Episode 202: The Good Guys win the Cyber Wars, Scientist Using Wifi to See Through Walls, & AI and Ethics

Topic 1: Score 1 for the Good Guys in the Cyber Wars


In a significant development in the fight against ransomware, the FBI announces that they have shut down a notorious cyber gang after infiltrating their system months ago and secretly giving decryption keys to ransomware victims.

Topic 2: Ummmm … This is Some Seriously Scary Big Brother Stuff


Scientists have announced that they are able to see people through walls using WiFi technology. And not just the “heat blob” from Hollywood movies … but detailed movements and positions. On a scientific note, this is cool. On a security / privacy note, this is super eerie. 

Topic 3: No One Is Surprised: The First Victim in the AI Wars Will Be … Ethics


Sure, generative AI is fun. We have had our laughs and we’re starting to grind the gears to find legitimate uses for services like ChatGPT … and the possibilities are incredible. But never forget that this isn’t just about technology, it’s about business. And the incumbents aren’t going to just let the upstart take over the industry. And once the race for market domination begins, the commitment to ethics and fair treatment are likely to be the first casualties.


Princeton computer science professor says don’t panic over ‘bullshit generator’ ChatGPT


“It is trying to be persuasive, and it has no way to know for sure whether the statements it makes are true or not,” he said. 

Also … this one is incredibly funny:



The Onion weighs in with the most accurate take on ChatGPT yet.

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