Tag: Tech

How IoT-enabled scooters, bikes, and cars are making streets safe

The flurry of anti-dockless electric scooter headlines reached critical mass last summer. “This town seriously hates electric scooters,” screamed the link to a story focused on Santa Monica, Calif. “San Francisco Is Fighting the Scooter Trend With Poop and Vandalism,” blared another. There’s even an Instagram account devoted to images […]

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The security threats of neural networks and deep learning algorithms

This article is part of Demystifying AI, a series of posts that (try to) disambiguate the jargon and myths surrounding AI. History shows that cybersecurity threats evolve along with new technological advances. Relational databases brought SQL injection attacks, web scripting programming languages spurred cross-site scripting attacks, IoT devices ushered in new ways to create […]

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YouTube Admits It Meddled with Abortion Search Results – But Calls Downranked Videos ‘Misinformation’

In a comment to the Daily Mail for a story about Breitbart News’ publication of internal discussions revealing search manipulation by the Google-owned video platform, YouTube admitted that it meddled with search results for “abortion.” However, YouTube seems to be standing by its decision, claiming that the videos that were pushed out of the top search results […]

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Agency that Made Gillette’s Woke, Anti-Man Ad Filled with Radical Feminists, Anti-Trumpers

The director who created the man-scolding ad for Gillette razors that riled the world has a long history of hardcore, left-wing activism and her boss is a virulent hater of President Donald Trump. The Gillette ad, entitled, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be,” is on the verge of breaking into Youtube’s most disliked list […]

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What Miley Cyrus’ birthday tweet to her hubby has to do with EU’s upcoming Copyright Reform

Welcome to my insidious trap. We all know it’s never the best or the most important articles that get clicks. It’s always ‘THE ANSWER WILL SHOCK YOU’, celebrity gossip, and cute cats that hog all of that sweet sweet traffic. I usually cover ‘boring’ (yet incredibly important) regulation stuff, like […]

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Most Facebook users don’t know their interests are tracked for ad targeting, Pew study finds

Most Facebook users have no idea how the company tracks and profiles everything they do to target ads, a new Pew Research study confirms. Pew reports that three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users surveyed in the study did not know that Facebook tracks their interests and various personal traits so they can be more efficiently targeted […]

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Exclusive– Marsha Blackburn: Sundar Pichai ‘Less than Truthful’ about Manipulating Google’s Search Results

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement on Wednesday that Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s congressional testimony was “less than truthful” regarding his statement that Google does not “manually intervene” on any search result. Breitbart News senior tech reporter Allum Bokhari revealed in an exclusive report on Wednesday that, despite Pichai’s sworn […]

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Watch the Pro-Life YouTube Videos Google Doesn’t Want You to See

Google has been downranking pro-life videos in abortion-related search results on YouTube, as uncovered as part of manual blacklisting and manipulation of search results uncovered by Breitbart News’Allum Bokhari. Here are just a few of the videos that Google doesn’t want you to see. Breitbart News recently published yet another leak from within Google, which reveals that YouTube […]

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Gohmert on Google ‘Blacklist’ Leak: ‘If Mr. Pichai Lied to Congress… It Would Be a Criminal Matter’

Following Breitbart News’ latest bombshell report on Google’s blacklisting of pro-life YouTube videos, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) commented on the company’s manipulative actions. Rep. Gohmert told Breitbart News: “If Mr. Pichai lied to Congress, he was under oath and it would be a criminal matter for a Grand Jury.” Breitbart News recently published yet another […]

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FLASHBACK: Google CEO Sundar Pichai Assures Congress ‘We Don’t Manually Intervene on Any Search Result’

Testifying under oath before Congress last month, Google CEO Sundar Pichai assured lawmakers that his company does not “manually intervene on any particular search result.” The sweeping statement was made during an exchange with Democrat Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), who asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai to explain how Google search results are determined. Pichai’s claim […]

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LEAK: ‘Huge Teams’ Engaged in Manual Interventions on Google Search Results

Google has “huge teams” working on manual interventions in search results, an apparent contradiction of sworn testimony made to Congress by CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an internal post leaked to Breitbart News. “There are subjects that are prone to hyperbolic content, misleading information, and offensive content,” said Daniel Aaronson, a member of Google’s Trust […]

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‘THE SMOKING GUN’: Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results for Abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg

In sworn testimony, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress last month that his company does not “manually intervene” on any particular search result. Yet an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform – including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of […]

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Here’s why the DRC cut off their internet in the run-up to the elections

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) cut off internet access in the run-up to elections during December 2018 — other telecommunications services such as SMS were also suspended in the country. The reason given by authorities in the DRC for the internet shut down is they wanted to curb “rumor mongering” ahead of […]

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Democratic Coalition Chair: Trump, Putin May Be Blackmailing Lindsey Graham over ‘Sexual Kink’

Jon Cooper, chairman of the Democratic Coalition, claimed on Sunday that an unnamed Republican thinks Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is “being blackmailed” by President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin over something related to a “serious sexual kink.” He also said Graham’s “sexual orientation” is “an open secret.” The Democratic Coalition is a super […]

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UCLA Hosts ‘Comparative Pornographies’ Conference

The University of California Los Angeles will be hosting a conference in March that focuses on the differences between Western and Asian pornography and seeks to “broaden” the discussion on porn by bringing “pornographic non-Western traditions” into the conversation. The event is called “Comparative Pornographies: Transnational Approaches to Writing Sex, East and West,” and will […]

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