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You Have the Alzheimer’s Gene? GOP Wants Your Boss to Know

You Have the Alzheimer’s Gene? GOP Wants Your Boss to Know | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Republicans derided Obamacare as the nanny state. But if this GOP bill on genetic testing passes, we’ll be living in the Orwell state.
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Got bad genes? Too bad: no health coverage for you!
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How to set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free (and why you urgently need one)

How to set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free (and why you urgently need one) | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or foreign government who wants to see those…
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A good read: well worth learning how to safeguard and protect your privacy.
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One of the most dangerous forms of ransomware has just evolved to be harder to spot | ZDNet

One of the most dangerous forms of ransomware has just evolved to be harder to spot | ZDNet | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Malicious loaders delivered by self-extracting Dropbox files - enabling payloads to bypass detection.
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So now even Dropbox is no longer safe,...!
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EU calls for privacy-security balance on message encryption

EU calls for privacy-security balance on message encryption | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985
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At least somebody is recognizing the need for privacy in the face of growing governmental intrusion,....
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This Interactive Map Reveals The History Of Lynching In America

This Interactive Map Reveals The History Of Lynching In America | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Take a comprehensive, shocking look at lynchings from the 1830s to the 1960s.
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A very powerful and practical demonstration of computer mapping.
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The old, dirty, creaky US electric grid would cost $5 trillion to replace. Where should infrastructure spending go?

The old, dirty, creaky US electric grid would cost $5 trillion to replace. Where should infrastructure spending go? | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The American Society of Civil Engineers just gave the entire energy infrastructure a barely passing grade of D+
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Nothing lasts forever - but in this case, we can't afford to wait.
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A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's

A Japanese ad agency invented an AI creative director — and ad execs preferred its ad to a human's | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The robot creative director directed a TV ad for Mondelez Japan.
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If this is what an AI thinks sells, then we're a rather sad species.
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Forbes Welcome

Forbes Welcome page -- Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
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Even the fossil fuel industry wants a piece of the New Energy!
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States are trying to bring science denial to the classroom

States are trying to bring science denial to the classroom | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Bills in three states may launch an open season on facts.
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The dumbing down continues,....
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Revolutionary Power Plant Captures All Its Carbon Emissions, At No Extra Cost

Revolutionary Power Plant Captures All Its Carbon Emissions, At No Extra Cost | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
NetPower's Allam Cycle technology promises a future of emissions-free fossil fuels.
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An interesting development that, if adopted, could change the industry.
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A Majority Of Americans Want Renewable Energy As National Priority

A Majority Of Americans Want Renewable Energy As National Priority | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Climate change may be debated forever, but most Americans want renewable energy now.
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The count is in: a majority of American voters want renewable energy - now.
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This Chinese media giant is using machine learning to go after Facebook’s lunch

This Chinese media giant is using machine learning to go after Facebook’s lunch | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Toutiao uses artificial intelligence to curate headline recommendations.
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The giant that few know about,...
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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein | Aeon Essays

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer
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The time has come to stop comparing people to computers; we're far more than just computers.
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This Chrome extension fact-checks Donald Trump's tweets

Donald Trump claims he would have won the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally”. That’s a lie
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Now here's something of some interest,...
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This Mind-Bending Theory Joins Black Holes, Gravitational Waves & Axions to Find New Physics

This Mind-Bending Theory Joins Black Holes, Gravitational Waves & Axions to Find New Physics | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
New physics awaits.
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Now this really can change the way we think about the Universe!
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The Amazing Way GE Is Combining Big Data And Electrons To Create 'The Internet of Energy'

The Amazing Way GE Is Combining Big Data And Electrons To Create 'The Internet of Energy' | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The global energy industry is facing huge challenge and is being transformed by decarbonization, decentralisation, and datafication. I speak to GE Power's Chief Data Officer Ganesh Bell to explore the amazing ways GE is combing big data, IoT and machine learning to create the 'Internet of Energy'.
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In a nutshell, when storing data on electrons, then the power companies become large data centers. 
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Senate Republicans Just Voted to Kill Internet Privacy

Senate Republicans Just Voted to Kill Internet Privacy | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The G.O.P. wants to let your Internet service provider sell your browsing history to third parties—without asking first.
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It's open season on your internet browsing. Time to go Private.
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You Have the Alzheimer’s Gene? GOP Wants Your Boss to Know

You Have the Alzheimer’s Gene? GOP Wants Your Boss to Know | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Republicans derided Obamacare as the nanny state. But if this GOP bill on genetic testing passes, we’ll be living in the Orwell state.
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Got bad genes? Too bad: no health coverage for you!
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IBM has figured out how to store data on a single atom

Big things really can come in small packages. IBM announced it has managed to successfully store data on a single atom for the first time. The research, carried out at the computing giant's Almaden lab in Silicon Valley, was published in the scientific journal Nature March 8, and could have massive implications for the way we'll store digital informatio
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A major break through: the potential is staggering.
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Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 makes AI computing possible within cameras, sensors and more

Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 makes AI computing possible within cameras, sensors and more | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Nvidia has a new generation of its Jetson embedded computing platform for devices at the edge of a network, including things like traffic cameras,..
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AI gets even more likely, expanding the limits of actual network intelligence. 
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Google Home spreads bizarre right-wing conspiracy theory

Google Home spreads bizarre right-wing conspiracy theory | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Fake news finds a new way into your home
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The dangers of using Google Home: don't trust everything you're told.
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23 Must-Have Alexa Skills for Your Small Business

23 Must-Have Alexa Skills for Your Small Business | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Amazon's digital assistant Alexa can help streamline your day-to-day business operations with voice-activated skills across communications, logistics, productivity, scheduling, and much more.
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Got an Amazon Echo for the home? Then get one for your business; it's worth considering.
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A Dead Simple Tool To Find Out What Facebook Knows About You

A Dead Simple Tool To Find Out What Facebook Knows About You | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information the company might have on you.
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Meanwhile, as people watch the Grammy's, learn how others are watching people on your Facebook.
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Scientists Have a Plan to Replace Fossil Fuels With Nuclear Fusion by 2030

Scientists Have a Plan to Replace Fossil Fuels With Nuclear Fusion by 2030 | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Bring it on.
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Fusion in 2030: Canada takes the lead ahead of the US.
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New FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to kill net neutrality

New FCC chairman Ajit Pai wants to kill net neutrality | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The FCC's new chairman Ajit Pai is keener on favoring internet service providers' interests over those of consumers. Net neutrality's days are numbered.
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So much for our cable bills being cheap,....
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Cops, Feds spaff $100m on Stingray cellphone snooping gear – and there's sod all oversight

Cops, Feds spaff $100m on Stingray cellphone snooping gear – and there's sod all oversight | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Hey so, uh, any chance this is constitutional?
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So much for oversight.
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