Technology

G7, tech giants agree on plan to block jihadist content online
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AFP | Ischia (Italy) (AFP) - G7 countries and tech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter on Friday agreed to work together to block the dissemination of Islamist extremism over the internet. "These are the first steps...
Robocops have been deployed in busy city centre in China
Mirror.co.uk | Robocops have been deployed in a busy city centre in a futuristic bid to control huge numbers of holiday crowds. Police robots are being used for the first time by the authorities in China.   The bizarre looking bobbies...
Robots To Replace All Human Cashiers At New York Shake Shack
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ZeroHedge | Of course, Shake Shack is hardly the first restaurant to test kiosk ordering systems (see: McDonalds Is Replacing 2,500 Human Cashiers With Digital Kiosks: Here Is Its Math) but they may be among the first to forego...
The Future the US Military is Constructing: a Giant, Armed Nervous System
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DefenseOne | Leaders of the Air Force, Navy, Army and Marines are converging on a vision of the future military: connecting every asset on the global battlefield. That means everything from F-35 jets overhead to the destroyers on...
Apple accused of deliberately slowing older products to persuade people to buy new iPhones
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NaturalNews | (Natural News) Many people cannot even imagine life without their smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. Among the truest of all these die-hard electronics fans are those who are devoted to the Apple brand,...
This Company’s Robots Are Making Everything
Bloomberg | The headquarters of Fanuc sit in the shadow of Mt. Fuji, on a sprawling, secluded campus of 22 windowless factories and dozens of office buildings. The grounds approach the lower slopes of Japan’s most famous peak,...
Musk: Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico power grid
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TheHill | Billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk says that he believes he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with batteries and solar power. “The Tesla team has [built solar grids] for many smaller islands around the world, but...
How to stop your devices from listening to (and saving) what you say
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USAToday | Yes, voice technology is amazing. You can ask your phone a question. You can talk to your speaker system and even book an Uber. With the right setup, you can verbally lock the doors in your house, dim the lights, and...
Taser Wants to Build an Army of Smartphone Informants
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TheIntercept | Axon, the world’s largest vendor of police-worn body cameras, is moving into the business of capturing video taken by the public. In a survey emailed to law enforcement officials last month, the company formerly known...
CCleaner Compromised to Distribute Malware for Almost a Month
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BleepingComputer | Version 5.33 of the CCleaner app offered for download between August 15 and September 12 was modified to include the Floxif malware, according to a report published by Cisco Talos a few minutes ago. Floxif is a malware...
Amazon Web Services Can Now Host the Defense Department’s Most Sensitive Data
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NextGov | Amazon Web Services has a new market for its cloud computing, analytics, and storage services. This week, the Defense Department granted the cloud computing giant a provisional authorization to host Impact Level 5...
Facebook to clamp down on who can cash in on ads
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Reuters | COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook has tightened its rules on who can make money from advertising on its network, responding to criticism that it is too simple for providers of fake news and sensational headlines to...
As robots edge into workplace, free money idea takes hold
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AP | HONOLULU (AP) -- Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined...
Robots learned how to write fake Yelp reviews like a human
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NYPost | Robots are coming to steal your reviews. Researchers at the University of Chicago have trained a neural network, or artificial intelligence system, to write fake reviews on Yelp – and it’s pretty hard to tell them apart...
Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are 'surveillance states' and risk more regulation
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CNBC | Even though he was once an executive at Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, favors investing in Amazon instead, he told CNBC's "Fast Money: Halftime Report" on Thursday. President...
Latest facial recognition software can identify you even if your face is COVERED
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NaturalNews | Soon it will be impossible to cover up your face and hide your identity as you engage in a criminal activity, thanks to up-and-coming facial recognition technology. The bad news is, you won’t be able to hide in plain...
Implanted Microchip to Replace Credit Cards, Car Keys
Infowars.com | A microchip embedded under the skin will replace credit cards and keys according to Stephen Ray, who has already overseen a program for Sweden’s largest state owned train operator that allows customers to scan their...
Apple will utilize facial recognition system to unlock the iPhone X
CNBC | Apple presented a facial recognition system as a way for users to unlock the newly unveiled iPhone X, but such security measures may not prove popular with consumers. Face ID uses advanced 3-D depth perception to scan...