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Hackers can hijack Wi-Fi Hello Barbie to spy on your children

Mattel’s latest Wi-Fi enabled Barbie doll can easily be hacked to turn it into a surveillance device for spying on children and listening into conversations without the owner’s knowledge.<p>The Hello Barbie doll is billed as the world’s first “interactive doll” capable of listening to a child and …

Wi-Fi

Brazil police arrest government Senate leader

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a …

Brazil

Anti-Islam Group Posts Muslims' Personal Info on Facebook

Irving, Texas, is becoming a hotbed of Islamophobia.<p>An anti-Islam group in the Dallas, Texas, suburb of Irving publicized the names and addresses of over 60 Muslims and Muslim "sympathizers" on its Facebook page.<p>The Bureau of American Islamic Relations’ post targets those who spoke out against a …

Islam

Thieves steal $250m of Nigerian oil from one pipeline

<b>Thieves have stolen nearly $250m (£165m) of oil from a single pipeline this year, Nigeria's state oil company says.</b><p>The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said half a billion litres were taken from the pipeline that runs north-east from Lagos.<p>Long queues have formed at petrol stations …

Africa

The biggest data center in Russia will be nuclear powered

According to the news agency <i>Telecom Daily</i>, the Rosenergoatom power company is building what will be the largest data center in Russia -- and they're plopping it right on top of the Kalinin power station. Located about 120 miles northwest of Moscow, the station will provide the 80 MW that engineers …

France, Russia agree to tighten cooperation against Islamic State

The presidents of France and Russia agreed Thursday to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.<p>IS has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks against both of the countries' citizens …

Japan under pressure to accept more immigrants as workforce shrinks

Divisions have opened up in Japan’s government over the country’s refusal to accept even a modest increase in the numbers of refugees and immigrants, as a senior UN official called on Tokyo to do more to help resettle people fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq.<p>Shigeru Ishiba, who is in charge of …

Japan

As More Chinese Fall Victim to Terrorism, Beijing Fumbles for a Response

On Nov. 20, three Chinese executives were killed when Islamic militants stormed a hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Shortly before, ISIS …

UN launches programme to combat violence against women

Rallies and demonstrations have taken place around the world in support of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women<p>According to the UN, more than one third of women and girls worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives …

California's hard-hit water districts will get a chance to ask regulators for relief

Complying with an emergency order to cut water use 36% has cost the Yorba Linda Water District in more ways than one.<p>Financially, spokesman Damon Micalizzi said, it has cost millions in lost revenue and brought the agency "to its knees." Then there's the political cost of raising rates to cover the …

Water

Climate change activists blockade tunnel to Heathrow terminals

LONDON — Activists protesting plans for a third runway at Heathrow blocked the tunnel leading to the airport's entrance on Thursday morning, …

Christian militias in Central African Republic 'burnt witches at stake', says UN report

Shocking probe by UN human rights investigators comes days ahead of visit by Pope Francis<p>Christian militias in the Central African Republic have been accused of burning "witches" at the stake in a UN report leaked just days ahead of a visit to the war-torn country by the Pope.<p>The militias, who have …

South African Court Lifts Domestic Ban on Rhino Horn Trade

South Africa’s High Court lifted the domestic ban on the trade of rhino horns— a policy that was imposed by the government in 2009 to try and stem …

Alcohol ban in Indian state of Bihar to begin next year

Chief minister of India's third most populous state announces prohibition on alcohol to take effect from April 1, 2016<p>Alcohol is to be banned in India’s third-most populous state in a move that will affect nearly 100 million people.<p>Prohibition will be introduced to Bihar in northern India from …

The Superintelligence Control Problem

The following is an excerpt from the Three Areas of Research on the Superintelligence Control Problem, written by Daniel Dewey and highlighted in …

Singularity

First AI lawyer "closer to commercial release than expected" as law firm pilot expands

First AI lawyer “closer to commercial release than expected” as law firm pilot expands<p>23 November 2015<p>Andrew Arruda on screen at this week’s …

How swarm intelligence could save us from the dangers of AI

We’ve heard a lot of talk recently about the dangers of artificial intelligence. From Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, to Elon Musk, and Steve Wozniak, luminaries around the globe have been sounding the alarm, warning that we could lose control over this powerful technology — after all, AI is about …

Artificial Intelligence

Humai Wants To Resurrect Humans Within 30 Years

A new quest to defeat death--or at least make it optional<p><i>Spoilers ahead for those who aren’t caught up,</i>​ but last season of Game of Thrones ended with a true Caesar ​outcome​ for all-around-hero (and potential Azor Ahai) Jon Snow. But unlike Caesar, today HBO teased the ​apparent​ resurrection of …

Singularity

Why Dyson's robot vacuum took 16 years, and why it's headed to Japan first

Dyson almost launched a robot vacuum. Back in 2001, after three years in development. Its first effort, shown to the British public in London looked nothing (and we mean nothing) like the eventual 360 Eye unveiled today. Sixteen years is a long time in tech. The DC06, as it was called, never made …