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 2020-02-21 21:25 

Slashdot

Finnish City Espoo Pioneers Civic AI With Education and Explainability...

While civic leaders believe AI could help reinvent government services, they are also aware of citizens' profound privacy concerns. To navigate this challenge, the Finnish city of Espoo is conducting experiments that mix consultations, transparency, a...

 2020-02-21 21:24 

Fark

Well sure, but buying it a sheer black lace cover case might be taking it too far [Obvious]...

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 2020-02-21 21:14 

reddit

Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion over fake account scandal...
 2020-02-21 21:00 

Boing Boing

Unleash your mobile app development skills with this world-class training...

Everyone's got their nose in a phone these days, and that doesn't seem like it's going to change anytime soon. With the increase in mobile device and e-commerce reliance comes increased need for developers who can build the apps we're all ...

 2020-02-21 21:00 

Fark

Yes, the current logo already looks like a virus, but we can do better, right? [Photoshop]...

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 2020-02-21 20:45 

Slashdot

150K Nature Illustrations Spanning Hundreds of Years Are Now Free Online...

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) has uploaded more than 150,000 images of biological sketches, some dating back to the 15th century, onto the internet. A report adds: They're all in the public domain, and free for anyone who wants them. The ima...

 2020-02-21 20:42 

Fark

Jailed British politician asked for almond milk with her first breakfast in jail... "or soya if there's no alternative" [Dumbass]...

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 2020-02-21 20:20 

Fark

Apparently there are so many wild animals at Hollywood parties that Los Angeles had to ban them [Facepalm]...

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 2020-02-21 20:05 

Fark

Looks like someone bought the upgrades in Plague, Inc [Followup]...

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 2020-02-21 20:01 

Slashdot

Global Telcos Join Alphabet, SoftBank's Flying Cellphone Antenna Lobbying Effort...

Alphabet and SoftBank's attempts to launch flying cellphone antennas high into the atmosphere have received backing from global telcos, energizing lobbying efforts aimed at driving regulatory approval for the emerging technology. From a report: Loon, ...

 2020-02-21 19:49 

reddit

Costco Food Court Soon to Be Exclusive for Members...
 2020-02-21 19:47 

Fark

Coronavirus cases in the United States reach 34 including 21 in people "repatriated" by the State Department for some damn reason [Fail]...

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 2020-02-21 19:40 

reddit

Amber Alert issued for Tennessee toddler that hasn't been seen in two months...
 2020-02-21 19:30 

Fark

He who controls the Spice OH MY GOD WHAT DID HE DO TO HIS LEG (possible nsfw content on page) [Scary]...

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 2020-02-21 19:21 

reddit

Craft beers surge in popularity, with more than 7,000 craft brewers in U.S. alone...
 2020-02-21 19:21 

Slashdot

The CIA Won't Admit It Uses Slack...

Given its traditional missions, which include subverting democracy around the world and providing U.S. leaders with unreliable intelligence analysis, it's understandable that the Central Intelligence Agency would be among our less transparent federal ...

 2020-02-21 19:14 

Fark

Coronavirus paranoia goes...... uh, viral [Obvious]...

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 2020-02-21 19:09 

Boing Boing

Andy Serkis stars as talking anus in anti-fatberg PSA...

Here's a little public service announcement with a lot to unpack. Fatbergs are horrifying agglomerations of grease, excrement and fiber clogging the waterworks beneath our cities. Britain's ancient sewers seem especially vulnerable, providing an e...

 2020-02-21 18:55 

Fark

Florida man with a motorcycle says 'Hey, I'm going to ride this thing without a shirt on and why don't I have a baby ride on the gas tank while I'm at it' [Florida]...

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 2020-02-21 18:44 

Boing Boing

Canada investigating facial recognition company Clearview AI over privacy, security concerns...

Canada's privacy authorities on Friday said they are investigating New York-based Clearview AI over concerns the facial recognition technology may not comply with Canadian privacy law. " Clearview AI bills itself as a tool for law enforcement, scr...

 2020-02-21 18:41 

Slashdot

Defeated Chess Champ Garry Kasparov Has Made Peace With AI...

Last week, Garry Kasparov, perhaps the greatest chess player in history, returned to the scene of his famous IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeat -- the ballroom of a New York hotel -- for a debate with AI experts organized by the Association for the Advanc...

 2020-02-21 18:37 

reddit

US, Taliban agree to terms for peace deal, troop withdrawal...
 2020-02-21 18:35 

reddit

Mexican man dies in ICE custody in seventh death since October...
 2020-02-21 18:31 

Fark

In your ancestry, the odds are good that the goods are odd [Interesting]...

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 2020-02-21 18:31 

Boing Boing

Trump campaign buys '$1M+ a day' YouTube election day masthead ads: Reports...

In the days leading up to the U.S. presidential election and on Election Day, YouTube's homepage will reportedly be advertising only one candidate: Donald Trump. The impeached president's re-election campaign bought out YouTube's costly advert...

 2020-02-21 18:25 

reddit

Sheriff: Criminal justice advocate planted guns, ammunition in detention center...
 2020-02-21 18:05 

Fark

Four years after California law required police to keep license plate scan data private and secure, police departments are still sharing it with whoever they feel like [Obvious]...

