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World Economic Forum Says Tech Firms Must Do More to Tackle Extremism

If tech firms don’t act, governments may impose regulations limiting free speech. U.S. tech firms such as Facebook fb and Twitter twtr should be more aggressive in tackling extremism and political misinformation if they want to avoid government action, a report from the World Economic Forum said on Monday. The study from the Swiss nonprofit […]

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The Race to Secure Voting Tech Gets an Urgent Jumpstart

Numerous electronic voting machines used in United States elections have critical exposures that could make them vulnerable to hacking. Security experts have known that for a decade. But it wasn’t until Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential campaigns and began probing digital voting systems that the topic took on pressing urgency. Now hackers, researchers, […]

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This Tech IPO Is the Latest to Limit Rights of Small Investors

Super voting rights are a concern. When data center operator Switch goes public on Friday it will be the latest tech firm using special shares to limit the rights of minority investors, making it ineligible for inclusion in the S&P 500 under new rules meant to deter such practices. The Las Vegas company, run by […]

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How The U.S. Military’s Tech Is Going Green To Save Lives

Refueling a destroyer or any other large piece of military hardware is incredibly dangerous because it leaves troops very vulnerable to attack, especially if it requires a huge convoy. U.S. troops have lost their lives trying refuel vessels that are ultra-dependent on oil. The Department of Defense knows this, and as… Read more… All articles

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Facebook enlists AI tech to help prevent suicide

Can Facebook use all that it knows about us to help stop someone from committing suicide? It’s been more than a rhetorical question since January, after a video, pulled from the social media platform Live.Me and shared on Facebook, showed a 12-year-old Katelyn Nicole Davis taking her own lifeFacebook couldn’t control the spread of the […]

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Battle of the clouds: tech titans' results

The two firms face stiff competition on that front from Amazon, which has built a huge cloud-computing business alongside its retail operation, and … Cloud Computing

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried. 1. The internet echo chamber “Technology by itself is not evil, but people can use it for bad things,” Barbara […]

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried. 1. The internet echo chamber “Technology by itself is not evil, but people can use it for bad things,” Barbara […]

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5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried. 1. The internet echo chamber “Technology by itself is not evil, but people can use it for bad things,” Barbara […]

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7 must-have back-to-school tech products for college students

Ah, college. A time for co-ed dorms, tailgate parties and — oh right, studying. But who says campus life can’t include work and play.     This fall, the two will join forces, thanks to a slew of fun and innovative products on the market.    Forget the highlighters and spiral notebooks. The best back-to-school gear […]

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Brexit: What it means for Tech (but don’t panic)

Britain votes to leave the EU, but what does this mean for the technology industry? Let’s take a look at the situation in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But let’s keep this a politics-free zone, eh? In IT Blogwatch, British bloggers panic (or not). Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits […]

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