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How Silicon Valley Went from Technology Hero to Bad Guy – Governing

February 28, 2020 No Comments

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (Erin Scott/Zuma Press/TNS) Once hailed for innovation and transformation, the tech industry is in the midst of a backlash. With growing public concern over privacy and the threat to existing jobs, expect to see more…

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The meme endorsement you might have missed—- and why it matters for 2020

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On Jan. 19, the New York Times editorial board made history when it endorsed two candidates, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, for president, concluding, “May the best woman win.” This came on the heels on another key endorsement, one that got far less media coverage: On Jan. 15, New Urbanist Memes for Transit-Oriented Teens, a…

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“Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again”: Three Comments on the Executive Order

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“Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again”: Three Comments on the Executive Order Those who reject Classical and traditional architectures out of hand fail to recognize their important biophilic qualities, emerging from evolution and refinement over centuries to produce some of the most successful, well-loved and enduring places in the world — like the British Museum in…

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Huawei Plays Dangerous Game In Russia As Trump’s ‘Fury’ Raves On

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” innerhtml=” .. Russia, China and Huawei. . AFP/Getty Images. . Any thought that the U.K. decision to snub President Trump’s threats and allow Huawei into its 5G network might draw a line under the intensifying rhetoric has fallen away. Despite muted public language after the U.K. announcement, we now know that Trump vented “apoplectic […]

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Mark Zuckerberg, Utah gubernatorial candidates assemble at tech top – Deseret News

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SALT LAKE CITY — Inadvertently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will help drive traffic to the first debate of the election season for Utah’s top candidates for governor, now set to take place in front of a crowd likely to number in the tens of thousands. Just a day after Silicon Slopes unveiled news that Zuckerberg…

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Mediterranean diet scores another win for longevity by improving microbiome – CNN

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(CNN)Yet more bragging rights are in for the Mediterranean diet, long considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. A new study published Monday in the BMJ journal Gut found that eating the Mediterranean diet for just one year altered the microbiome of elderly people in ways that improved brain function and would […]

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Blockchain: The revolution that hasn’t quite took place

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Blockchain could offer a back-up to payment systems Imagine you are out shopping and get to the till but your card doesn’t work. It turns out that your bank has had a computer meltdown and none of its customers, including you, can pay for anything.But what if the till…

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Chicago Police Launch New Facial Recognition Technology, They Say, To Catch Crooks – CBS Chicago

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CHICAGO (CBS) — They’re watching you in a whole new way, with controversial new facial recognition software used by Chicago Police. CBS 2’s Tara Molina is Always Investigating and she found that while this software is new to the city, the practice isn’t. The department has used some form of facial recognition tech since at…

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Privacy groups want a federal facial-recognition ban, but it’s a long shot

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The New York Times’ Kashmir Hill recently profiled Clearview, whose technology matches facial-recognition scans with images of the same person scraped from social media. The company says that it has a database of more that 3 billion facial images scraped from social sites, including Facebook and YouTube. It claims that 600 federal and state law…

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The highlights of the science, sci-fi & technology auction year

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Each January, we produce our highlights of the previous science and technology auction year. The aim is to offer insight for technologically-well-informed people into the remarkable artefacts of science, technology and science fiction that come to market each year, and on the investment potential of these items.Curating this listing is the best job of the…

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