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How Facebook, fake news and friends are warping your memory

Strange things have been happening in the news lately. Already this year, members of US President Donald Trump's administration have alluded to a …

Psychology

Facebook combats fake news with new warning label

Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook.<p>The Silicon Valley tech firm has started rolling out a new warning label for news stories that are “disputed” by a third-party fact checker, such as Snopes and PolitiFact. These fact-checking organizations are part of Poynter’s International …

Elon Musk could soon share more on his plan to help humans keep up with AI

In nearly the same breath as he shared updates on his plans to dig tunnels, Elon Musk also noted he’s looking to hopefully share more on his progress with developing a “neural lace” next month. That’s a technical term for direct cortical interface, and it’s something that the SpaceX and Tesla CEO …

Tesla

Using a mind reading device, 'locked-in' patients told researchers they're happy

In a major breakthrough, a team of European researchers has developed a high-tech solution to give a voice to the voiceless.<p>By using a brain-computer …

Donald Trump’s coming police state: We have a president who wants unlimited power and won’t respect the rule of law

<b>(Getty/Andrew Harrer)</b><p>He wasn’t kidding about being the “law and order” president. What that will mean looks more chilling every day<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>February 8, 2017 1:07pm (UTC)<p>It would appear that some of the folks who were hoping that Donald Trump was actually an isolationist "jobs" president, …

Donald Trump

Trump, tech, and the future of government surveillance

Adam Klein Contributor<p>Adam Klein is a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security.<p>Beginning with 2013’s Snowden leaks, the Obama administration publicly wrestled with various thorny issues at the intersection of technology and government surveillance.<p>When, how, and for what purposes …

Surveillance

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to put it through its paces, chances are you just clicked "I agree" to all those screens of legal mumbo jumbo that came up during the setup process.<p>Did you know one of …

Creepy new browser-tracking technique means there's nowhere left for you to hide

These days, everyone on the internet already knows if you're a dog. Thanks to a newly developed tracking technique, they may soon know even …

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Denies It's Trolling Trump on Purpose (Exclusive)

How do you define “really, but not really?”<p>The team at Merriam-Webster is denying intentional trolling (<i>verb, antagonize others online</i>) of President …

Over 230 American Colleges Now Have 'Speech Police' Known as the Bias Response Team

Once considered the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, college campuses are becoming more well known for their efforts to stifle free speech …

This Top Hollywood Agency Canceled Its Oscars Party To Celebrate A More Important Cause

"It just felt like the right thing to do."<p>United Talent Agency, one of the top agencies in Hollywood, scrapped its traditional Academy Awards party …

The Feds Would Rather Drop a Child Porn Case Than Give Up a Tor Exploit

The Department of Justice filed a motion in Washington State federal court on Friday to dismiss its indictment against a child porn site. It wasn't …

Judge blocks FBI from forcing fingerprints from targets to unlock iPhones

In the latest skirmish over privacy in the cellphone age, a federal judge in Chicago has rejected a law enforcement request to force potential targets in an ongoing investigation to provide fingerprints to unlock any iPhones or other Apple devices.<p>The order by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Weisman …

Yes, the NSA Can Spy on Every US Citizen

We've learned from investigations that the NSA and FBI have direct access to the servers of numerous tech-industry giants including Google, Facebook, and Apple through the use of PRISM—a program that enables intelligence analysts to intercept any form...<p>NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland.</i> …

Protest at court as United Patriots Front defends right to 'freedom of expression'

A noisy group of protestors greeted passers-by outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court, gathered to rally against members of the United Patriots …

Free Speech on College Campuses: Charlie Rose – Bloomberg

Bloomberg Surveillance<p>Bloomberg Surveillance. Live from London and New York, bringing insight on global markets and the top business stories of the …

Charlie Rose

Censorship in the United States

In the United States we often hold up our First Amendment rights as a foundational liberty, something that defines us as a nation. But is the freedom …