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

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner 10 hours ago. 3 Replies

The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda MachineCambridge Analytica, a new automated propaganda machine poised to manage White House digital…Continue

Tags: weaponized AI propaganda machine

CIA cyberwarfare on us

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 9. 1 Reply

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 Twitter account, or watch you through your smart Samsung TV, at will. Moreover, the vulnerabilities they…Continue

Tags: cyber weapons, cyberwarfare, spyware, weaponized Apple, Google, and Microsoft vulnerabilities

AI against trolls

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 8. 0 Replies

Now Anyone Can Deploy Google’s Troll-Fighting AIHorray! I hope this works!A Google offshoot called Jigsaw declared war on trolls, launching a…Continue

Tags: troll control, Jigsaw

In the US, Ads watch YOU!

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 23. 1 Reply

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

Tags: spyware apps

Magnet Toys

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Jan 12. 1 Reply

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

Tags: Magination, magnetic toys

Cloud Hosting Infected

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 1, 2016. 0 Replies

'Lurking malice' in cloud hosting services, study findsMalware in cloud hosting services is going undetected.Overall, the researchers scanned more than…Continue

Tags: malicious software, cloud hosting

Question about The Dresden Files.

Started by Joseph P. Last reply by BenGee Oct 22, 2016. 3 Replies

I have a question about a series of books.  I just recently tried reading the series, The Dresden Files.I've heard from so many people about what a great fantasy series it is.  It's the go-to reference for almost any discussion about modern magic in…Continue

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Comment by Tony Carroll on August 20, 2012 at 9:54pm

This was awesome! Starship Troopers Invasion. CGI movie, better than any of the others, much truer to Heinlein than any yet. Downloaded it from the Apple store Saturday, watched it twice since then. Here's a trailer.

http://youtu.be/P3823VO9gG8

Comment by Steph S. on August 20, 2012 at 9:26pm

Comment by Steph S. on August 20, 2012 at 9:26pm

I loved Organic Chemistry - fun stuff!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 17, 2012 at 9:07pm

Organic chemistry website.

Name-Reaction

Comment by Steph S. on August 13, 2012 at 7:20pm

Thank you Tony and Ruth!

Anyone planning on going to the Renaissance Festival?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on August 12, 2012 at 11:59am

Code tracks crime, rumours back to source

Swiss researchers have developed software that can pinpoint the source of a message from a small network sample. With many beneficial applications, "...the maths could also be harnessed by advertisers specialising in so-called viral online marketing campaigns...".

Comment by Tony Carroll on August 11, 2012 at 5:58am

Saw this as I was getting ready to go to work. Earth, Jupiter, Venus, from Mars. Too cool.

Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 9:05pm
That's funny Tony - thank you very much!
Comment by Tony Carroll on August 9, 2012 at 7:55pm

Got this one from Michael Ellison. Funny.

Comment by Steph S. on August 9, 2012 at 7:28pm
Oh I love that South Park with Richard Dawkins.
Thanks for the video James!
 

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