Massive espionage case in Google’s Chrome

A spyware cyber-espionage operation targeted users through 3.2 million “downloads” of extensions to Google’s popular web browser “Chrome”, researchers from “Awake Security” told Reuters; pointing to the problems the tech industry faces in protecting “browsers”, while they are increasingly used for communication, payments and other sensitive functions. Google said it removed more than 70 of the malicious “add-ons” from the “Chrome Web Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook trains a new chatbot via Reddit

A new way of interacting with users explores Facebook, creating a new chatbot. This digital interlocutor should present as many human characteristics as possible in the way it interacts with users, so appropriate preparation and training of Artificial Intelligence is required. To that end, Facebook has recruited Reddit, according to the BBC, and in particular has Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Computer rang the first international bell for the coronavirus on December 30, 2019

The first international “bell” on the Covid-19 was rang not by a human but by an American computer with artificial intelligence. On December 30, 2019, the “smart” software of the Boston Children’s Hospital HealthMap website, which uses artificial intelligence to monitor social media, news, online searches and other information that may indicate signs of a new epidemic, was the one that first detected a report of Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Could your children be a cyber threat?

Canon security expert Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security Canon, offers his top tips for staying safe, while working from home. Electronic “phishing” for problems: Cyber criminals are always lurking for new opportunities, and employees moving out of the company’s network are attractive targets. According to new researches, there has been a significant increase in fake e-mails, which claim to offer important security Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How to find your cell phone when it is in silent mode

Don’t go at random, there’s a trick. We’ve all been in a similar situation. Looking for our cell phone and not remembering where we put it. And the worst part? Call it from the landline and not listen to it because it’s in silent mode! But the point is: What do we do from there on? Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Google: Video call improvement with artificial intelligence

Google hopes to end low-quality video calls by using artificial intelligence to fill audio gaps caused by bad connections.  As the BBC reports, “WaveNetEQ” works by using a “library” of speech data to fill in short discussion sections in a realistic/plausible way. Artificial intelligence is trained to produce mainly syllable sounds and can fill gaps of up to 120 milliseconds. This development takes place as the use Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Google: users’ personal videos sent to strangers due to a technical problem

Google apologized after a bug was discovered that resulted in some users’ personal videos being accidentally shared with others. This problem affected Google Takeout, which allows Google Photos users to export the content of their accounts for four days, between November 21 and November 25, 2019. Google has said that those who used it may have received Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Can Big Data Predict Epidemics?

Big Data today is presented as the magic solution to all modern problems. The term is now heard very often both in the Media and in daily discussions. But there are very few who know exactly what this is about. In essence and in general we are dealing with “Big Data”, data that have such a huge volume that it is Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Reuters: Chinese “rival awe” on Google Play comes in!

Chinese Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies, Oppo and Vivo are joining forces to create a platform where developers outside China will be able to upload apps to all their app stores at the same time, in a move that analysts say is meant to challenge Google Play’s dominance, as reported by Reuters. The four companies put the finishing “touches” on Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Google wants to change our relationship with smartphones

It’s not too long since there was talk of a technological gap: Not everyone had access to new technologies, so some had more opportunities and rights, while others (Third World residents, poor people) were in the dark. Today, this debate seems outdated. In the Third World, they may very often not have access to water, Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …