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WhatsApp to start sharing user data with Facebook

Phone numbers will be shared with Facebook to offer 'better friend suggestions [and] more relevant ads'<p>After WhatsApp was bought by Facebook in 2014, users worried that the messaging app's strong stance on privacy might be compromised. Co-founder Jan Koum hoped to stem these fears, writing in a …

A running tab of what tech people think about whether we’re living in a simulation

Are we living in a simulation?<p>For whatever reason, this is a hot topic in Silicon Valley these days. It all more or less started when Tesla Motors CEO (and soon to be SolarCity CEO — check one off for the simulation argument there) Elon Musk made a claim at the Code Conference that there’s such a …

Silicon Valley

Furry Demographics

We at <i>[adjective][species]</i> have a wealth of furry data at our fingertips. Our primary source of information is the Furry Survey, an annual survey that …

Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think

John Rampton Contributor<p>John Rampton is founder of online invoicing company Due.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>As compliance pressure mounts, businesses turn to regulatory technology<br>• What regulation crowdfunding in the JOBS Act means to entrepreneurs and startups<p>By now everyone has heard of Google’s …

Artificial Intelligence

I Tracked 10,000+ Instagram Likes and Followers. Here’s What I Found.

I tracked over 10,000 likes and followers I received on Instagram in May, 2016. Here’s a look at the data and what I discovered.<p>Here’s the big …

Social Media

How We Trained an Algorithm to Predict What Makes a Beautiful Photo

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” — Henri Cartier Bresson<p>As a child I …

Pieces

It’s easy to hide behind a screen. To let words be your first impression.<p>Words expose, in fragments; jokes, sadness, joy, and fear. Words allow you …

lateatnight

The beauty of old, cheap Soviet watches

This is an old “Vostok”, made in the Soviet Union back in — probably — the 80s. I got it off Ebay for about $25, which has become one of my new …

Researchers Try To Preemptively Imagine The Worst Things A.I. Could Do

War, famine, unemployment, and campaign finance<p>Fiction is full of evil robots, from the Cylons of “Battlestar Galactica” to the vengeful replicants of <i>Blade Runner</i> to the iconic, humanity-destroying Terminators. Yet these are all robots built from good intentions, whose horrific violence is an …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

Seamless Phishing

Phishing attacks are a fact of life, especially for users of the largest sites – Facebook being the most common I’m seeing today. Pretty much …

How to delete Snapchat account

If any messaging service represents the meaning of “carpe diem”, it must be Snapchat. This application is known for its temporary nature. Messages, pictures and videos will disappear forever some seconds after the recipient takes a look at them. And just as your messages dissolve in a heart beat, …

Pal wristband adds GPS and battery life to a Pebble watch

Putting GPS in a watch is nothing new, but adding it to an existing watch is a neat feat. That's what a company called Powerstrap is doing with its new Pal wristband for the Pebble Time series. The GPS module, like other Pebble Time add-ons, is basically a case for the Pebble, and the additional …

Wearable Tech

Amazon is liable for in-app purchases made by kids, court finds

A federal judge today ruled that Amazon did not sufficiently warn people of the possibility of in-app purchases in "free" apps, making the company liable for unwanted charges incurred by children. The FTC filed the case in 2014 and argued that Amazon didn't provide adequate safeguards against …

In-App Purchases

How I Got Interviews at Facebook, Google, Apple, and Uber in One Week

There are 5 steps to getting anywhere you want<p>A few months ago I was looking for a new job. My goal was to get offers from top tech companies, and to get them as soon as possible.<p>I started my search on a Monday, and by that Friday I had interviews lined up with Facebook, Google, Apple, Uber, …

Employment

IBM launches quantum computing for the rest of us

Soon Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t be the only semi-average person who can talk a good quantum computing game.<p>On Wednesday, IBM …

Warren Buffett says that self-driving cars will be bad for insurance companies

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Insurance

How former Google and Apple exec Kim Scott is curing the world of horrible bosses

Scott, a former Google and Apple exec, has cofounded a new startup with beta software launching next week called Radical Candor, and she'll soon have a book out of the same name.<p>Radical Candor puts the power in the hands of employees, helping them convert bad bosses to good ones.<p>The surprising …

Here's why robots need to be able to say 'no'

At first glance, you might think they should, simply because they are machines and that's what they are designed to do.<p>But then think of all the times you would not mindlessly carry out others' instructions - and put robots into those situations.<p>Just consider:<p>An elder-care robot tasked by a …

The smug style in American liberalism - Vox

There is a smug style in American liberalism. It has been growing these past decades. It is a way of conducting politics, predicated on the belief that American life is not divided by moral difference or policy divergence — not really — but by the failure of half the country to know what's good for …

How politics makes us stupid - Vox

In April and May of 2013, Yale Law professor Dan Kahan — working with coauthors Ellen Peters, Erica Cantrell Dawson, and Paul Slovic — set out to test a question that continuously puzzles scientists: why isn’t good evidence more effective in resolving political debates? For instance, why doesn’t …

Netherlands moots electric car future with petrol and diesel ban by 2025

The Dutch parliament will strive towards all-electric sales by midway through the next decade if senate passes motion into law<p>Dutch politicians have voted through a motion calling on the country to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars starting in 2025.<p>The motion has only passed through the lower …

Electric Vehicles

Ford just made cop-spotting a whole lot harder

<b>Update, October 3:</b> <i>This story has been updated to include yet another light bar that makes its cop cars that much harder to spot.</i><p>Car enthusiasts occasionally pride themselves on being able to pick out police cars from far away. I don't condone speeding, but if you ignore my wishes, it's a good idea …

Dell: The going rate for a hacker to break into a Gmail account is $130

Dell says this information was gathered by two intelligence analysts from the company's CISO INTEL Team, who tracked hackers on a number of underground hacker forums and marketplaces scattered across the globe.<p>The report focuses on markets in the Russian underground as well as English-based …

Algae's enzyme might hold the secret to mass producing biofuel

A common microscopic pond and lake alga named <i>Botryococcus braunii</i> makes big amounts of liquid hydrocarbons that can be used to make biofuel. Problem is, we can't use the organism itself as a source, because it grows very slowly. A group of scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife Research, however, is …

Texas A&M

Teleport will tell you where to live when you get sick of your annoying city

Are you ready for a move, but not sure where to go?<p>Well, hem and haw no further. The minds behind a new, free web app called Teleport hope to take …

My life as an Apple guy

I first touched an Apple product in the early 1980s. The father of my best friend in elementary school was a technology enthusiast, and when I …

Microsoft should bring on the Surface Phone and kill the Lumia

Microsoft isn’t doing so hot in mobile.<p>That’s been its unfortunate story for years, as it’s played catch-up to Google and Apple ever since Windows Phone 7 launched in 2010.<p>There’s plenty to blame: entering the game late, featuring underpowered hardware, missing features and a lack of apps. At this …

Scientists create living ‘insect-computer hybrid’ with user-adjustable speed and gait

Circuit diagram for the cybrid beetle.<p>“Nature’s ready-made robot platforms.” That’s how a new paper from researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University describe insects — it’s excellent shorthand for the level of “playing god” we have attained, whether you find it fascinating or …

Robotics

Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab.<p>Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, …

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