Category Archives: Technology

‘High risk’: Canada, allies warn of state-sponsored cyberthreats to civil society – National

[ad_1] Cyber actors backed by Russia, China and other foreign adversaries are increasingly targeting non-profit and advocacy groups, journalists, human rights activists and other members of civil society, cyber agencies from Canada and other allies say. A joint advisory issued Tuesday from Canada’s Communications Security Establishment, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and FBI, […]

U.S. law that could ban TikTok faces new lawsuit from content creators – National

[ad_1] Eight TikTok content creators sued the U.S. government on Tuesday, issuing another challenge to the new federal law that would ban the popular social media platform nationwide if its China-based parent company doesn’t sell its stakes within a year. Attorneys for the creators argued in the lawsuit that the law violates users’ First Amendment […]

Google adds AI-crafted summaries to search. Could that impact web traffic? – National

[ad_1] Google on Tuesday rolled out a retooled search engine that will frequently favor responses crafted by artificial intelligence over website links, a shift promising to quicken the quest for information while also potentially disrupting the flow of money-making internet traffic. The makeover announced at Google’s annual developers conference will begin this week in the […]

Google Unveils AI Overviews Feature for Search at 2024 I/O Conference

[ad_1] Last May, Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, said the company would use artificial intelligence to reimagine all of its products. But because new generative A.I. technology presented risks, like spreading false information, Google was cautious about applying the technology to its search engine, which is used by more than two billion people and was […]

U.S., China hold first high-level talks on AI. Here’s why it matters – National

[ad_1] Top envoys from the U.S. and China huddled in closed-door talks in Geneva on Tuesday to lay out their national approaches to the promise and perils of emerging artificial intelligence technology. The talks, which Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreed to launch in last 2023, are meant to open up bilateral dialogue between […]

Biden Bans Chinese Bitcoin Mine Near U.S. Nuclear Missile Base

[ad_1] President Biden on Monday ordered a company with Chinese origins to shut down and sell the Wyoming cryptocurrency mine it built a mile from an Air Force base that controls nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missiles. The cryptomining facility, which operates high-powered computers in a data center near the F.E. Warren base in Cheyenne, “presents a […]

Be ready ‘for anything’ after wildfires hit telecom lines, official warns

[ad_1] Wildfires continue to rage across parts of western Canada and this past weekend, some communities were left without a way to communicate through internet or phone after fibre optic lines were damaged by the flames. Telecommunications provider Northwestel, which provides service to Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and parts of northern B.C., reported telephone, internet […]

OpenAI Unveils New ChatGPT That Listens, Looks and Talks

[ad_1] As Apple and Google transform their voice assistants into chatbots, OpenAI is transforming its chatbot into a voice assistant. On Monday, the San Francisco artificial intelligence start-up unveiled a new version of its ChatGPT chatbot that can receive and respond to voice commands, images and videos. The company said the new app — based […]

On Instagram, a Jewelry Ad Draws Solicitations for Sex With a 5-Year-Old

[ad_1] When a children’s jewelry maker began advertising on Instagram, she promoted photos of a 5-year-old girl wearing a sparkly charm to users interested in parenting, children, ballet and other topics identified by Meta as appealing mostly to women. But when the merchant got the automated results of her ad campaign from Instagram, the opposite […]

U.S. Awards $120 Million to Polar Semiconductor to Expand Chip Facility

[ad_1] Federal officials will provide up to $120 million in grants to Polar Semiconductor to help the company expand its chip manufacturing facility in Minnesota, the Biden administration announced on Monday, the latest in a string of awards meant to strengthen the U.S. supply of semiconductors. Commerce Department officials said the grant would help Polar […]