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A newcomer to the Artificial Intelligence art market, Stable Diffusion, can create images almost indistinguishable from human artwork.
This Russian short-range cruise missile, the Iskander-K, can carry nuclear warheads for several hundred miles.
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Tactical nuclear weapons were designed to be used on the battlefield rather than for strategic defense, but that doesn’t mean there’s a plausible case for using them.
Same app, same app store, different risks if you download it in, say, Tunisia rather than in Germany.
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Mobile apps are sometimes ‘regionalized’ to better serve the needs of users, functioning differently in, for example, China than in Canada. But some of those differences pose security and privacy risks.
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Facial recognition technology has set us on a path to mass surveillance – but it’s not too late to change course.
With deepfake audio, that familiar voice on the other end of the line might not even be human let alone the person you think it is.
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AI-generated voice-alikes can be indistinguishable from the real person’s speech to the human ear. A computer model that gives voice to the dinosaurs turns out to be a good way to tell the difference.
Is your broadband internet service always up to speed when you need it?
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Ensuring that billions of dollars of federal funding for broadband service are well spent – and that consumers get what they pay for – comes down to knowing the actual speeds internet users experience.
A deceptive device?
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A new study found that the device people used to communicate in a negotiation made a big difference in how likely they were to deceive for personal gain.
The last operating reactor at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, reactor No. 6, has been safely shut down.
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The power plant’s sixth reactor has been shut down, all but eliminating the risk of a nuclear meltdown. But fighting at the site could still release radioactive material.
Blockchain transactions are carried in blocks. The amount of energy it takes to add a new block varies widely depending on how it’s done.
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Ethereum, one of the world’s largest blockchains and host of decentralized finance, NFTs and billions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency, is poised to dramatically reduce its energy consumption.
A new DNA method could help making it easier to date skeletons.
DNA dating could complement radiocarbon technology to help make archaeology more accurate.
Who wouldn’t want a robot to handle all the household drudgery?
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Videos of humanoid robots dancing and performing backflips in the lab notwithstanding, robots that wash your dishes and fold your laundry are still years away. A roboticist explains why.
Poor cybersecurity awareness and training of users is one reason for the high incidence of successful cyber-attacks in South Africa.
Peiter “Mudge” Zatko was Twitter’s security chief. What he claims he found there is a security nightmare.
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Former Twitter security chief alleges in a whistleblower complaint gross security malpractice, with many employees having access to the social media platform’s code as well as user data.
Where you’ve been and who you’ve interacted with are not difficult for governments and corporations to find out.
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Even a burner phone paid for with cash can reveal your identity and where you’ve been. A data privacy expert explains.
NASA is going back to the Moon.
When the Orion Crew Capsule orbits the Moon there will be no one on board. But the mission will mark a key step in bringing humans back to Earth’s dusty sidekick.
Technology companies need to tackle data-related emissions, not just electronic waste.
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Online life produces a surprising amount of emissions that need to be tackled alongside physical e-waste.
Damage at the Zaporizhzhya facility.
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Artillery shelling, stressed-out technicians and power supply disruptions increase the chances of catastrophe at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest.
The U.S. could soon catch up to the European Union in protecting people’s data privacy.
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Data collection is big business in the US, but a bipartisan data privacy bill rapidly moving through Congress promises to affect the information websites, social media platforms and all other businesses collect.
The future of our cities is being redrawn.
Plans for a drone superhighway could change our skies.
There is a useful set of steps to follow to help the transfer of technological innovations to entrepreneurs who can put them into use.