Daily Archives: July 9, 2018

The Death of the Public Square Today’s most powerful companies are enemies of free expression.

Extracts from a piece in The Atlantic (Jul 6 2018) The Death of the Public Square: Today’s most powerful companies are enemies of free expression. by Franklin Foer Franklin Foer’s recent book, “World Without Mind, The Existential Threat of Big … Continue reading

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National Sea Grant College Program

National Sea Grant College Program The National Sea Grant College Program is a program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce. It is a national network of 33 Sea Grant Colleges and universities … Continue reading

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Uganda Bans VPNs To Prevent Users From Dodging Its Absurd New Social Media Tax

from the kick-’em-when-they’re-down dept Countries around the world continue to wage their not so subtle war on the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and encryption. In Russia, the government has all but banned the use of VPNs by layering all manner of obnoxious restrictions and … Continue reading

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Inside China Dystopian Dreams

Beijing is putting billions of dollars behind facial recognition and other technologies to track and control its citizens.

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Here’s What the White House’s AI Committee Will Focus On – Defense One

The committee created two groups, one dedicated to machine learning and another for research and development priorities. https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2018/06/heres-what-white-houses-ai-committee-will-focus/149382/ The White House’s hand-picked group of federal leaders in artificial intelligence held their first meeting Wednesday, getting a lay of the land and picking … Continue reading

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