"For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations.

"Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline no democracy would ever hope or wish to match." -- John F. Kennedy

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The ransomware group known as LockBit claimed to have hacked the Federal Reserve Bank and says it will release 33 terabytes of sensitive data on Tuesday.

In a post to the dark web this week, the criminal organization alleged that it had been in talks with the bank in order to secure a ransom in exchange for keeping the data private.

“33 terabytes of juicy banking information containing Americans’ banking secrets,” the group wrote. “You better hire another negotiator within 48 hours, and fire this clinical idiot who values Americans’ bank secrecy at $50,000.”

A scientist has unveiled a concept for a prison of the future that he has claimed would fast-track a criminal's release to minutes, instead of years or decades.

Called Cognify, the design would implant synthetic memories of a person's crime into their brain, but showing their victim's perspective. 

There are early indications of active attacks targeting end-of-life Zyxel NAS boxes just a few weeks after details of three critical vulnerabilities were made public. The Shadowserver Foundation, an internet security organization partnered with many of the world's top security agencies and vendors, said its scanners started beeping on Friday as it continues to monitor CVE-2024-29973. It observed multiple remote command execution attempts "by a Mirai-like botnet" and advised owners of affected Zyxel NAS devices to actively search for signs of compromise, especially if the patches weren't appl
OpenAl's Mira Murati says "If you look at the trajectory of improvement, systems like GPT-3 were maybe toddler-level intelligence," Murati says. "And then systems like GPT-4 are more like smart high-schooler intelligence. And then, in the next couple of years, we're looking at Ph.D. intelligence for specific tasks.

A reclusive tribe in the Amazon finally got hooked up to the internet, thanks to Elon Musk — only to be torn apart by social media and pornography addiction, elders complain.

Brazil’s 2,000-member Marubo tribe has been left bitterly divided by the arrival of the Tesla founder’s Starlink service nine months ago, which connected the remote rainforest community along the Ituí River to the web for the first time.