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Hugging Face and ServiceNow launch BigCode, an AI systems project generating open source code

Hugging Face and ServiceNow launch BigCode, an AI systems project generating open source code

Code generation systems like DeepMind’s AlphaCode, Amazon’s CodeWhisperer, and OpenAI’s Codex, which powers GitHub’s Copilot service, offer a tantalizing glimpse of what’s possible with AI in computer programming today. But so far, only a handful of these AI systems have been made freely available to the public and open source, reflecting the commercial incentives of …

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California Passes Internet Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (ADCA)

California Passes Internet Age-Appropriate Design Code Act (ADCA)

Concern about the online safety of minors continues to grow. With the increased use of technology during the pandemic due to remote learning, among other factors, the risks of a child being exposed to inappropriate content, cyberbullying and online predators continue to increase. The federal government enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to …

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Unpatched 15-year old Python bug allows code execution in 350k projects

Unfixed 15-year-old Python bug allows code to run in 350,000 projects

A vulnerability in the Python programming language that was neglected for 15 years is now back in the spotlight as it likely affects over 350,000 open source repositories and can lead to code execution. Disclosed in 2007 and tagged CVE-2007-4559, the security issue never received a fix, with the only mitigation provided being a documentation …

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