Monday, August 21, 2017

The FBI Has Your Biometrics And It Doesn’t Have To Tell You

A new rule will prevent millions of people from finding out if their fingerprints, iris scans and other biometric information is stored in a massive federal database. The FBI’s Next Generation Identification...

Are Democrats Plotting to Break Up Amazon & Google To Beat Donald Trump?

As Democrats prepare a program to win the legislature in the 2018 legislative elections, one issue stands out as new: The idea of breaking up large tech companies. In an op-ed today,...

Here’s What You Need To Know Now About U.S. Customs Searches Of Your Phone

Customs and Border Protection agents are allowed to search the contents of travelers’ phones but not their data stored exclusively on the cloud, according to a letter from federal officials. The letter (pdf),...

A.I CREATES A FAKE PRESIDENT OBAMA, TRUMP NEXT

Witness the power of artificial intelligence as AI creates a fake President Obama. Fake news is real! https://youtu.be/9Yq67CjDqvw   By: Janice Handson

How Algorithms Are Being Used In Warfare

The War Algorithm Call it the War Algorithm. Imagine the holy grail of a single mathematical equation designed to give the US military near-perfect understanding of what is happening on the battlefield, helping its human designers...

To Fly A Drone or Not: FAA Confusion

If you're an amateur drone flyer, a recent court decision means that you might be seeing some money come flying back to your wallet. In December 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration made...

It Pays To Keep Your Online Presence Thoroughly Up To Date

The quality of your online presence has real-world consequences. That’s the lesson from new research about Spain, tourism, and Wikipedia. In order to understand the offline influence of online information, economists used city-level...

COVFEFE IS NO LONGER A TYPO, IT’S A ACRONYM!

"Covfefe" was the tweet seen ‘round the world in late May, and President Donald Trump’s typo (or was it?) inspired legislation that would expand the Presidential Records Act. Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., introduced Monday...

According To Instagram Analysis Los Angeles & Miami Traffic Woes Suck

The Auto Insurance Center conducted an analysis of 126,085 Instagram posts with the hashtags #Traffic, #TrafficSucks and #TrafficJam. When Miami drivers are stuck in traffic, they vent on Instagram, and the volume...

How To Disappear

Even in the middle of major city, it’s possible to go off the grid. Last year, the Atlantic profiled a family in Washington, D.C., that harvests their entire household energy from a single, 1-kilowatt solar...

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Amazon Wants Their Drones To Tell You That Your House Needs...

Amazon may use its drone delivery service to analyze customer’s homes, offering ‘recommendations’ from its store or third-party services like gardening or roof repairs. The patent,...