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 […]

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 […]

FDA approved “Bionic Man” retinal implant to treat certain types of blindness… but there’s no spy vision capability (yet)

Isabelle Z Natural News The FDA has just granted approval to Second Sight Medical Products to embark on a human clinical study of its newest visual prosthesis system. Known as Orion, the device is a newer iteration of the Sylmar, California-based company’s successful Argus II retinal implant product. The Argus […]

‘Sci-fi to real life’: US invests $17 million in laser tech

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AP via ABC News The U.S. Defense Department is making another multimillion-dollar investment in high-energy lasers that have the potential to destroy enemy drones and mortars, disrupt communication systems and provide military forces with other portable, less costly options on the battlefield. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate […]

PARANOID ANDROID: How Google is secretly recording YOU through your mobile, monitoring millions of conversations every day and storing the creepy audio files

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Margi Murphy The Sun DID you know that Google has been recording you without your knowledge? The technology giant has effectively turned millions of its users’ smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations – even when they aren’t in the room. If you own an Android phone, it’s […]