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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

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Tech News Flash: Tuesday -- November 20, 2018

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Human Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over 'Killer Robot' Threat
10 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Retirement to a Scam
Amazon Is Just the Tip of the AI Bias Iceberg
Acumos Project's 1st Software, Athena, Helps Ease AI Deployment
Review: Battlefield V Mixes Fantastic Gameplay With Intense Realism

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Today's Story Highlights

Human Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over 'Killer Robot' Threat
Leaders from Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School's International
Human Rights Clinic have issued a dire warning that nations around the
world haven't been doing enough to ban the development of autonomous
weapons -- so-called "killer robots." The groups issued a joint report
that calls for a complete ban on these systems before it becomes too
late to act.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85695.html

10 Ways to Avoid Losing Your Retirement to a Scam
Several years ago, my wife and I invested in a project called "Sanctuary
Belize" and, like many of the investors, we were incredibly excited
about the prospect of retiring in paradise. After a time, things just
weren't adding up. The company supposedly put controls in place to
reverse course, but we exited the project. As it turned out, those
controls either were not put in place or failed.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85689.html

Amazon Is Just the Tip of the AI Bias Iceberg
Amazon recently disclosed its 2015 decision to scrap a recruitment tool
used to hire talent, after finding that it had a bias against women.
While this story has been covered sufficiently, there is a much greater
story still to tell: A substantial amount of the AI technology that
currently is used for recruitment and human resources purposes has been
acting independently for some time.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85688.html

Acumos Project's 1st Software, Athena, Helps Ease AI Deployment
The LF Deep Learning Foundation has announced the availability of the
first software from the Acumos AI Project. Dubbed "Athena," it supports
open source innovation in AI, ML and DL. The goal is to make critical
new technologies available to developers and data scientists everywhere.
Launched earlier this year, Acumos is part of a Linux Foundation
umbrella organization.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85686.html

Review: Battlefield V Mixes Fantastic Gameplay With Intense Realism
After taking Battlefield to "the beginning" with the First World War-
based Battlefield 1 , developers have returned the action to World War
II with Battlefield V . Anyone who's not familiar with this first-person
shooter need know only that the original game, introduced in 2002 as
Battlefield 1942 , offers players the chance to control vehicles as well
as soldiers.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85684.html

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Friday, 16 November 2018

Tech News Flash


Tech News Flash: Friday -- November 16, 2018

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Headline Scan
Amazon Is Just the Tip of the AI Bias Iceberg
Acumos Project's 1st Software, Athena, Helps Ease AI Deployment
Review: Battlefield V Mixes Fantastic Gameplay With Intense Realism
Whether Intended or Accidental, Internet Traffic Rerouting Can Be Costly
Star Explorer Mae Jemison: The Sky Connects Us

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Today's Story Highlights

Amazon Is Just the Tip of the AI Bias Iceberg
Amazon recently disclosed its 2015 decision to scrap a recruitment tool
used to hire talent, after finding that it had a bias against women.
While this story has been covered sufficiently, there is a much greater
story still to tell: A substantial amount of the AI technology that
currently is used for recruitment and human resources purposes has been
acting independently for some time.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85688.html

Acumos Project's 1st Software, Athena, Helps Ease AI Deployment
The LF Deep Learning Foundation has announced the availability of the
first software from the Acumos AI Project. Dubbed "Athena," it supports
open source innovation in AI, ML and DL. The goal is to make critical
new technologies available to developers and data scientists everywhere.
Launched earlier this year, Acumos is part of a Linux Foundation
umbrella organization.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85686.html

Review: Battlefield V Mixes Fantastic Gameplay With Intense Realism
After taking Battlefield to "the beginning" with the First World War-
based Battlefield 1 , developers have returned the action to World War
II with Battlefield V . Anyone who's not familiar with this first-person
shooter need know only that the original game, introduced in 2002 as
Battlefield 1942 , offers players the chance to control vehicles as well
as soldiers.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85684.html

Whether Intended or Accidental, Internet Traffic Rerouting Can Be Costly
An apparent prefix leak from an errant router misconfiguration caused
Google to lose control of several million of its IP addresses for more
than an hour on Monday. During the event, Internet traffic was misrouted
to China and Russia from Nigeria. The incident initially sparked
concerns that it might have been a hijacking. The mishap made Google
services unavailable to many users intermittently.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85679.html

Star Explorer Mae Jemison: The Sky Connects Us
Mae Jemison recently shared some illuminating recollections of her
astronaut experiences, but they were neither the starting point nor the
ending point of our conversation. This extraordinary woman's career is
too packed with present and future endeavors to dwell very long on her
stellar past. She currently leads 100 Year Starship, which aims to make
interstellar travel a reality within a century.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85659.html

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Tech News Flash


Tech News Flash: Tuesday -- November 13, 2018

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Headline Scan
Star Explorer Mae Jemison: The Sky Connects Us
Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools
Let's Create a TV Show to Fix Silicon Valley
The Internet's Precarious Health

