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Uh Oh, Donald Trump, Michael Cohen Gonna FUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOU!

Gon’ fuck Trump up!Before we get into this story, can we note that when people are worried about somebody FLIPPING, that means they know full well …

Donald Trump

Mark Zuckerberg Quietly Moves 1.5 Billion Users’ Rights Out of Europe’s Reach

Facebook is putting up a covert fight against new privacy rules.<p>In 2008, Facebook followed the lead of countless companies before it, establishing an international headquarters in Ireland in order to skirt relatively higher U.S. corporate tax rates. In doing so, the company also ensured that …

Privacy

China may be jamming US Navy jets off aircraft carriers in the Pacific — and the US will 'not look kindly on it'

The US Navy's USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier has reached the Philippines, and reports from pilots on board the ship paint a troubling picture of growing tensions with China.<p>US officials told the Wall Street Journal early in April that intelligence officers detected China moving radar and …

Military

A former director for Sean Hannity left Fox News to build a pro-Kremlin propaganda network in Russia

This story keeps getting darker<p>One of Sean Hannity’s former directors — who claims an instrumental role in developing Fox News — moved to Russia to help a sanctioned oligarch start up a right-wing TV network.<p>Jack Hanick, whose now-deleted LinkedIn profile shows he began working for Fox News three …

Russia

Now Iraq Has Started Bombing Syria Too (Updated)

Iraqi aircraft have crossed into Syria to strike targets for the very first time.<p>(Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

Middle East

Fox New’s Kremlin Ties Go Much Deeper Than Just Sean Hannity

A few days ago, I addressed the troubling issue of Sean Hannity, the Fox News star, and his hidden ties to the Trump administration. With the …

Donald Trump

Finland is killing its world-famous basic income experiment

Claudio Bresciani/TT<p><b>Finland’s basic income experiment made headlines around the world when it launched in 2017, and is now in its second and final year.</b><p><b>The project involves 2000 unemployed Finns, who receive roughly $690 every month – no strings attached. No official findings have yet been</b> …

Basic Income

'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later': Ronan Farrow On A Diplomacy-Less State Department

Ronan Farrow just won the Pulitzer Prize for stories he wrote for <i>The New Yorker</i>, but before uncovering sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein for the magazine, he worked at the State Department as a special adviser in the Obama administration.<p>Farrow had worked for the United Nations in …

U.S. Dept. of State

Can You Trust a Bot to Tell You if Your Job Will Be Obsolete?

Automation is reshaping the workplace—and few jobs are safe.<p>Not only are the robots taking our jobs, now they’re telling us about it.<p>That’s the <i>I, Robot</i> perspective on websites like Will Robots Take My Job? and Replaced by Robot!? predict the chances that your job will vanish. Just type in your …

The Future

Watch Two Robots Nimbly—and Very Calmly–Assemble an Ikea Chair

Having to assemble furniture from Ikea is about as fun as having to binge watch a season of <i>Fuller House</i>, so how cool would it be to have robots that …

Robotics

Belgian Firms Sent 96 Tons of Sarin ‘Precursor’ to Syria: Prosecutor

A criminal case has been opened in Antwerp Criminal Court against three Belgian companies that allegedly sent 96 tons of isopropanol, a precursor to …

Middle East

The US Army is developing AI that can recognize faces in the dark and through walls

The US Army is developing a machine learning method for identifying faces from thermal imagery. Soon the American government will be able to film people from outside of buildings, using cameras that can see through walls in near-total darkness, and an AI will recognize the people in the images.<p>Army …

Artificial Intelligence

Explosive: The Russian mafia ran U.S. operations out of a club partially owned by Trump's 'lawyer'

The Donald Trump-Russia connections just keep cropping up. Now there are explosive new details about his so-called attorney, Michael Cohen, who just …

Donald Trump

Israel planning for direct retaliatory attack from Iran

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is believed to be planning an attack in retaliation for alleged Israeli strike on T4 airbase in Syria last week.<p>…

Middle East

As GOP balks, McConnell shuts down bill to protect Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.<p>McConnell said the bill is …

Donald Trump

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

Artificial intelligence is writing fairy tales now, and humanity is doomed

If it’s started to feel like all summer blockbuster movies are being written by robots [<i>INSERT FORMER PRO WRESTLER, INSERT GIANT CGI ANIMAL</i>], you’ll …

Artificial Intelligence

Mysterious company is using Facebook to build a massive facial-recognition database

Facebook has been under fire for its handling of personal data, but what companies around the world can do with that data is even more …

Social Media

By fighting wars with private armed forces, Russia risks conflict between major powers

Russian and Syrian troops carried out a ground assault on a military base in Deir ez-Zor, Syria on February 7. However the base was occupied by US …

War

He Reported on Russia’s Secret Mercenary Army. Then He Plunged to His Death.

Was Maksim Borodin killed by loneliness or—in this country where so many journalists have been murdered—by someone who hated his …

Russia

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Ret. Admiral: President Trump’s Actions Are Making Many Military Leaders Uncomfortable. That’s Bad for National Security

On April 9, President Donald Trump sat in the Cabinet Room with his national security team, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s …

National Security

UK Government Outlines Isaac Asimov-Style Rules to Protect Us from Artificial Intelligence

There’s a reason so many science fiction movies, like <i>Ex Machina</i>, <i>I, Robot</i>, and <i>The Matrix</i>, revolve around the idea of artificial intelligence run amok: …

Artificial Intelligence

Russia preparing to mount cyber-attack on Britain's 'critical infrastructure', GCHQ and FBI warn

Russia is preparing to mount cyber attacks on Britain's "critical infrastructure" including energy networks, the emergency services and the armed forces, GCHQ and the FBI have warned in the wake of the Syria air strikes.<p>In an extraordinary joint statement, authorities in the US and the UK revealed …

Cybersecurity

John Bolton wanted a massive bombing raid in Syria. Trump said no.

The limited strike in Syria shows that the administration’s more cautious voices carried the day.<p>When the Trump administration debated how hard to bomb Syria, John Bolton, the president’s hawkish new national security adviser, suffered a surprising defeat.<p>This may seem like a strange thing to say, …

Middle East

Russian investigative journalist dies after falling from balcony

Maksim Borodin was known for reports on private military firm and prison investigations<p>A Russian investigative journalist who confirmed the deaths of Russian mercenaries in Syria has died after falling from his fifth-floor balcony in the city of Yekaterinburg.<p>Maksim Borodin, 32, was a reporter for …

Journalism

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Researchers trained an AI to create Flintstones cartoons

Machines are quickly bridging the creative gap between human and artificial intelligence. Last year we were amazed by Nvidia’s AI’s ability to generate realistic images of fake people, but yesterday a group of researchers unveiled one capable of making original videos of “The Flintstones” from text …

Artificial Intelligence

Goldman Sachs report: "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"

In Goldman Sachs's April 10 report, "The Genome Revolution," its analysts ponder the rise of biotech companies who believe they will develop …

Biotechnology

Donald Trump Suggests Changing The Constitution To Allow Him To Be President For 16 Years Or Longer

Donald Trump suggested last week, perhaps jokingly, that the Constitution should be amended to allow him to be president for 16 years or longer, <i>Pale</i> …

Donald Trump