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This Disinformation Is Just for You
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This Disinformation Is Just for You

Generative AI won't just flood the Internet with more lies—it may also create convincing disinformation that's targeted at groups or even individuals.

Why Meta is Giving Away its Extremely Powerful AI Model
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Why Meta is Giving Away its Extremely Powerful AI Model

The AI debate splitting the tech world, explained.

The Robots We Were Afraid of Are Already Here
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The Robots We Were Afraid of Are Already Here

The long-anticipated automation revolution has begun. Robots are ready to operate forklifts and do laundry. It's not as scary as it sounds.

U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt American Military Operations
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U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt American Military Operations

American intelligence officials believe the malware could give China the power to disrupt or slow American deployments or resupply operations, including during...

How Researchers Broke ChatGPT and What It Could Mean for Future AI Development
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How Researchers Broke ChatGPT and What It Could Mean for Future AI Development

Researchers bypassed the safety guardrails for ChatGPT, Bard, and Claude with a series of adversarial attacks.

Researchers Poke Holes in Safety Controls of ChatGPT and Other Chatbots
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Researchers Poke Holes in Safety Controls of ChatGPT and Other Chatbots

A new report indicates that the guardrails for widely used chatbots can be thwarted, leading to an increasingly unpredictable environment for the technology.

The SEC is Giving Companies Four Days to Report Cyberattacks
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The SEC is Giving Companies Four Days to Report Cyberattacks

Critics question whether the new rules might do more harm than good.

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.

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...

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.

The ESRB Wants to Start Using Facial Scanning Technology to Check People's Ages
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The ESRB Wants to Start Using Facial Scanning Technology to Check People's Ages

The FTC is now seeking public feedback on the ESRB's proposal.

Algorithm for Robotic Sensing, Movement
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Algorithm for Robotic Sensing, Movement

University of California, Los Angeles researchers formulated an algorithm that enhances autonomous robots' navigational abilities.

The Carbon Footprint of Artificial Intelligence
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The Carbon Footprint of Artificial Intelligence

Looking for ways to cut the release of greenhouse gases attributable to AI use, at a time that usage is very likely to grow.

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.

Employees Want ChatGPT at Work. Bosses Worry They'll Spill Secrets
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Employees Want ChatGPT at Work. Bosses Worry They'll Spill Secrets

Some corporate leaders have banned the use of generative artificial intelligence tools over concerns about exposing sensitive company and customer information. ...

A Surprisingly Simple Way to Foil Car Thieves
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A Surprisingly Simple Way to Foil Car Thieves

Flicking lights or swiping wipers could one day add extra security to vehicles.

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
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