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Mike Elgan
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The world's only lovable tech journalist
The world's only lovable tech journalist

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AI may soon defeat biometric security -- even face recognition!

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/EnHCcw )

Malicious hackers will soon gain access to artificial intelligence (AI) tools that will enable them to defeat multiple forms of authentication — from passwords to biometric security systems and even facial recognition software — identify targets on networks and evade detection. And they’ll be able to do all of this on a massive scale.

Sounds far-fetched, right? After all, AI is difficult to use, expensive and can only be produced by deep-pocketed research and development labs.

Unfortunately, this just isn’t true anymore; we’re now entering an era in which AI is a commodity. Threat actors will soon be able to simply go shopping on the dark web for the AI tools they need to automate new kinds of attacks at unprecedented scales.

Here how it will all work:

https://securityintelligence.com/ai-may-soon-defeat-biometric-security-even-facial-recognition-software/

#AI #artificialintelligence #hackers
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This week in Google!

Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis and I talk about Google IO, Android Q, Fuchsia, living without Google, Facebook’s ethics, Sidewalk Labs, Huawei, folding phones, and tons more. Watch the show here: https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google/episodes/493?autostart=true
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What I'm doing, for what it's worth

I've been active on Google+ (Ok, the world's biggest G+ fanboi...) and so I thought I should chime in and let everyone know what my plan is:

* My main G+ replacement is a Squarespace blog: https://elgan.com/

* I'm also doubling down on Twitter, mainly because I'm a journalist and Twitter is crack cocaine for journalists

* I'm toying with an embrace of Linkedin, because I already have a ton of contacts there

* As I type this, I'm downloading all my posts with Google Takeout. I'm probably going to re-post a bunch of them for posterity

* I'm also quitting Facebook (because it sucks) and am replacing it with a shared folder on Google Photos. Here's an explanation: https://elgan.com/blog/how-i-replaced-facebook-with-google-photos

In other words, and to summarize, I'm scattered to the wind with the closure of Google+, just like everyone else

And finally, in case you missed it, I wrote a Eulogy for Google+ for Fast Company: https://www.fastcompany.com/90252543/goodbye-google-a-eulogy-for-the-last-great-social-network

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Mike's List 187: Self-driving ATMs, shark drones, champagne squirt guns, invisibility cloaks, wardrobe databases, wacky websites, bad robots and more! Subscribe free for the current issue: https://us12.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=4802048e9817f76d70d17bfcc&id=c19bbfc22c
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Mike's List 186: Smartphone utensils, beer butlers, virtual drums, fake Instagram celebrities, reverse peepholes, food printers, window-washing drones, dumb gadgets, wacky websites, bad robots and more. Subscribe now for the current issue: https://elgan.com/mikeslist
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Does the Google+ shutdown have a catchy name?

Such as: "Pluspocalypse"

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How Google plans to reinvent the user interface

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/2ZRhCo )

When the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 12 years ago, he also introduced to many the concept of the multitouch user interface. He emphasized the benefit of using “the pointing device we were all born with”: our fingers.

But there’s one thing even more natural than physically poking something with our fingers: in-the-air hand gestures. All humans use hand gestures to communicate to other people.

Now Google wants you to use them to communicate with all your electronics.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3333001/mobile-wireless/how-google-plans-to-reinvent-the-user-interface.html

Where to follow me after the Google+ shutdown: https://elgan.com/everything
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People are falling off buildings in search of the perfect Instagram shot

(Read my column: https://goo.gl/1GE74G )

In pursuit of clicks, likes, and followers, a growing number of daredevils are risking injury or even death. What can we do about that?

https://www.fastcompany.com/90287323/people-are-falling-off-buildings-in-search-of-the-perfect-instagram-shot

#instagram
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