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Mass Surveillance, Adversarial AI, in Atlanta?

Mass AI Surveillance Image Source: CVDazzle The woman above is wearing hair and makeup designed to fool today’s facial recognition surveillance technology. Why worry, that’s all in China not the U.S. Uh-oh! Did you know Atlanta has the most CCTV cameras per head in the
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How the Cloud Will Transform in the Next Decade

Transformative Cloud Silicon Valley is easy to stereotype: the gadgets, the startup perks, the culture and mentality. However, the real reason Silicon Valley captures headlines is its market dominance. The rise of the FAANGs—Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google—and their trillion-dollar market caps are hard
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Marcus Hutchins spared US jail sentence over malware charges

The British computer hacker who helped stop a major cyber-attack affecting the NHS in 2017 has avoided a jail sentence in the US over malicious hacking charges.

In April, 25-year-old Marcus Hutchins pleaded guilty to two charges of making malicious software, or malware. Prosecutors alleged that the malware let cyber-criminals steal online banking details from internet users.

Hutchins admitted to creating two programs known as Kronos and UPAS Kit. Since Hutchins’ arrest in 2017, he has remained in the US on bail.

The judge presiding at Hutchins’ hearing, JP Stadtmueller, said that the 25-year-old would face one year of supervised release. However, he would be allowed to return to the UK and would not have to pay any fines.

Hutchins had faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison…

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