Samsung Galaxy: S23 should be more expensive – basic versions with more memory

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Samsung is expected to present its new Galaxy S23 smartphone series on Wednesday. Rumor has it that prices are going up and basic versions have more memory. Samsung is expected to unveil its new flagship Galaxy S23 smartphone in a few days at the Unpacked event, which the company plans to stream live on February 1. Of … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy: S23 should be more expensive – basic versions with more memory

The hype about AI ChatGPT: “System hardly reflected critically”

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Scientists see important questions about the AI ​​ChatGPT open and warn of data protection holes, missing sources, and invented information. He can compose speeches and tell stories with a high degree of linguistic precision - and that too in a matter of seconds. The text robot ChatGPT, a language software with artificial intelligence (AI), developed by … Continue reading The hype about AI ChatGPT: “System hardly reflected critically”

Naked women on Facebook are actually Vietnamese hackers

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Fake profiles on Facebook offer to view a file containing sexy photos of women. But, this file also contains malware to steal usernames and passwords. What ruins the dream of some. A slew of fake accounts of women in sensual outfits on Facebook has been created to steal credentials, reveals research by cloud security firm Zscaler, published on … Continue reading Naked women on Facebook are actually Vietnamese hackers

Global challenges: USA and EU want to develop AI models together

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AI from the USA and the EU should help to optimize power grids and weather forecasts, for example. Artists see gaps in copyright in the planned EU AI rules. The US and the EU signed an administrative agreement on greater cooperation on artificial intelligence (AI) on Friday. It aims to bring together experts from both sides of … Continue reading Global challenges: USA and EU want to develop AI models together

Ukrainian army launches new suicide drone tactic

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Commercial drones of the DJI brand are transformed into kamikaze devices by the Ukrainian army. Several videos, analyzed by Numerama and open-source intelligence experts, testify to these strikes. The Ukrainian army continues to innovate in the transformation of commercial drones into a weapon of war. On January 20, 2023, the intelligence services indicated that they are building a fleet … Continue reading Ukrainian army launches new suicide drone tactic

China chip sanctions: Japan and Netherlands likely to join US

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Japan and the Netherlands are probably on the verge of supporting US sanctions against China's chip industry. An agreement should not be made public. As early as this Friday, Japan and the Netherlands could agree with the United States on participation in the export restrictions against Chinese chip manufacturers. Bloomberg reports, citing unnamed sources familiar with the … Continue reading China chip sanctions: Japan and Netherlands likely to join US

FBI blames North Korea for $100 million cryptocurrency theft

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In mid-2022, crypto project Harmony Horizon's currency exchange was eased by over $100 million. Now the booty has been washed. June 2022: Thieves stole over $100 million in crypto coins from the Harmony Horizon Bridge. horizon creates a bridge between the Harmony blockchain and certain other blockchains and allows the corresponding cryptocurrencies to be exchanged. January 13, 2023: Someone … Continue reading FBI blames North Korea for $100 million cryptocurrency theft

NASA wants nuclear rockets for Mars

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NASA and Darpa are currently working on a new type of “nuclear-thermal” rocket booster. Agencies hope to show a demo of the first prototype by 2027. © U.S. Department of Energy The idea of ​​creating rockets propelled by nuclear energy seems straight out of the 1960s, and for good reason: the United States Atomic Energy Commission, … Continue reading NASA wants nuclear rockets for Mars

Bitcoin: the president of El Salvador taunts the media who did not believe in him

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El Salvador, the first country in the world to make bitcoin an official currency, was able to fully repay a large debt due on January 24, 2023. Last year, the crash in the price of bitcoin cast doubt on this possibility. 2022 has not been a good year for cryptocurrencies, especially for bitcoin. Due to a global bear … Continue reading Bitcoin: the president of El Salvador taunts the media who did not believe in him

India’s government blocks critical BBC documentary on YouTube

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A BBC documentary is dedicated, among other things, to the past of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His government reacted sharply. India's government is taking action against a documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has managed to block it not only on Youtube. It also ordered the blocking of numerous tweets promoting the film. The government is … Continue reading India’s government blocks critical BBC documentary on YouTube

