Hey Artificial Intelligence Demon… F#@K OFF!

The Artificial Intelligence alarm bells are FINALLY going off…BIG TIME. Insiders in government and tech are openly acknowledging that with AI we have more than summoned the demon, as Elon Musk says, we are feeding it crappy food and it is shitting on u(s). This week Stephen Hawking said AI could ‘destroy’ humanity and WebSummit confab founder, Paddy Cosgrave, dropped bombs on the megalomaniacal and monopolistic corporate entities like Google and Facebook who are raising this demon. Insiders are saying it is time to put a leash on AI developers before they unleash any more alien shit on us and/or tell their AI demon where to go. By William Henry Techies are going deep and talking the ethics of AI at Paddy Cosgrave’s influential Web Summit, held in Lisbon November 8-10, 2017 . It is time to make new rules for AI, Cosgrave said. The presence of the AI […] Read More

Oliver Stone lashes out at Pokemon Go

Director Oliver Stone used a presentation of his upcoming film about Edward Snowden as an opportunity to speak out against the augmented-reality mobile game Pokemon Go, which has been downloaded more than 30 million times in a fortnight. “It’s not really funny. What’s happening is a new level of invasion,” said the 69-year-old director at Comic Con in San Diego, referring to the app, which requires players to physically walk to different places to capture the precious Pokemon. According to Stone, while users are playing an innocent game, digital companies are collecting invaluable personal data. “The profits are enormous here for places like Google. They’ve invested a huge amount of money in data mining – what you are buying, what you like, your behavior,” said Stone, whose film, titled Snowden, comes out in September. “It’s what some people call surveillance capitalism,” said Stone, who is famous for his films […] Read More

Putin To Ban Pokemon GO From Russia Due To Links To CIA

by Baxter Dmitry Vladimir Putin is set to ban Pokemon GO from Russia after an internal Kremlin investigation revealed the viral augmented reality smartphone game has direct links to the CIA and wider intelligence community and is being used to secretly gather data on a colossal scale.  Young people are being tricked into giving up their privacy to these intelligence agencies, according to Kremlin sources, and while playing the game they act as unwitting intelligence gatherers for the CIA. The game has an extensive list of intrusive tracking permissions, and it is these ‘fine print clauses’ that raised eyebrows in the Kremlin and sparked the ongoing investigation. The game’s creator, Niantec, is closely linked to the CIA. Niantec CEO John Hanke created Keyhole in 2001 – which was later bought by Google. Most of the money used to create Keyhole came from the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency and the […] Read More

Pokémon Go is a Government Surveillance Tool

Less than a week after Pokémon Go’s launch, our streets are already filled with packs of phone-wielding, Weedle-catching zombies. by Ashley Feinberg (excerpt) Pokémon Go is turning us all into an army of narcs in service of the coming New World Order. Allow me to explain. More like Privacy Poli-See Everything Lots of apps have sketchy privacy policies, that’s nothing new. But the first set of alarms go off as soon as you realize that Pokémon Go’s policy does seem a bit more liberal than most, because not only are you giving Pokémon Go access to your location and camera, you’re also giving it full access to your Google account (assuming you use that to sign in). There’s one section of the privacy policy in particular that seems to be getting the conspiracy theorists of the world up in arms and which Reddit user Homer_Simpson_Doh calls “very Orwellian”: Most […] Read More

Microsoft is breaking Windows 7 to get users to upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft has made a change to an update for Windows 7 that can prevent certain systems from booting. While you might expect me to say, “good news, the software giant has fixed the problem”, in fact what Microsoft has done is switch the update from “optional”, to “recommended”. So, on some systems, it will now install, and break Windows 7 automatically. There is good news though, and that’s you can solve the problem and get your computer working again by (can you guess?) upgrading to Windows 10. Hooray! The update in question is KB3133977 and what this does is fix a problem that stops BitLocker encrypting drives because of service crashes in svhost.exe. If that’s a problem you have, you’ll welcome the fix. Unless you have an ASUS motherboard. As Microsoft explains: After you install update 3133977 on a Windows 7 x64-based system that includes an ASUS-based main board, […] Read More

Microsoft has no plans to tell us what’s in Windows patches

Microsoft has now released three cumulative updates for Windows 10. These updates combine security fixes with non-security bug fixes, and so far, Microsoft hasn’t done a very good job of describing the contents of these cumulative updates. While the security content is quite fully described, explanations of the non-security fixes have been lacking. Many, including your author, feel that this is undesirable and that a key part of the Windows-as-a-Service concept, in which Microsoft releases a steady stream of fixes and functional improvements, is a clear explanation of what those updates are. This is a new approach for Microsoft, and it seems like reassuring users and administrators that issues are getting fixed—and that functional changes are clearly described—should be important. This is doubly important in those unfortunate situations that a patch has a problem. Microsoft will tend to update such patches when the problems have been fixed, but it […] Read More