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  kung_tom/shutterstock David Rose, University of Reading and Charlotte-Anne Chivers, University of Gloucestershire Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labour and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia of mass unemployment and automated oppression. In the case of farming, some researchers, business people and politicians think...
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The massive data leak raises serious questions about China’s aggressive intelligence gathering operations.(Unsplash: Taskin Ashiq) By political editor Andrew Probyn and political reporter Matthew Doran Read more at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-14/chinese-data-leak-linked-to-military-names-australians/12656668
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In the wrong hands, AI is proving dangerous. Source: Shutterstock 9 September 2020 Cybercrime is a lucrative activity and one that’s getting easier to enterThreats are becoming more widespread and sophisticated, attackers are increasingly leaning on AI to bypass security systems  In an age where everything is becoming connected and data is regarded as a...
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Getty Source: https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/now-china-wants-to-capture-telecommunications-standards/ After capturing WHO (World Health Organization), now the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has set its eyes on enslaving ITU (International Telecommunication Union). In its 8 September 2020 missive, the CCP has made clear its intentions: to establish global standards on data security. Perhaps Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi mouthing multilateralism in the same breath...
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VIDAR uses telecommunication fibre-optic cables to detect vibrations. VIDAR is capable of capturing and analysing the tiny vibrations of nearby objects – such as cars, drills or even pedestrians – across large geographical grids using fibre-optic cables. The vibration readings are then analysed and categorised on FiberSense’s digital platform SuperSoniQ, which it provides to clients...
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Jamie McKane 21 August 2020 Vumacam has won a court battle against the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), which accused it of spying on innocent people and selling the footage to third parties. In a judgement handed down by the Gauteng High Court on 20 August, the court ruled against the JRA, which had refused to...
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A data centerDEAN MOUHTAROPOULOS | GETTY; EDITED BY MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW Deep learning has a terrible carbon footprint. By Karen Hao June 6, 2019 The artificial-intelligence industry is often compared to the oil industry: once mined and refined, data, like oil, can be a highly lucrative commodity. Now it seems the metaphor may extend even further. Like its...
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The French Consumer group (UFC Que Choisir) is a membership organisation for consumer groups around the world. Established in 1951, Union Fédérale des Consommateurs (UFC Que Choisir) is a not-for-profit organisation with a nation-wide network of nearly 170 local organisations that handles more than 100,000 consumer complaints a year. Through its monthly publication, the high-profile magazine ‘Que...
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Source: Daily Maverick By Peter Fabricius • 15 June 2020 Senior American official says China is using Huawei to export its ‘surveillance state’. The US government has warned South Africa that it is risking the security of its most sensitive information and data by using the 5G telecoms infrastructure of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.  The...
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(Auto translated from French) The deployment of the “5th generation” communication technology promises innovative services based on new infrastructure. These technological developments will modify the methods of exposure of the population, and will require adapting the measurement and evaluation methods. As part of the deployment of 5G planned for the end of the year in France, ANSES...
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