Sunday, September 17, 2017

I mentioned yesterday this this ‘problem’ could be true for most social media. Looks like I got one right for a change. Add Snapchat, Bing, Yahoo, and LinkedIn to the list.
All of the anti-Semitic, racist, and xenophobic ad-targeting options offered by Big Tech

Troy gives us a good (as in thoughtful) security summary.
Face ID, Touch ID, No ID, PINs and Pragmatic Security
I was wondering recently after poring through yet another data breach how many people actually use multi-step verification. I mean here we have a construct where even if the attacker has the victim's credentials, they're rendered useless once challenged for the authenticator code or SMS which is subsequently set. I went out looking for figures and found the following on Dropbox:
"less than 1% of the Dropbox user base is taking advantage of the company’s two-factor authentication feature":

Looks like I’ll need to brush up on my AI and Robotics skills to teach this class. Suppose they will pay me $200,000 to teach? (Me neither.)
Pittsburgh's self-driving car boom means $200,000 pay packages for robotics grads
There's a war for talent in Pittsburgh's booming autonomous car market.
It started with Uber and now includes Argo AI, which is majority owned by Ford, and a start-up called Aurora Innovation. With so much hiring, it's a good time to be at the city's prized academic institution, Carnegie Mellon University.
Andrew Moore, the dean of Carnegie Mellon's computer science school, said that computer vision graduates right out of college are commanding pay packages of $200,000, which he described as "unheard of for any role until recently."
In addition to Uber, Argo and Aurora, Moore said there's a fourth self-driving car company in Pittsburgh that's not yet talking publicly.

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