Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chinese Mobile Dating App Shut Down For Using Robots to Act As Women

Dating mobile apps in China were closed after a police investigation revealed that these were found to be committing fraud, with robots programmed to act as women. BBC, citing the Modern...

Feds Target Revenge Porn Website

A website is in legal trouble after publishing explicit images and other personal information of subjects without their consent. The Federal Trade Commission wants to stop a revenge porn site from posting...

These Are 4 Email Phishing Scams To Avoid

Before you go wading into all your unread emails, it’s a good idea to brush up on phishing email scams, which can lead to financial loss, compromised accounts, identity theft, ransomware...

Mexican Drug Lords Continue Using Drones To Smuggle Drugs Across Border

While authorities in the region have begun using drones to detect and track drug shipments, the same technology has been used by Mexican drug cartels to smuggle narcotics into the United States.  Drug cartels are becoming more...

It’s 2018 And ‘123456’ Is Still The Most Common Password Used: Don’t Get Jacked

Number 16 is “starwars.” Number 71 is “killer.” Number 72, as if in response to killer, is just “aaaaaa.” And half of the top 10 include “12345.” If you haven’t caught on,...

Big Data Report: Welcome To “BodyMore” Murdaland

"The kids out there with guns don't care about anything," said Norman Armstrong, the pain of grief etched on his face. Baltimore has set a new per-capita homicide record as gunmen killed...

Surveillance Devices Hidden In Plain Site

Recording equipment can now be perfectly disguised in fire alarms and adapters - causing demand for bug-sweeping services to soar. Tech has been getting smaller and smarter over the years - and...

These Two Latina Co-founded A Device that Helps Sexual Assault Victims

Two young Latina women are taking charge and running a business that helps sexual assault victims. When Jacqueline Ros founded Revolar she had her sister in mind, who was a victim of sexual assault. Andrea Perdomo grew...

Warning Cryptocurrency Mining Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

If you receive a video file (packed in zip archive) sent by someone (or your friends) on your Facebook messenger — just don’t click on it. Researchers from security firm Trend Micro are...

Damn, Damn, Damn: Christmas Gifts Videos Generates Racial Haters Online

A video of a teenager’s family giving her high school boyfriend a car for Christmas has prompted a wave of racist comments online. Madison Duke and Chris Hunter have been together...

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CES REPORT: LG Showcase Robots That May Soon Replace Workers In...

Here come our new robot overlords. A Korean tech giant has announced three new robots that take aim at the vast and fast-growing global service...