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Beyond fake news, bot networks, and trolls - to automated behavior manipulation

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 1. 4 Replies

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda MachineCambridge Analytica, a new automated propaganda machine poised to manage White House digital…Continue

Tags: weaponized AI propaganda machine

CIA cyberwarfare on us

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 9. 1 Reply

Just in case you feel the current administration doesn't have enough power, we find out that the CIA can take control of your iPhone and Twitter account, or watch you through your smart Samsung TV, at will. Moreover, the vulnerabilities they…Continue

Tags: cyber weapons, cyberwarfare, spyware, weaponized Apple, Google, and Microsoft vulnerabilities

AI against trolls

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 8. 0 Replies

Now Anyone Can Deploy Google’s Troll-Fighting AIHorray! I hope this works!A Google offshoot called Jigsaw declared war on trolls, launching a…Continue

Tags: troll control, Jigsaw

In the US, Ads watch YOU!

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 23. 1 Reply

Secret signals between your TV, computer, laptop, smartphone, etc, so corporations can  follow your every move. Creepy!…Continue

Tags: spyware apps

Magnet Toys

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 12. 1 Reply

Neat videositeShort story: We’re a group of three university students from Norway who have for 3 years worked with a magnetic game…Continue

Tags: Magination, magnetic toys

Cloud Hosting Infected

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 1, 2016. 0 Replies

'Lurking malice' in cloud hosting services, study findsMalware in cloud hosting services is going undetected.Overall, the researchers scanned more than…Continue

Tags: malicious software, cloud hosting

Question about The Dresden Files.

Started by Joseph P. Last reply by BenGee Oct 22, 2016. 3 Replies

I have a question about a series of books.  I just recently tried reading the series, The Dresden Files.I've heard from so many people about what a great fantasy series it is.  It's the go-to reference for almost any discussion about modern magic in…Continue

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Comment by Mriana on September 1, 2012 at 2:12pm

I tried to look it up and all, but I can't find it and zooming in on one circle doesn't help either.  I don't do well with optical illusions.

Comment by Grinning Cat on September 1, 2012 at 12:07pm

Steph, can you zoom in on just one of the concentric-circles figures? The eight of them are identical, and the detail in them is essential.

Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 11:03am
I can't see it very well on my iPhone
I have many years of Chemistry
Comment by James Yount on September 1, 2012 at 8:59am

lol, I was surprised I got it just by staring at it for about a minute.  I only had to take one Chem class and I guess a little stuck with me.

Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 7:43am
Looks like I will be looking it up too. Thank you James!
How's everyone's Labor Day weekend going?
Comment by Grinning Cat on September 1, 2012 at 3:00am

<groan!> (I did have to do an elementary lookup before I got it.)

Comment by James Yount on September 1, 2012 at 1:37am

Comment by Steph S. on August 29, 2012 at 5:31am
Thanks for the pics Ruth and Grinning Cat! Lol
Yes you have to be careful what you click on you might infect your computer with a virus or malware.
Comment by Mriana on August 29, 2012 at 12:28am

lol  Isn't it the truth about those online virus scanners and alike.

Humm... If you're there, then who's on the big red planet?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 28, 2012 at 11:52pm

 

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