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Walmart-exclusive router and others sold on Amazon & eBay contain hidden backdoors to c... - 0 views

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    "In a collaboration between CyberNews Sr. Information Security Researcher Mantas Sasnauskas and researchers James Clee and Roni Carta, suspicious backdoors have been discovered in a Chinese-made Jetstream router, sold exclusively at Walmart as their new line of "affordable" wifi routers. This backdoor would allow an attacker the ability to remotely control not only the routers, but also any devices connected to that network. "
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Pluralistic: 25 Nov 2020 - Pluralistic: Daily links from Cory Doctorow - 0 views

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    "The tool tracks every click and interaction by employees and presents managers with leaderboards showing relative "productivity" of each employee, down to how many mentions they get in workplace emails."
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Amazon and Apple 'not playing their part' in tackling electronic waste | Technology | T... - 0 views

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    "MPs accused online retailers including Amazon and eBay of freeriding as they are not considered retailers or producers, and are therefore not legally liable to contribute to the collection and recycling of e-waste."
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Microsoft productivity score feature criticised as workplace surveillance | Microsoft |... - 0 views

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    ""Employers are increasingly exploiting metadata logged by software and devices for performance analytics and algorithmic control," Christl added. "MS is providing the tools for it. Practices we know from software development (and factories and call centres) are expanded to all white-collar work.""
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Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs? | Technology | The Guar... - 0 views

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    "But whether we trust Apple might be beside the point, if we don't yet know whether we can trust ourselves. It took eight years from the launch of the iPhone for screen time controls to follow. What will human interaction look like eight years after smartglasses become ubiquitous? Our cyborg present sneaked up on us as our phones became glued to our hands. Are we going to sleepwalk into our cyborg future in the same way?"
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Audio Deepfakes: Can Anyone Tell If They're Fake? - 0 views

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    ""It's like Photoshop for voice," said Zohaib Ahmed, CEO of Resemble AI, about his company's voice-cloning technology."
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Ahead of the election, practice voting in this Minecraft server - The Verge - 0 views

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    "The gaming world has expanded beyond the stereotypes it's often been thought of."
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Biden transition team forced to build its own cybersecurity protections - The Verge - 0 views

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    "Biden's team is more vulnerable to cyberattacks "
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Facebook has put warning labels on 180 million posts since March - 0 views

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    ""We have evidence that applying these informs to posts decreases their reshares by ~8%," a Facebook data scientist told BuzzFeed. "However given that Trump has SO many shares on any given post, the decrease is not going to change shares by orders of magnitude.""
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Google is rolling out end-to-end encryption for RCS in Android Messages beta - The Verge - 0 views

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Why Do I Think There Will be Hundreds of Billions of TinyML Devices Within a ... - 0 views

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    "I gave a talk on "What TinyML Needs from Hardware", and afterwards one of the attendees emailed to ask where some of my numbers came from. In particular, he was intrigued by my note on slide 6 that "Expectations are for tens or hundreds of billions of devices over the next few years""
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Solomon Islands government preparing to ban Facebook | Facebook | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The Solomon Islands government is preparing to ban Facebook - an attempt, it says, to limit "abusive language" and "character assassination" but which critics argue is an attempt to curtail criticism of the government. "
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Video gaming can benefit mental health, find Oxford academics | Games | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Playing video games can be good for your mental health, a study from Oxford University has suggested, following a breakthrough collaboration in which academics at the university worked with actual gameplay data for the first time."
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What Do People Actually See on Facebook in the US? - About Facebook - 0 views

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    "One point I found heartening in preparing this data was this quote from one of our data scientists. Following the announcement of a winner, 'Americans applying heart reactions on political content were off the charts, while angry reactions were closer to baseline.' It's possible to have a spike in positivity without having a corresponding spike in negativity. There has been a lot of interest in Facebook's impact on civic discourse and reasonable requests for us to share more data so it can be studied more fully. Obviously, this post is not meant to be a perfect analysis."
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Facebook, QAnon and the world's slackening grip on reality | Facebook | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "But those same services have also enabled the creation of what one professional factchecker calls a "perfect storm for misinformation". And with real-life interaction suppressed to counter the spread of the virus, it's easier than ever for people to fall deep down a rabbit hole of deception, where the endpoint may not simply be a decline in vaccination rates or the election of an unpleasant president, but the end of consensus reality as we know it. What happens when your basic understanding of the world is no longer the same as your neighbour's? And can Facebook stop that fate coming to us all?"
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Indian move to regulate digital media raises censorship fears | India | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "India's government has ordered that all online news, social media and video streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime are to be subject to state regulation, raising fears of increased censorship of digital media. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which regulates and censors print newspapers, television, films and theatre, will also have jurisdiction, under the new order, over digital news and entertainment platforms in India."
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Going Dumb: My Year With a Flip Phone | WIRED - 0 views

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    "I felt like a wholer person. I was thinking more, and better. My focus was improving. I thought I was breaking through. In the end, I was not."
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Self-Driving Cars. Rogue Nuke Launches. Evil AI. What Tech Threats You Should (and Shou... - 0 views

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    "WILL HACKERS LAUNCH NUCLEAR WEAPONS?"
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