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A nearby smartphone makes it hard to concentrate

Being near your smartphone reduces brainpower even if it's off, study shows Your cognitive capacity is reduced significantly if you are in…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 Jun 29, 2017
Reply by Joseph P

Shopping for a VPN

Fake VPN services are popping up after GOP Congress kills privacy rules Last week, Congress voted to kill FCC regulations that would have p…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jun 9, 2017
Reply by Grinning Cat

Facebook watching you

Facebook could secretly watch users through webcams, patent reveals Facebook is considering secretly watching and recording users through t…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jun 9, 2017
Reply by Grinning Cat

Zombie Slot Machine

Tristan Harris shows that using your smart phone is as addictive as playing a slot machine. How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

2 May 14, 2017
Reply by Loren Miller

Beyond fake news, bot networks, and trolls - to automated behavior manipulation

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine Cambridge Analytica, a new automated propaganda machine poised to manage White House digit…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

4 Apr 1, 2017
Reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

CIA cyberwarfare on us

Just in case you feel the current administration doesn't have enough power, we find out that the CIA can take control of your iPhone and Tw…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Mar 9, 2017
Reply by Bertold Brautigan

AI against trolls

Now Anyone Can Deploy Google’s Troll-Fighting AI Horray! I hope this works! A Google offshoot called Jigsaw declared war on trolls, launchi…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Mar 8, 2017

In the US, Ads watch YOU!

Secret signals between your TV, computer, laptop, smartphone, etc, so corporations can  follow your every move. Creepy! Beware of ads that…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jan 23, 2017
Reply by Joseph P

Magnet Toys

Neat video site Short story: We’re a group of three university students from Norway who have for 3 years worked with a magnetic game called…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

1 Jan 12, 2017
Reply by Joseph P

Cloud Hosting Infected

'Lurking malice' in cloud hosting services, study finds Malware in cloud hosting services is going undetected. Overall, the researchers sca…

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner

0 Nov 1, 2016

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