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Chinese AI beats 15 doctors in tumor diagnosis competition

posted onJuly 4, 2018
by l33tdawg

An AI system has wiped the floor with some of China’s top doctors when it comes to diagnosing brain tumors and predicting hematoma expansion.

As reported by Xinhua, the system defeated a team comprised of 15 of China’s top doctors by a margin of two to one. The AI, BioMind, was developed by the Artificial Intelligence Research Centre for Neurological Disorders at Beijing Tiantan Hospital, and is another example of the long line of the technology analyzing images.

Chinese still 'jumping' firewall to use Twitter

posted onNovember 5, 2015
by l33tdawg

China's blocking of Twitter has failed to keep activists, journalists and others from using the messaging platform to connect with the rest of the world, said a study released Wednesday.

The study by Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society said it was not possible to estimate the number of Chinese Twitter users but said that "this alternative venue is enjoyed by various groups of people with diverse shared interests that gravitate towards three main areas: politics, technology, and entertainment."

Chinese Military Behind South China Sea Cyber Espionage Attacks

posted onSeptember 25, 2015
by l33tdawg

An infamous advanced persistent threat hacking group known as Naikon is actually China's PLA Unit 78020 and a military intelligence expert there, traced to the attacks via his social media and other activity.

Add one more contentious cyberattack issue to the mix for tomorrow's meeting in Washington, D.C. between President Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping: researchers have identified a member of a Chinese military unit that they say is behind an infamous cyber espionage attack campaign against governments in Asia as well as the United Nations.

U.S. Reportedly Considers Retaliating Against Cyberattacks From China

posted onAugust 3, 2015
by l33tdawg

Last month the U.S. Office of Personnel Management was hit by a drastic cyberattack which resulted in personal information of millions of current and former U.S. government employees to be stolen. While the Obama administration has refrained from pointing fingers it’s believed that the attack originated from China, a new report claims that the administration is mulling a possible retaliation against the People’s Republic.

Hillary Clinton accuses China of widespread hacking

posted onJuly 6, 2015
by l33tdawg

US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has accused China of "trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in America" and stealing government information, in strongly worded comments likely to irk Beijing.

Clinton, a former secretary of state, pulled no punches in remarks to Democratic supporters at a campaign event in New Hampshire on Saturday.

As federal agency reels from massive data breach, Chinese hackers blamed

posted onJune 5, 2015
by l33tdawg

The US government is badly leaking data. And China, the prime suspect in the latest data breach, isn't helping.

The most recent victim of a massive data breach is the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal agency responsible for vetting about 90 percent of the people for working in the federal government.

The federal agency said Thursday its systems were breached in April That vetting data is reportedly safe, said officials, but performance reviews and job assignments data may have been taken.