Here’s how much your personal information is worth to cybercriminals – and what they do with it

Here’s how much your personal information is worth to cybercriminals – and what they do with it The black market for stolen personal information motivates most data breaches. aleksey-martynyuk/iStock via Getty Images Ravi Sen, Texas A&M University Data breaches have become common, and billions of records are stolen worldwide every year. Most of the media coverage …

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Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology

Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology Tatiana Shepeleva/Shutterstock Edina Harbinja, Aston University; Lilian Edwards, Newcastle University, and Marisa McVey, Aston University It was recently revealed that in 2017 Microsoft patented a chatbot which, if built, would digitally resurrect the dead. Using AI and machine learning, the proposed chatbot would …

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Private browsing: What it does – and doesn’t do – to shield you from prying eyes on the web

Private browsing: What it does – and doesn’t do – to shield you from prying eyes on the web The major browsers have privacy modes, but don’t confuse privacy for anonymity. Oleg Mishutin/iStock via Getty Images Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University and Hana Habib, Carnegie Mellon University Leer en español Many people look for more …

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How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy

How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy Steven Feldstein, Boise State University U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. Two U.S. senators publicly condemned the partnership, but what the National Defense Technology University of China wants …

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