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Robbie Gonzalez / Wired:
Las Vegas resort tests Patscan CMR, a hidden weapon-sensing device that combines short-range radar with machine learning to scan guests for guns, knives, bombs   —  ACTIVATE SATELLITE VIEW in Google Maps and head to the Las Vegas strip, and you'll see it: a strange smattering of Y-shaped buildings.
Dec 12, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
A look at APT 34, a hacking group targeting Middle Eastern critical infrastructure companies; FireEye says APT 34 has hallmarks of Iranian hacking activity   —  THE INTERNATIONAL INTELLIGENCE agency always has a keen interest in Iran's hacking activity.  And new research published …
Dec 9, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Wired:
Interview with Baidu CEO Robin Li and others on how the company plans to dominate AI, especially in Asia, helped along by China's desire to be AI world leader   —  Presumably, Robin Li wanted attention last summer when he decided to launch Baidu's bid for the future of self-driving cars …
Dec 7, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Peter Rubin / Wired:
Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia, joins Everipedia as CIO as the 2yo encyclopedia moves to blockchain technology and becomes a peer-to-peer resource   —  AT THE TIME of this writing, the opening sentence of Larry Sanger's Everipedia entry is pretty close to his Wikipedia entry.
Dec 7, 2017, 12:15 AMIn context
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Cliqz's privacy-enhancing browser extension Ghostery introduces heuristic, AI-driven script blocking to complement the traditional blacklist blocking   —  Most ad blockers—and there are so, so many of them now—operate roughly the same way, comparing the scripts they encounter on a given site …
Dec 5, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context
Adam Rogers / Wired:
How scientific search engines like Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, and Semantic Scholar are helping to bring more research papers out from behind paywalls   —  ANURAG ACHARYA'S PROBLEM was that the Google search bar is very smart, but also kind of dumb.  As a Googler working on search 13 years ago …
Dec 3, 2017, 9:05 PMIn context
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Expensify sparks privacy concerns by using Mechanical Turk to process user-submitted docs its automated service can't handle   —  IT'S INCREASINGLY UNREMARKABLE for consumers to use artificial intelligence tools in their daily lives.  Machine learning algorithms power your smart assistants …
Dec 2, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
macOS upgrades from High Sierra 10.13.0 to 10.13.1 break “root” bug patch issued earlier this week; fix by re-installing patch after upgrade, rebooting computer   —  WHEN A COMPANY like Apple rushes out a software patch for a critical security bug, it deserves praise for protecting its customers quickly.
Dec 1, 2017, 8:20 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Facebook testing new CAPTCHA, asks users to upload a photo of their face to prove they're human, says it will permanently delete pictures after checking   —  FACEBOOK MAY SOON ask you to “upload a photo of yourself that clearly shows your face,” to prove you're not a bot.
Nov 28, 2017, 10:05 PMIn context
David Pierce / Wired:
Firefox Quantum, built from the ground up as multi-device browser, has useful features, strong privacy protections, is faster & better at memory use than Chrome   —  IT'S BEEN YEARS since I gave a second thought to my web browser.  Safari's fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists?
Nov 27, 2017, 10:50 AMIn context

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