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Thursday May 23, 2019. 02:04 AM
Every year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation presents its Pioneer Awards (previously); now renamed the Barlow Award in honor of EFF co-founder John Perry Barlow, who died last year. Nominations for this year's Barlow are open until June 5: if you know someone who has...
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Long story short: Models are ineffective, racist, dumb... Analysis AI experts, lawyers, and law enforcement urged US Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology during a hearing held by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday.…
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In recent weeks, Tesla has been pushing out a new version of Autopilot with automatic lane-change capabilities to Model 3s -- including one owned by Consumer Reports. So the group dispatched several drivers to highways...
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Millions of golfer records from the Game Golf app, including GPS details from courses played, usernames and passwords, and even Facebook login data, were all exposed for anyone with an internet browser to see -- a veritable hole-in-one for a cyberattacker looking to build...
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The security of your web-based accounts should be of utmost importance. And, yet, most people protect theirs with passwords that are so weak that they’re easily compromised. Want a foolproof way to keep […] The post Get Up to 94 Percent Off These Popular Password Managers...
    Geek - May 23, 01:00 AM
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Game of Thrones just wrapped up its season finale, but some fans were bummed that the show ended without Arya Stark killing one major character on her list. Maisie Williams, the actress who […] The post ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Wanted Arya Stark to Finish Her...
    Geek - May 23, 12:45 AM
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Razer, the gaming hardware manufacturing company that purchased Ouya's software assets in mid-2015, announced today that the crowdfunded Android console will cease functioning on June 25th. 'That date will mark the unremarkable end of what began as a runaway Kickstarter...
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Enlarge (credit: Loron, et. al.) When did the first complex multicellular life arise? Most people, being a bit self-centered, would point to the Ediacaran and Cambrian, when the first animal life appeared and then diversified. Yet studies of DNA suggest that fungi may have...
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An endangered African painted dog pup was recently killed at a Florida zoo after it was accidentally crushed to death by “a solid metal guillotine door,” according to officials. On Monday, Zoo Miami […] The post Endangered Painted Dog Pup Killed By Freak ‘Guillotine Door’...
    Geek - May 23, 12:02 AM
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A war machine fueled by damned souls careens across a burnt hellscape at a hundred miles an hour. Another, this one piloted by a crew of imps, is behind it, nipping at its […] The post Why ‘Dungeons & Dragons Live: The Descent’ Is the Future of Conventions appeared first on...
    Geek - May 23, 12:00 AM
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Wednesday May 22, 2019. 11:50 PM
At The Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything Festival on Tuesday, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian spoke out against the toxicity of 'hustle porn' and how always-on work culture creates 'broken' people. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: I've spoken...
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Enlarge / MONTGOMERY, Ala. - MAY 19, 2019: A protestor dressed as a character from the Hulu TV show The Handmaid's Tale, based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Atwood, walks back to her car after participating in a rally against one of the nation's most restrictive bans ...
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Meanwhile, privacy advocates run screaming from news, trip, end up in hospital Comcast is working on a health device complete with motion sensors that will keep tabs on elderly or disabled people in their own homes.…
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Construction crews have made an unexpected — and historic — discovery when workers dug up dinosaur fossils at a Denver suburb. A limb bone and several ribs from a horned dinosaur were the […] The post Construction Workers Unearth Dinosaur Fossils in Denver Suburb...
    Geek - May 22, 11:25 PM
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Enlarge / Workers and packages inside an Amazon warehouse. (credit: Getty Images | Macduff Everton) Amazon has created video games that its warehouse workers can 'play' while they fill customer orders in an effort to speed up fulfillment and relieve the tedium of packing...
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On April 23, Rocky was getting ready to nap in his doghouse in Costa Rica when a bizarre meteorite crashed through the roof and punctured the structure. Thankfully, the dog did not have […] The post Mysterious Meteorite Crashes Through Doghouse Roof in Costa Rica appeared...
    Geek - May 22, 11:20 PM
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On May 7, hackers infected about 10,000 of Baltimore city government's computers with an aggressive form of ransomware called RobbinHood, and insisted the city pay 13 bitcoin (then $76,280, today $102,310) to cut the computers loose. The hackers claimed the price would go up ...
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Safari tech ready to be ignored by online ad giants like all other privacy proposals Apple's WebKit team, which develops the plumbing beneath the iGiant's Safari browser, has proposed a way that online ads can be measured while maintaining the privacy of those browsing the...
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Reader, I must confess: I am An Old. It has been at least a year and I’m still mostly unsure as to what exactly Fortnite is. I have played Overwatch and hear it’s… […] The post Epic Games Launches ‘Fortnite’ Crossover With Nike Air Jordans appeared first on Geek.com.
    Geek - May 22, 10:48 PM
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