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As UN Human Rights Chief Urges Stricter Rules, Snowden Calls for End to Spyware Trade
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The United Nations human rights chief and American whistleblower Edward Snowden on Monday joined the wide range of public figures demanding urgent action after reporting that Pegasus hacking spyware, sold by the Israeli firm NSO Group, has been used to fa ...[Read more]
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Oracle Boasted That Its Software Was Used Against U.S. Protesters. Then It Took the Tech to China.
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According to the documents and to video presentations, CPD used a tool called Endeca Information Discovery, a product from tech giant Oracle, to merge crime records, 911 calls, and other routine police information with protesters’ tweets. Oracle claims ...[Read more]
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Opposing PRO Act, Uber and Other Gig Companies Spend Over $1 Million Lobbying Congress
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Even as President Joe Biden called for Congress during his joint address last week to pass labor reform legislation, a slate of gig companies has spent over $1 million lobbying Congress to influence the PRO Act and other related issues in 2021 alone, acco ...[Read more]
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Cuba’s Innovative Cancer Vaccine Is Finally Coming to America
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The collaboration between Roswell and Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology, which developed the vaccine, actually began in 2011, years before the Obama administration started easing restrictions on Cuba. Gisela Gonzalez, one of the Cuban researchers w ...[Read more]
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Bitcoin Could Push Global Emissions Above 2 Degrees Celsius, Scientists Say
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Bitcoin mining may consume more than 120 terawatt-hours of electricity globally this year -- more energy than Argentina. ...[Read more]
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DHS may have found unauthorized Mass Phone Listening Devices in Washington DC
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The Associated Press reports today that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed that it found what appear to be unauthorized cell-site simulators, also known as Stingrays, in Washington DC last year. The agency told Senator Ron Wyden in a ...[Read more]
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US-Made Missile Defenses Spectacularly Failed in Saudi Arabia
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At least five American-made Patriot missiles apparently missed, malfunctioned, or otherwise failed when Saudi forces tried to intercept a barrage of rockets targeting Riyadh on March 25. That's bad news for the US military and its closest allies, who a ...[Read more]
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Silicon Valley is so expensive that even Facebook and Apple employees cant afford to live near the office
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Silicon Valley's housing crisis is serious. A new report from Open Listings reveals that workers at five major tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, and Google, would have to spend over 28% of their salary to pay a monthly mortgage on a home near wo ...[Read more]
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Google’s simulated robots learn some seriously strange behavior
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Teaching a robot how to walk and jump is one thing, but how about a bot with a knack for dragging its backside across the floor or sliding forward on its nose. These rather unusual behaviors emerged during Google's testing of a new technique to allow simu ...[Read more]
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Apple facing trillion dollar lawsuit for reducing processing speed of aging iPhones
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US woman is suing Apple for nearly one trillion dollars after the company acknowledged it had deliberately slowed down iPhones as they get older. The US tech giant now faces nine suits over the issue. Violetta Mailyan is reportedly seeking compensation, d ...[Read more]
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Apple sued for deliberately slowing down older iPhones
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A lawsuit has been filed in California against US technology giant Apple after the company admitted to slowing down older iPhone models to keep them running longer. According to the plaintiffs, Los Angeles residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas, Ap ...[Read more]
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