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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Facebook Spent $20 Million on Zuckerberg Security in 3 Years

Facebook is paying $9 million to protect its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. The figure was revealed in a public filing that shows the social media giant increased the amount paid to secure Zuckerburg more than 50%, going from $5.8 million spent in 2016 to the $9 million figure last year. In all, Facebook has paid over […]

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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 The judge in the case wrote “the crime and punishment information has become out of date, irrelevant and of no sufficient legitimate interest to users of Google search […]

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Scientists Call for Boycott of South Korean University Over “Killer Robots”

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) made headlines last month for announcing a partnership with defense company Hanwha Systems to develop artificial intelligence. There is now growing concern that the partnership will lead to the creation of autonomous weapons. A group of over fifty AI scientists from all over the world has […]

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Vladimir Putin Responds to Facebook Shutting Down 270 Russian Accounts Involved in Scandal

Social media giant Facebook has announced the deletion of more than 270 accounts reportedly operated by the Internet Research Agency, a Russian disinformation operation. All in all, 138 pages, seventy-five accounts and sixty-five Instagram accounts to tide the IRA were removed. “The IRA has repeatedly used complex networks of inauthentic accounts to deceive and manipulate […]

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Facebook Announces Restrictions on Data Access, Admits Number of Accounts Breached Closer to 87 Million

Facebook, in announcing significant changes to its information-sharing features with third-party app developers, has announced that up to 87 million Facebook users – mostly in the U.S. – have had their information inappropriately harvested by political data research firm Cambridge Analytica. The number was previously reported as 50 million by the company. Cambridge Analytica uses […]

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