Civic duty; Bill Gates calls for regulation of platforms; Jony Ive; Reddit & Twitter reign in Trump; border crossings; facial recognition bans; Facebook’s digital ID push; NASA hacked; heartbeat recognition; secret surveillance scores; aggression detection; doomsday preppier profiles; sous vide; robocalls; if we only had a brain.
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Bill Gates accidentally makes the case to regulate the hell out of platform companies
San Francisco’s e-cigarette sales ban is an unprecedented health experiment
IN THE NEWS
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ALARMING AI CLONES BOTH A PERSON’S VOICE AND THEIR SPEECH PATTERNS
I’M A JOURNALIST BUT I DIDN’T FULLY REALIZE THE TERRIBLE POWER OF U.S. BORDER OFFICIALS UNTIL THEY VIOLATED MY RIGHTS AND PRIVACY
Boston suburb bans facial recognition software
Police body-cam maker Axon says no to facial recognition, for now
Buried in Facebook’s Libra White Paper, a Digital Identity Bombshell
NASA Confirms Its Deep Space Network Has Been Hacked
The Pentagon has a laser that identifies people by their heartbeat
RETAILERS ARE JUDGING CONSUMERS BY USING SECRET “SURVEILLANCE SCORES”
Aggression Detectors: The Unproven, Invasive Surveillance Technology Schools Are Using to Monitor Students
Firefox Wants to Help You Fool Ad Trackers With 100 Useless Browser Tabs
APPS & DOODADS
Niantic is throwing a Harry Potter: Wizards Unite fan festival this summer
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Firewall: Robo Call Blocker
FTC, Justice Dept. takes coordinated action against robocallers
Star Wars furniture is here, and you probably can’t afford it
NASA’s About to Send an Atomic Clock Into Orbit, And It’ll Revolutionise Space Travel
It took two minutes for Taco Bell to sell out its new hotel, because people are weird
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