NASA Ingenuity helicopter completes 40th flight on Mars

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It flies and flies and flies: Although Ingenuity should only take off a few times, it continues to fly. He has already covered a total of 8 km. The shot was taken in flight (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech) The small Mars helicopter Ingenuity has completed its 40th flight and has now completed a total distance of more than 8 … Continue reading NASA Ingenuity helicopter completes 40th flight on Mars

Hacker discovers US government “No Fly List” on airline test server

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"Maia arson crimew" looked at an unsecured CommuteAir server out of boredom. There she found a 2019 FBI no-fly list. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the FBI's "Terrorist Screening Center" has kept centralized lists of people who are considered security risks or terrorist suspects. These people have to endure an extended security check on … Continue reading Hacker discovers US government “No Fly List” on airline test server

Belmarsh Tribunal demands freedom for Assange and end of Espionage Act

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has a new comrade-in-arms: Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg is challenging the US government to sue him. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been in the British high-security prison in Belmarsh since 2019 and is fighting against his extradition to the United States. At the third "Belmarsh Tribunal," the father of all whistleblowers, Daniel Ellsberg, challenged … Continue reading Belmarsh Tribunal demands freedom for Assange and end of Espionage Act

Study: Ransomware crooks made 40 percent less sales in 2022

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Even if blackmail Trojans are still booming: According to a study, cybercriminals earned significantly less in 2022 than in the previous year. According to a study by the blockchain analysis company Chainalysis 2022, the ransomware business was significantly less profitable. According to this, cybercriminals were able to extort ransom payments worth around 456.8 million US dollars … Continue reading Study: Ransomware crooks made 40 percent less sales in 2022

Paypal: data leak after attackers tested access data

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PayPal has reported a data leak to the Maine Attorney General's Office. Attackers would have tested access data and gained access to accounts. PayPal has reported an unauthorized personally identifiable information (PII) leak to the Maine Attorney General's Office. Attackers would have tested numerous access data in a credential stuffing attack - and were successful in many … Continue reading Paypal: data leak after attackers tested access data

Twitter: Blocked third-party apps now officially banned

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Apps like Twitterific that were banned a week ago are said to have violated long-standing API rules. But they have now been changed accordingly. A week after third-party Twitter apps were suddenly and unannounced banned, the social network has now made the ban official. A half-sentence was added to the user agreement with developers on Thursday, according … Continue reading Twitter: Blocked third-party apps now officially banned

Green aviation: NASA and Boeing are working on the passenger aircraft of the future

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Using a demonstration aircraft, NASA and Boeing want to try out new technologies for environmentally friendly commercial aviation. This is what the NASA and Boeing test aircraft could look like (rendering). (Image: Boeing) The US space agency NASA and the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing want to develop a passenger aircraft together to make aviation more environmentally … Continue reading Green aviation: NASA and Boeing are working on the passenger aircraft of the future

Crypto Money Laundering for the Dark Web: Arrests in Europe and the US

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Authorities on both sides of the Atlantic report 6 arrests, including the operator of the crypto exchange Bitzlato. Bitzlato allegedly laundered drugs and ransom. The Bitzlato crypto exchange from Hong Kong is said to have enabled money laundering with cryptocurrencies for years, which is said to have been used in particular for ransomware ransoms and illegal … Continue reading Crypto Money Laundering for the Dark Web: Arrests in Europe and the US

“Insect Nose”: The robot uses grasshopper antennae to smell

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Insects have distinctive olfactory organs that can be tapped to identify different smells together with an AI. The biosensor is placed on a robot vehicle. (Image: Tel Aviv University (Screenshot) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a biological sensor based on desert locust antennae, giving a robot a sense of smell. Artificial intelligence (AI) interprets the … Continue reading “Insect Nose”: The robot uses grasshopper antennae to smell

