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“Cashless Society Getting Closer”

April 27th, 2017

Via: Reuters: More than a third of Europeans and Americans would be happy to go without cash and rely on electronic forms of payment if they could, and at least 20 percent already pretty much do so, a study showed on Wednesday. The study, which was conducted in 13 European countries, the United States and […]

Amazon Launches Surveillance System, Calls it “A Hands-Free Camera and Style Assistant”

April 27th, 2017

Hey all you dumbshits who expose SMB to the Internet on unpatched Windows boxes: Your new, “hands-free camera and style assistant” is here. *wink* *wink* Via: The Verge: Amazon today announced a new device for the Echo family: the Echo Look, a “style assistant” camera that helps catalog your outfits and rates your look based […]

Hackers Exploited Word Flaw for Months While Microsoft Investigated

April 27th, 2017

Via: Reuters: To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199. The bug was unusually dangerous but of a common genre: it was in Microsoft software, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with […]

Silicon Valley Security Robot Attacked by Drunk Man

April 27th, 2017

I wonder what will happen when the food delivery bots go rolling past homeless people camped on sidewalks… Via: BBC: A California man has been arrested after attacking a crime prevention robot in a car park, police say. The Knightscope machine was on patrol outside the Silicon Valley company that created it when the alleged […]

An Artificial Womb Successfully Grew Baby Sheep

April 25th, 2017

I’ve gone from worrying about brain damaged hipsters to seeing their clueless ramblings as a form of comedy act that brightens up my day: It’s appealing to imagine a world where artificial wombs grow babies, eliminating the health risk of pregnancy. Anyway, back to growing creatures in ziplock baggies! Via: The Verge: Inside what look […]

Google Trialing Ride Hailing Service in Phoenix with 100 Self Driving Minivans, 500 More on Order

April 25th, 2017

Via: Vox: For years, Google — which recently renamed its self-driving car division “Waymo” — has been viewed as having the industry’s leading self-driving car technology. In the past couple of years, Waymo has had dozens of cars on the road racking up more than 2 million miles of real-world driving experience. Now Waymo is […]

NSA Blimp Spied in the United States

April 24th, 2017

Via: The Intercept: To residents of Maryland, catching an occasional glimpse of a huge white blimp floating in the sky is not unusual. For more than a decade, the military has used the state as a proving ground for new airships destined for Afghanistan or Iraq. But less known is that the test flights have […]

Japan Made Secret Deals with the NSA that Expanded Global Surveillance

April 24th, 2017

Via: The Intercept: The documents, published Monday in collaboration with Japanese news broadcaster NHK, reveal the complicated relationship the NSA has maintained with Japan over a period of more than six decades. Japan has allowed NSA to maintain at least three bases on its territory and contributed more than half a billion dollars to help […]

Leaked NSA Tools Compromising Vulnerable, Unpatched Windows Systems

April 23rd, 2017

Exposing SMB to the Internet on unpatched Windows machines… *shaking head while chortling deeply* NSA exploits or no NSA exploits, people who do this on purpose are idiots and better make their time. Via: Register: The NSA’s Equation Group hacking tools, leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, have now been used to infect thousands […]

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

April 22nd, 2017

Via: MIT Technology Review: Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn’t look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General Motors, and it showed the […]

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