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12385560484?profile=RESIZE_400xFacebook and Instagram users will start seeing labels on AI-generated images on their social media feeds, part of a broader tech industry initiative to sort between what is real and what is not.  A Meta spokesman said on 06 February 2024 that it is working with industry partners on technical standards to make it easier to identify images and, eventually, video and audio generated by artificial intelligence tools.[1]

See:  https://redskyalliance.org/xindustry/why-do-some-ai-images-look-like-me


10878390288?profile=RESIZE_400xImpending doom looked foreseeable with Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter and began to show early on even before the billionaire completed his purchase.  From the daily tit-for-tat on his Twitter acquisition stance, it became apparent to some that that Musk’s indecisive nature foretold an ominous future for Twitter.  However, the actual chaos ensued just hours after Musk became the largest stakeholder in the bird app.  From his plan to grant a “blue tick” verification symbol to anyon

10853901881?profile=RESIZE_400xThere have been some developments in the Ducktail phishing campaign.  To begin our report, it seems reasonable to go over a little bit of history on Ducktail for those who might be unfamiliar.  The Ducktail phishing campaign was first discovered and reported on in late July of 2022.  Researchers at the firm WithSecure are credited with the discovery of the campaign.  In terms of who is responsible, WithSecure’s report on this campaign indicated a high level of confidence in their belief that the

10776663468?profile=RESIZE_400xAttacks on educational facilities continue to plague the .edu world.  A local US, Kentucky university was hit with a cyberattack that has left it with embarrassing and inappropriate pictures on their social media account that they cannot take down.  Thomas More University’s Facebook account was hacked, and all of their account managers are locked out.  “About three weeks ago we got a notice that told us all of the university administrators, who are admins on the page, have been removed,” said vi

10199981459?profile=RESIZE_400xOur readers who are old enough to remember using walkie-talkies to talk with their friends or used them in the military will find this of interest.  A walkie-talkie, more formally known as a handheld transceiver, is a hand-held, portable, two-way radio transceiver.  It was developed during WW II to eliminate the need for wire connected combat (field) telephones.  Interesting enough that they are still being used on the precipice of WW III. 

Walkie-talkie communication app Zello https://zello.com

10083780872?profile=RESIZE_400xIn separate reporting, the “metaverse” could be a serious problem for children worldwide.  If there is only one thing that technology companies, retailers, content creators and investors can agree upon, is that there is money to be made from the metaverse.  The metaverse is planned as a virtual-reality space in which users can interact with a computer generated environment and other users.[1]  As technology CEOs try to win a market position in the still developing digital space, some psychologis

9825168682?profile=RESIZE_400xA bipartisan group of state attorneys general said on Thursday they had opened an investigation into Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, for promoting its social media app Instagram while knowing of mental and emotional harms caused by Instagram. 

As of now, 11 US states are involved in the investigation, including California, Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Tennessee and Vermont, as well as the District of Columbia.  The Massachuset

9651443878?profile=RESIZE_400xFacebook has been having its share of problems.  From a global outage to a Whistleblower gone public with claims that Instagram causes youth-based psychological issues, the social media giant is now on the defensive.  US Congress is currently taking another, yet closer, look at oversight of social media platforms. 

Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms are finally back in operation after a worldwide outage hit the services and the businesses and people who rely on its platforms.  Fac

8155549678?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Ragnar Locker ransomware group has decided to ratchet up the pressure on its latest high-profile victim, Italian liquor conglomerate Campari, by taking out Facebook ads threatening to release the 2TB of sensitive data it downloaded in a November 3, 2020 attack unless a US$15 million ransom is paid in Bitcoin.  Attacks that are carried out by the gang behind Ragnar Locker, break into company networks, make themselves admins, conduct reconnaissance, delete backups and deploy ransomware manuall


On 1 May 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed “Internet sovereignty” bill.  New requirements to use ISPs to track traffic origin will likely force traffic decryption and support of internal censorship efforts.  In the future, Russia will develop its own DNS system to conduct special Internet controls.  Currently, LinkedIn is banned in Russia.  Russian national payment system, Mir, was developed after several Russian banks were denied services by US-based Visa and MasterCard.  Future st