Google Futurist Says Universal Basic Income by 2030

Google’s Director of Engineering, Ray Kurzweil has been known for making bold predictions since the 1990s. His latest prediction is that the world will have a universal basic income by the 2030’s. Kurzweil touts an 84% success rate on his predictions of the future. “In the early 2030s, we’ll have universal basic income in the […]

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Man Granted the Right to Be Forgotten in Landmark Google Ruling

In what potentially a landmark ruling, a British man has been granted the legal right to have a former criminal charge stripped from search engine Google’s results. The judge in the case wrote “the crime and punishment information has become out of date, irrelevant and of no sufficient legitimate interest to users of Google search […]

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Driverless Uber Car Strikes and Kills Woman in Tempe, Arizona, Last Night

A woman in Tempe, Arizona, has been killed after being struck by a self-driving Uber car at about 10 p.m. last night. The victim’s name has not as of yet been released. The vehicle was in autonomous, or self-driving mode, but did have a person behind the wheel when it struck the woman who was […]

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Former Executives at Google and Facebook Form New Group to Combat the Tech Giants’ Influence

A group of early employees at Facebook and Google have banded together to counter the effects of the companies hey helped build.  The employees are forming a consortium of experts called the Center of Humane Technology.  Along with the nonprofit media watchdog, Common Sense Media, they are planning anti-tech-addiction campaigns patterned after anti-smoking campaign, that […]

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Twitter: Russian Bots Retweeted Trump Nearly 470,000 Times During Final Weeks of the Election

Twitter revealed to Congressional lawmakers this week that Russian bots, or automated accounts, retweeted the president nearly 470,000 times during the final weeks of the presidential election.  The company had reported that it has identified 201 accounts linked to Russian interference efforts. The company says the retweeting activity took place between September 1 and November […]

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Google, Twitter Saw No Evidence of Russian Influence Efforts in Any of Last Year’s Special Elections

Google and Twitter told Congress that they have found no evidence of Russian influence efforts in the handful of U.S. special elections held last year.  The companies responded to written questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee.  The questions were a follow up to a November 1 hearing in which the companies were heavily criticized for […]

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