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A study finds nearly half of jobs are vulnerable to automation...
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Job-grabbing robots are no longer science fiction. In 2013 Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne of Oxford University used—what else?—a machine-learning algorithm to assess how easily 702 different kinds of job in America could be automated. They concluded that fully 47% could be done by machines
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-25 02:16 UTC
Amazon can now deliver to car trunks...
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Amazon announced Thursday it is launching a new service that will deliver packages to trunks of GM and Volvo cars in 37 cities by leveraging connected technologies installed in many cars today, The Verge reports . Flashback: Last year Amazon got some Prim
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-24 15:41 UTC
Facebook Reveals Its Censorship Rules...
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Facebook revealed its once hush censorship rules Tuesday in an apparent act of transparency as the company has become the recipient of public censure.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-24 15:39 UTC
MIT student wows '60 Minutes' by surfing the internet and ordering pizza — with his mind...
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If getting away from your laptop or smartphone any other internet-connected device is your last hope for getting lost in the quiet of your own thoughts, a kid at MIT appears poised to mess with that. Arnav Kapur, a graduate student at the Massachusetts In
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-23 17:31 UTC
Even Westworld creators are deleting Facebook...
At the Tribeca Film Festival, Jonathan Nolan compares Facebook to Cuba's authoritarian regime under Fidel Castro, and Lisa Joy says she's canceled her account.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-20 20:27 UTC
Google Lawsuit: Senior Engineer Alon Altman Wanted to Sabotage Trump's Android Phone, Ban His Gmail Account...
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The radical leftist, still employed at the company, also suggested blacklisting right-wing sites and censoring YouTube.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-19 23:22 UTC
Philadelphia terminal operator to use Maersk-IBM blockchain solution -
Holt Logistics has become the first independent port operator in the northeastern United States to adopt the global trade platform based on the blockchain technology developed by Maersk and IBM.
By PortToday on 2018-04-19 13:24 UTC
Chrome 66 arrives with autoplaying content blocked by default...
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Google today launched Chrome 66 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions in this release include autoplaying content muted by default, security improvements, and new developer features. You ...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-18 06:27 UTC
New York launches a fact-finding inquiry into Coinbase, Binance and other exchanges...
As cryptocurrencies continued shaking off their April hangover, the state of New York is trying to figure out what to do with this whole coin thing. On Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced something called the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative, a state-level effort to
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-18 02:32 UTC
Russia blocks Google, Amazon IP addresses in bid to ban Telegram...
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Russia's state communications regulator on Tuesday said it had blocked IP addresses owned by Google and Amazon, saying they were being used by the Telegram messaging service which Moscow moved to ban this week.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-17 18:59 UTC
From the 1800s to now: The world's oldest tech companies...
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When did the age of computing start? While the code-breaking Colossus was built in the 1940s, you could actually go back even further, to the mid-1800s and Charles Babbage's Difference Engine. While it might not have been built in his lifetime, the Ba
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-17 18:04 UTC
Hundreds of millions impacted by new Yahoo, AOL, privacy policies that collect emails, texts, photos...
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Oath, a media division of Verizon that runs AOL and Yahoo, has unified and updated its privacy terms, a move that impacts hundreds of millions...
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-15 20:48 UTC
The Latest: Pentagon: Russian trolls spreading lies on Syria...
Israel says in response to the American-led strike in Syria that the Middle Eastern country's "murderous actions" put itself in danger.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-14 15:10 UTC
Leaked Memo Shows That Apple Had 12 Employees Arrested For Leaking, Says Report...
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Internal leaking seems to be such a problem for Apple that the firm
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-14 14:22 UTC
Medill News Service: Half of all jobs can today be automated — and within 50 years, all of them can be...
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It is no longer in question whether all jobs will be automated, the head of the Institute for New Economic Thinking said Tuesday. The real question rests in when that automation will occur and which sectors of society will be affected sooner than others.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-13 17:44 UTC
Shadow profiles - Facebook knows about you, even if you're not on Facebook...
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Facebook's founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling before US politicians this week, following concerns over how his company deals with people's data. But the data Facebook has on people who are not signed up to the s
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-13 06:49 UTC
Zuckerberg Apologizes For 'Mistake' Of Blocking Catholic Content...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized Wednesday during testimony before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees for the censoring of Catholic content.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-12 17:39 UTC
Mark Zuckerberg Hacked Journalist's Email While at Harvard...
"If you ever need info about anyone at Harvard, just ask," wrote a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg. The year was 2004, and Zuckerberg, then still a Harvard student, had just launched [...] The post Mark Zuckerberg Hacked Journalist's Email While a
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-12 15:09 UTC
4/11: Zuckerberg finally admits Facebook tracks you when you are not signed in...
“We track certain information of people not signed on Facebook for security and ad information,” the internet mogul answered to a question raised by US Senator John Shimkus.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-11 18:36 UTC
4/10: Mark Zuckerberg doesn't want to talk about tracking users who've logged out of Facebook...
The company can, of course, track non-users of its platform via social plugins and cookies. In February of this year a Belgium court ruled that this practice was illegal. And in 2015, a group of researchers stated "Facebook users who are logged-out from Facebook are still being tracked through the
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-11 18:34 UTC
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