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Star Explorer Mae Jemison: The Sky Connects Us
Mae Jemison recently shared some illuminating recollections of her
astronaut experiences, but they were neither the starting point nor the
ending point of our conversation. This extraordinary woman's career is
too packed with present and future endeavors to dwell very long on her
stellar past. She currently leads 100 Year Starship, which aims to make
interstellar travel a reality within a century.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85659.html

Google Shows Off New Android Dev Tools
Google has announced support for a range of new Android tools for
application developers, chief among them the creation of a new support
category for foldable devices. After years of speculation, it finally
looks as though foldable screen smartphones are headed to market.
Google's dev announcement followed closely on the heels of Samsung's
announcement of a folding phone/tablet prototype.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85671.html

Let's Create a TV Show to Fix Silicon Valley
Startups have been creating employee hell in Silicon Valley. That was on
my mind as I read the book Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work
Miserable for the Rest of Us . I think this book should be required
reading for anybody who thinks working for a startup in Silicon Valley
would be fun. Unless you are into humiliation and abuse you probably
should avoid these startups like the plague.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85674.html

The Internet's Precarious Health
Mozilla has launched the first full edition of its Internet Health
Report. The report is "an open source effort to explore the state of
human life on the Internet," said Mozilla Executive Director Mark
Surman. It consists of research and analysis about the Internet compiled
by researchers, engineers, data scientists, policy analysts and artists
in Mozilla's extended community.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85675.html

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Monday, 12 November 2018

Tech News Flash


Tech News Flash: Monday -- November 12, 2018

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Headline Scan
Let's Create a TV Show to Fix Silicon Valley
The Internet's Precarious Health
IBM Dons Red Hat for Cloudy Future
Cryptohackers Breach StatCounter to Steal Bitcoins
Got a Screwdriver? GalliumOS Can Turn Chromebooks Into Linux Boxes
How to Protect Your Online Privacy: A Practical Guide
Overcoming Your Terror of Arch Linux
Mobile Phone Security: All You Need to Know

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Let's Create a TV Show to Fix Silicon Valley
Startups have been creating employee hell in Silicon Valley. That was on
my mind as I read the book Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work
Miserable for the Rest of Us . I think this book should be required
reading for anybody who thinks working for a startup in Silicon Valley
would be fun. Unless you are into humiliation and abuse you probably
should avoid these startups like the plague.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85674.html

The Internet's Precarious Health
Mozilla has launched the first full edition of its Internet Health
Report. The report is "an open source effort to explore the state of
human life on the Internet," said Mozilla Executive Director Mark
Surman. It consists of research and analysis about the Internet compiled
by researchers, engineers, data scientists, policy analysts and artists
in Mozilla's extended community.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85675.html

IBM Dons Red Hat for Cloudy Future
IBM's deal to acquire Red Hat caught everyone by surprise when it was
announced less than two weeks ago. While concerns spread quickly about
what it would mean for the largest enterprise Linux platform, IBM and
Red Hat executives assured employees and customers that Red Hat would
continue to operate independently -- at least for now. Intel made a
similar acquisition of Wind River in 2009.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85673.html

Cryptohackers Breach StatCounter to Steal Bitcoins
Hackers planted malware on StatCounter to steal bitcoin revenue from
Gate.io account holders, according to Eset researcher Matthieu Faou, who
discovered the breach. The malicious code was added to StatCounter's
site-tracking script last weekend, he reported. The malicious code
hijacks any bitcoin transactions made through the Web interface of the
Gate.io cryptocurrency exchange.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85668.html

Got a Screwdriver? GalliumOS Can Turn Chromebooks Into Linux Boxes
GalliumOS is a Chromebook-specific Linux variant. It lets you put a real
Linux distro on a Chromebook. My recent review of a new Chromebook
feature -- the ability to run Linux apps on some Chromebook models --
sparked my interest in other technologies that run complete Linux
distros on some Chromebooks without using ChromeOS. GalliumOS can be a
handy workaround.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85667.html

How to Protect Your Online Privacy: A Practical Guide
Do you take your online privacy seriously? Most people don't. They have
an ideal scenario of just how private their online activities should be,
but they rarely do anything to actually achieve it. The problem is that
bad actors know and rely on this fact, and that's why there's been a
steady rise in identity theft cases from 2013 to 2017, often resulting
in loss of reputation or financial woes.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85663.html

Overcoming Your Terror of Arch Linux
A recent episode of a Linux news podcast I keep up with featured an
interview with a journalist who had written a piece for a non-Linux
audience about giving it a try. It was surprisingly widely read. The
writer's experience with some of the more popular desktop distributions
had been overwhelmingly positive, and he said as much in his piece and
during the subsequent podcast interview.
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85666.html

Mobile Phone Security: All You Need to Know
We rely on our phones to process and store reams of personal digital
data. Our digital activities -- from checking bank balances to paying
for a product with a tap of the screen, to sending friends and family
messages over social media, to accessing work emails remotely -- have
turned our phones into a goldmine of personal information. How secure is
your mobile device?
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/85661.html

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