Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Facebook’s Privacy and Transparency Failings Are Still a Serious Problem

You give Facebook all of your data in exchange for using their service—an exchange that seems increasingly out of whack.

Via:: Wired News


Cambridge Analytica Is Finally Under Fire Because of Whistleblowers

It was no secret that Cambridge Analytica was manipulating people with big data. But it took a former employee’s reckoning to provoke outrage.

Via:: Wired News


Can Facebook be trusted with your personal info? Voter harvesting scheme shows perils for users

Facebook had allowed apps to access users personal info and that of their friends. News that one gave it to a voter targeting firm has renewed concerns over user privacy.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


This smokeless charcoal grill is perfect for your balcony

The team at LotusGrill think they’ve come up with the perfect portable, smokeless charcoal grill. (Smokeless AND charcoal?) Did they manage to pull off the impossible?

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Uber’s Self-Driving Car Just Killed Somebody in Arizona. Now What?

The first deadly crash raises questions about how quickly autonomous driving technology is progressing—and who’s in charge of keeping everybody safe.

Via:: Wired News


Cambridge Analytica Execs Caught Discussing Extortion and Fake News

In undercover videos filmed by Britain’s Channel 4 news, Cambridge Analytica executives appear to offer up various unsavory tactics to influence campaigns.

Via:: Wired News


HTC Vive Gets $100 Price Cut, Vive Pro Launches For $799

The HTC Vive VR system is finally getting affordable as the new Vive Pro goes up for preorder.

Via:: Wired News


How Europe’s New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25, requiring that people know, understand, and consent to the data collected about them.

Via:: Wired News


Robots Break New Ground in Construction Industry

Robots have moved into factories, warehouses, stores and even our homes. Now they’re heading to a construction site near you. Tech startups are developing self-driving bulldozers, drones to inspect work sites and robot bricklayers. (March 19)

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Stephen Hawking predicts 'end of the world' weeks before his death

Stephen Hawking predicts the end of the world just weeks before he dies.

Via:: USA Today Tech News

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