Western Digital’s My Cloud Storage Devices Have Hard-Coded Backdoor

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Western Digital’s My Cloud network attached storage (NAS) devices claim to offer an easy, all-in-one solution for storing your data at home. However, they might also be providing an easy, all-in-one solution for hackers to steal your data take control of your device.

The post Western Digital’s My Cloud Storage Devices Have Hard-Coded Backdoor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261670-western-digitals-cloud-storage-devices-hard-coded-backdoor?source=Computing

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Germany Cracks Whip Against Hate Speech on Social Media


Germany on Monday began enforcing its new Network Enforcement Act, or NetzDG, which imposes a fine of up to $60 million on social media networks that fail to remove hate-inciting posts promptly.
The controversial law, adopted in mid 2017, just entered its formal enforcement phase. It is designed to help combat hate and fake news at a time when ISIS-linked terror and anti-immigrant extremism have been on the rise in Germany. Further, Russian hackers have been accused of trying to sow nationalist tendencies through social media attacks.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85037.html?rss=1

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Facebook deleted 'tens of thousands' of fake accounts in the run-up to the German election

Facebook says that it deleted a host of fake accounts from the social network in the run-up to Sunday’s German election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/27/facebook-deleted-tens-thousands-fake-accounts-in-run-up-to-german-election.html

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Facebook will release Russia-linked ads to Congress, Mark Zuckerberg says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network would hand over the political ads that were purchased by Russian operatives to Congress.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/21/facebook-will-release-russia-linked-ads-to-congress-mark-zuckerberg-says.html

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Verizon ditches 8,500 rural customers for 'using too much data'

Verizon Wireless plans to disconnect 8,500 rural customers from its network, citing the roaming charges the customers rack up.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/18/verizon-ditches-8500-rural-customers-for-using-too-much-data.html

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Microsoft, Facebook Unveil Open Standard for AI, Deep Learning Networks

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Microsoft and Facebook are teaming up, launching a new neural network standard. Models built using the ONNX standard will be able to move between various frameworks rather than being limited to a single solution.

The post Microsoft, Facebook Unveil Open Standard for AI, Deep Learning Networks appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/255297-facebook-microsoft-announce-new-open-standard-ai-deep-learning-networks?source=Computing

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Facebook uncovers $100G in fake ad spending tied to Russian operatives during 2016 election

Facebook said Wednesday it has uncovered approximately $100,000 in fraudulent ad spending across its network tied to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/06/facebook-uncovers-100g-in-fake-ad-spending-tied-to-russian-operatives-during-2016-election.html

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New Movidius Myriad X VPU Packs a Custom Neural Compute Engine

Movidius’ new Myriad X packs a specialized deep neural network engine, more of the company’s vision processing SHAVE CPU cores, and expanded interconnect support, all while sticking to the Myriad 2’s power consumption.

The post New Movidius Myriad X VPU Packs a Custom Neural Compute Engine appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254772-new-movidius-myriad-x-vpu-packs-custom-neural-compute-engine?source=Computing

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MIT Research Could Make Neural Networks Portable

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Having a neural network locally on your mobile device could be hugely beneficial, and it may be possible thanks to research from a team at MIT.

The post MIT Research Could Make Neural Networks Portable appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/252689-mit-research-make-neural-networks-portable?source=Computing

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Frighteningly accurate 'mind reading' AI reads brain scans to guess what you're thinking

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a deep learning neural network that’s able to read complex thoughts based on brain scans — even interpreting complete sentences.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/29/frighteningly-accurate-mind-reading-ai-reads-brain-scans-to-guess-what-youre-thinking.html

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Elon Musk's boring update suggests drilling work is well and truly under way

Elon Musk said on Wednesday that work on his ambitious plan to build a network of transportation tunnels across Los Angeles is under way, with the first segment of tunnel recently completed.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/29/elon-musks-boring-update-suggests-drilling-work-is-well-and-truly-under-way.html

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Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC

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Aquantia wants to put 5GigE or even 10GigE network cards in your next desktop PC — but you’ll have a hard time using them at their rated speeds any time soon.

The post Aquantia Wants to Put 5-10 Gigabit Ethernet in Your PC appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/249390-aquantia-wants-put-5-10-gigabit-ethernet-pc?source=Computing

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Verizon is testing a drone that would let you keep cell service during a natural disaster

Verizon is continuing to expand how it utilizes new forms of technology to keep its network up and running during a severe weather event or another disaster.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/verizon-is-testing-drone-that-would-let-keep-cell-service-during-natural-disaster.html

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Ransomware reportedly crippled DC camera network a week before inauguration

The Washington D.C. security camera network for public places was all but crippled earlier in January when ransomware was found to have locked up nearly two-thirds of all image recorders, each controlling up to four cameras.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/31/ransomware-reportedly-crippled-dc-camera-network-week-before-inauguration.html

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Facebook updates its troubled Trending feed with more info, less personalization

Facebook is launching a set of updates for its mishap-prone Trending feature. The social network claims the updates will help it to eliminate fake news from its Trending feed — in particular via its new topic identification system.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/26/facebook-updates-its-troubled-trending-feed-with-more-info-less-personalization.html

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