Monthly Archives: February 2017

How YouTube Serves As The Content Engine Of The Internet’s Dark Side

How YouTube Serves As The Content Engine Of The Internet’s Dark Side Everyone knows that Twitter and Facebook spread bad information and hate speech. But YouTube, which pays for conspiracy theories seen by millions, may be even worse. David Seaman … Continue reading

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The Matrix is here

Google Unveils Neural Network with “Superhuman” Ability to Determine the Location of Almost Any Image Guessing the location of a randomly chosen Street View image is hard, even for well-traveled humans. But Google’s latest artificial-intelligence machine manages it with relative … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month The True Story of ‘Hidden Figures’

The True Story of ‘Hidden Figures’ and the Women Who Crunched the Numbers for NASA SEE Katherine Johnson at the oscars 2017 CHANGING GIRLS’ ATTITUDES ABOUT COMPUTERS Some highlights: “Across the United States and Canada, universities and colleges are facing … Continue reading

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Achtung! Germany hates Cayla and so should you.

Are you listening? German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called ‘My Friend Cayla’ that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto “hidden spying device”.  Parents were urged to disable the interactive toy by the Federal … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’? — A $30,000 Utility Bill

  Armed with Gore’s utility bills for the last two years, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research charged Monday that the gas and electric bills for the former vice president’s 20-room home and pool house devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours in … Continue reading

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