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Thousands of Swedes Are Choosing to Have Microchips Inserted Into Their Bodies. Here's Why

So much faith in technology.<p>Thousands of people in Sweden have inserted microchips, which can function as contactless credit cards, key cards and …

Singularity

Report: Cops already have workaround for upcoming iPhone security patch

TNW yesterday reported iOS is getting a security update to block hardware that can unlock an iPhone without owner consent. Today, Grayshift, the company behind said hardware, claimed it could already defeat the features in the planned release.<p>Law enforcement agencies and Apple don’t see eye-to-eye …

Privacy

Scientists Have Invented a Software That Can 'See' Several Minutes Into The Future

Taking predictions to a new, borderline creepy level.<p>Most of us are used to technology predicting the words we want to type. Soon this kind of …

Artificial Intelligence

Supreme Court says states can remove voters who skip elections, ignore warnings

WASHINGTON – Failing to vote can lead to getting knocked off voter registration rolls, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision that probably will help Republicans and hurt Democrats.<p>The court's conservative majority ruled 5-4 that Ohio did not violate federal laws by purging …

Government

Maybe We Just Don’t Need the Church

We asked a former Catholic Priest to explain why we'd miss it.<p>The word “church” doesn’t inspire confidence like it once did. For the casual, agnostic observer who has kept up with the Royal Commission, or simply sat through 129 minutes of <i>Spotlight,</i> it seems that Christian institutions are doing …

Religion

No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren’t just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say<p>We’ve all been there. You’re down …

Apps

Type 'the1975..com' into your Google app. It's weird

If you have an Android device and you want to see something weird, type "the1975..com" into your Google app.<p>Seriously, try it.<p>What you'll see is quite puzzling: a list of your recent texts.<p>A Reddit user discovered the glitch after typing "the1975..com" in the search bar on the default Google Pixel …

Android News

Half-Human, Half-Chicken Embryos Created at Rockefeller University – Along With Outcry

Half-human, half-chicken embryos have been created by scientists at The Rockefeller University hoping to find new treatments for developmental …

Stem Cells

How AI could be using our voices against us

Voice control gadgets – such as Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Home or Apple’s Homepod – are becoming increasingly popular, but people should pause for thought about advances in machine learning that could lead to applications understanding different emotions in speech.<p>The CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists develop AI systems that can identify people by analysing how they walk

Scientists have developed an <b>artificial intelligence</b> (AI) that can identify people by measuring their gait or walking pattern.<p>Artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon and Google Are Cultivating Quiet Ties With Police and Military. That's Becoming a Big Problem

Civil rights groups are outraged about Amazon’s supply of facial recognition technology to law enforcement organizations in the U.S.<p>The American …

Surveillance

Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system

New documents obtained by the ACLU shed light on Amazon’s Rekognition project<p>Documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California have shed new light on Rekognition, Amazon’s little-known facial recognition project. Rekognition is currently used by police in Orlando and Oregon’s Washington County, …

Surveillance

The White House says a new AI task force will protect workers and keep America first - MIT Technology Review

The Trump administration has announced a new task force that will promote an “America first” approach to artificial intelligence.<p>The Select Committee …

Astronomers found new evidence that a giant ghost planet may lurk in our solar system

NASA/ JPL<p><b>Scientists found surprising evidence that there may be a ninth planet in our solar system.</b>• <b><br>In a new paper, scientists announced the discovery</b> …

How to Delete Yourself From the Internet

You may think your internet usage is completely private, but any time you access a website, sign up for an account, purchase a product, post a message, or browse search engine results, you’re sharing something about yourself. If you find this troubling, you may want to learn more about how you can …

How to delete your Google history

Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy makes it easier to understand what information it …

GDPR

Here comes a more precise version of CRISPR

The first company to go after human disease with a more precise genome-editing tool called base editing, Beam Therapeutics, launched today.<p><b>The</b> …

Cops can locate anyone’s cell phone in real time without a warrant, all thanks to a privacy backdoor

Pervasive government surveillance might be virtually expected by this point, but in theory, there’s a robust legal system to deal with cops …

Cops have a secret, unaccountable system for tracking you by your cellphone, and they abuse it like crazy

Securus Technologies markets a product to law enforcement that taps into realtime cell-tower data from mobile carriers to produce fine-grained …

Merkel Says Europe Can't Count on U.S. Military Umbrella Anymore

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe can no longer count on the U.S. for military protection and must “take its destiny into its own …

Astronomers Have Accidentally Taken a Direct Photo of a Possible Baby Exoplanet

600 light-years away!<p>Sometimes the most amazing discoveries can happen just by chance. Case in point: an international team of astronomers …

Trump suggests revoking reporters' credentials

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his latest volley against the free press, President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that reporters have their credentials revoked for reporting negative news about him, calling such reporting "fake."<p>In a tweet, Trump complained that "despite the tremendous success we are …

Donald Trump

Soon, You Won't Even Know If You're Talking to a Robot

Google's newest AI trick is a peek into a deceptive new world.<p>A cop doesn't have to tell you they're a cop, but should a robot have to tell you they're a robot? If you aren't worried about it yet, maybe you should be.<p>Today at its annual developer conference, Google showed off a jaw-dropping demo of …

World's biggest orgy to be attempted in Las Vegas

An organization for sexual enthusiasts called Menage Life is planning to break the record for the world's biggest orgy. The current record was …

Pentagon and MoD officials feared UFOs were either ‘demonic’ or sent by God, former investigators reveal

UFO investigations carried out by the Pentagon and British Ministry of Defence were hampered by the religious beliefs of senior staff, former …

AI is so important to Google it’s rebranding its research division

Goodbye Google Research, hello Google AI<p>Every big tech company is an AI company these days, but none more so than Google. To underline the point ahead of its I/O developers conference, the company has rebranded its Google Research division as Google AI, reflecting the centrality of artificial …

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their "social credit."<p>The "social credit system," first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that "keeping trust is glorious and breaking …

Human Rights

China is monitoring employees' brain waves and emotions — and the technology boosted one company's profits by $315 million

Employees' brain waves are reportedly being monitored in factories, state-owned enterprises, and the military across China.<p>The technology works by placing wireless sensors in employees' caps or hats which, combined with artificial intelligence algorithms, spot incidents of workplace rage, anxiety, …

Say goodbye to Alexa and hello to gadgets listening to the voice inside your head - MIT Technology Review

Controlling your gadgets by talking to them is so 2018. In the future, you won’t even have to move your lips.<p>A prototype device called AlterEgo, …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Patent Reveals New AR Headset Details, and It Looks Incredible

Tim Cook's vision of an augmented future is coming to life.<p>Apple’s augmented reality vision is coming into focus. On Thursday, the United States …