TotemoTech - 2024-03-22


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on March 22nd, 2024. Today, we have some interesting news stories from the world of technology.

First up, vulnerabilities in major AI systems have been discovered. OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Gemini have been targeted by cyber attacks, leading to concerns about information leaks and unauthorized access. It is important for developers to address these weaknesses to ensure the security of AI technologies.

In other news, the price of the Meta Quest 2 VR headset has been reduced to its lowest ever. Originally priced higher, the 128GB model is now available for just 31,900 yen. This price drop makes it the most affordable option for VR enthusiasts. The Meta Quest 2 continues to be a popular choice for immersive virtual reality experiences.

Moving on, Logitech has announced the release of a new mirrorless camera. The Logitech Mevo Core 4K is a mirrorless camera that supports the micro four-thirds format. Priced at $999, it will be available in the United States and Canada, although its availability in Japan is yet to be confirmed. This new camera is aimed at content creators and offers specialized features for live streaming.

In a concerning incident, an ATM bug in Ethiopia’s state-owned bank allowed users to withdraw an unlimited amount of cash. The bank has called for customers to return any excess funds withdrawn due to this glitch. It serves as a reminder of the importance of robust security measures in financial systems.

In the field of telecommunications, NTT and NEC have successfully conducted a transmission experiment using a newly developed 12-core optical fiber system. The experiment covered a distance of 7,280 kilometers, showcasing the potential for future applications in undersea cables and long-distance communication networks.

Shifting gears, Mitsubishi UFJ Bank has made some of its web commercials featuring baseball player Shohei Ohtani unavailable to the public. Ohtani, who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers, had appeared in five web commercials promoting the bank’s services. However, two of these commercials have been taken down from the bank’s website. The reason behind this decision remains unknown.

Lastly, Avex Group has announced the sale of its electronic ticket sales platform, LivePocket, to KDDI. The transaction is valued at 4.65 billion yen and marks a strategic move for both companies in the digital ticketing industry.

And that wraps up today’s news from TotemoTech. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest tech developments. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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