Biz & IT / Information Technology

  1. Google’s RT-2 AI model brings us one step closer to WALL-E

    "First-of-its-kind" robot AI model can recognize trash and perform complex actions.

  2. Android malware steals user credentials using optical character recognition

    OCR isn't the only advanced technique used by "CherryBlos" apps.

  3. Most of the 100 million people who signed up for Threads stopped using it

    "We're seeing more people coming back daily than I'd expected," Zuckerberg said.

  4. Stability AI releases Stable Diffusion XL, its next-gen image synthesis model

    New SDXL 1.0 release allows hi-res AI image synthesis that can run on a local machine.

  5. US senator blasts Microsoft for “negligent cybersecurity practices”

    Rebuke follows recent breach that exposed email accounts of US federal officials.

  6. OpenAI discontinues its AI writing detector due to “low rate of accuracy”

    Research shows that any AI writing detector can be defeated—and false positives abound.

  7. Windows, hardware, Xbox sales are dim spots in a solid Microsoft earnings report

    Company also expects to spend ever more money to support its ongoing AI efforts.

  8. Twitter commandeers @X username from man who had it since 2007

    Twitter took Gene X Hwang's username and only offered him "some merch."

  9. Pocket assistant: ChatGPT comes to Android

    OpenAI brings the popular AI language model to an official Android client app.

  10. Major AI companies form group to research, keep control of AI

    Skeptics say Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI hope to avoid regulation.

  11. How we host Ars Technica in the cloud, part two: The software

    A deep dive into the applications and functions that keep Ars humming along in the cloud.

  12. Encryption-breaking, password-leaking bug in many AMD CPUs could take months to fix

    "Zenbleed" bug affects all Zen 2-based Ryzen, Threadripper, and EPYC CPUs.

  1. Researchers find deliberate backdoor in police radio encryption algorithm

    Vendors knew all about it, but most customers were clueless.

  2. ChatGPT’s new personalization feature could save users a lot of time

    Beta feature allows ChatGPT to remember key details with less prompt repetition.

  3. AlmaLinux says Red Hat source changes won’t kill its RHEL-compatible distro

    Red Hat made being a 1:1 clone hard. So AlmaLinux is pivoting and speeding up.

  4. The IBM mainframe: How it runs and why it survives

    In this deep-dive explainer, we look at a big-business mainstay.

  5. Zyxel users still getting hacked by DDoS botnet emerge as public nuisance No. 1

    12 weeks after critical vulnerability was patched, devices are still being wrangled.

  6. Redditors prank AI-powered news mill with “Glorbo” in World of Warcraft

    "Glorbo" isn't real, but a news-writing AI model didn't know it—and then it wrote about itself.

  7. The ‘90s Internet: When 20 hours online triggered an email from my ISP’s president

    1998 plea for restraint reveals a lost world where the 'Net was an opt-in experience.

  8. Firmware vulnerabilities in millions of computers could give hackers superuser status

    BMCs give near-total control over entire fleets of servers. What happens when they're hacked?

  9. Microsoft to stop locking vital security logs behind $57-per-user monthly plan

    US agency urged Microsoft to expand access to logs that can identify cyberattacks.

  10. Google demos “unsettling” tool to help journalists write the news

    "Genesis" will seek to assist journalists, not replace them—yet.

  11. Study claims ChatGPT is losing capability, but some experts aren’t convinced

    Either way, experts think OpenAI should be less opaque about its AI model architecture.

  12. Attackers find new ways to deliver DDoSes with “alarming” sophistication

    Once crude and unsophisticated, DDoSes are now on par with those by nation-states.

  1. The Cyber Trust Mark is a voluntary IoT label coming in 2024. What does it mean?

    The FCC and other agencies have their hands full trying to simplify a big topic.

  2. Behind the scenes: How we host Ars Technica, part one

    Join us on a multipart journey into our place in the cloud!

  3. Report: OpenAI holding back GPT-4 image features on fears of privacy issues

    GPT-4's image capabilities can recognize certain individuals, according to NYT.

  4. Exploited 0-days, an incomplete fix, and a botched disclosure: Infosec snafu reigns

    The exploited code-execution flaws are the kind coveted by ransomware and nation-state hackers.

  5. Meta launches Llama 2, a source-available AI model that allows commercial applications [Updated]

    A family of pretrained and fine-tuned language models in sizes from 7 to 70 billion parameters.

  6. Microsoft 365’s Copilot assistant for businesses comes with a hefty price tag

    Copilot runs $30 per user per month on top of your existing Microsoft 365 plan.

  7. Typo leaks millions of US military emails to Mali web operator

    Spelling error misdirected sensitive Pentagon messages to company running Mali’s TLD.

  8. AT&T stock fell to 29-year low on Friday and sank another 6.7% today

    AT&T, Verizon, Frontier, and Lumen all get hammered after lead-cable reports.

  9. JumpCloud, an IT firm serving 200,000 orgs, says it was hacked by nation-state

    "Extremely targeted" attack involved a data injection into JumpCloud's commands framework.

  10. Microsoft takes pains to obscure role in 0-days that caused email breach

    Critics also decry Microsoft's "pay-to-play" monitoring that detected intrusions.

  11. Fran Drescher: “We are all going to be in jeopardy of being replaced by machines”

    As actors strike, Hollywood reportedly seeks to own actors' digital doubles.

  12. Why AI detectors think the US Constitution was written by AI

    Can AI writing detectors be trusted? We dig into the theory behind them.