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Yes, I did just crash that critical app. And you should thank me for having done so

Mon, 2024-03-18 08:29
Quick thinking turned poor judgement into genius proactivity

Who, Me? Welcome once again, dear reader, to the well-trodden path that is Who, Me? – The Register's weekly column dedicated to the tales and travails of readers who strayed, but found their way back.…

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Infosec teams must be allowed to fail, argues Gartner

Mon, 2024-03-18 07:29
But failing to recover from incidents is unforgivable because 'adrenalin does not scale'

Zero tolerance of failure by information security professionals is unrealistic, and makes it harder for cyber security folk to do the essential part of their job: recovering fast from inevitable attacks, according to Gartner analysts Chris Mixter and Dennis Xiu.…

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Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 with Eye-of-Sauron camera

Mon, 2024-03-18 06:31
Wherever you go, whatever you do, your phone is watching

Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3, pitched as a more affordable version of its flagship smartphone platform that keeps key features such as the support for on-device generative AI processing, and an always-sensing camera.…

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Filipino police free hundreds of slaves toiling in romance scam operation

Mon, 2024-03-18 05:46
875 workers liberated after falling for promises of lucrative work, nine arrested

Filipino police rescued 875 "workers" – including 504 foreigners – in a raid late last week on a firm that posed as an online gaming company but in reality operated a forced labor camp that housed romance scam operators.…

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Uber Australia to pay $178 million to settle cabbies' class action

Mon, 2024-03-18 04:30
Nice payday for some, but plenty of Australians still pay extra to help drivers

Uber's Australian wheel has agreed to pay AU$272 million ($178 million) to settle a class action brought by cab drivers who claimed their incomes were impacted by the rideshare giant's scofflaw debut down under.…

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ChatGPT side-channel attack has easy fix: token obfuscation

Mon, 2024-03-18 02:31
ALSO: Roblox-themed infostealer on the prowl, telco insider pleads guilty to swapping SIMs, and some crit vulns

in brief Almost as quickly as a paper came out last week revealing an AI side-channel vulnerability, Cloudflare researchers have figured out how to solve it: just obscure your token size.…

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India quickly unwinds requirement for government approval of AIs

Mon, 2024-03-18 00:29
ALSO: US woos Thailand, Philippines, for tech trade; China's Fukushima rage glows; Alibaba targets South Korea

India's government has stepped back from its plan to require government approval for AI services before they come online.…

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How to run an LLM on your PC, not in the cloud, in less than 10 minutes

Sun, 2024-03-17 14:00
Cut through the hype, keep your data private, find out what all the fuss is about

Hands On With all the talk of massive machine-learning training clusters and AI PCs you’d be forgiven for thinking you need some kind of special hardware to play with text-and-code-generating large language models (LLMs) at home.…

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In the rush to build AI apps, please, please don't leave security behind

Sun, 2024-03-17 11:04
Supply-chain attacks are definitely possible and could lead to data theft, system hijacking, and more

Feature While in a rush to understand, build, and ship AI products, developers and data scientists are being urged to be mindful of security and not fall prey to supply-chain attacks.…

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Ahead of IPO, Reddit blends advertising into user posts

Sat, 2024-03-16 08:27
As FTC starts asking questions about that mega-deal with Google to train AI

Ahead of its stock market debut, Reddit has said it's going to make it easier for advertisers to craft normal user posts and run them as ads on the social network.…

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Microsoft defends barging in on Chrome with pop-ups pushing Bing, GPT-4

Fri, 2024-03-15 23:40
We thought you people wanted choice, IT colossus sniffs

Microsoft is cheerily popping up ads over Chrome on Windows PCs to push its search engine and AI assistant.…

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Biden to inject Intel with CHIPS fab cash 'next week'

Fri, 2024-03-15 21:25
Samsung and TSMC apparently slated to receive $6B and $5B

The Biden administration may announce billions in government CHIPS subsidies to offset the cost of Intel's US fab expansion as early as next week.…

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Microsoft license shuffle means Power Apps users could break the bank

Fri, 2024-03-15 20:30
New restrictions seem to usher users toward expensive Dynamics 365 subscriptions

Microsoft appears to have updated the licensing rules for its popular Power Apps, which could force some customers to shift their users onto the more expensive licenses, creating a significant hike in costs.…

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As if working at Helldesk weren't bad enough, IT helpers now targeted by cybercrims

Fri, 2024-03-15 19:00
Wave of Okta attacks mark what researchers are calling the biggest security trend of the year

IT helpdesk workers are increasingly the target of cybercriminals – a trend researchers have described as "the most noteworthy" of the past year.…

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Raspberry Pi OS 5.2 is here, with pleasant tweaks to Wayland-based desktop

Fri, 2024-03-15 17:30
Kernel 6.6 and small refinements, plus less visible, but meaningful adjustments

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has updated its Debian 12-based OS for the pocket-sized powerhouse, with the newest LTS kernel.…

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FCC ups broadband benchmark speeds, says rural areas still underserved

Fri, 2024-03-15 16:15
Previous goals were 25Mbps download and a paltry 3Mbps for upload ... and some places don't even have that

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is finally updating its standard for broadband speeds to 100Mbps download and 20Mbps upload, after talking about the issue for years.…

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We talk to W3C vice chair Robin Berjon about the InterPlanetary File System

Fri, 2024-03-15 15:30
The decentralized web is alive and well despite Web3 financial scheming

Interview The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) debuted nine years ago with the hope of changing the way people interact with content online. It remains an ongoing project.…

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Bernie Sanders clocks in with 4-day workweek bill thanks to AI and productivity tech

Fri, 2024-03-15 14:49
Don't start planning your long weekend yet – proposal is likely to be a hard sell in work-obsessed America

AI, automation, and other new technologies have made the American worker far more productive than ever before, says US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which is why he introduced a bill this week to shorten the US workweek to 32 hours without a commensurate drop in worker pay. …

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Microsoft says AI alliances are needed to compete with Google

Fri, 2024-03-15 14:11
Only the Chocolate Factory is 'vertically integrated' to win at 'every AI layer from chips to a thriving mobile app store'

Microsoft has told the European Commission's competition authorities that it only entered into agreements with generative AI developers because it had no other option, unlike archrival Google which can do it all alone.…

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IBM CEO pay jumps 23% in 2023, average employee gets 7%

Fri, 2024-03-15 13:15
And the party extends to shareholders with an overall $6B payout

IBM chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna bagged a double digit pay bump in 2023 as he met the major financial objectives outlined by the board. The average compensation of employees that helped Big Blue achieve those targets? Up by single digits.…

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