Sex, Power, Control, by Fiona Gardner, and Going Public, by Julie Macfarlane

PREVIOUSLY I have reviewed (Books, August 16, 2019) three stimulating books on safeguarding in the Church of England and concluded that senior clergy officials continue to prioritize the reputation of the Church versus those who have been abused. Too many senior clergymen go into hiding and are then discovered when the attackers (including a few senior clergymen) are successfully prosecuted …

Push-button blood collection device receives CE mark – Med-Tech Innovation

Seventh Sense Biosystems, (7SBio), developer of a push-button blood collection device, has received CE mark approval from the European Commission for its TAP II blood collection device. Rick Bente, CEO of 7SBio, said: “We are very pleased to launch TAP II in the European market with CE mark approval. This authorization and the support of our investors paves the way …

Reverse engineering of an elevator control panel results in Clicky Goodness

We have to admit that in the world of hardware hacking, there are usually not too many opportunities to hack elevators. Well, at least not opportunities that don’t include the risk of incarceration as well. But fortune favors the daring, and when he found the remains of an elevator control panel in an abandoned Croatian resort hotel, [Davor Cihlar] undertook …

Raising $ 12.2 Million, vFunction Deploys Push-Button Modernization Platform for Java Applications

Application modernization startup vFunction Inc. today announced that it has raised $ 12.2 million in seed funding and unveiled a platform it says enables organizations to turn written software into a programming language. Java into microservices through a scalable and repeatable assembly line process. The company said its namesake platform combines dynamic analysis, static analysis, data science, and automation to …