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Britain is having trouble recruiting new spies because Facebook and Google pay 'five times more'

The UK's surveillance agency, GCHQ, is having trouble recruiting new spies because current and potential spooks want to take better-paid jobs at big tech firms such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.<p>We first saw the news via Quartz.<p>A December report from the government's security services watchdog, …

Surveillance

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

Algorithm May Decide Who Is a ‘Contributing Member of Society,’ Civil Rights Groups Warn

ICE asked Silicon Valley for technology to do ‘extreme vetting’ of immigrants. But how do you define ‘positive contributions’ or an innocent person’s …

Surveillance

Google Brain chief: AI tops humans in computer vision, and healthcare will never be the same

Just five years ago, artificial intelligence-enabled computers could barely recognize images fed to them, much less analyze them anything like people …

Homeland Security details plans to collect social media data on immigrants

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced it would begin collecting social media information for all immigrants entering the country. The announcement, published in the Federal Register a few days ago, and first noticed by BuzzFeed News, states any non-natural citizen will be …

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Technological innovation happens at an exponential rate.<p>Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many …

Founders of Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, and more to invest in ‘clean energy’ tech

Bill Gates and a group of elite private investors — including Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg, Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, and Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, among others — on Monday announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy …

Bill Gates

18 artificial intelligence researchers reveal the profound changes coming to our lives

Oli Scarff/Getty Images<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) has been changing our lives for decades, but never has AI felt more ubiquitous than now.<p>It seems …

Singularity