Jacob F Davis

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Cyber Perception Center

Welcome to the Cyber Perception Center<p>This one-stop tool can aid you in the Cyber Perception of Reality – that is, to perceive what is happening in …

General Dominance Theory, SECOND EDITION Released

The latest update to General Dominance Theory was released last week. This is the first major update since the original work was published in 2014, …

Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI

Just how does machine learning work? You’ve probably read a primer or two on the subject, but often the best way to understand a thing is to try it out for yourself. With that in mind, check out this little in-browser experiment from Google named Teachable Machine. It’s a perfect two-minute summary …

Machine Learning

Researchers find "executioner protein" that causes cancer cells to self-destruct without hurting healthy cells

Killing Cancer with Apoptosis<p>Albert Einstein College of Medicine scientists have induced cancer cells to commit suicide with a new compound that …

Cancer Cells

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LinkedIn

Researchers use encryption to keep patients’ DNA private

There are a lot of valid security concerns when it comes to genetic testing and keeping your genome under wraps. But researchers at Stanford University have figured out a way to keep the vast majority of your genomic data hidden while looking for disease-associated mutations. The work was recently …

Genetics

Chemical Compound That Gives Poop Its Stink Extends Healthy Lifespan in Animals

Indole, an organic chemical compound that’s found in our gut and contributes to the smell of poop, increases the healthy lifespan of worms, flies, …

Avocado seed husks could be a gold mine of medicinal and industrial compounds

The least appreciated part of an avocado could soon undergo a trash-to-treasure transformation. In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists report that …

Avocado

Why I’m skeptical that robots will take all our jobs

Humans are good at inventing jobs to do. AI won’t change that.<p>Over at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum has a quick post rebutting the two worst objections he hears to the fear that AI-empowered robots will take all our jobs. The arguments are:<p>If automation were taking away jobs, we’d see it in high …

Scientists create telepathic AI that can decode brain waves, read and predict your movements

The AI could reportedly be used to improve communication possibilities in severely paralysed people.<p>A team from the University of Freiburg in Germany …

Virus reprograms ocean plankton

A virus which infects ocean plankton can reprogramme cells and change the way they absorb nutrients - potentially changing how carbon is stored in …

Marine Biology

New superbug-fighting antibiotics found in human breast milk

With the rise of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," the pressure is on for scientists to develop new molecules, materials and methods to keep us from …

What Is Evolution?

The theory of evolution is a scientific theory that essentially states that species change over time. There are many different ways species change, …

Evolution

Elon Musk leads 116 experts calling for outright ban of killer robots

Open letter signed by Tesla chief and Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman urges UN to block use of lethal autonomous weapons to prevent third age of war<p>Some of the world’s leading robotics and artificial intelligence pioneers are calling on the United Nations to ban the development and use of killer robots.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

MasterCard launches Credit Card with Built-In Fingerprint Scanner

MasterCard has unveiled its brand new payment card that has a built-in biometric fingerprint scanner, allowing customers to authorize payments with …

Scanners

How Bugs and Other Critters are Saving Vineyards

Sustainable, organic and biodynamic farming practices are using insects and animals in innovative ways to shape their vineyards and care for the …

Scientists develop a novel algorithm inspired by bee colonies to help dismantling criminal social networks

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have designed an algorithm, inspired by the intelligent and social behavior of bee colonies, which …

Innovation

Cyber threat info sharing made easier

The next iteration of STIX, the machine-to-machine cyber threat information-sharing language, is nearing completion.<p>STIX (or the Structured Threat …

Scientists Have Found a New Way to Get Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

Set proteins to "kill".<p>A newly discovered mechanism causes cancerous cells to kill themselves off, and researchers say it could be particularly …

Cancer

Hacker sets off every emergency siren in Dallas

A hacker set off all 156 emergency sirens in Dallas which wailed for 90 minutes overnight.<p>The hacker tricked the system into sending repeated signals 60 times from 11.42 pm until 1.17am on Saturday morning.<p>Rocky Vaz, director of the city's Office of Emergency Management said the hacker was from …

Scientists Find That Mosquito Flight Is Unlike Anything Else

We all know the bloodcurdling sound of a bloodsucking mosquito that has made its way into our general vicinity. It’s a distinct buzz that immediately …

Biology

Exploit attacks your smart TV through over-the-air signals

Worries that someone could hijack your TV with a broadcast have been present for decades (ever see <i>The Outer Limits</i>?), and it's clear that they're not going away any time soon. Oneconsult security researcher Rafael Scheel has outlined an attack that can control smart TVs by embedding code into …

'Archer' mobile game asks you to break out your printer

By their very nature, most augmented reality games are at least a little bit futuristic. The creators of <i>Archer</i>, however, are embracing the past... in more ways than one. FXX's <i>Archer, P.I.</i> mobile game will have you pointing your Android or iOS device at your TV, Facebook and even billboards to scan …

Google Play

Scotiabank Investing $2 Million In Cybersecurity Research

TechMalak <br>Scotiabank Investing $2 Million In Cybersecurity ResearchWith the latest threats posed towards financial institutions, it is not a surprise …

Bay Street

The human behind the hack: identifying individual hackers

Why do hackers do it? On a superficial level, the probable motivations seem obvious: to steal money if they are criminal hackers, to promote …

FBI director says encryption blocked police access to 1,200 devices

FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday said the FBI was having an increasingly difficult time bypassing the security on consumer devices that it had …

Surveillance

Secure computers ‘can be hacked by drones’, experts warn

Some of Britain’s most secure computers could be hacked by hijacking their tiny LED indicators to send secret data to drones, it was claimed …

WordPress Finally Patches 6 Glaring Security Issues

WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world — and the most hacked.<p>Just last month, hackers engaged in a “feeding frenzy” at the expense of …

Information Security

Detect, Analyze, Respond: Attend These Key Talks at InfoSec World 2017

InfoSec World is one of the longest-running information security events in the U.S. Entering its 23rd year, security professionals planning …

Is Your Password Manager's Promise of "Military-Grade" Security Actually True?

Every year, we share reports of people sticking with passwords like “123456” or “p@ssword” making it clear that remembering passwords isn’t an easy …