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Blocking 500 Million Users Easier Than Complying With GDPR

WEB Notes: GDPR is a new law in the European Union that grants users of websites certain privacy rights. However, when 500 million people are shut out, something tells me this may not benefit the user and may be more of a guise than anything else…

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Facebook Accused Of Conducting Mass Surveillance Through Its Apps

Facebook used its apps to gather information about users and their friends, including some who had not signed up to the social network, reading their text messages, tracking their locations and accessing photos on their phones, a court case in California alleges.

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Amazon Urged Not To Sell Facial Recognition Tool To Police

WEB Notes: This is going too far with technology. Not everyone is a criminal. This is the police state gone wild. You should always seek your and respect others privacy.

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Mobile Phone Cancer Warning As Malignant Brain Tumours Double

WEB Notes: That is more than a little concerning. Everyone has a mobile phone these days. Try to limit your use and use speaker phone when you are able.

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YouTube’s AI Is So Good At Finding Offensive Content It Needs More Staff To Keep Up

The Alphabet-owned site removed more than 8 million videos during the last quarter of 2017. But how did it decide to take them down? Machine learning technology played a big role.

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Bill Gates Backs Plan To Surveil The Entire Planet From Space

EarthNow is a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. Its unsettling pitch describes a network of satellites that can see any corner of the globe and provide live video with a latency of about a second. And a look at the startup’s top investors gives a lot of confidence that this thing is happening.

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US Army Is Developing Drones That Will Decide Who To Kill

WEB Notes: This is completely wrong on so many levels. Machines should not be given the ability to make a life or death decision. They are machines and can be manipulated to do anything and kill anyone at that point with very few people ever being involved in the process.

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Humans Will Be Genetically Modified For The First Time In Europe

WEB Notes: We have discussed this subject over the years. Modifying our very genes, I feel, is going a bit too far with our own knowledge. We know this technology is and will be advanced further to make it possible to have “designer babies” among other things. It is literally right out of the movie, Gattaca.

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Facebook Bans Image of Jesus for ‘Excessively Violent Content’

Facebook has rejected an advertisement by a Catholic college for an online theology program, declaring that the ad contained “shocking, sensational, or excessively violent content” because of the image of a medieval crucifix.

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Can Cellphones Cause Cancer? Experts Surprised By Latest Tests

Can cellphones really cause cancer? It’s been a question that’s dogged researchers for years.

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I’ve Decided To Reclaim My Life – By Using An Old Nokia Phone

WEB Notes: Technology is a tool. If that tool controls what you do and how you do it, it may be time to evaluate your habits.

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Mind-Reading Machine Can Translate Your Thoughts And Display As Text

Scientists have developed an astonishing mind-reading machine which can translate what you are thinking and instantly display it as text.

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