The clumsy, amateurish IoT botnet has now infected devices in virtually all of the world's countries

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The clumsy, amateurish IoT botnet has now infected devices in virtually all of the world's countries ——- Mirai, the clumsily written Internet of Things virus that harnessed so many devices in an attack on journalist Brian Krebs that it overloaded Akamai, has now spread to devices in either 164 or 177 countries — that is, […]

The AI Now Report: social/economic implications of near-future AI

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The AI Now Report: social/economic implications of near-future AI ——- The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Economic Council convened a symposium at NYU’s Information Law Institute in July, and they’ve released their report: 25 crisp (if slightly wonky) pages on how AI could increase inequality, erode accountability, and lead […]

HTML standardization group calls on W3C to protect security researchers from DRM

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HTML standardization group calls on W3C to protect security researchers from DRM ——- The World Wide Web Consortium has embarked upon an ill-advised project to standardize Digital Rights Management (DRM) for video at the behest of companies like Netflix; in so doing, they are, for the first time, making a standard whose implementations will be […]

HP detonates its timebomb: printers stop accepting third party ink en masse

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HP detonates its timebomb: printers stop accepting third party ink en masse ——- On September 13, owners of HP OfficeJet, OfficeJet Pro and OfficeJet Pro X began contacting third-party ink vendors by the thousand, reporting that their HP printers no longer accepted third-party ink. (more…) ——- • Source: Go to Source ——- • Author’s Name: […]