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College student sues Musk for falsely calling him a “psyop” in neo-Nazi brawl

Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg / Contributor | Bloomberg) On Wednesday, a Los Angeles-based 22-year-old college graduate, Ben Brody, sued Elon Musk for more than $1 million. Brody's lawsuit alleged that over a series of social media posts, the X (formerly Twitter) owner falsely identified Brody—described as a "shy young man"—as...

Tue Oct 3, 2023 01:07
Psychedelics plus psychotherapy can trigger rapid changes in the brain

Enlarge / New research hints at how psychedelics can trigger rapid, lasting change. (credit: wildpixel/Getty Images) The human brain can change—but usually only slowly and with great effort, such as when learning a new sport or foreign language, or recovering from a stroke. Learning new skills correlates with changes in...

Tue Oct 3, 2023 01:07
Judge upholds Tesla arbitration agreement that drivers called “unconscionable”

Enlarge / Tesla Motors store in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) Four Tesla drivers who sued the company over its allegedly deceptive "self-driving" claims will have to go to arbitration instead of pursuing a class action, a judge ruled. The complaint sought class-action status...

Mon Oct 2, 2023 23:50
Dead grandma locket request tricks Bing Chat’s AI into solving security puzzle

Enlarge / The image a Bing Chat user shared to trick its AI model into solving a CAPTCHA. (credit: Denis Shiryaev / Ars Technica) Bing Chat, an AI chatbot from Microsoft similar to ChatGPT, allows users to upload images for the AI model to examine or discuss. Normally, Bing Chat refuses to solve CAPTCHAs, which are visual...

Mon Oct 2, 2023 23:50
Vulnerable Arm GPU drivers under active exploitation. Patches may not be available

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Arm warned on Monday of active ongoing attacks targeting a vulnerability in device drivers for its Mali line of GPUs, which run on a host of devices, including Google Pixels and other Android handsets, Chromebooks, and hardware running Linux. “A local non-privileged user can make improper...

Mon Oct 2, 2023 23:02
After being demoted and forced to retire, mRNA researcher wins Nobel

Enlarge / Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman. (credit: Mark Makela / Stringer) Biochemist Katalin Karikó and immunologist Drew Weissman won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Monday for their foundational research showing that chemical modifications to the molecular building blocks of messenger RNA (mRNA) could enable...

Mon Oct 2, 2023 22:10

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