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Visiting Dead Relatives on Google Street View — OK Whatever...
Google Maps is meant to look up addresses, but it can also provide a window into the lives of the recently deceased.

Three years after her grandparents’ deaths, 19-year-old Luisa Hoenle looked up their old house on Google Maps. Feeling nostalgic if not a bit masochistic, the Switzerland-based art
By whatsup420 on 2019-09-16 16:59 UTC
All of YouTube in a single teaspoon: Storing information in DNA...
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Researchers at the TechnionIsrael Institute of Technology in Haifa and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya have demonstrated a significant improvement in the efficiency of the process needed to store digital information in DNA.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-09-11 14:37 UTC
120 million workers will need to be retrained due to AI, says IBM study...
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But many CEOs tell IBM they don't have the resources needed to close the skills gap brought on by emerging technologies.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-09-06 21:33 UTC
YouTube's Hateful Content Crackdown Sees 500 Million Comments Deleted, 17,000 Channels Canceled...
In June, video behemoth Youtube changed its guidelines to have stricter rules on content and comments. Since the changes, there has been a massive purge of prohibited content across the website, reports The Verge . In total, around 500 million comments ha
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-09-04 14:57 UTC
Google To Pay Up To $200 Million In FTC Settlement Over YouTube Child Privacy Violations...
Google will pay the FTC to end investigations into allegations that YouTube violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The settlement will cost the search engine company between $150 and $200 million.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-31 16:06 UTC
Jack Dorsey's Twitter Account Was Hacked...
Starting around 3:45pm Eastern, the account of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent out approximately 20 out-of-characters tweets, which included the apparent names of a hacking crew, as well as racial slurs.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-31 16:05 UTC
Facebook Bans "Women for Trump" Ads, Because They Target "Gender"......
Facebook has banned any ads from the Women For Trump movement because they target support from "Women" for Trump. Facebook has removed President Trump's pro-women re-election advertisem...
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-20 22:41 UTC
Bitcoin Groupies Call Bullsh*t on 'Fraudulent' Satoshi Reveal...
By CCN Markets: The handful of Bitcoin fans who are still begging for the "real" Satoshi Nakamoto to please stand up may get their wish as early as today. However, most of the crypto community isn't getting worked up. They're in no mood to
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-18 18:36 UTC
Google/YouTube Rigged News and Video Results...
Project Veritas dropped a massive 950-page leak from Google whistleblower Zachary Vorhies that showed how the company allegedly manipulates search results. Among the topics Google/YouTube manipulated were pro-life advocacy, questioning various terror atta
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-15 15:40 UTC
Veritas: Google Blocked NewsBusters, Other Conservative Sites from Search...
Google used a blacklist and a blocklist for search results. And those two lists reportedly blocked a large amount of conservative content from the app — including NewsBusters. A Google whistleblower, Zachary Vorhies, shared several documents with Ja
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-14 15:19 UTC
FRIGHTENING! Google Engineer Leaks Massive Trove of Info on Google's Information Control Operations — Reveals Google Sent Police and FBI to Intimidate Him!...
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Google insider Zachary Vorhies went public today and exposed Google and its operation to control the global information landscape. What a hero. Vorhies released hundreds of documents that reveal Google's news blacklist, "human raters," and the
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-14 15:18 UTC
8chan owner says site will stay down until he talks with Congress...
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He says the imageboard is offline "voluntarily."
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-13 16:10 UTC
Biologists create an 'eyeball on a chip' that actually blinks...
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Researchers at Penn Engineering have developed a human eye replica that's capable of blinking. Here's why -- and, no, it isn't because they're building a Terminator-style robot.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-08-07 20:28 UTC
New bill would ban autoplay videos and endless scrolling...
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Snapstreaks, YouTube autoplay, and endless scrolling are all coming under fire from a new bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), targeting the tech industry's
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-30 18:30 UTC
Twitter Reverses Ban on Free Speech Activist After Spat With Trans Activist...
On Monday, Twitter dropped its permanent suspension on Lindsay Shepherd, a Canadian free speech activist who had insulted Jonathan Yaniv, a transgender activist who goes by "Jessica" and forces women's waxing studios to wax his private parts.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-29 19:33 UTC
Never-Googlers: Web users take the ultimate step to guard their data...
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Abandoning the tech giant's services, like Gmail, maps and Chrome, offers some privacy gains, but it's not easy to do.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-28 23:27 UTC
Senate moves bill with up to $15,000 fines for sharing memes online...
A bi-partisan bill working its way through Congress could drastically change how copyright claims are processed, and would create a system to impose up to $30,000 in fines on anyone who shares protected material online. In other words, the Congress wants
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-28 23:19 UTC
Instagram Purges Meme Accounts, Leaves Affected Users Without Income...
Instagram is cracking down on meme accounts and leaving some users without a source of income, according to Insider . In what Instagram users are calling a "meme purge," accounts with large followings were permanently banned over the past few days
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-28 23:09 UTC
IRS fugitive John McAfee sent to UK after stint in Dominican jail...
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John McAfee of antivirus software fame has arrived in London from the Dominican Republic, where he had been detained for several days with his wife and several others for entering the Caribbean nation with a cache of weapons on his yacht, his lawyer said
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-07-26 21:26 UTC
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