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KILLER robots? Artificial intelligence ‘will be used to do EVIL THINGS’ warns expert

Martin Ford, the author behind New York Times bestseller ‘Rise of the Robots’, said there are many risks that people must be aware of when it comes to role of artificial intelligence in society. He said: “Artificial intelligence, robots and smart software are going to be used by criminals to hack in to systems and do evil things.” When questioned on the threat of blackmailing hackers, the robotics expert gave an insight into what may be to come. He told the Daily Star Online: “There will also be the other…

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Inflammatory letter alleges Uber used shady tactics

SAN FRANCISCO — A former Uber security specialist accused the company of dispatching a team of spies to steal its rivals’ trade secrets and using shady tactics to thwart its competition in the ride-hailing market, according to an inflammatory letter unsealed Friday by a federal judge. Those tactics allegedly included impersonating other people, illegally recording conversations and hacking into computers. Former Uber manager Richard Jacobs, who was fired earlier this year, made the explosive claims in a 37-page letter that sought a big payoff for being forced out of the…

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The Hidden Danger of Do-It-Yourself Genetic Tests

The Hidden Danger of Do-It-Yourself Genetic Tests More “Genetic tests, here! Get your genetic tests!” No one would’ve expected to hear that refrain at an NFL game — at least not until this fall. Biotech firm Orig3n planned to distribute “free” genetic tests at a Baltimore Ravens game as part of a September promotion dubbed “DNA Day.” The Ravens ultimately postponed the event, questioning whether Orig3n needed to secure federal approval before distributing the tests. Trending: China Must Prepare for Imminent War With North Korea, Top National Security Experts Warn…

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North Korea has stolen MILLIONS in cryptocurrencies, spy agency reveals

GETTY It comes after experts revealed Kim Jong-un could be making a fortune with Bitcoin It comes after experts revealed Kim Jong-un could be making a fortune with Bitcoin’s record-breaking surges using North Korean hackers to circumvent the sanctions placed on the despotic regime as the dictatorship continues its nuclear weapons programme. The £5.17million ($6.99million) includes operations that saw thefts from Yapizon, now called Yobit, and Coinis in April and September – both are exchanges of cryptocurrencies. The Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, stated that the £5million in cryptocurrencies…

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Bitcoin SHOCK: Kim Jong-un ‘making a FORTUNE as North Korea hackers target record surge’

North Korean hackers have been targeting the successful digital currency in a bid to circumvent the sanctions placed on despotic regime as the dictatorship continues it nuclear weapons programme. Lee Dong-geun, a director with South Korea’s internet and security agency, said: “It is a fact that North Korea has been attacking virtual currency exchanges. “We don’t know how much North Korea has stolen so far, but we do know that the police have confirmed the regime’s hacking attempts.” According to police, North Korean hackers have targeted at least four different…

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Gaming 

Code Vein gameplay PREVIEW: Does Anime Dark Souls fill Bloodborne 2 void?

From Software’s new game teaser has given us a thirst for all things Bloodborne. But even if the mysterious new game is Bloodborne 2 – and there’s a good chance it’s not – we could be waiting ages for the Sony sequel to hit PS4. Fortunately, Bandai Namco’s Code Vein looks like it could easily fill the void left by the lack of Bloodborne or Dark Souls in 2018. Jokingly referred to as the “anime Dark Souls”, Code Vein ditches the gothic horror of Bloodborne in favour of a futuristic…

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South Korea conducts anti-terror drills ahead of Olympics

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Set to host the Winter Olympics in February, South Korea conducted a series of security drills on Tuesday to prepare against terror attacks ranging from a hostage situation, a vehicle ramming a stadium and a bomb-attached to a drone. Police and firemen were among around 420 personnel participating in the exercise, held in front of the Olympic Stadium at PyeongChang, just 50 miles from the heavily fortified border with North Korea. During the simulated drills, members of a SWAT team shot down a drone with a…

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North Korea trying to hack Bitcoin as cryptocurrency value SURGES to record highs

Ashley Shen, an independent security researcher, said: “We assume one of the reasons why Bitcoin is being attacked is because the price keeps increasing and we think it’s reasonable for hackers (to target). “Digital currency might be easier to gain than physical currency. So I think it’s reasonable.” The value of Bitcoin has dramatically increased since it was first created in 2009. During the last week alone, Bitcoin’s value has dramatically risen, peaking at a staggering £11,940 ($16,000) per coin. Ms Shen and her colleagues have tracked attacks by hacking…

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How North Korea recruits its army of young hackers

SEOUL, South Korea — Teenage math whiz Ri Jong Yol was a solid candidate to join Kim Jong Un’s army of elite hackers. He had just won silver for the third year in a row at the world’s premier high school mathematics championship, the International Mathematical Olympiad, which was held in Hong Kong in 2016. But the night before he was supposed to return to North Korea with his team, the 18-year-old walked off the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and defected. Students participate in…

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World War 3: South Korea quaking North Korea ‘will FIRE more missiles in bid to survive’

The country’s defence ministry said that nuclear tests are part of the despot leader’s plot to maintain a stranglehold over his people during a time the nation is plagued with sanctions. During South Korea’s end-of-year meeting today, defence minister Song Young-moo claimed the nation has maintained a “watertight” defensive stance over its aggressive neighbour. The meeting involved over 150 senior commanders from across the country. This year has seen six nuclear tests and 15 ballistic missile launches from the isolationist state. Despite the US and North Korea moving closer than…

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