Microsoft reportedly plans to cut more than 11,000 jobs

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Last year, Microsoft cut jobs or stopped new hires in several rounds. Now the cuts will probably be more massive. Now Microsoft also wants to cut jobs. According to Sky News, 5 percent of the workforce is at stake - that would be around 11,000 employees to be laid off. The British news site does not name any … Continue reading Microsoft reportedly plans to cut more than 11,000 jobs

Meta’s Oversight Board criticizes unbalanced breast censorship

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Meta's censorship rules for human breasts are confusing and don't respect human rights standards, the panel says. Men are less affected. Meta Platform's Oversight Board has once again criticized Facebook's censorship decisions regarding human nudity. This independent Complaints Council reviews selected disputes between the group and its users. The very first cases decided by the Oversight Board in 2021 … Continue reading Meta’s Oversight Board criticizes unbalanced breast censorship

Cryptocurrency capitalization exceeds $1 trillion again

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A symbolic threshold for cryptocurrencies. The total capitalization of crypto assets once again exceeds $1 trillion as the market has turned green for the past few weeks. As a direct consequence of this fine weather, miners and investors are no longer selling at a loss overall. Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany - April 17, 2018: Many coins of various … Continue reading Cryptocurrency capitalization exceeds $1 trillion again

“The Russian method is a steamroller”, asserts a French general

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The Cyber ​​Defense Command closely followed the battle in cyberspace and the information field between Russia and Ukraine. The army finds that the hackers in Moscow have so far failed to destabilize a solid Ukrainian computer system. “The Russian approach is a steamroller. It wants to sow doubt among the populations by constantly watering them with information,” … Continue reading “The Russian method is a steamroller”, asserts a French general

Saudi Arabia calls for the death penalty for tweeting dissident

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A Saudi law professor who advocated reforms has been in prison for years. The prosecution demands that he should also be executed for tweeting. In Saudi Arabia, a well-known law professor faces the death penalty for, among other things, "owning a Twitter account" and spreading "hostile" messages to the kingdom via WhatsApp and Telegram. This is reported … Continue reading Saudi Arabia calls for the death penalty for tweeting dissident

Russian hackers are already working on ChatGPT

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Hackers exchange tips for developing malware using ChatGPT. Russian-based hackers seek to circumvent restrictions around OpenAI's tool. The revolutionary potential of ChatGPT is revealed day by day, but it is not good news. The language model driven by OpenAI is also capable of producing code and hackers have taken hold of this tool to start developing malware. On the forums frequented by hackers, topics have … Continue reading Russian hackers are already working on ChatGPT

Google and Section 230: US court ruling could “turn the internet upside down”

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The Supreme Court is negotiating elementary US liability privileges for social networks. Google warns us to get there, otherwise, there is a risk of extensive censorship. Google warns: An expected ruling in a case before the US Supreme Court on liability exemption for social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter could "turn the … Continue reading Google and Section 230: US court ruling could “turn the internet upside down”

Bitcoin (BTC): the fundamental key is inflation in the United States

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The financial markets got off to a flying start in 2023 with an astonishing positive performance on shares in the most offensive sectors on the stock market. As for the crypto market, it offered a small rebound, in a reduced volume, however. The risk now is that all these movements will be reversed by disappointment in the … Continue reading Bitcoin (BTC): the fundamental key is inflation in the United States

SpaceX: Starlink satellites are to become invisible to the naked eye in the future

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In order for SpaceX to launch thousands more satellites into space, agreements with the US research agency are necessary. He has now promised SpaceX a lot. SpaceX has promised the US research agency NSF a number of measures to minimize interference from the Starlink satellites. According to the National Science Foundation, SpaceX will continue to try, among … Continue reading SpaceX: Starlink satellites are to become invisible to the naked eye in the future

USB key hacking returns to Russian spies

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Moscow-linked hackers conducted a cyber-espionage operation against Ukraine through a maliciously inserted USB drive. The hack started in December 2021. The old techniques of cyber espionage still work. Hackers from Moscow, Intelligence have infiltrated a Ukrainian computer from a USB key to prepare for the invasion of the country as early as December. Their modus operandi was detailed by cyber researchers at … Continue reading USB key hacking returns to Russian spies

