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A Link to News Site Meduza Can (Technically) Land You in Russian Prison

WIRED

When you run a major app, all it takes is one mistake to put countless people at risk. Such is the case with Diksha, a public education app run by India's Ministry of Education that exposed the personal information of around 1 million teachers and millions of students across the country. The data, which included things like full names, email addresses, and phone numbers, was publicly accessible for at least a year and likely longer, potentially exposing those impacted to phishing attacks and other scams. Speaking of cybercrime, the LockBit ransomware gang has long operated under the radar, thanks to its professional operation and choice of targets. But over the past year, a series of missteps and drama have thrust it into the spotlight, potentially threatening its ability to continue operating with impunity.


Can YOU guess what they are? AI reimagines popular brand logos in the style of famous artists

Daily Mail - Science & tech

From Apple to Coca-Cola, many of the world's biggest brands have logos that are instantly recognised by people around the world. But what if these logos had been designed by famous artists? Tech company Gnatta has used artificial intelligence (AI) to reimagine a number of logos in the styles of artists such as Banksy, Picasso and Monet. The system pieces together a completely new logo based on the artist's previous creations - can you guess what famous logos they are? Using AI communication tech company Gnatta has reimagined a number of company's logos from Nike to Toblerone in the styles of artists such as Banksy, Picasso and Monet - can you guess what brands these are based on?


Chick-fil-A revealed a troubling fix for a very big problem (not everyone is happy)

ZDNet

Companies want you to believe that everything they do is logical and sensible. Even though, at times, decisions are made by panic-stricken CEOs with petrified PR people screaming in their ears. This brings me to the delight that is Chick-fil-A. In recent times, the chicken chain has grappled with exponential success, not always with complete aplomb. One area where it's had significant problems is when Chick-fil-A causes vast traffic jams.


Hate self-checkout? Get ready for a change you never expected

ZDNet

There are those who always do, those who occasionally do, and those who'll never, ever so much as contemplate such a degrading experience. It's become a severely emotive subject, one that causes conniptions among the usually mild-mannered. Why, some supermarkets are even inserting barriers to prevent shoppers from leaving until they've had their self-checkout receipts inspected. Also: The No. 1 way AI is changing grocery shopping But who ever gets the receipt anyway? Naturally, I seek solutions to the world's problems, so I was moved to a heightened frenzy by this statement: "New Vynamic Smart Vision POS solution built on SeeWare distributed machine learning simplifies in-store checkout for frictionless, accurate, self-service transactions."


Doctors, Get Ready for Your AI Assistants

WIRED

In 2023, radiologists in hospitals around the world will increasingly use medical images--which include x-rays and CT, MRI, and PET scans--that have been first read and evaluated by AI machines. Gastroenterologists will also be relying on machine vision during colonoscopies and endoscopies to pick up polyps that would otherwise be missed. This progress has been made possible by the extensive validation of "machine eyes"--deep neural networks trained with hundreds of thousands of images that can accurately pick up things human experts can't. This story is from the WIRED World in 2023, our annual trends briefing. Read more stories from the series here--or download or order a copy of the magazine.


This game console lets kids learn as they play, teaching electronics and coding for under $80

Mashable

TL;DR: As of Jan. 28, Nibble(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) -- the educational DIY game console from CircuitMess -- is on sale for $79.95. Parents know the pain of prying away the iPad or video game console after finally giving it in and handing it over. So what if there was an option for screen time that was actually educational, taking out some of the mom and dad guilt? Nibble not only helps kids learn, but it will also get youngsters ages nine and up building their own console and learning how to code their own games. Learning to code will be a vital skill in the future, so why not put your kids on the right path and get them started at a young age?


Robot Talk Episode 34 – Interview with Sabine Hauert

Robohub

Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal research institute WSL have developed a flying device that can land on tree branches to take samples. This opens up a new dimension for scientists previously reserved for biodiversity researchers.


Drive more organic traffic to your website with this discounted AI model

Mashable

TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Juice.ai Pilot(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) is on sale for £31.69, saving you 98% on list price. Since the internet feels infinite at times, it can feel impossible to make your blog or small business stand out. That's why a search engine optimisation strategy is so important -- it helps your content be discovered by others, be it on Google or another search engine. But if you don't understand the complicated world of SEO, just the abbreviation can feel intimidating.


The best dating apps for lesbians and gay women

Mashable

This content originally appeared on Mashable for a US audience and has been adapted for the UK audience. Online dating as a lesbian, for the most part, still involves having your space invaded by straight people. The heteronormative weirdness got so alienating that lesbians began turning to TikTok(Opens in a new window) as a means of meeting other single lesbians -- turns out, it's a pretty good matchmaker. But it's unrealistic to expect a social media app to work like a dating app for everyone. It's hard for some of us to comprehend, but not everyone spends every free minute on TikTok.


The best gay dating apps for hookups, serious relationships, and everything else

Mashable

This content originally appeared on Mashable for a US audience and has been adapted for the UK audience. Most people have at least one horror story about online dating. It's a rite of passage that single people love to hate. But the horror stories look a little different for members of the LGBTQ community. On top of the classic awkward Hinge date anecdotes and screenshots of a corny bio seeping with secondhand embarrassment, gay singles deal with all sorts of alienating interactions.