Malware has gone from being an annoyance to being a destructive and costly threat to the Internet’s viability. “Malware” is the general term (encompassing “spyware” and “adware”) for code that lodges on your computer when you download software, visit certain websites, or open infected files attached to spam e-mails. Once in your PC, it sends out more spam, dispatches pop-up advertisements, steals your personal information, or tracks and reports on your Web behavior.
Infection statistics are hard to pin down, because malware purveyors constantly shift strategies to avoid detection, and there is no central regulator or common gatekeeper tracking code across the Internet. But a number of private and consumer groups generated metrics in late 2005.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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