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It’s only a matter of time before criminals turn AIs against us

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Artificial intelligence researchers need to take security into account when developing new applications. If they don’t, criminals will exploit the technology By MILES BRUNDAGE and SHAHAR AVIN Wednesday 21 February 2018 You check your voicemail – it’s your daughter, panicking, garbled. She’s traveling, away on her gap year. You’ve had a series of emails from her – she’s […]

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Free vs. Paid VPNs: Which Should You Choose?

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Using a virtual private network (VPN) service when connecting to the internet has long been recommended as a way to keep data private and secure. The interest in VPNs intensified earlier this year after Congress decided to roll back rules meant to protect user privacy and instead allow internet service providers (ISPs) to sell data about customers without consent. […]

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AI will be ‘billions of times’ smarter than humans and people must merge with it to survive, claims expert

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This is according to Ian Pearson, a ‘futurist’ at Ipswich-based Futurizon He was speaking on a panel at the World Government Summit in Dubai Pearson claims humans can protect against the rise of the machines by linking their brains with AI so that they have the same IQ By Ellie Zolfagharifard PUBLISHED: 09:28 EST, 13 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:25 […]

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SEO copy writing

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SEO copywriting is both a key element and a big challenge in every SEO strategy. As search engines spider web pages, the content of your website should be fine-tuned to the (ever-changing) algorithms of search engines. You should also write clearly so that your audience both enjoys and understands your website. And we know that readability […]

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Four days, $245 million: How Waymo v. Uber came to an end

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Judge William Alsup watches as Waymo lawyer Charles Voehoeven addresses the jury in the Waymo v. Uber trial over allegedly stolen self-driving car trade secrets. Vicki Behringer A surprise settlement ends the case before it reached the jury. Here’s an inside look into how it went down. BY  DARA KERR FEBRUARY 9, 2018 3:36 PM PST […]

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How Reggie Brown invented Snapchat

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  Billy Gallagher Billy Gallagher is a former TechCrunch staffer whose first book “HOW TO TURN DOWN A BILLION DOLLARS: The Snapchat Story by Billy Gallagher” is on sale now. Gallagher previously worked as an analyst at Khosla Ventures. Reggie Brown carefully ran his fingers over the blunt, admiring its tightly rolled perfection. It was […]

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Bitcoin latest: Vladimir Putin ‘considers launching cryptocurrency to help Russia evade sanctions’

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Kremlin economic advisor, Sergei Glazev, reportedly said new ‘cryptorouble’ could be useful to carry out ‘sensitive activity on behalf of the state’ Ben Chapman @b_c_chapman Vladimir Putin is ‘considering launching a rival to bitcoin to help Russia evade sanctions Vladimir Putin’s government is seeking ways to establish a cryptocurrency that could help it dodge sanctions, it has been […]

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Russian nuclear scientists arrested for ‘Bitcoin mining plot’

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Russian nuclear scientists arrested for ‘Bitcoin mining plot’ The arrested scientists worked at the secret factory which made the USSR’s first nuclear bomb Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies. The suspects had tried to use one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers to […]