Fire 'like a dragon' threatens town near Canberra
- Residents of a small town south of Canberra were warned it was too late to leave their homes as a huge bushfire blazes near the national capital.
- Residents of the small rural village of Tharwa, about 35 kilometres south of Canberra, were told late on Tuesday afternoon it was too late to leave and they should seek shelter.
- Mr Hurst-Meyers, the manager of Caloola Farm, said he was desperately trying to convince three men who were planning to stay and defend the property to change their minds and leave.
- Ms Whelan said some residents in Tharwa had told emergency services personnel they would stay to defend their properties if the fire came close.
- Residents of a small town south of Canberra were warned it was too late to leave their homes as a huge bushfire blazes near the national capital, as temperatures across Australia's southeast soar again and raise the risk of fires.
INSURTECH DISRUPTORS: Here's exactly what full-stack insurtechs are doing to beat incumbents on customer acquisition, personalization, and claims processing
- The latter are competing head on with incumbent insurers as they own the whole value chain, including claims management and underwriting, and don't have to share their revenue with an insurance partner.
- With the help of big capital injections, these companies have been able to grow their businesses and dip into the market share of incumbent insurers.
- In the Insurtech Disruptor report, Business Insider Intelligence examines why full-stack insurtechs pose the biggest threat to incumbent insurers and how this threat will grow over time.
- Additionally, we profile five full-stack insurtechs — Metromile, Root, Oscar Health, Lemonade, and Next Insurance — and evaluate their offerings in terms of the onboarding process, underwriting and pricing, and claims management, as well as provide insights into what the future will hold for the insurance industry.
DARPA Nucleic Technology Funded to Get Virus Response to 1-60 Days
- DARPA has programs for Pandemic Prevention Platform, Nucleic Acids On-Demand Worldwide (NOW), and PReemptive Expression of Protective Alleles and Response Elements (PREPARE) programs.
- The goal of the NOW program is to develop a mobile medical countermeasure (MCM) manufacturing platform for use in stabilization and humanitarian operations to produce, formulate, and package hundreds of doses of nucleic acid therapeutics (DNA and/or RNA) in less than 24 hours.
- The developed platform should be a resilient, mobile, readily accessible nucleic acid MCM manufacturing capability that enables immediate threat response anywhere the military operates with minimal user intervention.
- The goal of DIGET is to provide comprehensive, specific, and trusted information about health threats to medical decision-makers within minutes, even in far-flung regions of the globe, to prevent the spread of disease, enable timely deployment of countermeasures, and improve the standard of care after diagnosis.
Threatbus: connect open-source threat intelligence tools
- Connect Open-Source Security Tools: Threat Bus is a pub-sub broker for threat intelligence data.
- With Threat Bus you can seamlessly integrate MISP intelligence with the Zeek intel framework or report sightings from IDS deployments to some data base.
- Snapshotting: The snapshot feature allows subscribers to directly request threat intelligence data for a certain time range from other applications.
- Whenever a plugin is installed, you have to add a corresponding configuration section to threatbus' config.yaml.
- Application plugins (apps) add new functionality to threatbus and allow communication to a threat-intelligence-enabled app (e.g., Zeek or Suricata).
- App plugins are provided two callback functions to use for subscription management.
- Internally, Threat Bus will propagate subscription requests to all installed backbone plugins.
- Threat Bus will forward snapshot requests to all those apps that have implemented the snapshot feature (see threatbus/appspecs.py).
This Week in Apps: Apple antitrust issues come to Congress, subscription apps boom, Tencent takes on TikTok
- Welcome back to ThisWeek in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all.
- The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s recently released “State of Mobile” annual report.
- People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV.
- Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business.
- In this Extra Crunch series, we help you keep up with the latest news from the world of apps, delivered on a weekly basis.
- This week, there was a ton of app news.
- And did you see the app that lets you use your phone from within a paper envelope?
- It’s Weird App Week, apparently.