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ACLU petitions Amazon to stop selling surveillance technology to the government

The American Civil Liberties Union is delivering a petition to Amazon's Seattle headquarters today with more than 150,000 signatures. They are …

Theresa May is both a coward and a horrible person – here's why

In the wake of the events of the last week, here’s a question for you. Is Theresa May:<p>A) a coward<br>B) a bad person<br>C) both<p>I know, I know. Right now lots …

Ex-Barclays boss Antony Jenkins just launched a fintech startup

10x Future Technologies is working on a cloud-based core banking system — the technology that allows banks to hold deposits and accounts. Essentially, it's the heart of banking, around which everything else is built.<p>The company says in a statement that its new system will "give banks better access …

Lawyers replaced by robots? UK start-up aims to cut out 'grunt work'

LONDON (Reuters) - The entrepreneur behind British software company Autonomy has invested in a start-up called Luminance that uses artificial intelligence to read documents and speed up the legal process around deals, potentially cutting out some lawyers.<p>Mike Lynch, who founded technology …

Comedy Legend Gene Wilder Has Died at 83

Known for playing Willy Wonka and starring in Mel Brooks comedies.<p>Gene Wilder, the actor best known for playing Willy Wonka and appearing in Mel Brooks comedies, has died at the age of 83, the Associated Press reports. Wilder's nephew said the actor and writer died late Sunday from complications …

Why privacy is the killer app

Tim Barker Contributor<p>Tim Barker is the CEO of DataSift.<p>Our world looks very different from when Steve Jobs held aloft the first iPhone in 2007. There were 1.2 billion people online globally. Gmail had fewer users than Yahoo’s mail service — the same Yahoo that was just acquired at a fraction of …

FBI Dumps 18 Hours of Spy Plane Footage From Black Lives Matter Protests

Watch ‘complete’ footage from the FBI’s once-secret aerial surveillance of the Baltimore protests<p>It's been just over a year since amateur aviation sleuths first revealed the FBI's secret aerial surveillance of the civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland.<p>Now, in response to a FOIA request from the ACLU, …

How Microsoft Is Making Big Impact With Machine Learning

During the last two years, Microsoft has upped the ante on Machine Learning and Analytics. From hiring top notch data scientists to acquiring niche startups, Redmond has made all the right moves to transform Azure into one of the best analytics platforms. These investments have started to pay off …

Machine Learning

Credit Suisse Is Building a New U.S. Bank Just for Billionaires

Credit Suisse, which exited its U.S. private wealth business last year, is building out a new investment banking group in the region to serve …

Quantum Cryptographers Set 400K Distance Record - MIT Technology Review

Quantum cryptography is a method of transmitting information from one point in space to another so that it cannot leak out along the way. It is …

Quantum Physics

Narendra Modi’s Africa trip is the latest leg of India’s catch-up race with China

Johannesburg, South Africa<p>In a Johannesburg concert venue that usually hosts pop stars, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi had the crowd on their feet. Modi is in South Africa as part of a tour of southern and east Africa aimed at strengthening diplomatic and economic ties. Following on from …

South Africa

Privacy Shield deal lets US tech firms transfer European customers' data again

After much delay from surveillance concerns, the EU agreed to Privacy Shield, a new data transfer deal that will affect Facebook, Google and other US tech firms<p>Governments across the European Union have finally given the green light to a new deal on how consumer data must be transferred with the …

Privacy

Exploiting machine learning in cybersecurity

Thanks to technologies that generate, store and analyze huge sets of data, companies are able to perform tasks that previously were impossible. But the added benefit does come with its own setbacks, specifically from a security standpoint.<p>With reams of data being generated and transferred over …

Is Google tracking you? Here's how to find out everything the search giant knows about you

The feature is opt-in and aims to give users greater transparency about what data Google collects.<p>On the internet, nothing is free. It may appear …

Encryption on 'tens of millions' of phones could easily be broken

As Neowin reports, security researcher Gal Beniamini detailed the attack in a blog post this week. A flaw in the way Qualcomm implements full disk …

Information Systems

Google's 'Faster' undersea internet cable goes live

Internet users in Japan are about to get a speed boost. Google's 9,000km undersea internet cable from the United States to the country has been …

This camera is so tiny it can be injected with a syringe

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have designed a micro-camera so small it can fit inside a syringe. The scientists believe that the new device can be used to explore areas of the body that cameras previously couldn't access, as well as surveillance devices and machines with …

This is why your fears about artificial intelligence are wrong

Elon Musk and James Cameron both missed the mark, the co-founders of Numenta say.<p>Artificial intelligence will take over the world! Or so we’re told by the movies. We’re all doomed to become "house cats" if the machines so desire! Or so prominent experts like Elon Musk have warned.<p>Humbug, say Jeff …

EU plans moving bank regulator from London as euro zone eyes City business

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU is preparing to move its European Banking Authority from London following Britain’s vote to leave the Union, EU officials said on Sunday, setting up a race led by Paris and Frankfurt to host the regulator.<p>A Union flag flies next to the flag of the European Union in …

Brexit: Plethora of petitions push for London independence and another EU referendum

Three petitions have been filed with one even calling for 23 June to be declared Independence Day.<p>Only hours after it was announced that the UK has …

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​Tor Is Teaming Up With Researchers To Protect Users From FBI Hacking

Anonymous browsing is about to get more secure.<p>The FBI has had a fair amount of success de-anonymizing Tor users over the past few years. Despite the encryption software's well-earned reputation as one of the best tools for online privacy, recent court cases have shown that government malware has …

Scientists Just Discovered Where HIV Began

Birthplace of the disease that won't die.<p>Diseases, while disastrous, often come and go in the public eye. We hear about ebola, but then another one …

Rolls-Royce unveils the ultimate self-driving 20ft luxury concept car

Rolls-Royce has unveiled what it claims to be the "ultimate concept car", in a rare insight into how the luxury vehicle maker sees the future of motoring.<p>The “103EX” model aims to predict what the Rolls-Royce of 25 years' time will look like, a much longer time frame than most concept cars.<p>The car …

Take that, FBI: Apple goes all in on encryption

Apple’s newest encryption tool better secures files on all its devices, just the latest in a move to widespread encryption in the tech industry<p>Apple revealed a slew of new software features for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and desktop computers on Monday – yet omitted an important new technology that …

Tech Industry

Obama is 'fired up' for Clinton as Democrats seek to unify party

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton’s White House bid on Thursday and called for Democrats to unite behind her after a protracted battle with Bernie Sanders for the party nomination.<p>U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts also backed Clinton …

Gigantic datasets reveal unexpected insights into global medical treatments - Scope

In a first demonstration of the power of really big data, Stanford bioinformatician Nigam Shah, MBBS, PhD, and an international team asked some …

Rare success story of wildlife protection in Kenya

<b>Lewa Downs, Kenya -</b> Few thought it would work. Even the experts said no chance. But 24 hours after the road underpass opened, the bull elephant slowly stepped through and re-established safe passage on an ancient trail.<p>Reaching high into the clouds, Mount Kenya is a waypoint on the elephant's …

Mafia Expert Roberto Saviano Denounces London As 'The Most Corrupt Place On Earth'

Roberto Saviano, the mafia expert, has described London as the most corrupt place on the planet. The investigative journalist made his name by exposing the practices of the infamous Camorra clan centered in the Italian city of Naples.<p>Saviano is now turning his sights on the British capital, which …