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Ex-Google Employee Warns of 'Disturbing' China Plans
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A former Google employee has warned of the firm’s “disturbing” plans in China, in a letter to US lawmakers. BBC: Jack Poulson, who had been a senior researcher at the company until resigning in August, wrote that he was fearful of Google’s ambitions. His letter alleges Google’s work on a Chinese product — codenamed Dragonfly […]

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UK report warns DeepMind Health could gain ‘excessive monopoly power’
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DeepMind’s foray into digital health services continues to raise concerns. The latest worries are voiced by a panel of external reviewers appointed by the Google-owned AI company to report on its operations after its initial data-sharing arrangements with the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) ran into a major public controversy in 2016. The DeepMind Health Independent […]

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'Carbon Bubble' Could Spark Global Financial Crisis, Study Warns
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The existence of a “carbon bubble” — assets in fossil fuels that are currently overvalued because, in the medium and long-term, the world will have to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions — has long been proposed by academics, activists and investors. The new study, published on […]

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As David Letterman’s first Netflix guest, Barack Obama warns against the ‘bubble’ of social media
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 David Letterman seems to be taking the title of his new Netflix show very seriously: On the very first episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, he’s joined by former U.S. President Barack Obama. Read More

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Don't Pirate Or We'll Mess With Your Connected Thermostats, Warns East Coast ISP
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Internet service provider Armstrong Zoom has roughly a million subscribers in the Northeastern part of the U.S. and is keen to punish those it believes are using file-sharing services. According to Engadget, “the ISP’s response to allegedly naughty customers is bandwidth throttling, which is when an ISP intentionally slows down your internet service based on […]

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Piracy Notices Can Mess With Your Thermostat, ISP Warns
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U.S. Internet provider Armstrong has warned persistent pirates on its network of limiting their access to the thermostats if they didn’t play by its rules. From a report: Our attention was caught by a recent letter the company sent to one of its users. The ISP points out that it received multiple copyright infringement notices, […]

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Don't Keep Cellphones Next To Your Body, California Health Department Warns
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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. They are asking people to decrease their use of these devices and suggest keeping your distance when possible. TechCrunch reports: The warning comes after findings were offered up this week from a 2009 department document, which was […]

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High-Nicotine E-Cigarettes May Make Teens Vape More, Study Warns
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Philly.com: Teens who vape e-cigarettes with higher nicotine levels are more likely to start smoking conventional cigarettes soon after, new research shows. E-cigarettes are sold with nicotine levels ranging from zero to more than 25 milligrams of nicotine per milliliter (mg/mL). In this study, a high-nicotine device was […]

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Instagram bug leaked data on ‘high-profile’ users, company warns
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 A bug related to an Instagram API allowed at least one unscrupulous individual to access the email address and phone number of an unspecified number of “high-profile” users of the app. No other personal information, like password or what have you, seems to have been exposed. Read More

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