Girls in ICT - April 27,2018, Germia RIT Campus,
Dr. Shpëtim Robaj, Nr.21, Prishtinë
PASSWORD-FREE LOGINS HAVE long been the stuff of dreams for security researchers and privacy advocates—not to mention regular people who fat-finger their account passwords into a browser every day. Industry efforts to end our reliance on the multi-character password have resulted in the proposal of numerous alternative login methods, including biometric verification and the use of behavioral data to prove an individual's identity. But most of these attempts haven't yet lead to the promised land: A web without passwords.
Now, a new standard for the web called WebAuthn is being lauded as a major step forward in secure authentication, and "probably the most effective anti-phishing measure for the web that's out there," according to Selena Deckelmann, senior director of engineering for Mozilla Firefox. It introduces a set of rules for the web that, if adopted by popular browsers and websites, would mean people could use a single device or a single fingerprint to log into, well, almost everything.
But like the password-free attempts before it, WebAuthn still faces hurdles before it becomes something that impacts the masses. Some security and identity experts seem reluctant to claim that our password-free future has finally arrived. And a lot of WebAuthn's success comes down to whether hugely popular websites like Amazon or Facebook will adopt this new standard.
Meeting a Monster is incredibly painful. It’s supposed to be. Created using audio recordings and re-enactments, the virtual reality experience recounts the story of Angela King, a woman who spent eight years in the white power movement and is now trying to confront the person she was—and is. It would be hard to watch at any time, but now, just a few months after torch-wielding white supremacists took to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, the reality it presents is even more gut-wrenching.
Source : https://www.wired.com/story/tribeca-film-festival-vr-political/
GOOGLE’S HEAVY INVESTMENT in artificial intelligence has helped the company’s software write music and beat humans at complex board games. What unlikely feats could be next? The company’s new head of AI says he’d like to see Google move deeper into areas such as healthcare. He also warns that the company will face some tricky ethical questions over appropriate uses for AI as it expands its use of the technology.
The new AI boss at Google is Jeff Dean. The lean 50-year-old computer scientist joined the company in 1999, when it was a startup less than one year old. He earned a reputation as one of the industry’s most talented coders by helping Google become a computational powerhouse with new approaches to databases and large-scale data analysis. Google colleagues once created a joke website of “Jeff Dean facts,” including his purported role in accelerating the speed of light. Another had it that Dean doesn’t really exist—he’s an advanced AI created by Jeff Dean.
Dean helped ignite Silicon Valley’s AI boom when he joined Google’s secretive X lab in 2011 to investigate an approach to machine learning known as deep neural networks. The project produced software that learned to recognize cats on YouTube. Google went on to use deep neural networks to greatly improve the accuracy of its speech recognition service, and has since made the technique the heart of the company’s strategy for just about everything.