Emerging Tech

As law enforcement gets increasingly high-tech, is privacy being compromised?

Futurists and tech companies often use the idea of freedom to promote products, but as technology gets ever more complicated and spreads into every facet of life, it provides authorities with ever more tools and opportunities to observe the populace and potentially infringe on those freedoms. Law enforcement agencies, in particular, are rapidly incorporating cutting-edge […]

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Facebook is working on a new platform specifically for meme-obsessed teens that's already being described as 'cringey'

Three of this year’s best memes.baby tracy/Twitter; Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock; Complex/YouTube Facebook is quietly building a platform for discovering memes, TechCrunch reports. The platform is called LOL, and will consist of “funny videos and GIF-like clips” that users can vote on and share. However, LOL was described as “cringey” to TechCrunch, and the platform is said […]

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Tidal, Jay-Z's music streaming platform, is being investigated in Norway over allegations that it inflated streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums

Left to right: Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, and JAY Z onstage at the Tidal launch event.Getty Images Tidal, the music streaming platform owned by Jay-Z, is being investigated by Norwegian authorities for allegedly manipulating and inflating streaming play counts, according to Reuters. Although the official investigation was just launched, the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv has […]

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Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated

What’s the fucking shit with you, MS, pic.twitter.com/Bw9n7MbJ7v — FaiKee (@FaiKeeF) November 8, 2018 For reasons that are currently unclear, Windows 10 Professional users are finding that their properly licensed installations are being deactivated. On systems affected by the issue, Windows is complaining that a Windows 10 Home license key is being used with a […]

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Driverless cars can only take you so far. This is how smarter cities are being built

Tel Aviv, Israel Ilan Shacham/Getty Images In the sunny climes of Tel Aviv, Israel, the Smart Mobility Summit, held from October 29 to 30, brought together city administrators from across the globe, research institutions, major car companies, and stealthy startups. They all came not just for the balmy weather but to exchange ideas and discuss […]

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Tim Cook Warns That Personal Data Is Being 'Weaponized Against Us'

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, warned Wednesday that personal data is being “weaponized against us” and called for more regulation of digital privacy. Speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels, Cook said: “As far back as 1890, future Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis published an article in the Harvard […]

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James Gunn will write and possibly direct DC's 'Suicide Squad 2' after being fired from Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy 3'

Anthony Harvey/Getty Images According to TheWrap and io9, James Gunn is in talks to write and possibly direct a sequel to “Suicide Squad” for DC and Warner Bros. Gunn was fired by Disney in July from directing the third “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie after years-old offensive tweets from Gunn were uncovered. Nearly three months […]