Twitter

Privacy

How Private Are X’s Encrypted DMs REALLY?

This video is from NBTV, with Naomi Brockwell. X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, rolled out “encrypted messages” this year! We explain how to use it, who is eligible, but we also dive into the nitty gritty of how this encryption has been implements, and why we don’t think you should trust it for […]

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Security

Twitter Hacker Faces 77 Years in Prison

This video from Seytonic covers the latest in security news. Sources: https://www.hackread.com/british-hacker-guilty-hacking-schemes/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hacker-plugwalkjoe-pleads-guilty-to-2020-twitter-breach/ https://thehackernews.com/2023/05/mastermind-behind-twitter-2020-hack.html https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/twitter-hacker-cops-to-cybercrimes-extradited-to-us-for-trial- https://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.com/2023/05/10/guilty_plea_twitter_o_connor_case/ https://therecord.media/twitter-hack-guilty-plea-sim-swapping-cyberstalking https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/uk-citizen-extradited-and-pleads-guilty-cyber-crime-offenses https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/man-arrested-connection-alleged-role-twitter-hack https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/17/technology/twitter-hackers-interview.html?action=click&module=Top https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/press-release/file/1413571/download https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/plugwalkjoe-does-the-perp-walk/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/i-was-a-teenage-twitter-hacker-graham-ivan-clark-gets-3-year-sentence/

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Interesting

Jonathan Haidt and The Case Against Social Media on the Lex Fridman Podcast

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at NYU and author of The Coddling of the American Mind, The Righteous Mind, and The Happiness Hypothesis. He and Jonathan have an interesting conversation about social media’s impact on society. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 1:25 – Social media and mental health 15:14 – Mark Zuckerberg 24:51 – Children’s […]

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AI Ethics Startups

Kevin Systrom on Instagram

Kevin Systrom is the co-founder and former CEO of Instagram and he sits down with Lex Fridman, Time stamps: 0:00 – Introduction 0:22 – Origin of Instagram 42:29 – New social networks 1:01:34 – Selling Instagram to Facebook 1:24:36 – Features 1:28:42 – Facebook 2:05:24 – Whistleblower 2:16:43 – Machine learning 2:26:41 – Advice for […]

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AI Ethics Virtual Reality

Jaron Lanier on Virtual Reality, Social Media & the Future of Humans and AI

Jaron Lanier is a living legend. One of the earliest pioneers in virtual reality and I vividly remember reading about him in Wired magazine while I was still in college (and Wired was still relevant). Here he is speaking with Lex Fridman about VR, social media, AI, and humanity’s future. OUTLINE: 0:00 – Introduction 1:39 […]

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Interesting

BBC Click Turns 20

Influential tech news show BBC Click turned 20 years old recently and had a live audience brought in via Zoom from all over the world.

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Covid Pandemic Future

BBC Click on the WFH Boom

The pandemic has changed the nature of office work. BBC Click talks to Zoom about the future of home working and visits an AI insect farm that’s producing animal feed in a smart and sustainable way.

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AI Natural Language Processing

Transformers for Image Recognition at Scale

Yannic Kilcher explains why transformers are ruining convolutions. This paper, under review at ICLR, shows that given enough data, a standard Transformer can outperform Convolutional Neural Networks in image recognition tasks, which are classically tasks where CNNs excel. In this Video, I explain the architecture of the Vision Transformer (ViT), the reason why it works […]

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