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Future Filter

Information filtering is a big deal, but common sense dictates that it’s going to become a much bigger issue and industry — and thankfully create a lot of jobs for our species. Algorithms (e.g. search engines) are largely responsible for

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Accurate Offhand

In my last post titled Base Income Without Base, I wrote… You can feel free to argue the base income doesn’t have to be a happy one, but I maintain it really doesn’t ultimately matter (even $30,000, for a quick

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Private Taping

While our government is pressing the Unbreakable Encryption Prohibition button in our world with pitiful technological privacy implementation at least involving data mining, there’s this… FBI Director James Comey… admits he puts a piece of tape over the webcam lens

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Path to Slutty Robots

Prompted by: People Feel Weird About Touching Robot Butts, Researchers Find (Slashdot) How would you feel if a robot asked you to touch its butt? Maybe it sounds like a silly question, but as robots proliferate and anthropomorphize, it’s actually

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Privacy is Dying

Prompted by “Samsung Warns Customers To Think Twice About What They Say Near Smart TVs”: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/16/02/14/1742240/samsung-warns-customers-to-think-twice-about-what-they-say-near-smart-tvs In a troubling new development in the domestic consumer surveillance debate, an investigation into Samsung Smart TVs has revealed that user voice commands are

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Ad(d) Hypocrisy

Prompted by “Online Ad Czar Berates Adblockers As Freedom-Hating ‘Mafia’”: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/01/26/1720217/online-ad-czar-berates-adblockers-as-freedom-hating-mafia Randall Rothenburg, the president and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has made a speech branding the creators of Adblock Plus (who were banned from the conference where

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Scarily Pathetic Tech

Prompted by “IoT Security Is So Bad, There’s a Search Engine For Sleeping Kids”: http://search.slashdot.org/story/16/01/24/0256224/iot-security-is-so-bad-theres-a-search-engine-for-sleeping-kids Shodan, a search engine for the Internet of Things (IoT), recently launched a new section that lets users easily browse vulnerable webcams. The feed includes

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