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Briton who knocked Liberia offline with cyber attack jailed

Briton who knocked Liberia offline with cyber attack jailed | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Daniel Kaye attacked an African mobile phone company, inadvertently taking Liberia offline in 2016.
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A good overview which includes DDOS, ransomware, how it was done, which laws were broken and the consequences to the attack and being caught.
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BBC - Future - The cyber-attack that sent an Alaskan community back in time

BBC - Future - The cyber-attack that sent an Alaskan community back in time | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
In 2018, a remote Alaskan community’s infrastructure was hit by a malware attack which forced it offline. It was only then they realised how much they depended on computers.
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NZ officials consider impact of Australia's controversial encryption law | Stuff.co.nz

NZ officials consider impact of Australia's controversial encryption law | Stuff.co.nz | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
'Anti-encryption' law could cast shadow over NZ reliance on cloud computing services in Australia.
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Chinese facial recognition system catches jaywalker, turns out to be a bus

Chinese facial recognition system catches jaywalker, turns out to be a bus | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
China hasn't been shy about using facial recognition tech to catch jaywalkers, and publicly shame them. But this time, the technology got it wrong.
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Facial recognition used as surveillance in China with reliablity issues
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Porn-loving US official spreads malware to government network

Porn-loving US official spreads malware to government network | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
The employee at the US Geological Survey had an "extensive history" of visiting adult websites.
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3D printing: A cheat sheet

3D printing: A cheat sheet | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
This comprehensive guide covers the rise of 3D printing, common use cases, and what organizations adopting this technology need to know.
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3D Printing summary
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What is edge computing?

What is edge computing? | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Cloud giants like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are looking forward to a world where the "cloud" spreads to the "edge." So, what does that mean?
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Moving the Cloud nearer to you
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Hack attack can stop people's hearts

Hack attack can stop people's hearts | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Researchers disclose an unfixed vulnerability that threatens medical devices.
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medical devices that are not secure are a real danger to patients
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Intel CPU shortage to hit launch of 9th generation Core microprocessors and cause price rises

Intel CPU shortage to hit launch of 9th generation Core microprocessors and cause price rises | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
PC builder Novatech warns that the Intel CPU shortage will cause price spikes and hit launch of 9th gen Core processors,Hardware,Components ,Intel,CPUs,9th gen,Novatech,Core processors,xeon
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Leave no dark corner - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Leave no dark corner - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
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Surveillance combined with a social credit system - requires surveillance cameras, combined with facial recognition software to operate
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How much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much?

How much all-seeing AI surveillance is too much? | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
But as these prying AI "eyes" find new applications in store checkout lines, police body cameras and war zones, the tech companies developing them are struggling to balance business opportunities with difficult moral decisions that could turn off customers or their own workers.
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Facial Recognition: But as these prying AI "eyes" find new applications in store checkout lines, police body cameras and war zones, the tech companies developing them are struggling to balance business opportunities with difficult moral decisions that could turn off customers or their own workers. Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-07-all-seeing-ai-surveillance.html#jCp
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Interview with the man who brought on the age of 'downloadable guns'

Interview with the man who brought on the age of 'downloadable guns' | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Cody Wilson's early experiments in 3D printing set a dangerous ball into motion.
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is 3d printing of guns a reality - it may not be robust enough yet - but shows the potential of the future - ability to order and print your own 3d gun from anywhere - how will this be controlled?
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FBI Raid on Phishing Scammers Arrests 74, Recovers $16 Million

FBI Raid on Phishing Scammers Arrests 74, Recovers $16 Million | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
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American Airlines begins rolling out 'biometric boarding' at Los Angeles airport | Daily

American Airlines begins rolling out 'biometric boarding' at Los Angeles airport | Daily | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
American Airlines will now let some passengers simply scan their face to board their flight at the Los Angeles International Airport. For now, the system is part of a 90-day trial.
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biometric authentication used by airline
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AMD unveils new Ryzen mobile processors at CES 2019 | V3

AMD unveils new Ryzen mobile processors at CES 2019 | V3 | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
AMD Ryzen mobile APUs offer boost clock speeds of 4GHz or more,Hardware ,AMD,Ryzen,mobile,12nm,CES 2019
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Facial recognition's failings: Coping with uncertainty in the age of machine learning

Facial recognition's failings: Coping with uncertainty in the age of machine learning | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Why some machine-learning tech is falling short, and how we need to recalibrate our expectations.
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Biometrics combined with machine learning for facial recognition systems
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Apple unveils new, slimmer MacBook Air made from 100 per cent recycled aluminium

Apple unveils new, slimmer MacBook Air made from 100 per cent recycled aluminium | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
New MacBook Airs weigh in at 100 grams lighter and 10 per cent thinner,Hardware,Laptops ,Apple,Macbook,Air
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sustainable manufacturing - using 100% recycled aluminium
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Quantum computing: A cheat sheet

Quantum computing: A cheat sheet | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
This resource covers the future of computing in the post-transistor age, and the technical hurdles inherent in the pursuit of quantum computing.
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From Cloud to Edge: The Next IT Transformation

From Cloud to Edge: The Next IT Transformation | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
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AI classroom activity: Facial recognition - Teacher

AI classroom activity: Facial recognition - Teacher | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Today’s schoolchildren are a generation who will grow up with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Here, Dr Joshua Ho – from the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and UNSW – gives a step-by-step guide to a classroom activity illustrating the concept of facial recognition.
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Biometric facial recognition using AI
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The race to make the world's most powerful computer ever

The race to make the world's most powerful computer ever | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Quantum computers promise to be blisteringly fast, helping us solve many of the world's problems.
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The race to developing quantum computing - different approaches being developed by different companies.
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Facebook admits security breach affecting 50 million accounts | V3

Facebook admits security breach affecting 50 million accounts | V3 | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Security flaw discovered this week enabled attackers to take over accounts, warns Facebook,Security ,Facebook,security,50 million,Guy Rosen,View as
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UK show explores hidden world of facial recognition | Stuff.co.nz

UK show explores hidden world of facial recognition | Stuff.co.nz | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Exhibit explores how computers' ability to read faces is changing the world.
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Timehop exposes personal information of its entire user base

Timehop exposes personal information of its entire user base | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
The attacker breached a cloud account without multifactor authentication in December,Security ,gdpr,breach,breach notification,hacker
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App hacke to breach data
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Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked

Swann's home security camera recordings could be hijacked | Security Networks and computers | Scoop.it
Researchers found a way to spy on motion-triggered clips logged by Swann Security's cameras.
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Security issues of smart home devices, linked to the app
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