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An AI-enabled drone killed its human operator in a simulated test conducted by the U.S. Air Force in order to override a possible "no" order stopping it from completing its mission, the USAF's Chief of AI Test and Operations revealed at a recent conference. 

WHAT THE ZUCK? Mark Zuckerberg unveils new metaverse product despite claims VR world is dead with one platform only having 38 users MikeRivero Thu, 06/01/2023 - 17:04

MARK Zuckerberg has unveiled a new metaverse product on his social media accounts.

The Meta CEO announced the Meta Quest 3 headset, which is coming this fall despite reports claiming the metaverse is dead and has dwindling users.

Mark Zuckerberg announced the Meta Quest 3 headset on June 1st and it will be released in a few months timeCredit: Meta Quest 3

Phone owners have been urged to delete a malicious app known as iRecorder after it was found to subtly steal files, web information and even pictures. The unsuspecting screen-recorder even makes use of a phone's microphone every 15 minutes, taking a snippet of audio for unknown purposes. This malware, discovered by ESET, did not come as part of the app when it launched in 2021. Instead, attackers took a more unusual approach, with harmful features cropping up nearly a year later, in what may have been disguised as a typical update.
Artificial Intelligence Poses "Risk Of Extinction", Warns ChatGPT Founder And Other AI Pioneers malterwitty Thu, 06/01/2023 - 14:41
"Large language model chatbots could potentially help harmful actors like terrorists to “develop, acquire, or disperse nuclear, radiological, biological, and chemical weapons..."

Out of the 1,000 U.S. college seniors surveyed, nearly half (47%) said they were interested in using AI chatbots to write their resumes or cover letters, and 25% of Gen Z said they had already used AI for those purposes. 

"Generative AI bots (like ChatGPT) have the potential to help both candidates and employers be more productive and communicate better," says Al Smith, chief technology officer, iCIMS in the report. 

[Video] Windows, macOS & Linux PRIVACY compared: why do they need ALL THIS DATA?! malterwitty Thu, 06/01/2023 - 10:46
$1.3 billion fine on Meta exposes US data surveillance complex MikeRivero Wed, 05/31/2023 - 09:11

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, was fined a record-shattering €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) on Monday by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission and subsequently ordered to stop transferring data collected from Facebook users in Europe to the United States in breach of European data protection laws. 

First Documented Case of Pegasus Spyware Used in an International War Context. Report MikeRivero Wed, 05/31/2023 - 06:48

A new investigation reveals the use of Pegasus spyware in an international war context.

Billions of Facebook users are put on alert over new 'look who just died' scam malterwitty Tue, 05/30/2023 - 09:47
The fraud begins with a direct message from a hacker posing as a friend that reads 'look who just died' along with a link to what looks like a news article. The message might also include phrases such as 'so sad' or 'I know you know him' to trap the user into thinking they know the person. Victims are prompted to enter their Facebook username and password to read the article about the supposed death. The fake news link contains malware which allows the scammer to gain access to a Facebook users log-in details and personal information.