Day: March 14, 2020

This stance-detecting AI will help us fact-check fake news

Fighting fake news has become a growing problem in the past few years, and one that begs for a solution involving artificial intelligence. Verifying the near-infinite amount of content being generated on news websites, video streaming services, blogs, social media, etc. is virtually impossible

There has been a push to use machine learning in the moderation of online content, but those efforts have only had modest success in finding spam and removing adult content, and to a much lesser extent detecting hate speech.

Fighting fake news is a much more complicated challenge. Fact-checking websites such as Snopes, FactCheck.org, and PolitiFact

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What’s in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 74 ends add-on sideloading

Mozilla on Tuesday shipped Firefox 74. Wait, didn’t we just get a new Firefox a minute or two ago?

It may feel that way. Firefox 74 arrived just four weeks after its predecessor, continuing the faster release cadence promised last year.

The refreshed browser dropped support for the now-obsolete TLS 1.0 and 1.1 cryptographic protocols, blocked all add-on “side-loading” except that allowed by enterprise-managed group policy, and enabled support for a header element designed to safeguard against attacks based on the Meltdown and Spectre hardware-based vulnerabilities first revealed two years ago.

Mozilla’s security engineers also patched a dozen vulnerabilities,

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Tech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

SXSW (CANCELLED)Covering everything from entertainment to entrepreneurship, this sprawling conference has tracks dedicated to Tech Industry & Enterprise, Coding & Development, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Health & Medtech, and VR/AR/MR.2020-03-132020-03-21Austin, TXMSPWorld 2020MSPWorld offers a vendor-agnostic focus on Managed Service providers and their respective ecosystems, based on real-world experiences and successes in the managed services industry.2020-03-152020-03-17New Orleans, LAAGENDA20Each year the focus of IDG’s business leadership conference aligns with the most pressing business and technology issues of the day.2020-03-232020-03-25Ponte Vedra Beach, FLGoogle Cloud Next ’20 (Online only)Google
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