Episode 134

Email Disaster, Encrypted Backups and Chat GPT


December 13th, 2022

53 mins 25 secs

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Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, and Shawn have fun with ChatGPT, rant about email disasters, and chat about Apple's new encrypted backups.


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  • ChatGPT: Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue — We’ve trained a model called ChatGPT which interacts in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests. ChatGPT is a sibling model to InstructGPT, which is trained to follow an instruction in a prompt and provide a detailed response.
  • AI tells me if AI will write novels. - vlogbrothers on YouTube — In which a text-generation AI promises John that of course it won't replace him.
  • Apple is adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups - The Verge — / Apple is expanding its iCloud security features and introducing support for security keys for two-factor authentication.
  • Rackspace confirms ransomware behind days-long email outage • The Register — UPDATED Rackspace has admitted a ransomware infection was to blame for the days-long email outage that disrupted services for customers.  The security snafu took down some of Rackspace's hosted Microsoft Exchange services on Friday afternoon. In its most recent update, posted at 0826 Eastern Time on Tuesday, Rackspace said it has now "determined this suspicious activity was the result of a ransomware incident," and has hired a "leading cyber defense firm to investigate."

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