Microsoft rep calls Catholic Church a key ally in protecting kids online

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Catholic News Agency Rome, Italy, Oct 5, 2017 / 12:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The head of Microsoft’s office for online safety has said the Catholic Church is a key ally in the ongoing effort to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation online. When asked why a major tech company […]

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

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Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention The Guardian Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which […]

Harvey floods left Houston water plant hours away from failure

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CBS News Hurricane Harvey left hundreds of communities in southeast Texas without safe drinking water. At least 45 water systems are shut down, and 171 areas have issued boil water notices. But Houston is not on that list, despite significant flooding at one of its water plants. “The filters are the […]

Wary of robots taking jobs, Hawaii toys with guaranteed pay

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CBS News HONOLULU — Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants. As technological innovations increasingly edge into the workplace, many people fear that robots and machines are destined to take jobs that human beings have held for decades–a trend that is already happening in stores and factories around the […]

Secretive Apple Tries to Open Up on Artificial Intelligence

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Tripp Mickle The Wall Street Journal The battle for artificial-intelligence expertise is forcing Apple Inc.AAPL 0.03% to grapple with its famous penchant for secrecy, as tech companies seek to woo talent in a discipline known for its openness. The technology giant this year has been trying to draw attention—but only so much—to its efforts […]

Hurricane Irma could strike New York on 9/11 with 116mph winds, projection claims

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Vincent Woods London Express The US is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, which has killed at least 45 people and caused flooding and destruction across Texas. Now with the Atlantic hurricane season continuing, one projection has claimed there is a risk Hurricane Irma could make landfall in […]