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Trump Voices Support for Social Media Legislation Conservatives Call a Free-Speech Killer

October 16, 2019 No Comments

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., leaves the Senate floor after presiding over the longest roll call in history, an amendment to require approval from Congress before President Donald Trump could order military strikes against Iran, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, June 28, 2019.Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP“Senator [Hawley] thinks conservatives are too stupid to…

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DYER: The Bug-Eyed Monster problem – Merritt Herald – Merritt Herald

October 16, 2019 No Comments

Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries. “There is absolutely no procedure enshrined in international law to respond to a signal from an alien civilization,” said Martin Dominik, an astronomer at the University of St. Andrews. “It makes sense to create a legally binding framework that is properly rooted…

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How a strong dispute over GMO could determine the future of agriculture in Africa

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By Ankur Paliwallong ReadThis story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. All images by Ankur Paliwal for Undark.Under the noonday sun, Alimatu Alidu uses a stone to grind tomato, red pepper, and small crayfish into a red paste. Drops of sweat collect on her forehead, just below her black headscarf. She adds the…

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Do not separate Facebook and Google based on these three myths

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By Bhaskar Chakravorti5 minute ReadAs the public and government regulators around the world discuss whether and how to manage the power of technology companies, one idea that keeps coming up is breaking up these large conglomerate corporations into smaller pieces. Public distrust for tech companies has shifted to talk of antitrust action against them. Facebook,…

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Democratic debate: Joe Biden gaffe sends viewers to spoof website supporting Pete Buttigieg

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It took just minutes for the spoof website to be set up.Moments after US presidential hopeful Joe Biden had directed voters to a campaign site that did not exist during Wednesday’s Democrat leadership debate, some wag had grabbed the URL and set up a fake – in support of rival Pete Buttigieg.Mr Biden’s gaffe –…

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Marianne Williamson May Seem a Little Bananas, however She’s Right to Focus on Food Issues

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Food Williams’s contribution on the debate stage was small, but important. Fixing our broken healthcare system won’t be easy for politicians or entrepreneurs — but it would save millions of lives. Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Marianne Williamson Brian Kateman Guest Writer Cofounder and President of the Reducetarian Foundation July 15, 2019 6 min…

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Why we like fake stuff on Facebook

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One of my favorite essays for understanding modern life was published in May of 2016 by Jeremy Gordon. In “Is Everything Wrestling?”, Gordon examined the way that the news cycle had come to resemble a scripted WWE spectacle. As in a wrestling match, the boundaries between reality and fiction had become permanently blurred. Gordon writes:…

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Brain-computer user interfaces are developing faster than the policy argument around them

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A few days ago, Facebook disentangled itself from a nettlesome investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into how the company violated users’ privacy. And then, with that matter now squarely behind it, Facebook on Tuesday stepped forward to share some information about its effort to read our minds. Two years after the company announced its…

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Huawei 5G indecision is striking UK’s relations abroad, warns committee

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The U.K.’s next prime minister must prioritize a decision on whether or not to allow Chinese tech giant Huawei to be a 5G supplier, a parliamentary committee has urged — warning that the country’s international relations are being “seriously damaged” by ongoing delay. In a statement on 5G suppliers, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC)…

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Bias in AI: An issue acknowledged however still unresolved

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Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor There are those who praise the technology as the solution to some of humankind’s gravest problems, and those who demonize AI as the world’s greatest existential threat. Of course, these are two ends of the spectrum, and AI, surely, presents exciting…

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