’s impact on health systems may be due to the volume of SARS-CoV-2 infections rather than symptom severity, as it has similar incidence and severity to seasonal influenza. The study has limitations, such as unmeasured factors and potential influence of vaccination or the Omicron variant on long COVID severity.Comparison with influenza in the Australian state of Queensland during…

Government issues ‘high severity’ warning for Mozilla Firefox users, details inside

Government issues 'high severity' warning for Mozilla Firefox users, details inside (file photo)Mozilla Firefox is one of the most used web browsers across the world. Due to this, cyber security agencies suggest users keep their software up to date. Not updating your web browser may lead you into trouble. Using an outdated version of any software makes it easy for hackers to hack your device and steal your data including email, phone, bank details and others. This is why software companies regularly give an update to…