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This Tool could Protect Your Pictures from AI Manipulation
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This Tool could Protect Your Pictures from AI Manipulation

PhotoGuard, created by researchers at MIT, alters photos in ways that are imperceptible to us but stops AI systems from tinkering with them.

Researchers Demonstrate 'Unconditionally Secure' Quantum Digital Payments
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Researchers Demonstrate 'Unconditionally Secure' Quantum Digital Payments

The research represents a possible breakthrough in quantum communications and, potentially, the onset of the era of quantum fintech.

Concerns Grow about MFA Bypass Attacks
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Concerns Grow about MFA Bypass Attacks

Cybercriminals increasingly are using specially crafted attacks to bypass Multi-Factor authentication.

The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here
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The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here

Ships without crews. Self-directed drone swarms. How a U.S. Navy task force is using off-the-shelf robotics and artificial intelligence to prepare for the next...

Creatives Are Fighting Back Against AI with Lawsuits
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Creatives Are Fighting Back Against AI with Lawsuits

Will legal action force AI companies to change how they train their programs?

Impersonation Detection Feature Safeguards Brands, Personalities from Fake Accounts on Social Media
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Impersonation Detection Feature Safeguards Brands, Personalities from Fake Accounts on Social Media

A Canadian firm has incorproated an impersonation protection feature into its social media monitoring platform.

Regs Needed for High-Risk AI, ACM Says–'It's the Wild West'
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Regs Needed for High-Risk AI, ACM Says–'It's the Wild West'

The ACM paper recommends new laws should be put in place to limit the use of generative AI in certain situations.

Want to Win a Chip War? You're Gonna Need a Lot of Water
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Want to Win a Chip War? You're Gonna Need a Lot of Water

The U.S. is spending billions to boost semiconductor manufacturing. For the new plants to crank out silicon chips, they need to source millions of gallons of ultrapure...

Is the Digital Dollar Dead?
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Is the Digital Dollar Dead?

Prominent politicians want to make sure a central bank digital currency never happens in the U.S.—just as we've learned the basics of how one might work.

U.S. Program to Identify Safe Smart Devices
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U.S. Program to Identify Safe Smart Devices

The Biden administration has announced a program to identify smart devices that are more resilient against cyberattacks.

Amazon Cashless 'Pay by Palm' Technology Requires Only a Hand Wave
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Amazon Cashless 'Pay by Palm' Technology Requires Only a Hand Wave

Retail giant Amazon has announced a new contactless transaction service that allows shoppers to pay with their palms.

AI Giants Pledge to Allow External Probes of Their Algorithms, Under a New White House Pact
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AI Giants Pledge to Allow External Probes of Their Algorithms, Under a New White House Pact

Leading AI developers including Google and OpenAI promised the Biden administration to check for problems such as biased output.

Thousands of Authors Urge AI Companies to Stop Using Work Without Permission
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Thousands of Authors Urge AI Companies to Stop Using Work Without Permission

Nearly 8,000 authors just signed a letter addressed to the leaders of six AI companies including OpenAI, Alphabet, and Meta.

Face Recognition In the U.S. Is About to Meet One of Its Biggest Tests
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Face Recognition In the U.S. Is About to Meet One of Its Biggest Tests

A Massachusetts bill restricting police use could set the standard for how the technology is regulated in America.

A Nested Inventory for Software Security, Supply Chain Risk Management
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A Nested Inventory for Software Security, Supply Chain Risk Management

The growing importance of the Software Bill of Materials

A Blessing and a Boogeyman: Advertisers Warily Embrace A.I.
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A Blessing and a Boogeyman: Advertisers Warily Embrace A.I.

Many ads are easier to make with the fast-improving technology. It also poses a threat to an industry already in flux.

White House Proposes Smart Home Cybersecurity Program
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White House Proposes Smart Home Cybersecurity Program

The goal of the new certification is to help consumers make choices.

ChatGPT4 can Recognize and Read People's Faces. OpenAI Worries it Makes AI Way Too Powerful
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ChatGPT4 can Recognize and Read People's Faces. OpenAI Worries it Makes AI Way Too Powerful

OpenAI's ChatGPT has evolved beyond just handling text; it can now recognize and read people's faces.

Here's How San Jose Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Stop Pedestrian Traffic Deaths
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Here's How San Jose Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Stop Pedestrian Traffic Deaths

AImay be considered an invaluable tool when talking about traffic and pedestrian deaths in a city where two more lives were lost this past weekend in hit and run...

ChatGPT's Evil Twin 'WormGPT' is Silently Entering Emails, Raiding Banks
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ChatGPT's Evil Twin 'WormGPT' is Silently Entering Emails, Raiding Banks

SlashNext says WormGPT is an example of the threat that language-generative AI models pose.
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