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Humans Having Sex With Neanderthals Gave Us Protection Against Ancient Epidemics
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceAlert: A new study argues that we have Neanderthals to thank for helping us cope with the viral tides we encountered as we marched around the globe. Stanford University researchers have identified DNA sequences that evolved in our ancient cousins can produce antivirus proteins, which more than likely […]

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Protecting Against 'Natural' Cybersecurity Erosion
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Every child who’s ever played a board game understands that the act of rolling dice yields an unpredictable result. In fact, that’s why children’s board games use dice in the first place: to ensure a random outcome that is — from a macro point of view, at least — about the same likelihood each time […]

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Elon Musk renews pedophilia claims against diver in Thai cave rescue     – CNET
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Tesla CEO calls Brit diver in Thai soccer team rescue a “child rapist” who moved to Southeast Asia to take a child bride.

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Unpaid and Abused: Moderators Speak Out Against Reddit
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In a joint investigation, Engadget and Point spoke to 10 Reddit moderators, and all of them complained that Reddit is systematically failing to tackle the abuse they suffer. Keeping the front page of the internet clean has become a thankless and abusive task, and yet Reddit’s administration has repeatedly neglected to respond to moderators who […]

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India Pushes Back Against Tech 'Colonization' by Internet Giants
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In India, American companies dominate the internet. Facebook’s WhatsApp is the most popular app on phones. Virtually every smartphone runs on Google’s Android system. YouTube is the favorite video platform and Amazon is the No. 2 online retailer. For some Indian political leaders, it is as if their nation –which was ruled by Britain for […]

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Trump is turning up the heat against Google     – CNET
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The search giant is just the latest Silicon Valley giant Trump has put in his Twitter crosshairs.

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All charges against ex-Vungle CEO Zain Jaffer, including lewd act on a child, dismissed by judge
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All charges against former Vungle CEO Zain Jaffer, including sexual abuse of a child, have been dropped. According to a statement from Jaffer’s representatives, San Mateo County Judge Stephanie Garratt dismissed the charges today. Jaffer was arrested last October and charged with several serious offenses, including a lewd act on one of his children, child […]

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“Inventor of email” appeals ruling that tossed his libel suit against Techdirt
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Enlarge / A booth in support of Shiva Ayyadurai, who is running against Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), displays an ‘Photoshopped’ image of Warren wearing a Native American headdress inside the Conservative Political Action Conference Hub at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center February 23, 2018 in National Harbor, Maryland. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Lawyers […]

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The Best Defense Against Fake News in Social Media
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IBM just showcased Project Debater, and it just won against a top human debater using actual facts. We need the production version of this tool yesterday. Fake news is getting worse. We have always had issues with politicians and con artists trying to convince us down is up and to get us to do things […]

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