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Where U.S. presidential candidates stand on breaking up Big Tech

November 17, 2019 No Comments

(Reuters) – In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, America’s big tech companies are being challenged on many fronts from across the political spectrum, from antitrust concerns to their policies on political ads and ensuring election security. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during…

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Aarrr, matey! Supreme Court justices frown on state’s public display screen of pirate ship’s salvage operation

November 17, 2019 No Comments

Richard Wolf, USA TODAY Published 2:42 p.m. ET Nov. 5, 2019 | Updated 2:52 p.m. ET Nov. 5, 2019CLOSEWASHINGTON – The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to rule that North Carolina’s display of a 300-year-old pirate ship’s salvage operation amounts to piracy.The justices were called to referee a dispute between the state and a video production company…

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The worst thing about deepfakes is that we know about them

November 17, 2019 No Comments

Roko’s Basilisk is a notorious thought experiment regarding artificial intelligence and our own perceptions of reality, particularly as it relates to a hypothetically powerful AI. It’s kind of like Newcomb’s Paradox, with a little more Battlestar Galactica-style AI genocide. If you want to know more about it, feel free to click the link. But be warned:…

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Ticks that spread infectious brain disease reach Britain

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Ticks that spread encephalitis have been found in Britain, say researchers. Encephalitis can cause confused thinking, seizures, and problems with senses or movement, but is only rarely serious. Public Health England (PHE) says it has confirmed cases of tick-borne encephalitis virus in ticks from two parts of England – Thetford Forest and an area on…

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Build A Glass Splashbacks Anyone Would Be Proud Of

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 With over 10 years experience, Glass Work Experts are professionals in the style, production and setup of bespoke glass splashbacks in Cheshire. A made to measure glass splashback is a perfect service for any kitchen or bathroom. Our knowledgeable team can develop a glass splashback to fit around any features such super furnishings, sockets or […]

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French Facial ID Program Plan is Premature, Minister Says

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(Bloomberg) — The French government’s plan to launch facial recognition technology in November with the aim of giving citizens secure digital identities “seems premature,” Digital Minister Cedric O told Le Monde newspaper.Bloomberg reported earlier this month that France was poised to become the first European country to embrace the technology, in spite of opposition from…

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Facebook is imitating a broadcast station when it comes to running advertisements from politicans. What if the FCC managed it like one? (FB)

November 17, 2019 No Comments

Facebook said it agreed with the Federal Communications Commission’s rules for broadcast stations — which are required to run all ads from political candidates — in a public spat with Elizabeth Warren over its decision to allow ads containing false information from Donald Trump. The FCC regulates broadcast stations in the public interest, and these networks…

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Google, Facebook, and Twitter Tell Biden Campaign They Won’t Remove Defamatory Trump Ad

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Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign sent requests to Google, Facebook, and Twitter this week asking the companies to remove ads produced by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, arguing that the ads make false allegations. All three companies denied the request, explaining that the ads don’t violate their policies—but Facebook’s response was particularly confounding. The…

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Debate takeaways: Warren assaulted, 70s club prevents age concern

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A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio:WARREN’S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKSSen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a steep cost. She’s now a clear target for attacks, particularly from more moderate challengers,…

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The Internet Archive’s enormous repository of scanned books will assist Wikipedia combat the disinformation wars

November 17, 2019 No Comments

For years, the Internet Archive has been acquiring books (their goal is every book ever published) and warehousing them and scanning them. Now, these books are being “woven into Wikipedia” with a new tool that automatically links every Wikipedia citation to a print source to the exact page and passage from the book itself, which…

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