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Google Translate spews doomsday messages, Facebook snatches boffins, and more in AI

Plus: New Dota challenge for OpenAI Roundup  Hello, welcome to this week's roundup in AI. The machines have been sending us spooky messages on Google Translate, Facebook is hiring more academics to start new labs and some prat decided to step on a self-driving car in California.…

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LabCorp ransomed, 18k routers rooted, a new EXIF menace, and more

Plus a new worry for enterprises over DNS flaws Roundup  This was the week of blunders by Venmo, million-dollar bank heists, and beefier bug bounties.…

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Microsoft Visual Studio Code replumbed for better Python taming

Python Language Server an option for those that code Microsoft's Visual Studio Code, the company's Electron-based source code editor for Linux, macOS and Windows, has been bestowed with the company's Python Language Server, making it more fluent in the popular programming language.…

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<strong>[<abbr title="Not Safe For Work">NSFW</abbr>]</strong> Fake prudes: Catholic uni AI bot taught to daub bikinis on naked chicks

Send nudes plz... for the purposes of training this machine-learning software NSFW  Artificially intelligent software is used more and more to automatically detect and ban nude images on social networks and similar sites. However, today's algorithms and models aren't perfect at clocking racy snaps, and a lot of content moderation still falls to humans.…

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Microsoft: The Kremlin's hackers are already sniffing, probing around America's 2018 elections

Russia's Fancy Bear crew caught gearing up for mid-terms Microsoft says it has already uncovered evidence of Russian government-backed hacking gangs attempting to interfere in the 2018 US mid-term elections.…

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Friday FYI: 9 out of 10 of website login attempts? Yeah, that'll be hackers

Credential stuffing is rampant – so try not to reuse the same password on every site, eh? Up to 90 per cent of the average online retailer's login traffic is generated by cybercriminals trying their luck with credential stuffing attacks, Shape Security estimated in its latest Credential Spill Report.…

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter make it easier to download your info and upload to, er, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter etc...

GDPR put a gun to their heads Allowing developers to siphon millions of netizens' personal information didn't work out so well for Facebook, given the Cambridge Analytica affair.…

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