Senior NSA official tells technology is great, but can bring great risk in cybersecurity – Fox News

four days, Facebook has been taken to the woodshed by critics, the stock market, and regulators after it was reported that the data-science firm Cambridge Analytica procured the data provided by 50 million Facebook users. Until Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg had remained silent. On Wednesday afternoon, though, he addressed the problem in a personal Facebook post. […]

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The Decentralized Internet Is Here, With Some Flaws

I usually write in Google’s online word processor Google Docs, even when noting the company’s shortcomings. This article is different: it was drafted in a similar but more private service called Graphite Docs. I discovered it while investigating a nascent and glitch-ridden online realm known as the decentralized internet. Proponents as varied as privacy activists […]

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Fans Are the Target of Madison Square Garden’s New Facial Recognition Technology – The Nation.

The Nation. Fans Are the Target of Madison Square Garden’s New Facial Recognition Technology The Nation. The league and our teams are investigating the use of all state-of-the-art technology, including facial recognition, to ensure that we have industry-best security measures to protect all those in our arenas.a The New York Knicks also wouldn’t issue a […]

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Uber crash presents’ catastrophic failing’ of self-driving technology, experts tell – The Guardian

The Guardian Uber crash presents’ catastrophic failing’ of self-driving technology, experts say The Guardian Video of the first self-driving car crash that killed a pedestrian indicates a acatastrophic failurea by Uber’s technology, according to experts in the field, who said the footage demonstrated the autonomous system straying on one of its most basic functions … […]

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China testing unmanned tank in latest foray into AI military technology – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk China testing unmanned tank in latest foray into AI military technology Telegraph.co.uk China has disclosed it is testing unmanned tanks that can potentially feature artificial intelligence-based systems, as the country looks to revolutionise its armed forces. The Chinese country broadcaster CCTV uncovered a brief clip of an ageing Type-5 9 …

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies- what digital money genuinely means for our future

Digital currencies such as bitcoin have caused a fiscal hysterium. Alex Hern explains what they are and whether “its the end” of real money Cryptocurrencies The briefing Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies- what digital money actually means for our future Digital currencies such as bitcoin have caused a fiscal frenzy. Alex Hern explains what they are- and […]

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Palantir: the’ special ops’ tech giant that wields as much real-world power as Google

Peter Thiels CI-Abacked, data-mining firm honed its crime predicting techniques against rebels in Iraq. The same methods are now being sold to police departments. Will they inflame already tense closer relations between the public and the police? In Minority Report, the 2002 movie adaptation of the Philip K Dick fiction, Tom Cruise plays a police […]

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