Wednesday, October 18, 2017
whatsapp

All WhatsApp Messages Are Now Encrypted

All WhatsApp messages are now encrypted — here's why that's a big deal Source - Tech Insider WhatsApp announced on Tuesday that all messages sent through the most recent version of its app will be fully encrypted. Encryption is now applied to "every...
phones

Over 700 Million Phones, Cars, and Devices Have Chinese Spyware

Source: MATT APUZZO and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT of The New York Times Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say For about $50, you can get a smartphone with a high-definition display, fast data service and, according to...
dna

DNA sequencing technology sparks a patent fight

Gene sequencing technology sparks a patent fight shrouded in mystery Source - Science Mag The inexpensive and portable approach to DNA analysis known as nanopore sequencing has just begun to take off, but it has already sparked a legal battle between...
AI

Microsoft apologizes after AI teen “Tay” misbehaves

Microsoft has apologized for creating an artificially intelligent chat bot that quickly turned into a holocaust-denying racist. Source - BBC But in doing so made it clear Tay's views were a result of nurture, not nature. Tay confirmed what we already...
AI

Google Artificial Intelligence Defeats Human at Board Game

Google's DeepMind AI makes history by defeating Go champion Lee Se-dol Source - Telegraph UK An artificial intelligence has beaten the world champion of one of civilisation's oldest board games for the first time in history. Lee Se-dol, a 33-year-old South Korean, resigned the...
bitcoin

Blockchain – based Microgrid Gives Power To New York

A new project in New York City is letting residents buy and sell renewable energy to each other, bypassing central authority Source - New Scientist SOMETHING odd is happening on President Street in Brooklyn. While solar panels on the roofs of...

AT&T makes the poor pay more

Source: Steve Dent via Engadget AT&T is using a technicality to refuse its FCC-mandated "Access From AT&T" discount program to families who should qualify for it, according to the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). In an absurd twist, the loophole...
drone

US Military Unleashes Drone Swarm Over California

Source: Seeker US Military Unleashes Swarm of Micro Drones Over California The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of drone locusts on its adversaries after officials on Monday said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones. The important...
self driving car

Google’s Autonomous Car Caused It’s First Crash

Google's Autonomous car caused its first crash on February 14, when it changed lanes and put itself in the path of an oncoming bus. Source - Wired In an accident report filed with the California DMV on February 23 (and made public today),...
wind

All Electric Trains In Netherlands Now Run On 100% Wind Power

Source: Anonymous Headquarters All Electric Trains In Netherlands Now Run On 100% Wind Power Approximately 600,000 passengers are now transported via wind power in the Netherlands. January 1, 2017 – All electric passenger trains in the Netherlands are now powered entirely by...

BREAKING NEWS

Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book

Source: The Intercept Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Entire Address Book Sarahah, an app that lets people sign up to receive anonymized, candid messages, has...