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Funding Terrorism with Information about Wretched Situations

People often try to help. I recall talking to a street person in San Francisco in the chocolate chip cookie shop near the Diva Hotel on Geary. The chocolate chip shop is, I believe, long gone. I asked the person which cookies he liked the best. He said, “I buy them every day for my family. I get a dozen or so. I eat one on the BART to Daly and then take the rest to the family.” I asked, “What do you do?” He said, “I beg. It...

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Ransomware hackers turn to virtual machine software to boost extortion schemes

Ransomware gangs that target big corporations for extortion have long designed their code to execute on Microsoft Windows systems because of the popularity of the operating software. Now, though, crooks are increasingly applying that tactic to the “hypervisor” computer servers that organizations use to manage virtual machines as a way of maximizing their extortion schemes, security firm CrowdStrike said Friday. Ransomware hackers...

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Biden signs executive order demanding supply chain security review

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday directing federal agencies to conduct a review of supply chain security risks in industries including information technology. While a significant goal of the order is to address shortages of a wide assortment of critical imported components such as electric batteries and pharmaceuticals, it does include a mandated review of the information and communications technology sector....

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Common Sense and Artificial Intelligence: Logical? Yes. Efficient? No

People easily forget that machines are only as smart as humans make them. Continuing on that that, AI and machine learning are the height of humanity’s most advanced technology but they are still stupid computer programs. AI and machine learning lack basic reasoning and logic, so these concepts must be taught to them. The Business Reporter discusses how AI needs more common sense programmed into its algorithms in “Trial And Error:...