Great Britain is driving autonomous driving
The British government wants to enable autonomous driving on public roads by 2025. The occupants of self-driving vehicles should not be liable for “incidents” that occur while driving, the government said. The manufacturers should therefore be liable for their autonomous vehicles themselves. The British government is following a recommendation from the legal commission for England and Wales and that for Scotland. In Germany, the Bundestag passed a law on autonomous driving under supervision in May 2021. Accordingly, the holder is liable in the event of accidents during automated driving in this country.
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Apple extends iPhone 12 repair program
Apple is significantly expanding an exchange program for owners of iPhone 12 smartphones that was launched in August 2021. Anyone who has purchased an iPhone 12 or 12 Pro that has a specific error related to the handset speaker can now have it repaired free of charge for up to three years after purchase. Apple had previously limited the period to two years, which in Europe only corresponds to the warranty that is available anyway.
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3D printer models for cranial surgery
Emergency operations on newborns are risky because there is little time for preliminary examinations. In a recent case of a girl born in Rzeszow, Poland, with a malformation of the occipital bone, particular urgency was required as the brain was partially exposed. Only 96 hours were available from birth to the operation. Two 1:1 skull models, which were produced within a very short time and based on MRT and CT images of the head using 3D printing, helped with this. With the help of these detailed models, the operating doctors were able to plan and practice the operation and finally carry it out successfully on the little girl.
Beware of fake DDoS check websites
Sucuri security researchers have discovered a new type of virus distribution trick. Accordingly, there is a trend that scammers put fake DDoS check websites online. Many websites now protect themselves from DDoS attacks with such upstream check pages. Before visiting a website, these check whether the visitor is human in order to sort out bots. This is done, for example, via Captcha checks. The deceptive sites require visitors to download a code generation tool. You should then enter the code on the preceding page. According to the researchers, this is not a code generator, but a Trojan that sets up remote access to victims’ computers.
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