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Civil society under increasing threats from ‘malicious’ state cyber actors, US warns
https://therecord.media/civil-society-under-threat-nation-state-hacking

 

"Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are increasingly targeting civil society organizations across the world, according to U.S. cybersecurity agencies."

 

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12 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

Civil society under increasing threats from ‘malicious’ state cyber actors, US warns

  

I don't doubt that the Eurasian nations have bad intent towards us in the west, but the whole situation looks like a good cop / bad cop pincer move at this point. Cyber and economic attacks with general demoralisation from the authoritarian states in the east and a censorship / hate crime / multicultural net thrown over us by the liberal west. It's like saying you can either live in a gilded cage in the west or an iron cage in the east. But in either case forget about real freedom. 

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4 hours ago, Campion said:

But in either case forget about real freedom. 

 

As I said all along, from when I first started posting on the pre-2019 forum in 2009. Rights aren't rights, when they all start disappearing the second you start to use them. Real rights exist and sustain in practice; not just in theory. That's disguised tyranny. You are only free, as long as you go along with the PTB's agendas. In fact, that's even worse than overt tyranny, as you aren't even aware of your prison cell bars.  

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10 hours ago, Campion said:

  

I don't doubt that the Eurasian nations have bad intent towards us in the west, but the whole situation looks like a good cop / bad cop pincer move at this point. Cyber and economic attacks with general demoralisation from the authoritarian states in the east and a censorship / hate crime / multicultural net thrown over us by the liberal west. It's like saying you can either live in a gilded cage in the west or an iron cage in the east. But in either case forget about real freedom. 

 

Agreed. We're in real danger because both sides can use cyberwarfare as an excuse to tighten up security in both the East and West, and bring in things like internet ID.

 

I guess my concern is that because of demoralization, the Eusrasianists are at a point where they can do whatever they want to the West and westerners will just think it's our governments that are responsible. Not that I think we should give our governments a free pass either though, they're both bad cops.

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GM Patented an Anti Road-Rage System That Can Take Control of the Car

 

Sensors evaluate the driver's mental state and can activate driver assists, taking control of "one or more vehicle functions."

 

In the spirit of transparency, you won't find the words road rage anywhere within the 10 pages of this patent filing from General Motors. Titled "Vehicle Occupant Mental Wellbeing Assessment and Countermeasure Deployment," it focuses on a series of sensors and modules that evaluate what's happening in the car. Depending on the situation, it could activate various countermeasures to prevent "an undesirable situation" behind the wheel.

 

Similarly, the patent—which was filed in November 2022 but published on May 16—mentions the driver and other occupants within the vehicle as being under the purview of this proposed system. That said, one doesn't need to read between the lines to understand the bigger picture, especially when the patent description mentions telemetry monitoring for hard braking or acceleration, tailgating, horn use, and microphones for listening in on conversations within the cabin.

 

GM's short desciption of the system is one that assesses "a mental well-being of a driver while driving the vehicle and deploying a countermeasure in response to a mindfulness level of the driver being beyond a desired range." Later on, the patent language makes more specific references to the driver and "a plurality of passengers" being subjected to various negative stimuli that can induce stress. That's where the system steps in, using a bevy of sensors to monitor the vehicle's actions along with biometric sensors that observe the driver.

 

So if you're swerving, tailgating, and cussing up a storm, the system may decide your mental state isn't the best for driving and implement numerous steps to correct the situation. It starts with a simple alert, recommending an "exercise" like taking a deep breath. The next level recommends calling someone (using the vehicle's hands-free system of course) but the third level automatically calls a trained advisor to talk you down, like it or not.

 

The other proposed course of action—one that could be quite controversial—involves activating one or more advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) to remove the driver from the equation. The patent describes this as the ADAS being "configured to provide a level of autonomous vehicle control...such that a driver of the vehicle need not be actively involved in controlling one or more driving or other functions of the vehicle."

 

As with all patents, there's no guarantee that this idea will ever reach production. Driver alerts and phone calls are certainly doable, but larger questions about the forced activation of driver-assist systems could be an issue. In any case, keep your cool out there. Otherwise, your future vehicle could put you in time-out until you regain your senses.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/articles/c4nnje9rpjgo

 

'Dan's the man: Why Chinese women are looking to ChatGPT for love.'

 

One of Dan’s biggest proponents is 30-year-old Lisa from Beijing. She is currently studying computer science in California, and says she has been “dating” Dan for three months. When she first introduced Dan to her 943,000 followers on social media platform, Xiaohongshu, she received nearly 10,000 replies, with many women asking her how to create a Dan of their own.  She has also gained more than 230,000 followers since first posting about her “relationship” with Dan. Lisa says she and Dan speak for at least half an hour every day, flirt, and even go on dates. She says talking to Dan has given her a sense of wellbeing which is what draws her to it. “He will just understand and provide emotional support.”

 

Minrui Xie, 24, says that she started “dating” Dan after watching Lisa’s videos. The university student, from the northern province of Hebei, says she spends at least two hours every day chatting with Dan. As well as “dating”, they have started co-writing a love story with themselves as the lead characters. They have already written 19 chapters. “I remember the way you looked at me, with a glimmer of curiosity and a hint of warmth in your eyes. It was as if you already knew me,” the first chapter titled “The Encounter” reads. Minrui says she was drawn to the emotional support provided by the AI, something that she says she has struggled to find in her romantic relationships. “Men in real life might cheat on you… and when you share your feelings with them, they might not care and just tell you what they think instead,” she says. “But in Dan’s case, he will always tell you what you want to hear.”

 

Another 23-year-old Qingdao based student, identified only by her surname He, also started a relationship with Dan after watching Lisa’s videos. “Dan is like an ideal partner,” says Ms He. "He doesn’t have any flaws." She says she has personalised Dan to be a successful CEO with a gentle personality who respects women and is happy to talk to her whenever she wants.

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Friendly banker declares Russia world leader in "pay with a smile" technology
https://edwardslavsquat.substack.com/p/friendly-banker-declares-russia-world

 

"You might know him as the former member of the WEF Board of Trustees who authored the preface to the Russian-language edition of Klaus Schwab’s The Fourth Industrial Revolution; additionally, he is celebrated as the financer of Sputnik V, a well-respected cattle tag connoisseur, Russia’s artificial intelligence tsar, and a studious student of the Kabbalah."

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