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 2020-02-21 18:01 

Slashdot

Google To Put a Muzzle on Android Apps Accessing Location Data in the Background...

Google has announced this week plans to crack down on Android apps that abuse the OS permissions system and request access to user geo-location data when the app is not in use. From a report: Starting with May, the OS maker plans to show warnings in the P...

 2020-02-21 17:57 

Boing Boing

DOT ORG DRAMA: New promises from private equity firm trying to buy up .org...

Ethos, the private equity firm owned by Republican billionaires that is trying to buy the rights to operate the internet's .org domain range, said on Friday it will cap price hikes, and will agree to create an advisory board with veto powers to partly...

 2020-02-21 17:51 

reddit

A record-breaking 105 US children have died from flu so far this season...
 2020-02-21 17:50 

Fark

Missing 12 year old is endangered and in possession of a gun. From his pic he also appears to be Holden Caulfield, so watch out [Scary]...

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 2020-02-21 17:42 

Boing Boing

Facebook allows pro-Bloomberg posts from paid staffers, may change that now...

Facebook is reportedly considering making it just a wee bit clearer that pro-Bloomberg political campaign posts come from paid staffers on Michael Bloomberg's political campaign. Yes, 2020 is bonkers. Facebook is considering ways to show when a paid c...

 2020-02-21 17:35 

Fark

Iowa Republican wants couples to declare their sexual orientation before getting a marriage license. If only there was some easy way to tell if a couple was straight or gay when they were applying for...

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 2020-02-21 17:21 

Boing Boing

Google resists giving up emails, texts, & docs sought in state anticompetitive digital ad probe — reports...

Reporting at the WSJ today says Alphabet/Google hasn't met the demands of state investigators to surrender emails, texts, and other documents in an ongoing anticompetitive digital-ad practices investigation. Google is reluctant to surrender documents ...

 2020-02-21 17:20 

Fark

Wuhan doesn't get the memo and releases new virus numbers way higher than the Beijing official count [Obvious]...

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 2020-02-21 17:20 

Slashdot

Why the Earth's Wobble Means Your Zodiac Sign Isn't What You Think...

As the planet spins on its axis, it teeters back and forth like a child's top, and after millennia of staggering along its path around the sun, it no longer aligns with the constellations of the zodiac on the dates that were established in ancient tim...

 2020-02-21 17:17 

reddit

Data breach hits agency overseeing White House communications...
 2020-02-21 17:08 

reddit

Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered...
 2020-02-21 17:05 

Fark

The price of a UK first class stamp is to rise by 6p to 76p in March, which begs the question: who the hell still sends letters? [Asinine]...

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 2020-02-21 16:55 

reddit

Lawsuit: Female Prisoner Says She Was Raped by Transgender Inmate...
 2020-02-21 16:52 

Fark

Ya know what. Let's throw a Kama Sutra themed party on Valentines day and put a bed on the dance floor of our bar. What could possibly go wrong [Giggity]...

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 2020-02-21 16:41 

Slashdot

Chrome Deploys Deep-Linking Tech in Latest Browser Build Despite Privacy Concerns...

Google has implemented a browser capability in Chrome called ScrollToTextFragment that enables deep links to web documents, but it has done so despite unresolved privacy concerns and lack of support from other browser makers. From a report: Via Twitter on...

 2020-02-21 16:35 

Fark

Scrapyard gets kicked out of city for polluting the air, moves to business-friendly small town, immediately catches on fire and pollutes the air [Facepalm]...

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 2020-02-21 16:27 

Boing Boing

Drug dealer lost his bitcoin PIN codes... and $60 million...

Drug dealer Clifton Collins, 49, invested his earnings in bitcoin, eventually racking up $60 million. For safekeeping, he printed the PIN codes to access his accounts and stored them in a fishing rod case at his house. But after Collins was busted on a we...

 2020-02-21 16:18 

Fark

Jeezum pete, the woker-than-thou are complaining that a show put on by the Fashion Institute of Technology is racist? That's the most ridic-- (reads article) Damn, you people. That's some seri...

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 2020-02-21 16:07 

reddit

Nome, Alaska sued by woman who says rape wasn't investigated...
 2020-02-21 16:06 

Boing Boing

Knife-wielding goose patch...

This iron-on three-inch patch , inspired by Untitled Goose Game , features an angry or perhaps merely determined goose preparing to commit crimes. It's on the etsy store of Roamin Bison Workshop , which specializes in cool animal pins. [ via ] Be Goos...

 2020-02-21 16:04 

reddit

Quaden Bayles, Australian boy receives global support after being bullied...
 2020-02-21 16:02 

Slashdot

Google Is Letting People Find Invites To Some Private WhatsApp Groups...

Google is indexing invite links to WhatsApp group chats whose administrators may want to be private. This means with a simple search, random people can discover and join a wide range of WhatsApp group chats. From a report: "Your WhatsApp groups may no...

 2020-02-21 16:01 

Fark

Irish drug dealer lost 46m worth of Bitcoin when the fishing rod case he hid the codes in was incinerated. The brave soul says he has "come to terms with the loss of his fortune and considers it p...

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