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DROPS OUT OF #2020Elections
Hey Beto!! You jumping on the #Table!! #BetoDroppedOut
#Trump2020
Beto in #SandyHook
Beto got ripped on by !#ARMYOFTRUMP Mom!! Woohoo!!:
#Trump2020
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Let's uncover another dark @Tesla secret, shall we?

Did you know all @Tesla cars run on unlicensed (stolen, if you ask @bsanews) software? It does!

$TSLA $TSLAQ #Tesla #opensource #FOSS #Compliance
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I sent them this letter over a month ago... still waiting for a reply.
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A bit of history:
When I inquired them about their widely reported GPL non-compliance in Jan 2017, their IP counsel got in touch with me superfast and made me a promise that they will release all required code in a month and are working on it, and perhaps 2 month tops 3/
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So I wanted to encrypt some files. Thought about using 7z+password. Stackexchange folks said "Didn't review it but it should be fine. You can browse the code yourself". So I did. After a few mins I noticed they use 8byte "random" IV. Yes, half of IV is zeroes. But it gets worse.
Aside from the fact that 7z XORs plaintext with zeroes, I was curious about the "RandomGenerator" which generates IV. That's when I vomited. The first comments say "This is not very good random number generator. Please use it only for salt." It is not used only for salt.
Yes, it uses PID and time(null) as seed. Yes, this is 7zip's random generation code running on your computers in 2019. More "cursed" code below. #7zip #encryption #facepalm #randomness #entropy #RNG #crypto #cryptofail
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Today, @NITIAayog released a Discussion Paper titled ‘National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence”. #AIforAll
niti.gov.in/writereaddata/…
We provide our initial thoughts on the paper here. 1/n
We welcome this initiative by @NITIAayog, but a call for comments would have been a welcome addition. The paper takes important steps forward from the #AI Task Force report released earlier this year by the DIPP, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (dipp.nic.in/sites/default/…). 2/n
This paper attempts a more holistic look at a broader range of issues concerning AI including #regulation, #ethics, #fairness, #transparency and #accountability. However, a number of issues still remain with this paper. 3/n
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