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FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules

FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration's 2015 "net neutrality" order.
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So much for protecting the consumer's interests.
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World's best Go player flummoxed by Google’s ‘godlike’ AlphaGo AI

World's best Go player flummoxed by Google’s ‘godlike’ AlphaGo AI | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Ke Jie, who once boasted he would never be beaten by a computer at the ancient Chinese game, said he had ‘horrible experience’
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Years ago, experts cited Go as the ultimate game for AI to master. Now that an AI has done so, we are edging ever more closer to Singularity than many of us realize.
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FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules

FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to advance a Republican plan to reverse the Obama administration's 2015 "net neutrality" order.
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So much for protecting the consumer's interests.
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IBM's quantum computer has more qubits than it knows what to do with

IBM's quantum computer has more qubits than it knows what to do with | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
IBM's two quantum computing platforms just took a leap forward in processing power. The company announced today that it has successfully built and tested it
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Faster and faster we go,...
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Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future

Here's a Chilling Glimpse of the Privacy-Free Future | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The computers are watching.
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A sobering read about a rather chilling new technology.
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U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Uber’s controversial ‘Greyball’ program

U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Uber’s controversial ‘Greyball’ program | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
It looks like there's more trouble round the corner for Uber. Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation..
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Uber stepped into it this time. 
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SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction

SpaceX's most recent rocket landing looks like something out of science fiction | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth, and the footage is unreal.
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Wow; it really does!
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Facebook report admits foreign governments are influencing discourse

Facebook report admits foreign governments are influencing discourse | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
On the same day Facebook released its report on global government requests for the second half of 2016, its Threat Intelligence team announced new steps th
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Just how deep and to what extent does this rabbit hole go?
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Showtime for Net neutrality: FCC chief to lay out plans for repeal

Showtime for Net neutrality: FCC chief to lay out plans for repeal | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is expected Wednesday to begin the process of revamping net regulation.
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Prepare to see sweeping changes.
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30 terrifying before and after images of climate change

30 terrifying before and after images of climate change | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The first-ever March for Science is taking place in hundreds of cities across the country, rallying against what many see as an emerging disregard for the study of the natural world and the answers it provides.
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The pictures say it all.
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AeroMobil starts taking pre-orders for its ‘first edition’ flying car

AeroMobil starts taking pre-orders for its ‘first edition’ flying car | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Flying car company AeroMobil revealed its new model today, and is set to start taking pre-orders for the limited first edition run of the hybrid vehicle. The..
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Fly over the traffic and place your order now!
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Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove

Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
A stealthy pet project by the former Microsoft chief lets you search and learn about how the government spends tax dollars.
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A truly remarkable effort that could change our attitudes toward how we think and feel about our government and the vital role it plays in our nation and society - not to mention bring about greater transparency!
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UK driving tests to include sat nav skills from December

UK driving tests to include sat nav skills from December | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
In biggest shake-up of the standardised driving exam since the introduction of the theory test, UK drivers will be required to demonstrate that they ca
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The times are changing. Pretty soon, with self-driving cars, there won't be a need for driving tests.
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Robots could soon cooperate on surveillance

Robots could soon cooperate on surveillance | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Computers are getting better at spotting objects, but they tend to work in isolation. What good would a security robot be if it couldn't share info about a
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A great breakthrough - or the beginning of the end?
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Hillary Clinton Wikipedia page redirected to ‘Mein Kampf’ for 16 hours and no one noticed

Hillary Clinton Wikipedia page redirected to ‘Mein Kampf’ for 16 hours and no one noticed | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Someone edited the Wikipedia page for Hillary Clinton's bibliography to redirect to 'Mein Kampf.'
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Somebody in New Jersey has been busy,...
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Swedish police successfully test electric cars

Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985
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"If law enforcement is doing it, then it's cool."
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NYU Accidentally Leaked a Top-Secret Code-Breaking Supercomputer to The Entire Internet

NYU Accidentally Leaked a Top-Secret Code-Breaking Supercomputer to The Entire Internet | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The NSA can't be happy about this.
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Troubling as well as embarrassing.
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Security News This Week: Oh Good, Hackers Beat Two-Factor to Rob Bank Accounts

Security News This Week: Oh Good, Hackers Beat Two-Factor to Rob Bank Accounts | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Each weekend we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth but that still deserve your attention.
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Build a better mousetrap and a smarter mouse will evolve.
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NSA collected 151 million phone records in 2016, despite surveillance law changes

NSA collected 151 million phone records in 2016, despite surveillance law changes | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
In 2016, the National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records about Americans’ phone calls, despite Congress passing a law the previous year — the USA Freedom Act — intended t
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So,... why bother passing any laws if folks are just ignoring them?
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Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme

Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Not even two of the biggest US technology firms are safe from fraud, as the social network and the search company named as victims of sophisticated attack
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Happens to even the biggest and brightest.
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Kill net neutrality and you’ll kill us, say 800 US startups

Kill net neutrality and you’ll kill us, say 800 US startups | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission announced the first step in its plan to kill net neutrality — reversing the Title II classification of internet service providers. Doing s
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Killing net neutrality is bad for business - plain and simple.
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Wikipedia co-founder launches Wikitribune to fight fake news

Wikipedia co-founder launches Wikitribune to fight fake news | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales hopes to tackle fake news with a journalism outfit of his own. Wikitribune will be free to access and use crowdfunding t
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An idea whose time has come.
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Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Elon Musk has been working on a Neuralink, a human-computer brain interface company, in whatever spare moments he has between running Tesla and also running..
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In less than a decade, AI could be a functioning extensions of our minds.
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Facebook F8: Four things worth your attention - BBC News

Facebook F8: Four things worth your attention - BBC News | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The social network's developers' conference is a glimpse of what we may all be using in the not-too-distant future.
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Facebook pushes VR (Virtual Reality) for it's users, among other things. 
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Google Hire could lay bare your entire search history for employers

Google Hire could lay bare your entire search history for employers | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
IN THIS day and age, every boss is going to quickly Google a prospective employee before asking them to come in for an interview.
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Use Google email? Better think again for soon employers will be able to, through Google Hire, learn your search history, what you're emailing about, etc. 
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A radio signal hack is what made those Dallas warning sirens go nuts

A radio signal hack is what made those Dallas warning sirens go nuts | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
When outdoor warning sirens in Dallas cried wolf last Friday, Twitter sleuths concluded that a hacker hijacked the alarms through a vulnerable computer..
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As many would know, this is ancient tech. The fact that it's still being used is rather damning - and even more so after being hacked.
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