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The stories we’re covering today.
Marcel Brown: November 28, 1948. Just in time for the Christmas shopping season, 57 units of the first commercial instant camera, the Polaroid Land Camera Model 95, go on sale at the Jordan Marsh Department Store in Boston. Polaroid believed that 57 units would be enough to last through Christmas.
Edwin Kwan: Open Source Blender Project is being targeted by Distributed Denial of Service attacks resulting in site outages. The attacks have severely disrupted operations, making it difficult to process legitimate connection requests. Despite continuous efforts by the administrators, attempts to block attackers' IP ranges were unsuccessful.
Katy Craig: In a landmark collaboration, the United States and the United Kingdom have jointly issued comprehensive guidelines to strengthen the security and integrity of artificial intelligence, or AI, systems. This crucial document is directed at AI system providers, including those using both in-house and external models and APIs.
Ian Garrett: Microsoft has announced the deprecation of Defender Application Guard for Office and the Windows Security Isolation APIs. These tools were integral in securing Microsoft 365 apps by creating a secure sandbox for files from untrusted sources. Microsoft's decision to deprecate Defender Application Guard for Office has significant implications for organizations and IT professionals.