EFF and Lookout Uncover New Malware Espionage Campaign Infecting Thousands Around the World

San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and mobile security company Lookout have uncovered a new malware espionage campaign infecting thousands of people in more than 20 countries. Hundreds of gigabytes of data has been stolen, primarily through mobile devices compromised by fake secure…

Russian hackers targeting US Senate email accounts: Report

San FRancisco, Jan 13 (IANS) A hacking group allegedly associated with the Russian government is actively targeting the US Senate’s internal email system since June 2017, a cyber security firm claimed on Saturday. According to Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, this is the same group…

Google’s new artificial intelligence talks like you, me and everyone

SAN FRANCISCO: In a major step towards its “AI first” dream, Google has developed a text-to-speech artificial intelligence (AI) system that will confuse you with its human-like articulation. The tech giant’s text-to-speech system called “Tacotron 2” delivers an AI-generated computer speech that almost matches with…

Looking Back at the Big Hacks of 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) – It was the year nothing seemed safe. Bombshell hacks were revealed one after another in 2017, from an Equifax breach that compromised almost half the country to global ransom campaigns that cost companies millions of dollars. The cyberattacks highlighted the alarming…

SF Aquatic Park closed to swimmers after third sea lion attack in a week – SFGate

That bracing morning dip in San Francisco Bay lost a bit of its allure Friday after a swimmer was bitten by what was reported as a sea lion at Aquatic Park — the second attack by a marine mammal in less than 24 hours and…

Microsoft pledges USD 50 million to broaden Artificial Intelligence for Earth programme

SAN FRANCISCO: Announcing its plan to broaden the AI for Earth programme, Microsoft has pledged USD 50 million over the next five years to put artificial intelligence technology in the hands of those who are working to mitigate climate change. Microsoft rolled out the AI…

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