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Identifiable data included job searches, map directions, "cosplay erotica."
Perry: Mind-blowing AI video-generation tools "will touch every corner of our industry."
LockBit's extensive reach is making complete erasure hard.
SD3 may bring DALL-E-like prompt fidelity to an open-weights image-synthesis model.
Inserting depictions of diversity into AI images creates revisionist history, critics say.
Cause of outage is unknown, but some suspect it's network-to-network "peering."
How Kybers and ratcheting are boosting the resiliency of Apple's messaging app.
Gemma chatbots can run locally, and they reportedly outperform Meta's Llama 2.
Reddit user: "It's not just you, ChatGPT is having a stroke."
Authorities who took down the ransomware group brag about their epic hack.
Actor pokes fun at 2023 AI video by eating spaghetti messily and claiming it's AI-generated.
Thousands of domains and servers seized from group responsible for thousands of attacks.
If you've posted on Reddit, you're likely feeding the future of AI.
iPhone compass app made with AI assistance locates the heart of the Milky Way.
Hello, cultural singularity—soon, every video you see online could be completely fake.
Feds once again fix up compromised retail routers under court order.
Are you a sysadmin with control issues who needs a weekend project? Look no further!
Broadcom has cut VMware products, perpetual licenses, and its partner program.
Google confusingly overshadows its own pro product a week after its last major AI launch.
Disagreement over security disclosures and bug-fixing priorities led to split.


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Not Dead Yet: Japan's Upside-Down Moon Lander Unexpectedly Wakes Up After Lunar Night

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Supreme Court Will Decide What Free Speech Means on Social Media

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Updates From the Game of Thrones Spinoffs, Blood and Honey 2, and More

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Dune: Part Two Gets the Herbert Seal of Approval

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Tech Crunch

After a brief tease at the end of its big Galaxy S24 event earlier this [...]

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Confessions of an Advertising Man – David Ogilvy 1963
Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything – Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner – 2005
Life After Google – The Fall of Big Data – George Gilder 2018
Scientific Advertising – Claude Hopkins – 1923
The Scandal of Money; Why Wall Street Recovers But the Economy Never Does – George Gilder – 2016
What Makes Online Content Go Viral – Jonah Berger, Katherine L. Milkman – 2012

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Liars Poker Rising Through the Wreckage On Wall Street – 1989
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