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Moderna begins early-stage trials of mRNA-based HIV vaccine

Moderna has begun early-stage clinical trials of an HIV mRNA vaccine, the company announced this week. On Thursday, it administered the first doses of a shot it co-developed with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative to volunteers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Like the company’s COVID-19 vaccine, the new treatment…

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Apple brought in a record-breaking $123.9 billion in revenue, despite supply constraints

It’s been a great quarter for Apple. The company just dropped its earnings report for Q1, 2022 (which for Apple ended December 25, 2021), and it broke revenue records across the board. It also reported a net income of $34.63 billion, with gross margins increasing to approximately 43.8 percent. Not only did quarterly revenue hit…

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Democratic lawmakers press crypto mining companies over energy consumption concerns

A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachuttes has asked six crypto mining companies, including Riot Blockchain, to answer questions about the impact of their operations on the environment and cost of electricity in the US. In separate letters to the chief executives of each firm, the group asks the companies…

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Social media scammers stole at least $770 million in 2021

The last year has been a boon for social media scammers, according to a new report from the FTC. The agency says more than 95,000 people lost $770 million to scammers who found them via social media platforms in 2021. That’s more than double the $258 million they say scammers made off with in 2020.…

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iOS 15.4 beta supports Face ID while wearing a mask

Just a few days after rolling out iOS 15.3, Apple has released the latest iOS developer beta. Among the new features is one that’ll come in very handy for unlocking your iPhone while you’re out and about in the current climate. The company is testing a way for folks to use Face ID while they’re…

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CISOs must get out in front of Ukraine cyber crisis, says NCSC

O.Farion – stock.adobe.com The National Cyber Security Centre is urging UK organisations to take steps to bolster their cyber security resilience in response to the ongoing Ukraine crisis By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 28 Jan 2022 0:01 UK organisations should urgently consider reinforcing their cyber security defences in response to the developing international crisis…

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SAP full-year 2021: Revenue nudges up 1%, cloud growth up 17%

SAP has announced a 2% rise in full-year 2021 revenue, to just under €28bn, while S/4 Hana customer base increased by 18% to 18,800 By Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Published: 27 Jan 2022 16:02 SAP has announced full-year 2021 financial results, indicating a 2% increase in revenue to €27.842bn, with cloud revenue up 17%…

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Lack of tech skills is delaying projects

Projects have been delayed over the past six months because of a lack of appropriate skills, with half of managers unable to find the workers with the necessary tech skills, survey finds By Clare McDonald, Business Editor Published: 27 Jan 2022 15:15 Just over half of managers in the UK are struggling to find talent…

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Novel phishing campaign highlights need for MFA, says Microsoft

Microsoft details a new multi-stage phishing campaign that only affects victims without multifactor authentication in place By Alex Scroxton, Security Editor Published: 27 Jan 2022 14:45 A recently discovered multi-stage, large-scale phishing campaign first observed in APAC employs a novel technique that is only successful against organisations that do not have multifactor authentication (MFA) in…

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Microsoft uses Q2 2022 earnings to delve into metaverse

Company’s CEO sees a role for Microsoft that takes the metaverse beyond gaming and into the business sphere By Cliff Saran, Managing Editor Published: 27 Jan 2022 14:32 In Microsoft’s second-quarter 2022 earnings call, company CEO Satya Nadella discussed his vision for the metaverse. Overall, the company’s Q2 2022 filing shows strong growth in its…