Thomas B. Christensen

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Breaking Bad: The Movie is perfect for anyone who can’t be bothered to watch the show

Breaking Bad first hit our screens in 2008. For almost a decade, its fans have explained to anyone who will listen that Vince Gilligan’s crime drama is the greatest thing since science, and more addictive than meth.<p>The only response was to smile politely, and promised to get around to it some day. …

The 4th Industrial Revolution And A Jobless Future - A Good Thing?

It’s estimated that between 35 and 50 percent of jobs that exist today are at risk of being lost to automation. Repetitive, blue collar type jobs might be first, but even professionals — including paralegals, diagnosticians, and customer service representatives — will be at risk.<p>This isn’t just …

Artificial Intelligence

New skimmers fit right on top of chip and PIN credit card scanners

As usual Mr. Krebs has some great images of a credit card skimmer found in the wild. This model uses Samsung phone parts and lays right over the Ingenico card scanners you’ve probably seen in stores. The interesting thing is that these scanners also support chip and PIN technology but, as evidenced …

Identity Theft

Elon Musk - 2 Things Humans Need to Do to Have a “Good Future”

A fascinating conference on artificial intelligence was recently hosted by the Future of Life Institute, an organization aimed at promoting …

Password managers are an essential way to protect yourself from hackers — here's how they work

If you ask security experts for the simple advice they would give to ordinary people worried about being hacked, the same thing comes up again and again: Don't reuse passwords.<p>This is because huge numbers of people reuse the same passwords across multiple accounts, putting all their data at risk if …

Information Systems

“Creepy . . . but impressive” facial recognition software is going to the next level

Soon our faces will unlock doors and buy socks for us — and allow us to be tracked and ID’d with scary precision<p>Facial recognition systems — computers that can verify a person’s identity from a digital image or video still — have been around for a few years now. Following a recent explosion in big …

Artificial Intelligence