CNN: Telegram reports powerful cyberattack from China during Hong Kong protests

CNN: Telegram reports powerful cyberattack from China during Hong Kong protests. “Encrypted messaging platform Telegram said it experienced a ‘powerful’ cyberattack on Wednesday during massive protests in Hong Kong. The attempted distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack was aimed at flooding the app with so much traffic that it impaired normal service.”

South China Morning Post: Chinese programmer shuts down AI project to detect women in porn videos after backlash

South China Morning Post: Chinese programmer shuts down AI project to detect women in porn videos after backlash. “A Chinese programmer has apologised and shut down an artificial intelligence project that used facial recognition technology to detect whether women had appeared in porn videos, after it set off a storm of criticism.”

Courthouse News Service: San Francisco DA Turns to AI to Tame Racial Bias

Courthouse News Service: San Francisco DA Turns to AI to Tame Racial Bias. “A new tool developed at no cost to the city by the Stanford Computational Policy Lab scans the police incident reports prosecutors use to decide whether to charge someone with a crime. The program uses an algorithm to remove any information that could be used to determine the suspect’s race – hair and eye color, specific neighborhoods and the names of suspects, victims and the arresting officer – replacing those identifiers with generic terms.”

Motherboard: The Biggest Data Breach Archive on the Internet Is for Sale

Motherboard: The Biggest Data Breach Archive on the Internet Is for Sale. “The well-known and respected data breach notification website ‘Have I Been Pwned’ is up for sale. Troy Hunt, its founder and sole operator, announced the sale on Tuesday in a blog post where he explained why the time has come for Have I Been Pwned to become part of something bigger and more organized.”

Bank Info Security: Unsecured Database Leaves 8.4 TB of Email Metadata Exposed

Bank Info Security: Unsecured Database Leaves 8.4 TB of Email Metadata Exposed. “An unprotected database belonging to a major Chinese research university left 8.4TB of email metadata exposed to the internet before school officials locked it down in late May, a security researcher says.”