In Fight the Future, the book, a character’s precise location at a precise moment in time can be discerned from a social media post. This happens fourteen years in the future, but it doesn’t have to. Lifehacker reports: By uploading a photo to Facebook, you’re sharing where and when you took the photo, what kind […]
A long piece on the coming–or rather, ongoing–“infocalypse,” when anyone can make it “appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did,” where phishing attacks are indistinguishable from email from someone you know, and where anyone can make an utterly convincing video of Kim Jong Un declaring nuclear war. And you don’t […]
The Motley Fool has the disturbing figures: [W]hile you benefit from participating in a credit card rewards program, the perks you’ll get are nowhere near as valuable as the benefits that come from saving for retirement. Despite this undeniable fact, more Americans are enrolled in at least one credit card rewards program than are enrolled […]
Reuters reports: California’s public utility regulator on Friday signaled it would allow self-driving car companies to transport passengers without a backup driver in the vehicle, a step forward for autonomous car developers just as the industry faces heightened scrutiny over safety concerns. The California Public Utilities Commission, the body that regulates utilities including transportation companies […]
Students at MIT have developed a device, called AlterEgo, that can learn and then recognize–that is, “hear”–words that you say to yourself. Then act upon your silent instructions. The lead developer stresses that the device doesn’t read thoughts or the random, stray words that just happen to pass through your mind. “You’re completely silent, but […]
More than three thousand Google employees petitioned management to cease development of image recognition tech for the U.S. military to use in drone strikes.