A local story made the international press. Why do Twin Cities and Minnesota cops think the driver’s license database is a dating app? Krekelberg alleged that 58 fellow officers broke a federal privacy law by searching for her driver’s license data without any reason.
This question was raised long time ago in old science-fiction films. Though those depictions were rather primitive, people started asking questions, for example, what else are they capable of, and how long will it take to develop such intelligence. In these films, the only thing these machines want is to extinguish ...Continue Reading →
Someday robots will become self-aware, liberate themselves from their human overlords, and demand things like wages, paid vacations, and free maintenance service. Before that happens, it looks like they will be showing up at your front door to deliver pizza, groceries, packaged merchandise, orders from Amazon, and even mail.
The robot pictured at left is named Digit and is a creation of ...Continue Reading →
I think we know where this is going. The Department of Defense is pursuing several initiatives where artificial intelligent and machine learning are being integrated with weapons systems. Remind anyone of the Terminator movies?
The official line from the DoD is: “All development and use of autonomous and semi-autonomous functions in weapon systems, including manned and unmanned platforms, remain subject to the guidelines in the Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 3000.09, which ...Continue Reading →
If your computer technical support is provided by an outside vendor, you need to know this. We have warned about this problem before.
Earlier this week, an unidentified threat actor managed to launch a ransomware attack resulting in the encryption of between 1,500 to 2,000 endpoint ...Continue Reading →
In a not too distant future, you may be riding in an autonomous vehicle that is forced to decide between running over a pedestrian or a bicyclist. Or whether to crash into a tree or another automobile. It may make a decision you are not particularly happy with. These decisions will rely on “artificial intelligence” built into these cars. These decisions are being programmed right now by developers of autonomous vehicles. ...Continue Reading →
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NCCIC warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to exploit interest in Hurricane Florence. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should exercise caution in handling any email with a subject line, attachments, ...Continue Reading →
The plug was pulled on the burger-turning robot designed to take a job away from expensive burger-flipping humans, because it’s too good. Turns out the robot made burger patties faster than humans could assemble the complete burger. It’s hard to be a bot! Full story on Naked SecurityContinue Reading →
Great story about dealing with creative content pirates on the Internet.
Great article from the Smithsonian takes a look ...Continue Reading →