The debate within the military is no longer about whether to build autonomous weapons but how much independence to give them. Gen. Paul J. Selva of the Air Force, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said recently that the United States was about a decade away from having the technology to build a fully independent robot that could decide on its own whom and when to kill, though it had no intention of building one. Other countries were not far behind, and it was very likely that someone would eventually try to unleash “something like a Terminator,” General Selva said, invoking what
Someone successfully shut down many websites Friday, attacking a crucial part of the internet that has been made more vulnerable due to an Obama administration decision to surrender American control, according to experts. Websites like Twitter, Spotify, Reddit and many others were not working for a large portion of U.S. citizens Friday, after unknown hackers breached the servers of Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) host. Essentially the “yellow pages” of online addresses, DNS is the technical network that converts web address names into numbers.
New documents reveal the telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement—without a warrant—and earning millions a year from taxpayers. Hemisphere is a secretive program run by AT&T that searches trillions of call records and analyzes cellular data to determine where a target is located, with whom he speaks, and potentially why. AT&T’s own documentation—reported here by The Daily Beast for the first time—shows Hemisphere was used far beyond the war on drugs to include everything from investigations of homicide to Medicaid fraud. Hemisphere isn’t a “partnership” but rather a product A
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg told Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta that she "badly" wants Clinton to become president, according to new emails released by Wikileaks. In the United States, Facebook has suffered a string of embarrassing headlines this election season — as its moderators have deleted or banned innocuous content which criticizes Clinton, a whole community page that mocked her, and the personal profiles of users with pro-Trump opinions. When Wikileaks released emails exposing the Democratic National Committee’s sabotage of Clinton’s primary rival Bernie Sanders, th
Computer software is now replacing journalists, synthesizing news items electronically by crawling the internet. Even traders in financial markets are being replaced by automated algorithms. A large part of the population are now members of the “precariat,” a shortened version of the term “precarious proletariat” used in Japan to describe workers without job security who now make up over 30% of the country’s workforce as companies cut labor costs. Changes in the workforce affect the nature of society. In the brave new world, a small elite, say, 5%, enjoy the significant wealth and control of
We believe their positions, especially on immigration, which purport to improve the lives of Americans, would in practice hurt citizens and noncitizens alike. HERE COMES THE HILARIOUSLY DELUSIONAL PART.. In contrast, the Democratic Party, and Hillary Clinton in particular, is running on a vision of optimism, pragmatism, inclusiveness and mutual benefit,” LOLOL, a pathological lying career criminal that ran one of the most divisive campaigns in history labeling every opponent with some derogatory term like racist, sexist, xenophobe, homophobe, demagogue,,, you name it is 'inclusiveness, pragm
"If any website is inappropriate they said to get in touch with them and inform them of the URL and the time the content was found," Prajin told reporters. That conforms with Google's practice around the world, Alphabet Inc's Google says. "We have always had clear and consistent policies for removal requests from governments around the world and we continue to operate in line with those policies," a Google spokesperson in California told Reuters on Friday.
"His (Trump) vision stands against the open exchange of ideas, free movement of people, and productive engagement with the outside world that is critical to our economy." Trump has railed against immigrants, proposed "shutting down" part of the internet as a security move, criticized Apple for making its products abroad and accused online retail giant Amazon of "getting away with murder, tax-wise." Instead of focusing on the future and technology, Trump appears to his detractors to be bent on resurrecting manufacturing jobs from a bygone era. (Because you know, China doesn't love manufacturin