The Bizarre Reality of Getting Online in North Korea

Over the past decade, there has been an increased number of digital devices in North Korea. Around 50 to 80 percent of adults may now have mobile phones, allowing them to text and call family members. Yet the use of these phones is highly controlled—data speeds are low, with devices capturing screenshots every few minutes and code … Read more

The Security Hole at the Heart of ChatGPT and Bing

Microsoft director of communications Caitlin Roulston says the company is blocking suspicious websites and improving its systems to filter prompts before they get into its AI models. Roulston did not provide any more details. Despite this, security researchers say indirect prompt-injection attacks need to be taken more seriously as companies race to embed generative AI … Read more

The rag-tag group trying to pause AI in Brussels – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. OUTSIDE MICROSOFT’S OFFICE, BRUSSELS — It’s a small group for now, but it is warning of great dangers ahead. On Tuesday morning, five members of the activist collective Pause AI stood by Microsoft’s Brussels lobbying office to protest against an event hosted by the … Read more

Meta hit with $1.3 billion privacy fine and data ban

Ireland’s privacy watchdog has hit Meta with a record-breaking privacy fine of €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) over the tech giant’s illegal transfers of European users’ personal data to the United States—and perhaps more importantly, has ordered the company to stop sending any more of that information across the Atlantic. The ban, which Meta has previously … Read more

A TikTok ‘Car Theft’ Challenge Is Costing Hyundai $200 Million

But wait, there’s more. Each week we round up the security stories we didn’t cover in depth ourselves. Click on the headlines to read the full stories. And stay safe out there. Most TikTok challenges you hear about are fake. This one, however, is deadly serious. Automaker Huyandai this week agreed to pay around $200 … Read more

Meta faces record privacy fine for data transfers to the US – POLITICO

Meta is expected to face a record privacy fine on Monday when Ireland’s data protection watchdog confirms the social media platform mishandled people’s data when shipping it to the United States, according to two people with direct knowledge of the upcoming decision. POLITICO was not able to confirm the size of the record-setting penalty, which … Read more

A US Bill Would Ban Kids Under 13 From Joining Social Media

While all the major Silicon Valley social media firms—from Instagram to TikTok—say they block children from using their apps, these senators say those efforts have failed.  “It’s not working,” Schatz says.“There’s no free speech right to be jammed with an algorithm that makes you upset, and these algorithms are making us increasingly polarized and disparaging … Read more

They Posted Porn on Twitter. German Authorities Called the Cops

Paulita Paupel, who runs the European branch of the adult industry trade body the Free Speech Coalition, says the crackdowns are having worrying impacts on people and their ability to share content online. “People are fleeing the country,” Paupel says. “Most major content creators have already changed their residence to other European countries, mostly Austria, … Read more