Human Presence

The Current State of Machine Intelligence

(the 2016 update to this post can be found at: https://medium.com/@shivon/the-current-state-of-machine-intelligence-2-0-a9e0bab95511#.ffmh59x3o) I spent the last three months learning about every artificial intelligence, machine learning, or data related startup I could find — my current list has 2,529 of them to be exact. Yes, I should find better things to do with my evenings and weekends but until […]

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Deloitte’s top 8 business technology trends of 2015

‘Report also includes six exponential technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotics and additive manufacturing’   Across industries and geographies, business strategy is being transformed by the rapidly changing technology landscape, according to Deloitte’s sixth annual tech trends report, released today. As technology and business become ever more intertwined, the report outlines the top macro technology developments that […]

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Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages?

By Taylor Armerding Follow CSO | May 22, 2015 3:32 AM PT Amit Yoran’s colleagues didn’t agree with everything the RSA President said at his keynote last month. But most say he got the essentials right – things are bad and getting worse, and the industry needs a new mindset It had to be a […]

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The origins of ‘Bad Bots’: Which countries to worry about

This is a contributed piece from Rami Essaid, Co-Founder and CEO of Distil Networks Almost 60% of today’s internet traffic is non-human, up more than 30% in the past year alone, and more than a third of that non-human bot traffic is malicious. The Distil Networks 2015 Bad Bot Landscape Report revealed that certain countries […]

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Most hated internet innovations of all time: Pop-ups, spams, captchas, cookies and more

By Jerin Mathew May 15, 2015 10:30 BST 1 7 A man types on a computer keyboard(Reuters) While they are noteworthy inventions from technology geniuses, pop-ups, viruses, spams and captchas are widely considered as headaches for the internet community. Despite the fact that some of the innovations are used by marketers to generate more revenue, […]

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Podec is 1st trojan to trick Captcha into thinking it’s human

From Asia One. SINGAPORE – Kaspersky Lab has said it has discovered the first malware that can outwit the Captcha image recognition system into thinking that it is a human, so that it can subscribe a person’s infected smartphone to premium-rate services. The Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.Podec reportedly forwards Captcha requests to real-time online human translation service Antigate.com, […]

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Identity Fraud Rises; 61 Percent of Breaches Caused by Stolen Credentials

Last year, 13.1 million consumers suffered from identity fraud; the second highest number on record according to Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Report: Card Data Breaches and Inadequate Consumer Password Habits Fuel Disturbing Fraud Trends. One of the trends includes an increase in existing card account fraud and losses. Existing card accounts refer […]

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Data Breach Statistics from IBM

1.5 million. Monitored cyber attacks in the United States in 2013. IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, April 2014 Quantifying the data breach epidemic Data breaches are among the most common and costly security failures in organizations of any size. In fact, studies show that companies are attacked an average of 16,856 times […]

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Estimate of 88% of digital ads are clicked by bots

New study suggests that over 88% of digital ads are clicked by automated programs, not humans, costing advertisers billions of dollars. Bots evolving to circumvent current detection technology. LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Oxford BioChronometrics, the Luxembourg-based company specializing in Human Recognition Technology, has conducted a study on fraud in digital advertising engagement that […]

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