Elon Musk is freaked out by the creepy backflipping robot

Elon Musk has repeatedly sounded the alarm against the rise of artificial intelligence as a threat to humanity. Now, the venerable tech exec has observed that Boston Dynamics’ latest robot, which does backflips, is just the start of things to come.

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Microsoft Partners Up to Boost Windows Defender Threat Detection


Microsoft on Wednesday announced agreements to integrate threat detection products from Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften into Windows Defender, extending security to macOS, iOS, Linux and Android devices. No additional infrastructure will be required, Microsoft said. Once the integration is set, new events from onboard macOS, iOS, Android and Linux devices will begin surfacing on the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection console. Windows Defender ATP provides a single pane of glass for endpoint security.

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President Obama warned Mark Zuckerberg about fake news on Facebook, report says

President Barack Obama reportedly warned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the threat posed by fake news on the social network during a private meeting last year.

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This week on AI: March special event, Supreme Court rejects e-books appeal, ransomware strikes Mac, encryption debate & more

Article Image This week got off to an inauspicious start with the discovery of a Mac ransomware threat, followed by a Supreme Court snubbing of Apple’s appeal of its $450 million e-books antitrust case. But the biggest news was Apple’s confirmation of a special event on March 21, expected to feature a next-gen 4-inch iPhone model, revamped 9.7-inch iPad and more.

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ISIS reportedly threatens Facebook, Twitter founders in video

Islamic State has issued a threat to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey over the companies’ effort to taking down terror-affiliated accounts, according to a published report.

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Sparkle software updater leaves 'huge' number of Mac apps open to attack

Article Image A “huge” number of third-party Mac apps are under threat of man-in-the-middle attacks due to a recently discovered vulnerability in Sparkle, an open source framework used to facilitate software updates.

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False bomb threat at Apple's Ireland facilities leads to evacuation of 4,800 staff

Article Image A fake bomb threat was issued for Apple’s operations in Ireland on Monday, causing officials to evacuate 4,800 employees before giving the all-clear.

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FAA taps sensor technology to tackle airport drone threat

Faced with a growing drone threat to aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration has teamed up with IT specialist CACI International in an attempt to protect the airspace around airports.

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Apple acknowledges 'YiSpecter' iOS malware, says issue unlikely to affect most people

Article Image A piece of recently-identified iOS malware, known as YiSpecter, is not a major threat despite its ability to attack both jailbroken and factory stock devices, Apple said on Monday.

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House Passes Cybersecurity Bills Despite Privacy Fears


Two cybersecurity bills approved this week by the U.S. House of Representatives pose a threat to citizens’ privacy, according to opponents of the measures. Both bills, H.R. 1560 and H.R. 1731, aim to improve sharing of cybersecurity information between businesses and government agencies. “‘Information sharing’ is a misnomer,” said Gabriel Rottman, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. “Really, what we’re talking about is creating new exceptions to existing privacy law,” he said.

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