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Security firm Check Point Research has released details about vulnerabilities in WhatsApp that can be used to compromise group messaging conversations, such as: For example, by editing quoted messages and disguising a private message as a group message (Forbes).
Check Point has shown that messages cited by a custom tool can be edited for groups to put words in people's mouths or change the displayed identity of the person who sent them. The company first reported the vulnerability in August 2018, but any attempt to address the issue spoofing issue may require message logging that disrupts WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption.
Like virtually every other AI-based service provider, Microsoft independently broadcasts voice transcription, annotation, and translation contractors to enhance machine-learning capabilities.
The biggest problem is fragments of personal Skype calls, many of which users assume are private, which are sent to human translators to enhance Skype's real-time AI language translation service. Windows Cortana interactions are sometimes also analyzed by humans, and although Microsoft says that all this is covered by the end user agreements, the wording is ambiguous.
The US advertising startup and official Facebook marketing partner Hyp3r was banned from Facebook's Instagram social network to exploit vulnerabilities to scratch user data (Gizmodo).
Hyp3r's activities were brought to light as a result of an investigation by Business Insider and the company's access to the social network was removed and a public-site sharing vulnerability was identified as a result of the investigation closed. However, Hyp3r has always been open to its activities and denies violating any Instagram guidelines.
On July 29, Juul quietly released a new vape pen that could shape the future of the world's most valuable electronic writing instrument. Cigarette company (WIRED). The Juul C1 is the company's first Bluetooth-connected e-cigarette. Through the associated app, which requires the presentation of a government ID card, Juul users can track how much they vaporize, lock the e-cigarette so that no one else can use it, and monitor the device if it's lost.  The console manufacturers Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo require all publishers on their platforms to publish drop rates for randomized loot boxes (Eurogamer). The news came in an announcement by the US Entertainment Software Association and is a clear answer to the concerns and limitations of global government regarding loot boxes as a form or gateway to gambling with particular appeal to children and adolescents.
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