Day: March 16, 2017

Seriously, this skull-drilling robot is good news for humanity

March 16, 2017

When someone invents a robot specifically made to drill into the skulls of unconscious, immobile humans, you’d be forgiven for feeling a natural reaction along the lines of “for the love of God, why?” But trust me, this particular robotic trepanation station is a good idea. Teaching robots how to trustGoogle’s AI translation tool seems […]

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Privacy hawks in Congress call on Homeland Security to warn Americans of SS7 hacking threat

March 16, 2017

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and California Representative Ted Lieu are pressing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on a mobile network vulnerability that they consider to be a systemic digital threat. In a new joint letter, the two members of Congress questioned DHS Secretary John Kelly about flaws inherent in Signaling System 7 (SS7), a global telecommunications protocol […]

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