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Wordsmith for Excel turns your charts into reports on-the-fly

You might not have heard of Automated Insights before, but chances are you’ve probably seen what its software can do.<p>The company has developed Wordsmith, which is essentially AI that can write human-sounding reports from raw numerical data, such as financial reports and sales forecasts. It’s …

Greysexual, aromantic and questioning: A guide to the brave new world of sexuality

Boarding school teachers have been advised to address transgender pupils as ‘zie’ to avoid offence, according to new guidance issued by the Boarding Schools Association. Staff have been told they need to learn a "new language" for a growing number of pupils who demand not to be addressed as 'he' or …

Amazon offers company building as free shelter for Seattle's homeless

File this one under good corporate karma.<p>Amazon is repurposing a building purchased for its downtown Seattle campus as temporary housing for the …

Housing

Dating Apps, Rape and the Lack of Safety in Online Dating

In Oslo, Norway 40% of all rapes are connected to the use of dating apps. In the UK there have also been an alarming number of reports of crimes …

Should dating websites be doing more to protect women from sexual predators?

Online datingis now a part of everyday life for millions of people. It’s the largest single way in which relationships start in the UK today and more than nine million people are signed up to dating websites.<p>But they have a darker side, too. Dating websites and apps are now also an established …

This Surprising Number of Online Daters Runs Background Checks on Their Dates

It can sometimes feel like the wild wild west out there when it comes to online dating, with options ranging from Tinder to Match to OkCupid. And while coupling up thanks to the Internet is an accepted practice in modern times (59 percent of people think it’s a good way to meet someone), sometimes …

Relationships

This Computer Software Can Help Keep You Safe on Online Dates

<b>Online dating</b> is all the rage, but many women are still terrified of meeting men with the swipe of a finger. It can be risky — you’re chatting with and eventually meeting with a stranger!<p>Thankfully, there’s a way to run a background check on your online boo before anything goes awry. Named after a …

Sydney man gets court date for legal test case over alleged Facebook rape threats

Zane Alchin allegedly made explicit rape threats on Facebook but his defence will rest on legal argument over whether internet is ‘a carriage service’<p>A Sydney man who allegedly made explicit rape threats on Facebook has had a hearing date set in a case described as a test of both legal and police …

These Dating Apps Have The Most Instances Of Harassment

Internet dating is hardly the death knell it was once made out to be, but with the ubiquitous nature of online dating today comes a new set of …

This startup thinks everyone who does online dating needs to be armed with a tool that drug dealers love

People used to have a separate work line and even an office-wide phone. For personal calls, there was always the home phone.<p>Now many people are down to just one: their cell phone.<p>And that's increasingly become a problem in a world where you sell couches on Craigslist to strangers, give out your …

Google launches new machine learning platform

Google today announced a new machine learning platform for developers at its NEXT Google Cloud Platform user conference in San Francisco. As Google chairman Eric Schmidt stressed during today’s keynote, Google believes machine learning is “what’s next.” With this new platform, Google will make it …

Music streaming is getting bigger and bigger, but artist revenue isn't keeping up

The Recording Industry Association of America has released its annual report on the state of the music industry — and, well, things could be …

RIAA

New York has just opened a massive public spying network

‘Free’ public Wi-Fi always sounds a little too good to be true and now American civil liberties campaigners have written to the Mayor of New York to tell him they are pretty creeped out about how much data the new LinkNYC booths will collect.<p>The anticipated 10,000-strong network across New York …

Jailed State Department Cyberstalker 'Hacked Minors' In Sextortion Scheme

Michael Ford worked at the US Embassy in London in 2013 when he started sending emails from his government-issued computer to unwitting targets, asking young females – typically aspiring models and sorority members, in some cases minors – for their username and password for email accounts. Posing …

Yahoo is ditching a plan that caused turmoil within Tumblr

Tumblr, the popular blogging service that Yahoo acquired for $1.1 billion in 2013, was supposed to be Yahoo's ticket to growth with younger, mobile users.<p>But the storyline was officially dashed last month when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer acknowledged that the site had fallen short of its revenue goals …

Britain takes 'thousands of migrant children' into care

MP accuses British care system of becoming a 'Pied Piper' for Eastern European children<p>Councils are spending hundreds of millions of pounds every year taking children of Eastern European migrant workers into care, despite growing calls for them to be looked after in their parents' home …

Eastern Europe

Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'

Scientist Moshe Vardi tells colleagues that change could come within 30 years, with few professions immune to effect of advanced artificial intelligence<p>Machines could put more than half the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday …

Artificial Intelligence

The 12 words to say in an interview that can land (or lose) you the job

The most important part of a job interview might be before the questions start.<p>New research has suggested that prospective candidates are judged on …

Young Gorillas Have Learnt How to Dismantle Poachers' Traps in The Wild

Incredible!<p>Days after a poacher's trap killed a young mountain gorilla in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park in 2012, researchers spotted something …

FBI "took over world's biggest child porn website"

Users were able to view thousands of explcit images of kindergarten-age children for two weeks while it was under bureau's control in an unprecedented internet sting operation<p>The FBI took over the world biggest child pornography website in a sting operation intended to catch viewers of sexual …

Dynamic Touchscreen Could Display In Braille

The future, at everyone's fingertips<p>One of the weaknesses of screen-based media is how inaccessible it can be for people with impaired vision, who must instead rely on screen readers and other specialized tools to speak aloud the words in an online article. A special touchscreen tablet, made by a …

Touchscreens

4 simple ways to radically improve your Internet security

Time to update your software and that password you’ve been using forever. Your personal privacy could be at stake<p>Julia Angwin<p>January 23, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on ProPublica.<p>Some people make dieting resolutions in the New Year. I make security and privacy resolutions, because …

Encryption

There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works

In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain.<p>Hopefully, this understanding could one day lead to better treatments for depression and other related mood …

Neuroscience

The Future Of Trans*H4CK

Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, founder of Trans*H4CK, somewhat stumbled into the tech industry after graduating from Northwestern University, where he received the school’s first-ever PhD in African-American studies in 2011.<p>Despite his degree, Ziegler said he had a hard time finding a job as a black …

Transgender

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization

Facebook photos could be taken for use in national biometric database – officials

The projected national counter-terrorism database could include photos pulled from social media sites, government officials have told Senate estimates<p>Images harvested from social media sites such as Facebook could be part of the latest counter-terrorism measures, the attorney general’s department …

Ahead of UN address, Mark Zuckerberg issues call for universal Internet access

Mark Zuckerberg has issued a call to action to prod world leaders into prioritizing universal Internet access. Facebook’s chief executive has signed on with international advocacy organization ONE Campaign to help bring this cause to the forefront. He has said that Internet access is “essential for …

Facebook's new opt-out for tracking ads is not enough, says privacy expert

Social network provides new opt-out tool for behavioural adverts, but doesn’t stop collection of user data<p>Facebook has rolled out a new tool that allows users to choose whether tracking data from ‘Like’ buttons and other social elements is used to serve them ads, but privacy experts say the move …