Before we release new technology into the ether, we need to make safeguards so that bad actors can't misuse them.
- Right now cybercrime is basically a financial crime — it's a business of stealing people's money or stealing their data. Data has value.
- We develop a lot of technology — we need to always ask the question how the new innovation can be misused and make safeguards so that it cannot be done.
- Because we currently don't do these things, we have hackable vehicles, pacemakers, and laptops.
Frank W. Abagnale says scammers don't discriminate — here's what you can do to protect yourself.
- In today's world, anyone can be targeted by scams -- even famous con man Frank W. Abagnale. For this reason he shares his top advice for protecting yourself against fraud.
- When receiving a suspicious call, be aware of the two major red flags of immediacy and info-sharing. Is the person asking for money, and they need it right now? Does the person want sensitive personal information like a social security number or date of birth? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, it's probably a scam.
- Scammers obtain much of their info from a victim's social media accounts. Caution is key for prevention, and education is the most powerful tool in outsmarting this type of crime.
Anxiety provoked by an unavoidable threat — like an electric shock in a lab — increases as the expected event draws closer.
Machine learning, which actively protects you from all sorts of dangers, including fires, explosions, collapses, crashes, workplace accidents, restaurant E. coli, and crime.
- Your safety depends on machine learning.
- It's not a cure-all -- unfortunately, there's no way to achieve 100% guaranteed security in this life.
- Here are some example insights that help predict peril, which were told to us by data.
Though quantum teleportation has been demonstrated, the beam-me-up kind is still fiction.
- Quantum teleportation and "traditional" teleportation are two very different things.
- The quantum variety involves entanglement; the other kind is even more problematic.
- Recent successes in quantum teleportation may lead to more secure communication in the future.