Jeff Bezos blames Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for smartphone hack

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The Amazon founder and CEO claims the Saudi Arabian crown prince was behind the 2018 breach. Amazon founder, president and CEO, Jeff Bezos has accused Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of a 2018 smartphone hack. Bezos said he was the victim of hacking that year and pointed the finger directly at the crown prince. According to Bezos, he received a WhatsApp message which was apparently sent from the crown prince’s personal account. He stated that after that, his account was hacked. The message was encrypted and was from…

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Online AI tool could help identify illegal opioid sales, wildlife trafficking and counterfeits

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Artificial intelligence-based tools could help to catch a range of criminals and crimes on the internet. New types of online AI tool could help make a substantial difference in spotting serious and dangerous crimes occurring on the internet. Many of these crimes contribute to millions of deaths around the year every year. A new form of online AI tool has the potential to help law enforcement personnel to spot illegal opioid sellers online. Equally, it could help to identify and locate counterfeits and even wildlife traffickers. As a result, the…

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Apple Lightning connector cables may come to an end

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The iPhone maker may need to abandon its charging cable due to moves by European lawmakers. Members of the European Parliament are moving to require technology giants to adopt one universal charging method, for which the Lightning connector would be in violation. Apple’s cable is used for charging and syncing its various devices and gadgets, such as the iPhone. That said, Apple products are not also compatible with the two other types of charger currently used in the rechargeable technology industry. Their compatibility is exclusive to the Lightning connector. They…

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Pre-installed malware discovered on US government-funded phones

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The UMX U686CL is a low-cost mobile phone with unwanted and un-removable surprises. One of the low-cost smartphones available through the U.S. government’s “Lifeline Assistance” service comes with pre-installed malware built right in. The phones are provided to users of the FCC-operated program when they can’t otherwise afford them. The Lifeline Assistance program helps low-income households offering, among other things, smartphones at a lower cost for individuals who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford these devices at full price. The program is meant to be helpful for these families, providing…

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Google’s AI breast cancer detection is more accurate than human doctors

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The tech giant has developed an artificial intelligence system that may improve diagnosis accuracy. Google says it has developed an AI breast cancer detection system with greater accuracy than is available through human doctors. Research testing the system’s accuracy was created by way of an important partnership. The AI breast cancer detection system’s accuracy was verified through a test created in a collaboration between Google and cancer researchers. The study’s outcomes were published in the peer-reviewed Nature journal. The tech giant’s artificial intelligence program was designed to use data from…

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