General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

Apple slices its AI image synthesis times in half with new Stable Diffusion fix

Creating AI-generated images on Macs, iPhones, and iPads just got a lot faster.
Publish Date: 12/2/2022
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Never-before-seen malware is nuking data in Russia’s courts and mayors’ offices

CryWiper masquerades as ransomware, but its real purpose is to permanently destroy data.
Publish Date: 12/2/2022
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OpenAI invites everyone to test new AI-powered chatbot—with amusing results

ChatGPT aims to produce accurate and harmless talk—but it's a work in progress.
Publish Date: 12/1/2022
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Hive Social turns off servers after researchers warn hackers can access all data

Site officials say site will be down for a couple of days.
Publish Date: 12/1/2022
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My secret life as an 11-year-old BBS sysop

Revisiting the wonder and betrayal of online life circa 1992.
Publish Date: 12/1/2022
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Chrome, Defender, and Firefox 0-days linked to commercial IT firm in Spain

Variston IT fingerprints found in source code for advanced Chrome exploit.
Publish Date: 12/1/2022
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Disney’s new neural network can change an actor’s age with ease

"Production ready" neural net makes actors younger or older for film or TV.
Publish Date: 11/30/2022
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Play app with 100K downloads booted for forwarding texts to developer server

Texts were used to provide verification codes for fraudulent accounts.
Publish Date: 11/30/2022
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OpenAI upgrades GPT-3, stunning with rhyming poetry and lyrics

Refinement to AI language model generates rhyming compositions in various styles.
Publish Date: 11/29/2022
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How secure a Twitter replacement is Mastodon? Let us count the ways

The demise of Twitter's security and privacy teams has people looking for alternatives.
Publish Date: 11/29/2022
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Used thin client PCs are an unsexy, readily available Raspberry Pi alternative

Turn yesterday's corporate computer into today's Pi-like system—with some work.
Publish Date: 11/29/2022
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Nvidia AI plays Minecraft, wins machine-learning conference award

NeurIPS 2022 honors MineDojo for playing Minecraft when instructed by written prompts.
Publish Date: 11/28/2022
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European Parliament declares Russia a terrorism sponsor, then its site goes down

Pro-Kremlin group called Killnet takes credit.
Publish Date: 11/23/2022
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Apple iPhone factory workers clash with police in China

Violence erupts at Foxconn plant in Zhengzhou as COVID cases rise across country.
Publish Date: 11/23/2022
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Meta researchers create AI that masters Diplomacy, tricking human players

Meta's Cicero can negotiate or persuade with natural language—just like a human.
Publish Date: 11/22/2022
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Thinking about taking your computer to the repair shop? Be very afraid

Not surprisingly, female customers bear the brunt of the privacy violations.
Publish Date: 11/22/2022
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3D for everyone? Nvidia’s Magic3D can generate 3D models from text

New AI aims to democratize 3D content creation, no modeling skills required.
Publish Date: 11/21/2022
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New Meta AI demo writes racist and inaccurate scientific literature, gets pulled

Galactica language model generated convincing text about fact and nonsense alike.
Publish Date: 11/18/2022
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Nvidia and Microsoft team up to build massive AI cloud computer

AI supercomputer will use "tens of thousands" of Nvidia A100 and H100 GPUs.
Publish Date: 11/16/2022
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Amazon begins layoffs of up to 10,000 jobs, blames “uncertain” economy

Amazon confirms Devices & Services layoffs; warehouse jobs apparently safe.
Publish Date: 11/16/2022
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