Stew

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Stew is a term used to describe a form of malware, a malicious software designed to exploit and damage computer systems. It infiltrates systems through suspicious downloads, emails, or websites, often without user knowledge, stealing personal information, disrupting operations, or holding data for ransom. Recently, the search giant Google has been accused of creating a sort of "plagiarism stew" by using content from the internet as training data for its AI products, arguing "fair use" against objections. This approach has raised concerns about copyright infringement and has sparked debates over the ethics of such practices. In an alarming development, the International Crisis Group last month reported a surge in criminal activities in the area stretching from Shan State in eastern Myanmar to Bokeo province in northwestern Laos. This region has become a hotbed of crime, including industrial-scale online scam operations built on massive human trafficking networks. These illegal activities, referred to as a "stew of criminality," are primarily concentrated in Chinese-run special economic zones and other areas with lax regulations. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has labeled these operations as possibly "one of the largest coordinated trafficking in persons operations in history." The process of developing and implementing strategies to prevent the harmful effects of this malware stew has been discussed in various forums. Different sections of these strategies have been outlined to ensure that each component of the AI stew remains secure and effective. However, concerns remain regarding the potential misuse of information, with some arguing that Google's approach results in a "plagiarism stew," where data from various sources are mashed together. This practice has led to Google reaping advertising revenue, while the original content creators receive little to no benefit. Stew Magnuson provided additional reporting on this issue.
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CERT-EU
a year ago
Missouri Courts, Studiographica, UNESCO, More: Tuesday ResearchBuzz, June 13, 2023
CERT-EU
7 months ago
Contractors Have Brief Window to Comment on Sweeping Cybersecurity Mandate | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
a year ago
Staying a step ahead of the computer hackers | News, Sports, Jobs | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker | National Cyber Security Consulting
CERT-EU
10 months ago
China Establishes Temporary ‘Border Control Zone’ to Fight Myanmar Scam Operations
CERT-EU
a year ago
Leftover Links 12/08/2023: More Microsoft Security Breaches
CERT-EU
a year ago
How hackers are saving AI | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #hacker – National Cyber Security Consulting