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David Pierce / Wired:
Google I/O showcased a lot of good ideas and impressive research but few practical applications   —  As expected, the opening keynote of Google's I/O 2017 developer conference was a doozy.  For two and a half hours, CEO Sundar Pichai and a handful of execs rattled off a staggering list …
May 21, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Hackers are using Mirai-based botnets to DDoS the domain hardcoded into WannaCry in an attempt to reduce effectiveness of the kill-switch, revive the ransomware   —  Over the past year, two digital disasters have rocked the internet.  The botnet known as Mirai knocked a swath of major sites off …
May 19, 2017, 5:15 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Google Lens, an in-photo search feature driven by computer vision, is coming to Google Photos and Google Assistant   —  Google is remaking itself as an AI company, a virtual assistant company, a classroom-tools company, a VR company, and a gadget maker, but it's still primarily a search company.
May 17, 2017, 1:43 PMIn context
Steven Levy / Wired:
May 16, 2017, 8:45 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Hackers are using EternalBlue vulnerability discovered by NSA and an exploit released by Shadow Brokers to infect unpatched Windows computers with WannaCry   —  A new strain of ransomware has spread quickly all over the world, causing crisis in National Health Service hospitals and facilities around England …
May 12, 2017, 3:15 PMIn context
Cade Metz / Wired:
Uber hires University of Toronto AI expert Raquel Urtasun to oversee development of new AI research lab in Canada   —  Uber is hiring Raquel Urtasun, a prominent artificial intelligence researcher at the University of Toronto, as the ride-hailing company aims to build a lab for driverless car research …
May 8, 2017, 9:15 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Study: hundreds of apps in Google Play Store that help users connect to PCs via Wi-Fi leave some ports open and poorly secured, exposing the device to hackers   —  For hackers, scanning for an open “port”—a responsive, potentially vulnerable internet connection on a potential victim's machine …
May 1, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Cloudflare announces Orbit, a security solution for IoT devices   —  The Internet of Things security crisis continues apace.  New botnets crop up to conscript routers and security cameras, hackers exploit medical devices to compromise entire hospital networks, and smart toys still creep on kids.
Apr 28, 2017, 9:30 AMIn context
Davey Alba / Wired:
Inside Google's ads quality rater program, where contractors rush to flag and label inappropriate YouTube content for $15 per hour, while training Google's AI   —  Every day across the nation, people doing work for Google log in to their computers and start watching YouTube.  They look for violence in videos.
Apr 23, 2017, 11:25 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Facebook releases beta version of Delegated Recovery, an ID system for third parties to recover accounts via Facebook, publishes SDKs, docs, and example apps   —  The stakes of computer security have risen far too high for any modern human to depend on their mother's maiden name to preserve their secrets.
Apr 19, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context

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