Dismay at the handling of death in warehouse

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In the US, an Amazon warehouse worker died just before the end of his shift. But the work in the camp just went on, workers had no idea there was a corpse in the building. A similar case only occurred in August in the Amazon logistics center in Leipzig. On December 27, 2022, 61-year-old Rick Jacobs died … Continue reading Dismay at the handling of death in warehouse

2023, the year of Bitcoin (BTC)? Yes, according to Bloomberg analysts

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2022 has been a rough year for the cryptocurrency industry. We have seen much of the trust patiently built over years disappear along with the world's second-largest exchange, FTX. But Bitcoin (BTC) is far from having said its last word, and it could do particularly well in 2023, according to analysts at Bloomberg. Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany - … Continue reading 2023, the year of Bitcoin (BTC)? Yes, according to Bloomberg analysts

US presidential election 2016: Russian Twitter campaign without any measurable impact

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Before Donald Trump was elected US President, there were attempts from Russia to influence him. This had no measurable consequences on Twitter. The Russian-controlled Twitter campaigns for the 2016 US presidential election only reached very few on the platform, who was also already very firmly in the Republican camp. This was determined by an international research team … Continue reading US presidential election 2016: Russian Twitter campaign without any measurable impact

5G still disrupts 1,000 planes in the United States

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Civil aviation in the USA gives airlines one year to adapt to 5G. 1,000 planes need to be upgraded. A year. This is the deadline that the Federal Civil Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to give airlines to put an end to interference between 5G and planes. As of February 1, 2024, aircraft must have benefited from an overhaul to … Continue reading 5G still disrupts 1,000 planes in the United States

Godfather: the virus that would target 400 banking and cryptocurrency applications

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The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has warned about the Godfather virus, which infects Android smartphones. This Trojan horse allows hackers to recover banking and cryptocurrency application credentials through fake login pages. The German financial policeman warns of the Godfather virus The German financial policeman, known as the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has alerted … Continue reading Godfather: the virus that would target 400 banking and cryptocurrency applications

iPhone: Apple is planning radio technology with a 5G modem, WLAN, and Bluetooth for 2024 or 2025

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Apple has been working for a long time at billions to produce its own radio technology. This supposedly applies to 5G as well as WLAN and Bluetooth. The iPhone 14 Pro features Qualcomm 5G technology.  (Image: Apple) Apple wants to install its own radio chips in the iPhone by 2025 at the latest – and not just … Continue reading iPhone: Apple is planning radio technology with a 5G modem, WLAN, and Bluetooth for 2024 or 2025

How right-wing extremists used social media to mobilize

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Social networks have also contributed to the heated atmosphere in Brazil. Despite strict regulation of online services, there are open and cryptic calls to murder. Money can also be made with anti-democratic propaganda. Some right-wing extremists want a military coup in Brazil.  There were enough warnings: Brazil must be protected from the communist threat, it said on … Continue reading How right-wing extremists used social media to mobilize

Ethereum (ETH): Shanghai Update and Ether Withdrawal Planned for March

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It is now confirmed: the Shanghai update will be implemented on the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain testnet next month and will be live on the mainnet in March. This highly anticipated update from Ethereum blockchain users will allow them to withdraw their staked ETH when The Merge arrived last September. Shanghai update set for March The long-awaited Shanghai … Continue reading Ethereum (ETH): Shanghai Update and Ether Withdrawal Planned for March

Oversight body: Facebook can’t block ‘Death to Khamenei’ slogan

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The Persian slogan "Tod dem..." is not a direct threat of violence, says the Facebook Oversight Board. The context needs to be taken into account more. Facebook's independent oversight board, the Oversight Board, has ruled that posts with the Persian slogan "Death to Khamenei" ("مرگ بر خامنه") do not violate community rules. The Facebook entry decisive for … Continue reading Oversight body: Facebook can’t block ‘Death to Khamenei’ slogan

