Today’s Tech Sightings:
In Mediterranean waters off Greece, rescuing African and Middle Eastern migrants trying to make the perilous voyage to Europe is a daily affair. Looking for help, the Greek Coast Guard invited Texas A&M University’s Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue to pilot a specialized robot. Remotely controlled, it can literally offer a life-line to migrants struggling at sea.
It’s no secret that corporate boardrooms, particularly in U.S. tech firms, tend to be overwhelmingly male and white. But Apple shareholders will vote on February 26 on a milestone resolution that will envision more diversity on its board. Apple currently has one African-American man and one Asian-American woman on its eight-person board.
You’d think antivirus programs are supposed to protect your computer systems. Well, Google security researcher Travis Ormandy found bugs in Trend Micro’s antivirus product that could allow any website to execute remote code and steal users’ passwords. A patch has been released.