Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Here’s How the Government Could Fix Facebook

After years of allowing the world’s largest social network to police itself, Congress and federal regulators are discussing some promising reforms. Gathered in a Washington, D.C., ballroom last Thursday for their annual...

US Government Suspects Smartphone Spying Devices Exist In DC

For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear to be rogue devices that foreign spies and criminals could be using to track...

College Students Admit ‘Flip Their Financial Aid Cash & Buy Bitcoin

More than one-fifth of current college students are pouring cash into the world of virtual currencies – and they are using their student loans to do it. According to a new...

Government Has No Idea Whether The Billions It Spends On STEM Education Is Working

An audit by the Government Accountability Office suggests the White House isn’t measuring how well STEM education programs work Keeping America’s workforce competitive in the 21st century will require doubling down on...

Big Data Reveals: More Banks Welcome Marijuana Businesses

A steadily growing number of banks are willing to open accounts for marijuana businesses, according to new federal data. Even as a string of conflicting signals from the Trump administration surrounds...

Facebook Is In A World of Shit

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook Inc over its use of personal data, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, after a whistleblower said a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump...

By 2025 NYC Is Making A Push To Bring Wi Fi Hotspots By Utilizing...

The de Blasio administration is in the early phases of exploring how it can turn the city’s 250,000-plus streetlights into high-speed public Wi-Fi hotspots, the New York Post reports. The move would advance...

U.S. House Passes New Bill To Penalize Websites For Sex Trafficking

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking, chipping away at a bedrock legal shield...

Yesterday, World Leaders Gathered at a Secretive Meeting to Decide the Fate of AI

Today, top individuals from around the world convened at the World Government Summit to discuss the agenda that should govern the next generation of governments. Yesterday, a select few of these leaders gathered...

Chinese Police Are Using Facial-Recognition Glasses To Scan Travelers: Could NYC Be Next?

Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals. In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds. Seven people have been arrested for a range of previous crimes,...

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The U.S. Military Just Figures Out How To Do Facial Recognition...

It’s no mean feat for a computer to identify an individual’s face in daylight. The process involves precisely measuring a photograph — eye size, distance...