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Jun 8, 2021

Hundreds of websites worldwide go DOWN including Netflix and Spotify

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Hundreds of websites worldwide crashed this morning following a massive internet outage – with the UK government, Amazon and Spotify among those experiencing issues.

Millions of users across the globe reported problems trying to access web pages, with Netflix, Twitch and news websites including the BBC, Guardian, CNN and the New York Times hit by the problem.

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Jun 7, 2021

NSW Health confirms data breached due to Accellion vulnerability

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NSW Health is the latest Australian government entity to confirm being impacted by a vulnerability in the Accellion file transfer system.

Jun 1, 2021

Register for free to the 2021 Space Renaissance Congress!

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Jun 1, 2021

Deepfake maps could really mess with your sense of the world

Posted by in categories: existential risks, government, mapping, robotics/AI

Satellite images showing the expansion of large detention camps in Xinjiang, China, between 2016 and 2018 provided some of the strongest evidence of a government crackdown on more than a million Muslims, triggering international condemnation and sanctions.

Other aerial images—of nuclear installations in Iran and missile sites in North Korea, for example—have had a similar impact on world events. Now, image-manipulation tools made possible by artificial intelligence may make it harder to accept such images at face value.

In a paper published online last month, University of Washington professor Bo Zhao employed AI techniques similar to those used to create so-called deepfakes to alter satellite images of several cities. Zhao and colleagues swapped features between images of Seattle and Beijing to show buildings where there are none in Seattle and to remove structures and replace them with greenery in Beijing.

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Jun 1, 2021

Cyberattack hits world’s largest meat supplier

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government

It might be days before production resumes after an “organized cybersecurity attack” affected some servers supporting JBS USA’s North American and Australian IT systems, officials said.

CANBERRA, Australia — Thousands of meat workers had no work for a second day on Tuesday after a cyberattack crippled the world’s largest meat processing company. A government minister said it might be days before production resumes.

JBS is also Australia’s largest meat and food processing company, with 47 facilities across the country including abattoirs, feedlots and meat processing sites. JBS employs around 11000 people.

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May 30, 2021

Stephen Hawking’s office and archive to be preserved in UK

Posted by in categories: futurism, government

Papers and a diverse range of personal items belonging to the late British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking have been acquired by Cambridge University and a UK museum group.

Under an agreement between Cambridge University Library, the Science Museum Group and the UK government, the entire contents of the world-renowned scientist’s office and archive will be preserved for .

The £4.2 million ($5.9 million, 4.8 million euros) deal means 10000 pages of Hawking’s and other documents will remain in the university city of Cambridge in eastern England where he died in 2018.

May 30, 2021

A rogue killer drone ‘hunted down’ a human target without being instructed to, UN report says

Posted by in categories: drones, government, military, robotics/AI, terrorism

Oh, joy. You can take the drone out of 2020, but you can’t take the 2020 out of the drone.

A “lethal” weaponized drone “hunted down a human target” without being told to for the first time, according to a UN report seen by the New Scientist.

The March 2020 incident saw a KARGU-2 quadcopter autonomously attack a human during a conflict between Libyan government forces and a breakaway military faction, led by the Libyan National Army’s Khalifa Haftar, the Daily Star reported.

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May 27, 2021

Greenwald vs. Dershowitz Debating Government Surveillance

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May 26, 2021

Inside Scoop on Virgin Galactic with Tim Pickens

Posted by in categories: business, food, government, habitats, space

What is really going on with Virgin Galactic, Get the inside scoop from the initial developer of the engine technology who worked for Burt Rutan on SpaceShipOne and also worked SpaceShipTwo-Tim Pickens, See why he, and I are concerned about Virgin Galactic.
Tim Pickens is an entrepreneur, inventor, innovator, engineer and educator. He specializes in commercial space, technical product development and solutions, and business consulting and strategy for space and technical companies. He is known for applying a lean philosophy to develop creative solutions and innovative partnerships to provide responsive, low-cost products and services for government and private industry. Pickens’ 25+ years of experience in the aerospace industry, specializing in the design, fabrication and testing of propulsion hardware systems, has earned him a reputation as one of the industry’s leaders in these areas. Early in his career, Pickens served as propulsion lead for Scaled Composites on SpaceShipOne, winner of the $10 million Ansari X Prize. He also worked for small hardware-rich aerospace companies in Huntsville, and later supported the Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo venture.

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May 23, 2021

Flying cars at 2025 Expo: Japan crafts ‘rules of the sky’

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, transportation

The Japanese government expects flying cars to launch full-scale in urban areas by the 2030s and wants to use the 2025 World Exposition in Osaka to promote the cutting-edge technology, as well as smooth the way for their real-life adoption.

TOKYO — With flying cars inching closer to real-world use, Japan will start working on new legislation as early as next month to allow passengers on the soaring sedans at the World Exposition in Osaka in 2025.

The Japanese government expects flying cars to launch full-scale in urban areas by the 2030s. It wants to use the expo to promote the cutting-edge technology and smooth the way for their real-life adoption.

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