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Japan To Support Restrictions On Developing Real Life Terminators

Japan’s government will publicly back restrictions on developing robots that can kill without human intervention at an upcoming U.N. conference, departing from their usual policy. The Japanese government already opposed the creation of lethal autonomous weapons systems, or LAWS, which are robots empowered with artificial intelligence that equips them to kill human beings without the direction of another human. Japan ...

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TraceFree Solves The Online Privacy Problem

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Big Tech, Internet providers and cybercrooks can’t sell, share, or steal what they cannot see While browsing, your device interacts with numerous websites and data gathering agencies. You have no control over what info is being divulged, who is seeing it or sharing it, and most importantly, how it is being used against you. In addition, if your personal data ...

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GOP Rep Devin Nunes Sues Twitter For $250 Million

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Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes filed suit against Twitter and some Twitter users Monday for $250 million in compensatory damages, alleging that the social media platform engaged in “shadow-banning conservatives” including himself. “Twitter created and developed the content at issue in this case by transforming false accusations of criminal conduct, imputed wrongdoing, dishonesty and lack of integrity into a publicly ...

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United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches WGS-10 Mission

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 15, 2019) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 on March 15 at 8:26 p.m. EDT. ULA has been the exclusive launch provider for all ten WGS satellites. (WATCH: ULA WGS-10 Launch ...

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Facebook And YouTube Scramble To Pull Down Videos Of New Zealand Attack

Tech giants Facebook and Google are struggling to remove video images of shootings at two mosques Friday as some analysts criticize the companies’ inability to immediately ding such content. Twitter has a “dedicated team in place for managing exigent and emergency situations such as this,” the company said in a statement to CNN. At least 49 people died in the shootings. One man ...

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Zuckerberg’s Right-Hand Man Unexpectedly Quits Following News Of Fed Investigation

One of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s top lieutenants unexpectedly quit Thursday following news that federal prosecutors are investigating the company’s use of private data. Chris Cox was put in charge of some of Facebook’s most important features, including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp,- which together have over 2.7 billion users worldwide. Cox, who has been with the company for 13 years, announced his ...

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Feds Investigating Data Deals Facebook Struck With Big Tech Firms

Federal prosecutors are investigating partnership deals Facebook forged with some of the world’s largest technological companies. A grand jury subpoenaed records from two smartphone developers, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing two anonymous sources familiar with the matter. Both companies entered into large and complex data deals with Facebook, allowing all the firms involved in the partnership to collect vast ...

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Charity Backed By Silicon Valley Tech Titans Gave $500K To Fusion GPS-Linked Group

A former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer who has worked with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele quietly formed a pro-democracy nonprofit group in 2018 called Advance Democracy Inc.  A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found that a multi-billion dollar charity backed by Silicon Valley tech titans donated $500,000 to the group last year. The staffer operates a similar charity called The ...

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United Launch Alliance Set to Launch WGS-10 for U.S. Air Force [Live Stream and details]

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (March 13, 2019) — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket is in final preparations to launch the tenth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The launch is planned during a three-hour window on March 15 between 6:56 p.m. EDT and 9:05 p.m. EDT at Space Launch Complex-37 from ...

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Twitter Makes Big Changes As Execs Work To Improve Online ‘Conversations’

Twitter is rolling out a new prototype that executives say is designed to make the social media platform a friendlier environment for people to navigate, NBC reported Wednesday. The company offered the public a new prototype for the Twitter app, which includes a variety of changes to how the platform looks and operates. The new version is centered around a new ...

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Facebook Drops Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Big Tech Campaign Ad

Facebook removed several ads Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign published on the company’s social media platform, Politico reported Monday. The ads, which Warren’s campaign placed on the platform Friday, promoted the Massachusetts senator’s plan to break up what she believes is Facebook and Amazon’s monopoly. Nearly a dozen other campaign ads addressing her proposal to slam tech companies were not ...

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Are You A Trump Supporter That Wants To Eat In Peace? There’s An App For That

An app developer launched a program designed to tell customers which restaurants and business are safe for Trump supporters following a slew of attacks on persons who support President Donald Trump. The app, 63red Safe, provides “reviews of local restaurant and businesses from a conservative perspective, helping ensure you’re safe when you shop and eat,” according to its description. The ...

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Watch: SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Splashes Down in the Atlantic

Crew Dragon undocked from the International Space Station early Friday morning and splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean on March 8 at 5:45 a.m. PST, completing the spacecraft’s first mission to the Space Station. Crew Dragon Descent and Splashdown NASA Webcast Source: SpaceX, NASA Content created by Conservative Daily News is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit ...

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FACT CHECK: Does Bitcoin Eat Up More Electricity Than What All Solar Panels Produce Each Year?

David Wallace-Wells, columnist and deputy editor at New York magazine, said in a recent interview with Vox that mining the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin consumes more electricity than what all the world’s solar panels generate combined. “We are now spending more electricity mining bitcoin than is produced by all the worlds solar panels combined. So we have eliminated all the progress that we ...

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Zuckerberg Announces Big Changes To Facebook. Here’s What People Should Expect

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that the Silicon Valley company will begin completely reorienting its platform over the next several years, moving toward encryption and privacy. The move would shift the company’s focus from a social network to a platform in which people communicate with smaller groups and their content disappears after a short period of time, Zuckerberg wrote ...

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