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IBM boss joins Tim Cook calls for more oversight following Facebook data scandal, after the Apple CEO warned ‘profound change is needed’

Cheyenne Macdonald | The Daily Mail | Source URL | Blog Archive More and more key players in the tech industry are voicing their concerns over the use of personal data following Facebook‘s massive Cambridge Analytica scandal.  Executives from Apple Inc and IBM Corp have called for more oversight on how personal data […]

Meet Charles, the mind-reading robot created to read human emotion in ground-breaking project

Top scientists at Cambridge University have been working with Charles to find out if machines can respond to social cues as part of a ground-breaking project James Laybourn Jasmine Rapson | UK Mirror | Source URL A world dominated by Artificial Intelligence may be closer than we think after brain-box […]

‘Europe arrest abuse is key reason for Brexit’ Assange rages at Catalan leader’s arrest

JULIAN Assange today compared the EU to Hitler’s Nazis in a series of rambling tweets attacking the arrest of Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. He bizarrely also claimed the use of the cross-border European Arrest Warrant – the method used to detain Assange – was one of the key reasons Britain […]

China introduces “Xi Jinping Thought” in the classroom

Source URL The Communist Party is reworking its ideological education efforts to make them more palatable to the current generation, while introducing classes on “Xi Jinping Thought.” The Wall Street Journal takes a look: Show less “Xi Jinping Thought is a 14-point theory that emphasizes the party’s “people-centric” approach to governance, […]

Police facial recognition smartphones will be used to create secret watchlists

Mass Private I A company called Dataworks Plus has developed a portable facial and fingerprint biometric scanner for law enforcement. The ‘Evolution’ is a portable facial and fingerprint smartphone that police can use to identify everyone. “It is multi-modal and can capture fingerprint and facial images and is compatible with our RAPID-ID fingeprint recognition […]

TSA denies accessing data on electronic devices carried by domestic airline passengers

Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times | Source URL | Blog Archive The Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that its airport security agents do not scan or review the data held on electronic devices carried by passengers on domestic flights. The statement came in a letter to the American Civil […]

Facebook Chief Security Officer Leaving After Clashing Over “Spread Of Disinformation”

Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | Source URL | Blog Archive Update 2: Minutes after Stamos’ tweet statubg he was still “fully engaged” at Facebook, Reuters ‘sources’ reported that he will leave the firm effective in August, and has already has responsibilities for countering government-sponsored disinformation taken away from him. FACEBOOK […]

Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick for CIA director, tied to use of brutal interrogation measures

Greg Miller & Shane Harris | The Washington Post | Source URL | Blog Archive President Trump on Tuesday nominated CIA veteran Gina Haspel to be the spy agency’s next director, tapping a woman who spent multiple tours overseas and is respected by the workforce but is deeply tied to […]

Michigan lawmakers fed up with inaction on campus free speech

Adam Sabes | Campus Reform | Source URL Michigan lawmakers have proposed an amendment to the state’s Constitution that would enable the State Legislature to pass legislation protecting free speech on college campuses. Currently, Michigan’s constitution grants oversight of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University […]

Swedish Justice Minister Pressures Social Media Giants to Ban ‘Extremist Material’ Ahead of Election

Chris Tomlinson | Breitbart | Source URL | Blog Archive Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has promised to put more pressure on social media giants Facebook and YouTube owner Google to remove illegal “hate speech” material. The Minister’s remarks come after many in the Swedish media railed against YouTube over right-wing channels that […]

Bose unveils gesture-controlled glasses that whisper sounds into your ear to create an augmented reality audio experience

Annie Palmer | The Daily Mail | Source URL | Blog Archive A company known for its noise-cancelling headphones wants to create a pair of augmented reality glasses that’s focused around sound. Bose is unveiling a pair of concept AR glasses at the South by Southwest conference in Austin this year that […]

ACLU sues the TSA for domestic electronics screening details

Mariella Moon | Engadget | Source URL When the TSA launched stricter screening procedures for domestic passengers’ electronic devices last year, it didn’t reveal the whys and hows. That didn’t sit well with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, which has now filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the organization in an effort […]

Man Files Complaint Against Border Patrol for Trespassing—So They Put a Spy Camera On His Property

Rachel Blevins | The Free Thought Project | Source URL | Blog Archive Encinal, Texas – A landowner has filed a lawsuit after he discovered that Border Patrol agents had illegally placed a camera on his property that gave them access to 24/7 surveillance of his land, and they then […]