The US-initiated gain-of-function studies continued in partnership with the Chinese military and the Chinese Communist Party.
Great Reset: Super-rich men pioneered seed, drug and food patenting, now want to ban competition and extinguish cows
Estimates range from 40 per cent to as high as 80 per cent of jobs being lost to AI, Bruner said. “So what happens when everybody loses their job?”
How world’s 13 super-rich men are usurping God with their searing economic, health and political terror
Calling themselves the Good Club, their aim was to “set the agenda for the future of global health,” Bruner wrote. Building on the Club of Rome think tank founded in 1968 by Rockefeller-linked scientists and intellectuals, the Good Club members devised the “Giving Pledge,” an initiative designed to steer billions toward their priority of slowing population growth.
Deepfakes: Families with teen girls victimised by deepfake nudes push for law to rein in AI technology
The problem with deepfakes isn’t new, but experts say it’s getting worse as the technology to produce it becomes more available and easier to use. Researchers have been sounding the alarm this year on the explosion of AI-generated child sexual abuse material using depictions of real victims or virtual characters. In June, the FBI warned it was continuing to receive reports from victims, both minors and adults, whose photos or videos were used to create explicit content that was shared online.
Screen Actors Guild: Provision that okays AI digital replicas and synthetic performers promotes redundancy in film industry
Leaders of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America, in contrast, overwhelmingly agreed to have their members accept the agreements they hammered out with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
New probe questions why Data Analytical Services has never been subjected to congressional oversight
The scale of the data available to and routinely searched for the benefit of law enforcement under the Hemisphere Project is stunning in its scope. One law enforcement official described the Hemisphere Project as “AT&T’s Super Search Engine” and … “Google on Steroids,” according to emails released by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) under the Freedom of Information Act.
Revealed: How for 10 years US presidents funded shadowing project that allows cops access to trillions of phone records
There is no law requiring AT&T to store decades’ worth of Americans’ call records for law enforcement purposes. Documents reviewed by Wired show that AT&T officials have attended law enforcement conferences in Texas as recently as 2018 to train police officials on how best to utilize AT&T’s voluntary, albeit revenue-generating, assistance.
Engineers are aiming to reduce the sound of the typical sonic boom to a sonic thump to minimise disruption to people on the ground. NASA said in August they have identified potential passenger markets in about 50 established routes that connect cities.
British government has ‘the most invasive network surveillance programme anywhere in the world – Edward Snowden
The principles of “know your customer” will be imposed on everybody for everything, and anything that doesn’t have that will be made illegal under National Security justifications. Essentially, what we’re looking at is a cyber Patriot Act, which will allow for the unfettered surveillance of everyone’s online activities, and the ability to restrict or block access to the internet.
Technology: In US the balance of power between the citizenry and government has become that of the ruling and the ruled
The US government implemented Stellar Wind, a programme to actively – and illegally – spy on all Americans within days of the 2001 9/11 attack. Ten years later, in 2011, construction began on an NSA data centre in the Utah desert. It’s now the largest surveillance storehouse in the US.