And what do they blame? > a bug in an open source library Of course. Happy to build his product on open source code, happy to train his models on open source code, but as soon as shit hits the fan, he will push FLOSS under the bus without as much as a moment of consideration.

In depth demo here:

New tools built by researchers at AI startup Hugging Face and Leipzig University and detailed in a non-peer-reviewed paper allow people to examine biases in three popular AI image-generating models: DALL-E 2 and the two recent versions of Stable Diffusion. Here is the paper:

Android Private Browser with Real-Time Push notifications options
Hello good people of beehaw. I'm looking for an android browser that works with push notifications for something like calckey but wont outright be a spyware in itself, is there anything that would satisfy this need for me in case firefox fails so?

Pay - if you can - for that password manager, the pro version of your favorite browser, buy some Steam games on Linux. Do what you can to help support the cause you hold dear. Not only are you thanking a developer for their hard work, you're showing companies that there is, in fact, a market for Linux software.

Adding cloak layers to digital projects
Glaze is a tool to help artists to prevent their artistic styles from being learned and mimicked by new AI-art models such as MidJourney, Stable Diffusion and their variants.

Tilde.Club: I had a couple drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds
The beautiful, intimate origin story of the tildes community

Doctored videos of US President Joe Biden warning of aliens, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky snorting cocaine, or US musician Eminem attacking Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador - the use of deep fakes and AI-generated audio-visuals to spread false information is increasingly getting normal, and "usually closer to elections," one expert says.

The decision is relevant for almost all EU websites. However, when websites include this technology they also forward all user data to the US multinational and onwards to the NSA. While the European Commission is still aiming to publish the third EU-US data transfer deal, the fact that US law still allows bulk surveillance means that this matter will not be solved any time soon, an NGO says.

Perhaps the most significant aspect of the guidance is an author’s “duty to disclose the inclusion of AI-generated content in a work submitted for registration," the US Copyright Office says. Also, authors must be human to register works. However, an author who arranges generative AI into a specific sequence—like designing the layout for a comic book—can potentially copyright that sequence of images, if the arrangement is “sufficiently creative."

‘Suspicion Machines’: When Artificial Intelligence Can Ruin Your Life
Governments all over the world are using their citizens' personal data -from someone’s children’s travel history to machine-made guesses about who someone sleeps with- and combine them into 'fraud risk scores'. How these algorithms work is largely hidden from the public, but they are already transforming once well-functioning societies into a surveillance culture defined by distrust.

> Artificial intelligence in its current form is based on the wholesale appropriation of existing culture, and the notion that it is actually intelligent could be actively dangerous

The laptop's 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex A53-based CPU offers roughly the performance of a Raspberry Pi 3 or a mid-2010s budget smartphone—just barely enough to get by for basic browsing and document editing, fine for command-line work, and difficult to live with for just about anything else.

Great history study of the matter

cross-posted from: > tl;dr: > - the CEO himself lobbied for less regulatory scrutiny of SVB > - Trump signed the law effectively granting him that wish > - SVB CEO sold his SVB stock 2 weeks before the crash > - **bonus:** [SVB Chief Administrative Oficer used to be Lehman Brothers' CFO]( 🤣 > > > > CEO Greg Becker personally led the bank’s half-million-dollar push to reduce scrutiny of his institution – and lawmakers obliged > > (…) > > > The bank reportedly did not have a chief risk officer in the months leading up to the collapse, while more than 90% of its deposits were not insured. > > > In 2015, SVB President Greg Becker submitted a statement to a Senate panel pushing legislators to exempt more banks – including his own – from new regulations passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. > > (…) > > > Touting “SVB’s deep understanding of the markets it serves, our strong risk management practices”, Becker argued that his bank would soon reach $50bn in assets, which under the law would trigger “enhanced prudential standards”, including more stringent regulations, stress tests and capital requirements for his and other similarly sized banks. > > > In his testimony, Becker insisted that $250bn was a more appropriate threshold. > > > **“Without such changes, SVB likely will need to divert significant resources from providing financing to job-creating companies in the innovation economy to complying with enhanced prudential standards and other requirements,” said Becker, who reportedly sold $3.6m of his own stock two weeks ago, in the lead-up to the bank’s collapse.** > > (…) > > > Around that time, federal disclosure records show the bank was lobbying lawmakers on “financial regulatory reform” and the Systemic Risk Designation Improvement Act of 2015 – a bill that was the precursor to legislation ultimately signed by President Donald Trump that increased the regulatory threshold for stronger stress tests to $250bn. > > Thanks Obama! 🤡 🤣

Surveillance technologies adopted ‘under the guise of preventing terrorism’, UN Special Rapporteur says
The adoption of highly intrusive technologies on the claim of exceptional use to respond to security crises is a chimera as the reality is broad and wholesale use, a report says. Negative effects across the globe are devastating, particularly the exercise of the rights to privacy, expression, association and political participation. Here is the original report:

A newly detected advanced malware infects business-grade routers enabling attackers to read mails, download files and funnel data from other servers through the router, turning the victim's device into some sort of a proxy. The campaign is hitting North and South America and Europe, researchers say.

The group BlackCat posted on its dark leak site a message demanding a ransom payment. Images posted include screenshots of patient diagnoses of a handful of patients and pictures of breast cancer patients disrobed from the waist up.

A security investigation has not yet been formally concluded, but the results are already known, the government says. Critics of Huawei and ZTE argue that their close ties to China’s government mean that incorporating their components in networks could give Chinese agents access to critical infrastructure.

The EU Commission's draft law to fight child sexual abuse online wants to prevent the sharing of sexual abuse material (CSAM) online. However, even child protector organizations agree that the EU proposal goes too far and undermins fundamental human rights, Tutanota says in a blog post.

Threat actors can disable OS security mechanisms such as BitLocker, Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity and Windows Defender on fully up-to-date Windows 11 systems. The researchers say the malware does not proceed if the victim's device is located in Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia or Kazakhstan, indicating it may have originated from Russia or the Baltic region.

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