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Web Censorship is Here: How Far Will it Go?

October 16, 2019 No Comments

Within hours of the recent mass shooting at a New Zealand mosque by a far-right terrorist, the country’s authorities were scrambling to ensure a sickening video the murderer streamed on Facebook was barred from the nation’s screens. Due to the nature of the Internet, the task of removal proved very difficult. But eventually, the government…

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Worry of Foreign Disturbance in U.S. Elections Dates from Country’s Founding

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Future President George Washington is depicted at the U.S. Constitutional Convention. The country’s founders foresaw the threat of foreign interference in our elections. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bettmann Archive/Getty Images Future President George Washington is depicted at the U.S. Constitutional Convention. The country’s founders foresaw the threat of foreign interference in our…

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A Legendary Investment Guru Just Turned On Bitcoin

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” innerhtml=” Bitcoin, which has been rapidly climbing in price over the last couple of months, has reignited the public debate surrounding the future of cryptocurrencies, their value as investments and their use in an increasingly digital world. . The bitcoin price, now double where it began 2019, has been hovering just above $8,000 since […]

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Why San Francisco’s restriction on face recognition is only the start of a long battle

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San Francisco has become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition by its government. But though privacy advocates are celebrating, the ordinance doesn’t stop private companies from using facial ID in ways that many people find creepy.It might, however, be a first step.The use of face recognition technology has become increasingly…

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Bipartisan expense proposes online forum on U.S. scholastic espionage

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Should Scientists Keep Their Private Debates Personal?

October 16, 2019 No Comments

On a recent trip, my flight home from Washington was delayed by a day  as a consequence of thunderstorms in the Boston area, and so I ordered a taxi to a nearby hotel. When I entered his car, the driver, named Nasir, asked: “Have you seen the recent image of black hole in M87 and…

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Roe v. Wade provided females a right to select abortion. However doctors like me have an option, too.

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There came a time in medical school when I first witnessed an abortion, a dilation and curettage, where the cervix was dilated and the tiny fetus sucked out by vacuum. The first time I saw the body parts was the first time I knew I would never perform one of these procedures. I was defining…

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Amazon’s assisting authorities build a monitoring network with Ring doorbells – CNET

October 16, 2019 No Comments

If you’re walking in Bloomfield, New Jersey, there’s a good chance you’re being recorded. But it’s not a corporate office or warehouse security camera capturing the footage — it’s likely a Ring doorbell made by Amazon. While residential neighborhoods aren’t usually lined with security cameras, the smart doorbell’s popularity has essentially created private surveillance networks powered…

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6 Acts of Skullduggery in the Technology Dispute

October 16, 2019 No Comments

Note: This post is coauthored with Rune K.L. Nielsen and originally appeared in the Danish Communication Forum, in Danish. This is the English translation.   There is no strong scientific evidence that modern digital technology such as cell phones, computer games, or the Internet is inherently harmful to humans. At the same time, it is also not…

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Recode Daily: SoftBank, explained

October 16, 2019 No Comments

Uber’s biggest shareholder, SoftBank, is a Japanese telecom giant “that has upended Silicon Valley investing over the last two-and-a-half years.” That’s because the firm’s $100 billion Vision Fund is just under twice what the entire VC industry raised altogether last year, with investments in big-name tech companies like Uber, Slack, WeWork, and DoorDash. As Theodore…

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