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How to Find a Trustworthy VPN

July 22, 2019 No Comments

We talk a lot about VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) around here, and with good reason. There are numerous reasons why using a VPN—both legal and otherwise—is in your best interest. As more internet users have become technologically savvy and security-minded, VPNs have broken into the mainstream. Some would even have you believe that a VPN…

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Traditional Islamic technique can enrich CRISPR twins argument

July 22, 2019 No Comments

CORRESPONDENCE 26 February 2019 Rana Dajani & Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan. Wael K. Al-Delaimy University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA. As Benjamin Hurlbut advises, societal consensus on gene-editing applications should draw from “diverse traditions of thought” (Nature 565, 135; 2019). Given that Muslims make up one-quarter of the global community today, we…

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IBM’s AI loses to a human debater, but still is persuasive technology – CNET

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Champion debater Harish Natarajan argues against IBM Debater, represented by a screen with a blue oval, in a competition at the IBM Think conference. Stephen Shankland/CNET The subject under debate was whether the government should subsidize preschools. But the real question was whether a machine called IBM Debater could out-argue a top-ranked human debater.The answer,…

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The President and Congress Are Considering Altering This Crucial Internet Law

July 22, 2019 No Comments

But they don’t understand it. Alex Jones of Infowars outside a hearing where Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee on December 11, 2018. Alex Wong/Getty Images Tech Critics Create a Powerful Response to IBM’s Oscars Ad Green New Deal Policies Could Exacerbate a Burgeoning Climate Colonialism What Would the Father of…

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Practice your power present: how to overcome your worry of public speaking

July 22, 2019 No Comments

You’ll probably remember reading somewhere that the deepest human fear – more profound even than death or waking up in bed with the 45th president of the United States of America – is the fear of public speaking. That’s nonsense, of course, to be bracketed with other factoids such as the seven spiders we’re all…

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What you do not understand about security when you utilize a Chrome browser

July 22, 2019 No Comments

It’s a seemingly small thing, but that red “NOT SECURE” warning that may pop up when you’re using Google’s Chrome browser was the product of hours of debate, design, and development to keep users safe.Emily Schechter, a product manager who runs the security team that came up with this alert for users heading to non-secure…

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A Century-Old Dispute Over Science Patents Is Repeating Itself Today

July 22, 2019 No Comments

One hundred years ago, it was called “the most ineffectual enterprise.” Has anything changed? Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by _LeS_/iStock/Getty Images and Jeremy Bishop/Unsplash. Tech Critics Create a Powerful Response to IBM’s Oscars Ad Green New Deal Policies Could Exacerbate a Burgeoning Climate Colonialism What Would the Father of Cybernetics Think About A.I. Today?…

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Face-Off

July 22, 2019 No Comments

San Francisco is considering a bill that would ban law enforcement from using facial recognition software. Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by encrier/iStock/Getty Images Plus. Tesla Is Finally Building the Car It Always Promised, and Nobody’s Happy Domestic Violence Doesn’t Always Look Like We Think Do You Trust Your VPN? Are You Sure? Medicine Has…

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5G can’t fix America’s broadband issues

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Speaking on the company’s earnings call last week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he sees fifth-generation wireless (5G) becoming a “fixed broadband replacement product” within the next three to five years, providing consumers with faster speeds than most existing cable and DSL connections. AT&T’s marketing department insists that the public will see “unforeseen innovation” as…

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Why tech giants are interested in managing facial acknowledgment

July 22, 2019 No Comments

Image credit: Depositphotos Last week, Amazon made the unexpected move of calling for regulation on facial recognition. In a blog post published on Thursday, Michael Punke, VP of global public policy at Amazon Web Services, expressed support for a “national legislative framework that protects individual civil rights and ensures that governments are transparent in their…

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