The poles of the Sun are the next frontier to cross

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The Sun is scrutinized from every angle, whether from the ground or by probes set out to meet it. But there are still very poorly known areas: the poles. However, it is these parts of our star that are crucial for understanding the phenomena that take place there. For researchers, this is the next frontier to overcome. It … Continue reading The poles of the Sun are the next frontier to cross

Waiting for the next affordable iPhone? Bad news

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According to Ming-Chi Kuo, there will be no new iPhone SE in 2024. The iPhone SE of 2022. Apple is focusing on the high-end smartphone market. This allows the firm to maximize its profits. And during crises like the one we are currently going through, Apple is less vulnerable than its competitors, which market many mid-range and … Continue reading Waiting for the next affordable iPhone? Bad news

Saudi agents are said to have infiltrated Wikipedia

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The government of Saudi Arabia is said to have used Wikipedia administrators as agents to control the content on the platform. This emerges from a recent report by the NGOs Smex and Democracy for the Arab World Now (Dawn). The Saudi government is said to have infiltrated Wikipedia. – CC-BY-SA 3.0 Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. In a joint report, Smex … Continue reading Saudi agents are said to have infiltrated Wikipedia

Tried Vegas Loop: Musk’s Dumbest Idea Ever?

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In Las Vegas, the "LVCC Loop" connects the exhibition halls - and soon the hotels on the "Strip". Teslas go underground through the tube. A test drive. Here in Las Vegas, you're actually always stuck in traffic at CES. The informal discussions and product presentations take place in hotels throughout the city, and four exhibition halls also want … Continue reading Tried Vegas Loop: Musk’s Dumbest Idea Ever?

How Russians and Chinese worked together on propaganda scenarios

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A leaked email from a Russian media giant reveals partnerships between the Russian and Chinese governments to jointly broadcast political content. The leak had gone almost unnoticed. The American investigative media The Intercept recovered hacked emails from the Russian audiovisual group VGTRK and details their content in an article published on December 30, 2022. We discover many exchanges … Continue reading How Russians and Chinese worked together on propaganda scenarios

Russian hackers targeted 3 US nuclear labs

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Russian hackers, going by the name of Cold River, allegedly targeted 3 American nuclear research sites during the summer of 2022. Phishing was sent to scientists in an attempt to obtain passwords. Their name is “Cold River”. According to information released on January 6, 2023, by Reuters, this team of Russian hackers would have targeted several nuclear … Continue reading Russian hackers targeted 3 US nuclear labs

Cryptocurrency purchases exploded in 2022 despite the bear market

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The year 2022 and its string of scandals have raised fears of diminished use of cryptocurrencies. But when it comes to purchases of goods and services, that has not been the case, according to the latest report from CoinGate. Cryptocurrencies have never been used so much in this context. Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany - April 17, 2018: Many … Continue reading Cryptocurrency purchases exploded in 2022 despite the bear market

Lost stars between galaxies: Hubble observation is puzzling

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Lone stars between interconnected galaxies have existed for billions of years. Hubble found this out and raised questions. This is what the found light looks like, but here it has been brightened considerably. (Image: NASA, ESA, STScI, James Jee (Yonsei University); Image Processing: Joseph DePasquale (STScI)) For billions of years, gravitationally unbound stars "emanating a ghostly veil … Continue reading Lost stars between galaxies: Hubble observation is puzzling

Fake Twitter accounts: Blue tick still possible for fake accounts

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After the chaos surrounding the first release of the blue tick on Twitter, it was revised again. But the verification still doesn't work. Two months after a fake account by a US politician on Twitter caused trouble for Twitter boss Elon Musk, which triggered a revision of the verification process, the US journalist responsible for it … Continue reading Fake Twitter accounts: Blue tick still possible for fake accounts

If the Earth is closer to the Sun in winter, why is it colder?

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Our planet is at perihelion: it is closest to the Sun on January 4, 2023. However, it is winter in the northern hemisphere. Why are we cold at this time, if the Earth is closer to the star? Here we are closer to the Sun than we will ever be in 2023. This Wednesday, January 4, the Earth … Continue reading If the Earth is closer to the Sun in winter, why is it colder?