Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security

Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security

Fox’s clear willingness to parry the wingnuttiest ideas in service of the president, long-term implications to the United States be damned, should worry all concerned about the state of the United States. The Ukraine myth is hardly the only example; for years, it has repeated false conspiracies about the murder of Democratic staffer Seth Rich, […]

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Newly discovered Mac malware uses “fileless” technique to remain stealthy

Newly discovered Mac malware uses “fileless” technique to remain stealthy

Hackers believed to be working for the North Korean government have upped their game with a recently discovered Mac trojan that uses in-memory execution to remain stealthy. In-memory execution, also known as fileless infection, never writes anything to a computer hard drive. Instead, it loads malicious code directly into memory and executes it from there. […]

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What Happens When Computers Learn to Read Our Emotions?

Computers are slowly but surely learning to read our emotions. Will this mean a future without privacy, or perhaps a golden age of more compassionate and helpful machines? This edition of the Sleepwalkers podcast looks at AI’s growing power to “read” us—and investigates the sinister and the positive uses of the technology. Poppy Crum, chief […]

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Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2

Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2

Update: It’s the day after Thanksgiving in the US, meaning most Ars staffers are on the lookout for deals rather than potential stories. With folks off for the holiday, we’re resurfacing this consumer tech classic from the archives—a look at why we’re not all trying to buy an IBM PS/10 today and updating to OS/12, […]

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