"If it fits in a 30 second sound byte, it isn't history, it is propaganda." -- Michael Rivero

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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has purchased the irises of 1.7M people for Worldcoin MikeRivero Mon, 05/29/2023 - 07:09

Crypto has broken new ground yet again, not in the exchange of digital currencies meant to upset the global economic paradigm, but by facilitating the black market trade of people’s biometric data. Specifically, fraudsters desperate to glom onto a crypto project headed by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman are reportedly buying detailed scans of people’s irises in order to claim coins for the still-unreleased Worldcoin project.

OpenAI Soars Above Bing Among World's Top 25 Websites MikeRivero Mon, 05/29/2023 - 06:40

In the vast realm of the internet, a handful of websites have emerged as global giants. Mainstays like YouTube and Facebook capture billions of users and shape our online experiences. But occasionally, new waves of innovation can shake up this list, which is exactly what’s happening now with generative AI.

Meta Slashes Another 6,000 Jobs Including Instagrams Head of Music Partnerships malterwitty Sat, 05/27/2023 - 14:07
Ex-Google CEO warns artificial intelligence could be used to kill 'many, many people' malterwitty Sat, 05/27/2023 - 13:10
Eric Schmidt, who spent nearly two decades at the top of Google, told a gathering this week that humanity is unprepared for powerful AI that 'misused by evil people.'
The weaponization of Deep Fakes: Freaky AI clips showing Biden dressed as Bud Light's Dylan Mulvaney and Trump as Better Call Saul flood Instagram - as experts warn of their sinister impact on 2024 election malterwitty Sat, 05/27/2023 - 13:09
Biden White House Calls for Banning 'Extremist Websites' and 'Hate Speech' in 'National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism' MikeRivero Sat, 05/27/2023 - 12:04

The Biden White House on Thursday called on "all online platforms" to ban "extremist websites," ban "hate speech" and institute "zero tolerance" policies to protect Jews from antisemitism.

The bold and highly illegal censorship effort forms the cornerstone of the White House's new "National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism."

Information Warfare in New York MikeRivero Sat, 05/27/2023 - 09:34

Last April, I discovered an algorithm hidden in New York’s voter rolls. The algorithm linked county voter identification (CID) and State Board of Elections identification (SBOEID) numbers in such a way that it could be used as a third ID number. This could be used to clandestinely tag and track records of interest, such as phantom voters.

Nvidia: The chip maker that became an AI superpower MikeRivero Fri, 05/26/2023 - 08:49

Shares in computer chip designer Nvidia soared this week, taking the company's valuation close to the trillion dollar mark.

The surge was sparked by its latest quarterly results which were released late on Wednesday. The company said it was raising production of chips to meet "surging demand".

Nvidia has come to dominate the market for chips used in artificial intelligence (AI) systems.

Interest in that sector reached frenzied levels after ChatGPT went public last November, which sent a jolt well beyond the technology industry.

Socialist Spain Behind Push to Ban Private Messaging in EU, Leaked Docs Show MikeRivero Fri, 05/26/2023 - 08:48

Socialist Spain is leading the way in attempts to ban private messaging technology in the European Union, according to a leaked survey of member state opinions on encryption.