Thought for the day

"I should have been a meteorologist. It's the only job (outside of politics) where you can be that wrong that  often and still get a paycheck!" -- Michael Rivero

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To better control the thoughts and actions of modern humans, tech giant Google has announced the launch of a new brainwashing propaganda scheme called “Info Interventions.”

The project aims to “teach” Google users which information to avoid as “false” while training them to spot and accept only information that Google deems as “true.” If used as intended, Google users will be “immunized” against online “misinformation.”

Eufy's security cameras send data to the cloud without consent, and that's not the worst part malterwitty Sun, 12/04/2022 - 19:22

Eufy's claims to keep "privacy in your own hands" have been rendered null, after a researcher caught the security camera company uploading local-only footage to the cloud without user authorization or knowledge. To top it all off, users have also been made aware that you can watch camera streams using VLC without authentication.

Android malware apps with 2 million installs spotted on Google Play malterwitty Sun, 12/04/2022 - 11:00

A new set of Android malware, phishing, and adware apps have infiltrated the Google Play store, tricking over two million people into installing them.

The apps were discovered by Dr. Web antivirus and pretend to be useful utilities and system optimizers but, in reality, are the sources of performance hiccups, ads, and user experience degradation.

Google Chrome emergency update fixes 9th zero-day of the year malterwitty Sun, 12/04/2022 - 10:48

Google has released Chrome 108.0.5359.94/.95 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users to address a single high-severity security flaw, the ninth Chrome zero-day exploited in the wild patched since the start of the year.

"Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-4262 exists in the wild," the search giant said in a security advisory published on Friday.

Millions of Windows PC users face tough choice next month and the decision will be costly malterwitty Sun, 12/04/2022 - 06:29

Microsoft is warning Windows users about a fast-approaching end-of-life date for one of its former flagship operating systems. The Redmond-based tech giant is once again reminding users that support for Windows 8.1 is ending soon, with this big cut-off date pencilled in for January 10, 2023. After this date, Windows 8.1 users won't receive any technical support as well as software updates and security fixes - with the latter crucial for when bugs or hacks emerge.

San Francisco police petition for their robots to have the right to use deadly force MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 17:22

Texan authorities became the first to use a robot to kill a suspect, when the Dallas Police Department in 2016 strapped an explosive device to the machine, remotely piloted it towards a gunman, and detonated it.

Make Way for the Killer Robots: The U.S. Government Is Expanding Its Power to Kill MikeRivero Fri, 12/02/2022 - 10:10

“Crush! Kill! Destroy!”—The Robot, Lost in Space

The purpose of a good government is to protect the lives and liberties of its people.

Unfortunately, we have gone so far in the opposite direction from the ideals of a good government that it’s hard to see how this trainwreck can be redeemed.

It gets worse by the day.

Elon Musk Suspends Kanye "Ye" West From Twitter For 12 Hours ChrisMenahan Fri, 12/02/2022 - 00:04

Elon Musk personally banned Ye from Twitter for 12 hours on Thursday night for sharing a photo of a Raelian symbol that resembles a Swastika inside of a Star of David along with the text, "YE24 LOVE EVERYONE #LOVESPEECH."

Elon Musk expects that a "wireless chip" will be implanted in the human brain within 6 months alexmark Thu, 12/01/2022 - 21:23
Got a car with keyless technology? It's twice as likely to be stolen: Insurer reveals changing face of motor theft as brazen criminals shift tactics malterwitty Thu, 12/01/2022 - 17:15

Home Office data shows that 108,542 vehicles were stolen between April 2021 and March 2022 in England and Wales - a 22 per cent increase on the previous year. 

Aviva examined claims data and found that cars with keyless technology are twice as likely to be pinched as those without these features, and criminals are becoming increasingly brazen as more are ditching the cover of darkness to steal vehicles in broad daylight.