Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now

Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now

Opinion: Courts should pause the use of algorithms for criminal sentencing. The post Courts Are Using AI to Sentence Criminals. That Must Stop Now appeared first on WIRED.

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Security News This Week: Nasty Microsoft Word ‘Booby Trap’ Loaded PCs With Malware

Security News This Week: Nasty Microsoft Word ‘Booby Trap’ Loaded PCs With Malware

Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention. The post Security News This Week: Nasty Microsoft Word ‘Booby Trap’ Loaded PCs With Malware appeared first on WIRED.

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Taser’s Free Body Cameras Are Good for Cops, Not the People

Taser’s Free Body Cameras Are Good for Cops, Not the People

Opinion: Free body cameras may help police, but they come at a cost to civil liberties. The post Taser’s Free Body Cameras Are Good for Cops, Not the People appeared first on WIRED.

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North Korea Probably Can’t Strike the US Yet—But It’s Still Plenty Scary

North Korea Probably Can’t Strike the US Yet—But It’s Still Plenty Scary

With tensions mounting in the Korean Peninsula, a look at how much—or how little—damage the Hermit Kingdom could cause stateside. The post North Korea Probably Can’t Strike the US Yet—But It’s Still Plenty Scary appeared first on WIRED.

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Major Leak Suggests NSA Was Deep in Middle East Banking System

Major Leak Suggests NSA Was Deep in Middle East Banking System

The Shadow Brokers hacker group is back with another trove of NSA documents including Windows exploits and evidence of financial spying in the Middle East. The post Major Leak Suggests NSA Was Deep in Middle East Banking System appeared first on WIRED.

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Watch Workers Learn How to Filter Obscene and Violent Photos From Dating Sites

Watch Workers Learn How to Filter Obscene and Violent Photos From Dating Sites

Directors Adrian Chen and Ciaran Cassidy give WIRED a first look at their disturbing short documentary on content moderation. The post Watch Workers Learn How to Filter Obscene and Violent Photos From Dating Sites appeared first on WIRED.

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That ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Was Just Waiting For the Right Target

That ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Was Just Waiting For the Right Target

What’s a Massive Ordinance Air Blast? “Just a big canister with a lot of explosive in it.” The post That ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Was Just Waiting For the Right Target appeared first on WIRED.

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Suing to See the Feds’ Encrypted Messages? Good Luck

Suing to See the Feds’ Encrypted Messages? Good Luck

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch is suing the EPA for staffers’ Signal messages. It may hit the encrypted limits of federal transparency. The post Suing to See the Feds’ Encrypted Messages? Good Luck appeared first on WIRED.

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The Carter Page Surveillance Doesn’t Prove Anyone’s Conspiracy Theory

The Carter Page Surveillance Doesn’t Prove Anyone’s Conspiracy Theory

Keep the focus where it belongs: on Russia’s efforts to undermine US democracy. The post The Carter Page Surveillance Doesn’t Prove Anyone’s Conspiracy Theory appeared first on WIRED.

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Securing Driverless Cars From Hackers Is Hard. Ask the Ex-Uber Guy Who Protects Them

Securing Driverless Cars From Hackers Is Hard. Ask the Ex-Uber Guy Who Protects Them

In his Uber exit interview, top car hacker Charlie Miller warns of the dangers of insecure autonomous vehicles. The post Securing Driverless Cars From Hackers Is Hard. Ask the Ex-Uber Guy Who Protects Them appeared first on WIRED.

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If You’re Somehow Still on Windows Vista, Upgrade Right Now

If You’re Somehow Still on Windows Vista, Upgrade Right Now

Time to upgrade. Today is the first day that Windows Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft. The post If You’re Somehow Still on Windows Vista, Upgrade Right Now appeared first on WIRED.

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So you think you can secure your mobile phone with a fingerprint?

No two people are believed to have identical fingerprints, but researchers have found that partial similarities between prints are common enough that the fingerprint-based security systems used in electronic devices can be more vulnerable than previously thought. The vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication systems feature small sensors that store partial fingerprints. The researchers found there could be enough similarities among different people’s partial prints that one could create a ‘MasterPrint.’

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