Thought for the day

"All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms." -- Diane Feinstein 

With criminals beginning to use deepfake video technology to spoof an identity in live online job interviews, security researchers have highlighted one simple way to spot a deepfake: just ask the person to turn their face sideways on. 

The reason for this as a potential handy authentication check is that deepfake AI models, while good at recreating front-on views of a person's face, aren't good at doing side-on or profile views like the ones you might see in a mug shot. 

Australia’s central bank has unveiled plans to examine the potential economic benefits of introducing a central bank digital currency (CBDC).

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) said in a statement on Tuesday it would carry out a year-long pilot project to explore “innovative use cases and business models” for a CBDC and gain a better understanding of technological, legal and regulatory considerations.

Hackers have the capability to exploit a software flaw in the Emergency Alert System to issue fake warnings over radio and TV stations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns.

'We recently became aware of certain vulnerabilities in EAS encoder/decoder devices that, if not updated to the most recent software versions, could allow an actor to issue EAS alerts over the host infrastructure (TV, radio, cable network),' the DHS's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said

Megacorporation Amazon has expanded its empire of data capturing devices by spending $1.7 billion purchasing beloved maker of vacuuming robots and former beloved maker of warzone robots iRobot, which makes Roombas.

It's been an interesting confluence of developments for Tesla to end last week's trading. While most market participants were focused on the company's upcoming 3-for-1 split, two other pieces of news dropped that may wind up having a material impact for investors. 

Yes, Tesla longs, even more of a material impact than dividing up the share structure in a different way! Tough to believe, we know...

Another milestone has been reached in the realm of quantum computing, with a Canadian company reporting that they have run a complex benchmarking problem through their new equipment that produced a solution that would have taken a conventional supercomputer 9,000 years to complete in a mere 36 millionths of a second.

The infamous story of the Israeli NSO Group and its terrifying spying software Pegasus is so troubling, even the United States government blacklisted the company for “malicious cyber activities.” But that didn’t stop the company from hiring four high-profile lobbying firms to try to reverse the listing and win federal contracts

The US Department of Homeland Security is warning of vulnerabilities in the nation’s emergency broadcast network that makes it possible for hackers to issue bogus warnings over radio and TV stations.