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the automated workhouse: how machines quietly conquered the world
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the automated workhouse: how machines quietly conquered the world

Science fiction imagines humans subservient to rows of servers humming in a data centers after losing a world war. In reality, the machines didn’t have to fire a single shot…

hackers aren’t getting better, so why do we keep getting hacked?
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hackers aren’t getting better, so why do we keep getting hacked?

We’re told that digital security is a cat and mouse game between computer geniuses, but the reality is a lot less impressive and sadder than we’re led to believe.

today’s social media is literally killing us
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today’s social media is literally killing us

Rather than connecting the world and fostering meaningful dialogue, social media is encouraging conspiracies, scams, dangerous hoaxes, and even genocide.

why social media is a cesspool, and how regulation could make it worse
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why social media is a cesspool, and how regulation could make it worse

Social media is changing the world for the worse, which has some people wondering if it’s time to start regulating it. But regulation could be a much worse cure than the disease.

why computers of the future may have to sleep
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why computers of the future may have to sleep

Turns out artificial intelligence needs a nap every once in a while to stay accurate, and that may tell us something fundamental about our own minds.

china is creating the blueprint for totalitarian techno-idiocracy
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china is creating the blueprint for totalitarian techno-idiocracy

China is aiming for AI supremacy to automate and export totalitarianism. This effort is bound to backfire, but not for the reason you may think.

why the first thing you should do with the tiktok app is uninstall it
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why the first thing you should do with the tiktok app is uninstall it

While most apps you use today collect a lot of data, TikTok goes far beyond normal logging and location services, and straight into the realm of spyware.

why the earn it act is a backdoor for a digital police state
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why the earn it act is a backdoor for a digital police state

With the EARN IT bill, politicians are unwittingly and stubbornly putting us at greater risk from criminals and terrorists while insisting they’re just trying to protect us.

why tech bros criticizing covid models don’t know what they’re talking about
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why tech bros criticizing covid models don’t know what they’re talking about

Pay no attention to the tech personalities double guessing COVID-19 models. They’re not the experts they think they are, or pretend to be.

the world after covid-19: less outsourcing, more onshoring and automation?
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the world after covid-19: less outsourcing, more onshoring and automation?

As the virus pushes our finely fined, just-in-time supply chains to the breaking point with frustrating ease, it's worth asking if we should rethink how we make and service things.

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