Saturday, March 17, 2018
This sounds juvenile but I’m surprised North Korea isn’t trying to rig a lottery somewhere.
Sean Poulter reports:
The National Lottery is advising all 10.5million people with online accounts to change their passwords following a security breach ahead of tonight’s £14 million Euromillions draw.
The move follows an attempt by hackers to access accounts using a technique known as ‘credential stuffing’.
Read more on Daily Mail.
Is it time to start investigating the Board of Directors? Do they know what their responsibilities are?
Report: Wells Fargo investigation broadens to wealth division
… The Justice Department is now investigating whether Wells Fargo made inappropriate recommendations or referrals, or failed to inform customers about potential conflicts of interest, the Journal reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.
No doubt it was just the AI having a joke.
Facebook apologises for search suggestions of child abuse videos
… The social network’s search suggestions, which are supposed to automatically offer the most popular search terms to users, apparently broke around 4am in the UK, and started to suggest unpleasant results for those who typed in “video of”.
Multiple users posted examples on Twitter, with the site proposing searches including “video of girl sucking dick under water”, “videos of sexuals” and “video of little girl giving oral”. Others reported similar results in other languages.
Even after the offensive search terms stopped being displayed, users still reported odd algorithmic suggestions, seemingly far from what Facebook would normally offer, such as “zodwa wabantu videos and pics” (a South African celebrity) and “cristiano ronaldo hala madrid king video call”.
Have they forgotten that monopoly thing they faced a few years ago?
Microsoft wants to force Windows 10 Mail users to use Edge for email links
Microsoft is testing a new change to its future version of Windows 10 which will probably annoy anyone using the operating system. The software giant revealed today that “we will begin testing a change where links clicked on within the Windows Mail app will open in Microsoft Edge.” The change means if you have Chrome or Firefox set as your default browser in Windows 10, Microsoft will simply ignore that and force you into Edge when you click a link within the Mail app.
Worth a listen?
Why Regulation Is a Tricky Business in the Sharing Economy
… New research from Sarah Light, Wharton professor of legal studies and business ethics, examines what role the federal government should play in regulating these organizations. Her paper is titled, “The Role of the Federal Government in Regulating the Sharing Economy,” and it will appear in the forthcoming book, Cambridge Handbook on the Law of the Sharing Economy. Light recently joined Knowledge@Wharton to discuss what she’s uncovered.
An edited transcript of the conversation follows.