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Securing your digital life, the finale: Debunking worthless “security” practices

Enlarge / Take one daily to keep Evil Hackerman away! reader comments 233 with 132 posters participating, including story author Share this story Securing your digital life View more stories Information security and privacy suffer from the same phenomenon we see in fighting COVID-19: “I’ve done my own research” syndrome. Many security and privacy practices… Read More »

Securing your digital life, part three: How smartphones make us vulnerable

Enlarge / In this story, we’re going to learn about “pig butchering.” Aurich Lawson / Getty Images reader comments 4 with 4 posters participating Share this story Securing your digital life View more stories There are, by some estimates, more smart phones on this planet than human beings to use them. People who have never… Read More »

What a “converged battlefield” means to the future of air… I mean, joint warfare

Enlarge / A three-ship flight of F-22 Raptors. As one of the US Air Force’s most sophisticated fighters, it might see combat in the future not against insurgencies, but against technologically sophisticated adversaries like China or Russia. Stocktrek Images / Getty Images reader comments 122 with 61 posters participating Share this story With the war… Read More »

Securing your digital life, part two: The bigger picture—and special circumstances

ANDRZEJ WOJCICKI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Getty Images reader comments 49 with 43 posters participating Share this story Securing your digital life View more stories In the first half of this guide to personal digital security, I covered the basics of assessing digital risks and protecting what you can control: your devices. But the… Read More »

“Hacker X”—the American who built a pro-Trump fake news empire—unmasks himself

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 458 with 221 posters participating Share this story This is the story of the mastermind behind one of the largest “fake news” operations in the US. For two years, he ran websites and Facebook groups that spread bogus stories, conspiracy theories, and propaganda. Under him was a dedicated… Read More »

Windows 11: The Ars Technica review

reader comments 62 with 46 posters participating, including story author Share this story Microsoft wanted everyone to use Windows 10. Faced with slow adoption of Windows 8 and the stubborn popularity of Windows 7, Microsoft made Windows 10 a free upgrade for anyone using either version—the offer technically expired years ago, but to this day,… Read More »

Intel launches its next-generation neuromorphic processor—so, what’s that again?

reader comments 52 with 45 posters participating Share this story [embedded content] Mike Davies, director of Intel’s Neuromorphic Computing Lab, explains the company’s efforts in this area. And with the launch of a new neuromorphic chip this week, he talked Ars through the updates. Despite their name, neural networks are only distantly related to the… Read More »

Ars AI headline experiment finale—we came, we saw, we used a lot of compute time

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images reader comments 78 with 65 posters participating Share this story Is Our Machine Learning? View more stories We may have bitten off more than we could chew, folks. An Amazon engineer told me that when he heard what I was trying to do with Ars headlines, the first thing he… Read More »