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how governments are using babies’ genes to investigate their parents
# science

how governments are using babies’ genes to investigate their parents

Police are starting to use newborns’ blood samples in criminal investigations involving their parents, alarming privacy advocates and legal scholars.

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

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.

the flawed case for benevolent authoritarianism
# politics

the flawed case for benevolent authoritarianism

Living under constant surveillance does have some benefits like deterring crime and catching frauds and cheats, argues Charles Kenny.

freedom via the web, your results may vary
# tech

freedom via the web, your results may vary

The internet is failing to live up to its utopian ideals for a simple reason. A lot of people just want to reach out to hate someone, not make friends.