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April 27th, 2020
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By: Rachel Bovard – amgreatness.com – April 24, 2020 The ground is shifting quickly beneath our feet when it comes to tech, privacy, and power. And, although tech companies, their advocates, and even some policymakers, would like us to imagine these issues are cut and dried, they are not. In their book The Sovereign Individual, published on the eve of...
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April 24th, 2020
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By: Victor Davis Hanson – nationalreview.com – April 23, 2020 The world was a dangerous place before — and will be after — the coronavirus pandemic. While Americans debate the proper ongoing response to the virus and argue over the infection’s origins, nature, and trajectory, they may have tuned out other, often just as scary, news. Many Americans are irate...
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December 26th, 2019
By: Jordan Lancaster – washingtonexaminer.com – December 26, 2019 Administrators tracking someone’s personal cellphone to monitor their location sounds like something the Communist Party might do in China. But it’s happening right here. Multiple colleges across the country have started tracking the exact location of their students at all times, according to the Washington Post. In a move that school administrators claim will...
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August 12th, 2019
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By: Edward C. Baig – usatoday.com – August 12, 2019 Trying to break free of the constant lure of your smartphone could make you feel like Michael Corleone in “The Godfather Part III”: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” Bill Johnson tried taking a break. The 46-year-old sales director from Marion, Iowa, stopped using social media for 30...
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May 29th, 2019
Global network. Blockchain. Polygon mesh 3D illustration. Neural networks and artificial intelligence. Abstract technological background
By: S. Joshua Swamidass – wsj.com – May 9, 2019 As the technology advances, science and religion should each give the other its due. Science fiction often depicts artificial intelligence as technical minds embodied in humanlike bodies. Think Commander Data of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” In reality, AI is mindless and usually disembodied. Yet it’s still important, and scientists shouldn’t be...
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May 14th, 2019
Power of Social Media
By: Catey Hill – marketwatch.com – May 13, 2019 You’re not going to like this. Millennials spend more time on social media than older generations: People ages 25-34 spend 141 minutes per day on it, versus 105 for the 35-44 set. And that could be hurting both their finances and mental health. Indeed, nearly half of millennials (49%) say that...
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March 11th, 2019
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By: Our Correspondents – independent.ng – February 17, 2019 For more than 70 years, Wycliffe Bible Translators has worked to give people the Word of God in their own language. It took 67 years to complete the first 500 Bibles, and the second 500 took only 17 years. Now, updated software for smartphones called Paratext Lite will speed up the process even more....
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December 12th, 2018
Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies
By: Jillian D’Onfro – cnbc.com – December 11, 2018 It was Sundar Pichai’s turn in the congressional hot seat. Google’s CEO testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for 3.5 hours while lawmakers grilled him on a wide range of issues, including potential political bias on the company’s platforms, its plans for a censored search app in China and...
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December 12th, 2018
235 million locations captured from more than 1.2 million unique devices during a three-day period in 2017
Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is. By: Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Natasha Singer, Michael H. Keller & Aaron Krolik – nytimes.com – December 10, 2018 The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following...
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November 27th, 2018
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By: David French – nationalreview.com – November 26, 2018 Human nature wins. There was a time, not too long ago, when the American tech billionaires truly believed they could have it all. They believed that they could create platforms for all people, encourage engagement and dialogue, get immensely rich, and change the world in a specific, progressive way. Think back...
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