Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has issued a stark warning to humanity: advances in artificial intelligence could lead to a world which humans will no longer be able to understand — and we should start preparing now.
Non-discriminatory algorithms, programmable biology, and virtual reality (VR) systems that will offer hallucinations akin to LSD are what's in store over the next ten years, according to a group of Microsoft researchers.
The iPhone of the San Bernarndino shooter that US officials are pressuring Apple to unlock had its password changed within 24 hours of the government custody, company bosses claim insisting this prevents them from getting backup information.
With a special hacking tool, the Federal Bureau of Investigations not only took over operations of a child pornography site, but also located some 1,300 visitors. Now the computer code used to hunt down suspects must be released per a court order.
Apple will appeal a California judge’s order to help prosecutors unlock an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, with CEO Tim Cook saying the move would compromise customer security.
For three months, the US government has been ordering Apple to grant it access to an iPhone that prosecutors seized as evidence against an admitted methamphetamines dealer. Now Apple is asking a judge to hurry up and decide if it’s required to do so by law.
A new study reveals weak personal data protection on common wearable exercise monitors. Not only are users susceptible to inadvertently giving up passwords or health information, but insurance companies may suspect their data reports to be hacked.
Criminals may run, but they can’t hide even with encryption, according to a new study from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. The findings show that law enforcement still has options to circumvent an emerging world of cybersecurity.
Ashkan Soltani, former chief technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, was forced to leave a new White House job when his security clearance was denied. Many suspect his help in reporting on the Edward Snowden leaks to be the reason why.