Day: May 1, 2020

Security is central in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release

Touting a total stack tactic to protection, Canonical Ltd. designed its most up-to-date Ubuntu distribution — Ubuntu 20.04 LTS — normally accessible April 23.

Company officers explained do the job on the most up-to-date model of the Linux-based mostly running program concentrated on protection as a unifying topic. Toward that intention, the business introduced several new features, including an integrated VPN merchandise and an prolonged period of protection updates.

“Many firms now count on Ubuntu as their most important manufacturing platform,” Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth explained, incorporating that they depend on the OS for its protection features. NetMarketShare noted that

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MTU Junior Kaylee Meyers Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

For the second consecutive 12 months, a Michigan Tech student has been awarded a person of the
nation’s most prestigious undergraduate analysis scholarships.

Kaylee Meyers, a 3rd-12 months student at Michigan Technological University, has obtained
a person of the nation’s greatest accolades for faculty undergraduates. 
The biomedical engineering significant from Essexville, Michigan is the 12th Michigan Tech student to obtain the
prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Established in 1989 by Congress to honor the late Arizona senator and administered
by the
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Instruction Foundation, Goldwater scholarships are awarded to faculty sophomores and juniors.

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MTU Oceanographer Addresses 80 Years of Lake Levels at High Water Summit Town Hall

Engineer Guy Meadows will discuss Michigan’s lake levels from 1938 to present and inform
coastal communities, property owners and community planners at second Michigan High
Water Summit town hall April 28.

A second Michigan High Water Summit webinar town hall will focus on Great Lakes shoreline
erosion and permitting. Registration is open and limited to 1,000 attendees. The webinar
is from 5-6:30 p.m. on April 28. Visit the Michigan Department of Environment, Great
Lakes and Energy (EGLE) high water levels website to register for the webinar and for additional information.

A map depicting the shoreline near Benton Harbor upon which are overlaid lines which show how the shoreline has changed since 1938.
Bluff retreat risk projections near Benton Harbor. The blue line
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New privacy threat combines device identification with biometric information

A study by computer scientists at the University of Liverpool has revealed a new privacy threat from devices such as smartphones, smart doorbells and voice assistants that allows cyber attackers to access and combine device identification and biometric information.

Over a one month period, computer scientists collected and analyzed over 30,000 biometric samples from over 50 users and over 100,000 different device IDs, to find that identity leakages from different devices allow cyber attackers to correlate device IDs and biometric information to profile users in both cyber and physical domains, posing a significant online privacy and security threat.

Digital assistant device. Image credit: John Tekeridis via Pexels (Free Pexels licence)

Digital assistant

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Erika Hersch-Green Wins CAREER Award for Biodiversity Research

Raising amounts of nitrogen and phosphorus in terrestrial ecosystems direct to lowering
biodiversity, not only among the plant species, but in herbivores and pollinators as nicely.

Globally, ecosystems transform as the weather does, responding to shifts in temperature
and the availability of drinking water and vitamins these kinds of as nitrogen and phosphorus. These
shifts have an impact on plant local community productiveness and variety. Having said that, in general we know
really little about how these changes transpire.

Erika Hersch-Inexperienced, evolutionary biologist and assistant professor of biological sciences at Michigan Technological University, has been given a Nationwide Science

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