19 February 2018

'Automating Inequality': Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

Author Virginia Eubanks argues that automated systems that governments across the U.S. use to deliver benefit and welfare programs are often rigged against the very people who need it most.

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Quik ‘n’ Easy #Dinner #UncleBens #Rice & Roasted...



Quik ‘n’ Easy #Dinner #UncleBens #Rice & Roasted Peppers (at Bolton)



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Uber Eats Driver Allegedly Shoots And Kills Customer In Atlanta

Atlanta Police are seeking an Uber Eats driver in connection with the killing of a 30-year-old customer during a delivery.

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Scientists Develop A Way To Use A Smartphone To Prevent Food Poisoning

A microscope that clips on to your phone's camera can detect bacteria, such as salmonella or E. coli, even in tiny amounts. But the technology can't yet distinguish between good and bad bacteria.

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17 February 2018

Please help #Autistic Girl find missing #TherapyCat lost in...



Please help #Autistic Girl find missing #TherapyCat lost in #Bolton #GreaterManchester (at Bolton)



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Nice & Frothy. Apparently its improper to drink #Cappuccino...



Nice & Frothy. Apparently its improper to drink #Cappuccino after 11am but what the #Hell (at Costa Coffee)



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Nice & Frothy. Apparently its improper to drink #Cappuccino after 11am but what the #Hell


Should The Parkland Shooting Change How We Think About Phones, Schools and Safety?

Security experts say allowing students to have their phones with them during the school day is unlikely to make anyone safer. Maybe even the opposite.

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Google conducts test to help 911 accurately locate callers

Google conducts test to help 911 accurately locate callers https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/16/17021690/google-conducts-test-help-911-accurately-locate-callers

16 February 2018

9 Examples of How Smartphones Are Eavesdropping on You

 If you aren't careful, your smartphone may be listening in on your conversation -- even when you aren't on a call. But is it real or is it just paranoia?

Приве́т, 2018: Protecting America's Next Elections

"Frankly, the United States is under attack," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats says.

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British Couple Sued Google and Cost Them $2.1million

Google was guilty. The European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, made that brutally clear. “Google abused its market dominance,” Vestager declared as she announced her judgement in Brussels on June 27, 2017.

Your Android Is Secretly Always Recording: Here’s How to Stop Google

Is your Android phone always listening to you? Does Google keep a log of everything you say? And if so, what can you do about it? In an age where every device has a microphone and they’re made by companies who love to track what you’re doing, these are valid questions. Let’s take a look at the facts behind Google recordings and how you can stop them. How Is Google Listening? Before we continue, we should explain what exactly Google records from your Android device. If you have a certain setting enabled on your phone, saying OK Google will cause...

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Mozilla VR Blog: Create VR on the Web using Unity 3D

Mozilla VR Blog: Create VR on the Web using Unity 3D https://blog.mozvr.com/webvr-using-unity/

The differences between Android and iOS are rapidly evaporating

The differences between Android and iOS are rapidly evaporating https://www.androidcentral.com/rapidly-evaporating-differences-between-ios-and-android?amp

15 February 2018

Google To Block 'Annoying' Online Ads That Fail To Make The Grade

Starting today, Google will award ads a "passing," "warning" and "failing" designation and block some of the most annoying, including pop-ups and auto-playing videos.

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Google trains AI to write Wikipedia articles

A team within Google Brain – the web giant's crack machine-learning research lab – has taught software to generate Wikipedia-style articles

14 February 2018

Medical Records May Finally Be Coming To Your Apple Smartphone

In a planned upgrade of Apple's operating system for iPhones, the Health app will include health records, so people can take detailed, personal health information anywhere.

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