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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.

Cybersecurity Labels for Smart Devices are On Their Way
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Cybersecurity Labels for Smart Devices are On Their Way

White House unveils new cybersecurity labeling plan to tell you when your smart devices are secure.

Generative AI Tools Quickly 'Running Out of Text' to Train Themselves
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Generative AI Tools Quickly 'Running Out of Text' to Train Themselves

It's the latest concern raised regarding OpenAI and other AI developers' data-collection practices.

How to Use Generative AI Tools While Still Protecting Your Privacy
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How to Use Generative AI Tools While Still Protecting Your Privacy

Here's how to take some control of your data while using artificial intelligence tools and apps.

'Not for Machines to Harvest': Data Revolts Break Out Against AI
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'Not for Machines to Harvest': Data Revolts Break Out Against AI

Fed up with A.I. companies consuming online content without consent, fan fiction writers, actors, social media companies,and news organizations are among those...

A New Way to Look at Data Privacy
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A New Way to Look at Data Privacy

A new metric allows a small amount of noise to be added to models to protect sensitive data while maintaining the model's accuracy.

Rising Data Center Costs Linked to AI Demands
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Rising Data Center Costs Linked to AI Demands

Energy usage associated with running AI number-crunching is fast becoming a key driver of rising data center bills.

Cracking Down on Dissent, Russia Seeds a Surveillance Supply Chain
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Cracking Down on Dissent, Russia Seeds a Surveillance Supply Chain

Russia has built a network of technology contractors to supply it with surveillance equipment in order to spy on and quash internal dissent.

 FTC Investigating Whether ChatGPT Harms Consumers
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FTC Investigating Whether ChatGPT Harms Consumers

The agency's demand for OpenAI's documents about AI risks mark the company's greatest U.S. regulatory threat to date.

As Businesses Clamor for Workplace A.I., Tech Companies Rush to Provide It
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As Businesses Clamor for Workplace A.I., Tech Companies Rush to Provide It

Amazon, Box, Salesforce, Oracle, and others have recently rolled out A.I.-related products to help workplaces become more efficient and productive.

How Easy Is It to Fool A.I.-Detection Tools?
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How Easy Is It to Fool A.I.-Detection Tools?

The detectors ignore all context clues, so they don't process the existence of a lifelike automaton in a photo with Mr. Musk as unlikely.

Meta Loses as Top EU Court backs Antitrust Regulators over Privacy Breach Checks
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Meta Loses as Top EU Court backs Antitrust Regulators over Privacy Breach Checks

Meta harvests user data for behavioral advertising, a business model common to Big Tech.

Barred from Grocery Stores by Facial Recognition
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Barred from Grocery Stores by Facial Recognition

The use of facial recognition by private businesses in the U.K. is on the rise.

Biden Administration Weighs Further Curbs on Sales of A.I. Chips to China
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Biden Administration Weighs Further Curbs on Sales of A.I. Chips to China

Reports that the White House may clamp down on sales of semiconductors that power artificial intelligence capabilities sent tech stocks diving.

A Bridge Between Different Cryptocurrencies
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A Bridge Between Different Cryptocurrencies

A decentralized protocol could allow for the efficient, secure exchange of one cryptocurrency for another.

How Secure Are Voice Authentication Systems?
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How Secure Are Voice Authentication Systems?

Computer scientists have developed an attack that can bypass voice authentication security systems within six attempts.

Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads
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Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads

More than 140 brands are advertising on low-quality content farm sites—and the problem is growing fast.

The Race to Prevent 'the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning'
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The Race to Prevent 'the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning'

A.I. companies have an edge in blocking the creation and distribution of child sexual abuse material. They've seen how social media companies failed.

After Twitter
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After Twitter

New social apps arise to challenge troubled Twitter.

Google Backs Creation of Cybersecurity Clinics with $20-Million Donation
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Google Backs Creation of Cybersecurity Clinics with $20-Million Donation

Google CEO Sundar Pichai pledged $20 million to support and expand the Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics.
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