Ted Tschopp

961 Added | 5 Magazines | 49 Likes | 1 Following | 101 Followers | @tedtschopp | Ted Tschopp is an IT professional with a focus on Mobile and Digital. He is the founder the largest community based JRR Tolkien website.

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

Zuckerberg refuses UK parliament summons over Fb data misuse

So much for ‘We are accountable‘; Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has declined a summons from a UK parliamentary committee that’s investigating how social media data is being used, and — as recent revelations suggest misused — for political ad targeting.<p>The DCMS committee wrote to …

Social Media

The Aggregate IQ Files, Part One: How a Political Engineering Firm Exposed Their Code Base

Engineering

My Cow Game Extracted Your Facebook Data

The Cambridge Analytica scandal is drawing attention to malicious data thieves and brokers. But every Facebook app—even the dumb, innocent ones—collected users’ personal data without even trying.<p>For a spell during 2010 and 2011, I was a virtual rancher of clickable cattle on Facebook.<p>It feels like …

Cambridge Analytica

Kaspersky's 'Slingshot' report burned an ISIS-focused intelligence operation

The U.S. government and Russian cybersecurity giant Kaspersky Lab are currently in the throes of a nasty legal fight that comes on top of a …

National Security

The serious side of pranking

Copyright

Exclusive: Salesforce in advanced talks to buy MuleSoft - sources

(Reuters) - Salesforce.com Inc (CRM.N) is in advanced discussions to acquire U.S. software maker MuleSoft Inc (MULE.N), people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, as it looks to expand its offerings beyond customer relationship management software.<p>The acquisition, which the sources …

MuleSoft

Facebook is facing an existential crisis

Facebook is facing an existential crisis.<p>The Cambridge Analytica scandal has done immense damage to the brand, sources across the company believe. It will now take a Herculean effort to restore public trust in Facebook's commitment to privacy and data protection, they said. Outside observers think …

Cambridge Analytica

US spy lab hopes to geotag every outdoor photo on social media | Ars Technica

"Finder" will geotag images by terrain, sky features.<p>Imagine if someone could scan every image on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, then instantly …

Meet The Activist Who Uncovered The Russian Troll Factory Named In The Mueller Probe

The building at 55 Savushkina St. on the outskirts of St. Petersburg, Russia, is unremarkable. It's four stories high, made of concrete and shares a small parking lot with the apartment building next door.<p>But if you look a little closer, a few details stick out. For instance, the building is …

How Trump Consultants Exploited the Facebook Data of Millions

<i>(After this story was published, Facebook came under harsh criticism from lawmakers in the United States and Britain. Read the latest.)</i><p>LONDON — As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 American midterm elections, it had a problem.<p>The firm had secured …

Cambridge Analytica

Microsoft wants to force Windows 10 Mail users to use Edge for email links

A desperate move to grab browser share<p>Microsoft is testing a new change to its future version of Windows 10 which will probably annoy anyone using the operating system. The software giant revealed today that “we will begin testing a change where links clicked on within the Windows Mail app will …

Software

AI Has a Hallucination Problem That's Proving Tough to Fix

Tech companies are rushing to infuse everything with artificial intelligence, driven by big leaps in the power of machine learning software. But the …

TA18-074A: Russian Government Cyber Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Infrastructure Sectors

Original release date: March 15, 2018 | Last revised: March 16, 2018<br>Systems Affected• Domain Controllers<br>• File Servers<br>• Email Servers<br>OverviewThis joint …

Cybersecurity

Introducing Agones: Open-source, multiplayer, dedicated game-server hosting built on Kubernetes

By Mark Mandel, Developer Advocate<br>In the world of distributed systems, hosting and scaling dedicated game servers for online, multiplayer games …

Cloud Computing

Americans say AI poses greater job threat than immigration

More than half of Americans (58%) believe that artificial intelligence poses a greater threat to U.S. jobs over the next 10 years than immigration …

Artificial Intelligence

California is taking a cooling off period after generating too much energy from the sun

California’s solar sector has been on fire. But after a building sprint that saw its share of solar rise from 0.5% of generation in 2010 to 10% last year, the state may be taking a break following two new production records this month.<p>Solar served up an unprecedented 50% of the state’s demand on a …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Nuclear Energy

How Airlines don’t care about your privacy: Case Study Emirates.com

I asked my wife if it is alright if her Date of Birth is known to a stranger. Only if they send me a birthday gift, she joked. What about your …

An Adobe Flash 0day is being actively exploited in the wild | Ars Technica

Adobe plans to have a fix for the critical flaw next week.<p>An increasingly sophisticated hacking group is exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in …

Amazon Health

It’s pretty rare for the same company to feature in two consecutive Weekly Articles; yesterday’s announcement of a health care initiative involving …

Health Care

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase to partner on US employee health care

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase on Tuesday announced a partnership to cut health-care costs and improve services for their U.S. …

Health Care

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?<p>We usually think of surveillance cameras as digital eyes, watching over us or watching out for us, depending on your view. But really, they’re more like portholes: useful only when someone is looking through them. Sometimes that means a human …

Artificial Intelligence

Intel Warned Chinese Companies of Chip Flaws Before U.S. Government

Decision to disclose issue to select few customers, including Lenovo and Alibaba, has ripple effects through security and tech industries<p>In initial disclosures about critical security flaws discovered in its processors, Intel Corp. notified a small group of customers, including Chinese technology …

San Francisco

Scoop: Trump team considers nationalizing 5G network

Trump national security officials are considering an unprecedented federal takeover of a portion of the nation’s mobile network to guard against …

Trump Administration

Cookiewall

Volkskrant.nl gebruikt cookies om u een optimale gebruikerservaring te bieden<p>Volkskrant.nl gebruikt cookies en vergelijkbare technologieën (cookies) …

Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup Confirm.io

Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s acquired… Confirm.io. The startup offered an API that let other companies quickly verify someone’s government-issued identification card, like a driver’s license, was authentic. The Boston-based startup will shut down as both its team and technology …

Identity Theft

Trisis has mistakenly been released on the open internet

An elite, government authored cyberweapon has been sitting online in public view for nearly anyone to copy since Dec. 22 because multinational energy …

Schneider Electric

Mechanical Turkers may have out-predicted the most popular crime-predicting algorithm

Our most sophisticated crime-predicting algorithms may not be as good as we thought. A study published today in <i>Science Advances</i> takes a look at the popular COMPAS algorithm — used to assess the likelihood that a given defendant will reoffend — and finds the algorithm is no more accurate than the …

George Mason

Turning Design Mockups Into Code With Deep Learning

Within three years deep learning will change front-end development. It will increase prototyping speed and lower the barrier for building …

Deep Learning