The walls are closing in on Clearview AI

Europe is working on an AI law that could ban the use of “real-time” remote biometric identification systems, such as facial recognition, in public places. The current drafting of the text restricts the use of facial recognition from law enforcement unless it is to fight serious crime, such as terrorism or kidnappings.  There is a […]

Canada follows NZ and other Five Eyes partners with Huawei ban

Peter Griffin, Editor. 24 May 2022, 1:03 pm It’s a few years now since Huawei was blocked by our Government from building 5G mobile networks here. That was particularly problematic for mobile network operator 2Degrees, which had been able to enter the mobile market and expand its 4G network thanks to a favourable vendor financing […]

Why it’s hard to sanction ransomware groups

reader comments 8 with 8 posters participating Share this story This story was originally published by ProPublica. On February 25, the day after Russia invaded Ukraine, a prolific ransomware gang called Conti made a proclamation on its dark website. It was an unusually political statement for a cybercrime organization: Conti pledged its “full support of […]

Equipment management and sustainability

One area that Castrip has been working on for the last two years is increasing the use of machine intelligence to increase process efficiency in the yield. “This is quite affected by the skill of the operator, which sets the points for automation, so we are using reinforcement learning-based neural networks to increase the precision […]

Researchers find backdoor lurking in WordPress plugin used by schools

reader comments 5 with 5 posters participating Share this story Researchers said on Friday that they found a malicious backdoor in a WordPress plugin that gave attackers full control of websites that used the package, which is marketed to schools. The premium version of School Management, a plugin schools use to operate and manage their […]

The Download: The monkeypox outbreak latest, and the online trail left by mass shooters

I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Mass shooters are hiding in plain sight onlineBut it’s wickedly hard to do anything before they commit violence. (New Yorker $)+ Social media platforms are still struggling to stop the spread of the Buffalo shooting video. (TR)+ How young men become […]

Griffin on Tech: Tech’s role in challenging times

Peter Griffin, Editor. 20 May 2022, 1:35 pm Another Techweek has just wrapped up, showcasing the innovation and creativity of people working in and around the tech sector all over the country. I’ve sat in virtually on sessions this week about our fledgling Web3 scene and the perils of AI projects going off the rails. […]