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Democrats will try the Republicans’ favorite trick to save net neutrality

Democrats will try the Republicans’ favorite trick to save net neutrality | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
In a 3-2 vote last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn 2015 net neutrality rules. The vote was a win for big telecoms companies, who framed the rules as government regulation gone wild.
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At this stage, it wouldn't hurt to try.
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China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter

China’s CCTV surveillance network took just 7 minutes to capture BBC reporter | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
It took Chinese authorities just seven minutes to locate and apprehend BBC reporter John Sudworth using its powerful network of CCTV camera and facial..
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Oh brae new world with such cameras in it,...
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Delivery robots face strict rules in San Francisco

Delivery robots face strict rules in San Francisco | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
New rules ban the rolling robots from most city sidewalks.
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Square is unleashing crypto onto more of its Cash App users

Square is unleashing crypto onto more of its Cash App users | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
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Is Bitcoin a valid currency? Square seems to think so. 
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Scientists spent 75 years studying happiness and this is what they learned

Scientists spent 75 years studying happiness and this is what they learned | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
​It's the longest running study on happiness, ever.​
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Interesting study; worth the read.
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Babies Who Get More Cuddles Have Their Genetics Changed For Years, Study Shows

Babies Who Get More Cuddles Have Their Genetics Changed For Years, Study Shows | Technological Trends | Scoop.it

The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved. A new study says it can actually affect babies at the molecular level, and the effects can last for years.
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The power of hugs cannot be underestimated.
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Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks

Equifax has been directing victims to a fake phishing site for weeks | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
It's a site that looks almost exactly like Equifax's, but it is definitely not Equifax's.
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How can anyone ever trust Equifax again? This is security 101!
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Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling. | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Results show supporters are prejudiced, dehumanizing, and aggressive.
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10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job

10 Excel Tips You Need to Keep Your Job | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Make yourself indispensable to your boss and coworkers with these powerful Excel tricks.
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Some pretty cool commands!
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The Worst Internet In America

The Worst Internet In America | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The beauty of Saguache County can be inconvenient, particularly in the 21st century.
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Well worth the read - especially given the social / political implications (23 million people without internet).
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Pentagon sold $1.2 million worth of military weapons to fake cops

Pentagon sold $1.2 million worth of military weapons to fake cops | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
An undercover operation by the Government Accountability Office revealed how easy it is to obtain military gear.
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Oh goody: this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
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Verizon admits to throttling video in apparent violation of net neutrality

Verizon admits to throttling video in apparent violation of net neutrality | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we reported that Verizon Wireless appeared to be throttling Netflix traffic, — and today, the company seems to have come clean. In a statement provided to Ars Technica and Th
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A sign of things to come. 
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A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality

A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
For months, he recorded his dying father's life story. Then he used it to re-create his dad as an AI.
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A rather moving and remarkable effort.
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EPA employees who spoke out about Trump are having their emails ransacked, and the EPA's new "monitoring" firm is linked to a GOP oppo research firm

EPA employees who spoke out about Trump are having their emails ransacked, and the EPA's new "monitoring" firm is linked to a GOP oppo research firm | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
America Rising, a GOP oppo research firm, has filed a slew of Freedom of Information requests seeking access to EPA employees’ email, targeting employees who criticized Donald Trump, Scott Pr…
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Next up: monitoring their activities. 
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Chinese LinkedIn Profile Scam Targeted German Politicians

Chinese LinkedIn Profile Scam Targeted German Politicians | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
China has been using fake LinkedIn accounts to mine personal information from politicians, Germany's intelligence agency BfV has warned
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Always practice safe profiling. 
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AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space exploration. But there's a core problem with this technology
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More and more Skynet from the movie 'Terminator" seems to be coming real,...
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Fake comments and stolen identities prompt Democratic calls to delay net neutrality vote

Fake comments and stolen identities prompt Democratic calls to delay net neutrality vote | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
New York's attorney general called for the FCC to delay its vote to repeal net neutrality after researchers said they've found that more than a million comments submitted on the issue were fake.
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It's hard to tell who's real and who isn't nowadays.
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U.S. House internet censorship bill is just like the Senate bill, except worse

U.S. House internet censorship bill is just like the Senate bill, except worse | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
There are two bills racing through Congress that would undermine your right to free expression online and threaten the online communities that we all rely on. The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA, S. 1693) and the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865) might sound noble, but they would do nothing to fight sex traffickers. What they would do is force online web platforms to police their users’ activity much more stringently than ever before, silencing a lot of innocent voices in the process.
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Traveler who refused to give device passwords to police found guilty of obstruction in UK court

Traveler who refused to give device passwords to police found guilty of obstruction in UK court | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
A UK court has reaffirmed the power for state agents to use sweeping counterterrorism legislation to require travelers hand over the passwords for their..
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A disturbing ruling.
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Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages

Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Florida Power and Light’s grid did not fare well under Hurricane Irma, despite the company’s assurances that it had spent billions hardening its systems after 90% of its customers lost …
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Civil War: This Animated Map Shows Gettysburg in a Whole New Way

Civil War: This Animated Map Shows Gettysburg in a Whole New Way | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The Civil War Trust, known for its great maps and historical accounts of the war, has branched into animated maps that show move-by-move accounts of important battles
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Pretty cool!
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How to make a $7 cellphone sniffer

How to make a $7 cellphone sniffer | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
Please don’t use it for anything creepy
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The technology is there.
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Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry

Prospect of Trump tariff casts pall over U.S. solar industry | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
U.S. solar companies are snapping up cheap imported solar panels ahead of a trade decision by the Trump administration that could drive up costs and cloud the fortunes of one of the economy's brightest stars.
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Shades of the infamous Smoot Harley Act of 1930?
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World’s First Autonomous Ship to Launch in 2018

World’s First Autonomous Ship to Launch in 2018 | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
The Yara Birkeland will be the first crewless ship, and also fully electric.
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Times are a changing,....
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Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make

Learning to code might be the best (and cheapest) career choice you could make | Technological Trends | Scoop.it
This massive library of e-books, training, and tutorials will keep you up to speed on the newest topics in design, UX, web dev, and much more.
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A new necessary skill to have.
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