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Category: Technogeddon

Category: Technogeddon

5G Signal Could Jam Satellites and Seriously Affect Weather Forecasting Major Storms

May 6 2019

5G Signal Could Jam Satellites and Seriously Affect Weather Forecasting Major Storms

The introduction of 5G mobile phone networks could seriously affect weather forecasters’ ability to predict major storms. That is the…

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For Lower-Paid Workers the Robot Overlords Have Arrived

May 3 2019

For Lower-Paid Workers the Robot Overlords Have Arrived

Software and algorithms are used to screen, hire, assign and now terminate workers. It’s time to stop worrying that robots…

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Canadian Banks and Telecoms Are Collaborating on a Digital ID System

May 3 2019

Canadian Banks and Telecoms Are Collaborating on a Digital ID System

Canadian banks and telecoms are contributing data about their customers to a new, comprehensive digital ID system aimed at allowing…

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Buzz Aldrin: It’s Time to Prepare the Great Migration of Humankind to Mars to Save Humanity

May 2 2019

Buzz Aldrin: It’s Time to Prepare the Great Migration of Humankind to Mars to Save Humanity

Another looming orb – the red one – should become a serious focus of U.S. attention. Mars is waiting to…

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NASA Warns Employees Not to Share Video: SpaceX’s Silence on Explosive Dragon Spacecraft Incident

May 1 2019

NASA Warns Employees Not to Share Video: SpaceX’s Silence on Explosive Dragon Spacecraft Incident

A failed test of the Dragon spacecraft could derail plans to launch NASA astronauts into space. The smoke was visible…

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Longer Than the BIBLE: Facebook’s 1,400 Pages on Banned SPEECH

April 30 2019

Longer Than the BIBLE: Facebook’s 1,400 Pages on Banned SPEECH

The original guideline barred only ‘Hitler and naked people.’ Over the past 10 years, Facebook’s guidelines on what content should…

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I Love Facebook’s Video Chatting Device Because I’m Drunk On Dumb

April 30 2019

I Love Facebook’s Video Chatting Device Because I’m Drunk On Dumb

Idiocy knows no bounds, drunk on dumb: I set up the critically reviled device in the BuzzFeed office and every…

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Massive Data Breach Exposes 80 Million US FAMILIES. Researchers Can’t Identify Owner of Database

April 30 2019

Massive Data Breach Exposes 80 Million US FAMILIES. Researchers Can’t Identify Owner of Database

It is scary enough that a team of Israeli security researchers discovered a massive unprotected database with the full names,…

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New Medical Pill with Micro-Chip that Pings Doctors a Challenge to Privacy

April 29 2019

New Medical Pill with Micro-Chip that Pings Doctors a Challenge to Privacy

The first digital therapy to win FDA market clearance, Abilify MyCite’s sensor-embedded pill remains off the market because of physician…

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Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Means Banning Republican Politicians Too.

April 29 2019

Why Won’t Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Means Banning Republican Politicians Too.

A Twitter employee who works on machine learning believes that a proactive, algorithmic solution to white supremacy would also catch…

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How to Spy on the Spies of Big Brother Tracking Your Alexa and Smart Devices

April 26 2019

How to Spy on the Spies of Big Brother Tracking Your Alexa and Smart Devices

It’s no secret that our increasingly “smart” houses have become a rich source of data for companies. We know —…

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AMAZON Automatic Tracking System Fires Workers En Masse Without Human Input

April 26 2019

AMAZON Automatic Tracking System Fires Workers En Masse Without Human Input

Amazon’s fulfillment centers are the engine of the company — massive warehouses where workers track, pack, sort, and shuffle each…

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