Tag: Opinion

We gave US police, ICE, and CBP AI without regulations in 2016: Now it’s 1984

This weekend’s ICE raids are essentially a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the government‘s surveillance state. The same AI-powered tools empowering those agents to identify, target, track, and spy on immigrants without a warrant are already in the hands of police officers, sherriff’s deputies, and border patrol agents across the country. If you’re undocumented you should be […]

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Fears of AI-powered hacking are misplaced as criminals are doing fine without it

Artificial intelligence is captivating tech news audiences. Unfortunately, growing expectations for AI’s impact on legitimate business have spawned a distracting narrative about potential AI-powered cyberattacks. Is this really a threat that needs to be on our radar? Based on my work examining dark web markets and the techniques cybercriminals use to collect, resell or commit […]

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Kirkpatrick Critiques Facebook on Keen’s Podcast

Is this man a world-improving innovator or a blithe and cavalier profiteer? Or a little bit of both? Kirkpatrick and Keen explore the problem. (Photo: Shutterstock) Facebook’s never-ending cycle continues: growth, success, malfeasance, semi-apology, public anger, and attempted remediation, and then more growth. The global social media behemoth is maddeningly challenging, even as its central […]

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You can’t offer to murder cops on Reddit unless you’re on r/TheDonald

Reddit has a very specific policy prohibiting people from threatening bodily harm or attempting to incite violence. It uses this policy as the basis for banning individual accounts, discussion threads, and whole subreddits. Basically if you cross the line, you’re gone. Unless you’re a member of the r/TheDonald subreddit, in which case the rules don’t […]

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Sony’s already won the next console war thanks to PSVR

Sony skipped gaming’s biggest event, E3, this year and Microsoft pounced. Xbox stormed the stage with a veritable bevvy of announcements. about new games and services, and a slew of details about its next generation console — dubbed Project Scarlett. It was a fantastic showing for what will surely be the next generation’s console war loser. I know it’s […]

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The frontline of the abortion battle isn’t in Alabama, it’s online

As the legislative noose draws tighter around women’s necks, it’s centuries-old technology, or modern adaptation of it anyway, that could provide some much-needed breathing room. After Louisiana and Georgia recently joined the ranks of states passing so-called “heartbeat bills” — legislative bans and restrictions on safe abortion for women housing an embryo after approximately six […]

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