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Facebook board decision to uphold Trump ban a major blow

[ad_1] The decision by Facebook’s Oversight Board to extend a ban on former President Trump on the world’s biggest social media platform is a major political blow, at least for now, that denies him access to a huge audience he needs to help amplify his message, maintain his fundraising base and retain his dominance over […]

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Fake Comments on Net Neutrality Rollback to Cost Companies Millions

[ad_1] Internet service providers funded an effort that yielded millions of fake comments supporting the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of so-called net neutrality rules in 2017, the New York attorney general said on Thursday. Internet providers, working through a group called Broadband for America, spent $4.2 million on the project, Attorney General Letitia James said. […]

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AI consumes a lot of energy. Hackers could make it consume more.

[ad_1] The attack: But this kind of neural network means if you change the input, such as the image it’s fed, you can change how much computation it needs to solve it. This opens up a vulnerability that hackers could exploit, as the researchers from the Maryland Cybersecurity Center outlined in a new paper being […]

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Column: Peloton recalls Tread+ treadmill in a sharp reversal

[ad_1] Peloton, a fitness-focused company predicated on people’s well-being, has decided it’s not good business to market products that can kill or injure children. After earlier digging in its heels and refusing to recall its Tread+ exercise machine, which was linked to the death of one child and injuries to dozens more, Peloton now says […]

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Don’t Ignore Ransomware. It’s Bad.

[ad_1] This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Ransomware attacks can be devastating, and they’re only getting worse. This form of cybercrime involves hackers breaking into computer networks and locking up digital information until the victim pays for its release. Hospitals crippled by ransomware […]

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What cities need now | MIT Technology Review

[ad_1] And for cities, especially US cities, competing with other cities for private investment sets off a race to the bottom in which public agencies vie to win new technologies that don’t work well with the technical systems or processes they already have in place. Many experienced the smart cities craze of the 2010s with […]

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Work-from-home perks will outlast COVID-19. What this means

[ad_1] Before the pandemic, software engineer Allen Dantes commuted every day from his apartment in Mar Vista to the Playa Vista headquarters of ChowNow, about four miles away. The online food-ordering platform sent employees home in March until further notice, leaving Dantes, 27, to work from the small two-bedroom apartment he shared with his girlfriend. […]

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The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now

[ad_1] Sitting on a stool several feet from a long-armed robot, Dr. Danyal Fer wrapped his fingers around two metal handles near his chest. As he moved the handles — up and down, left and right — the robot mimicked each small motion with its own two arms. Then, when he pinched his thumb and […]

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The climate solution adding millions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere

[ad_1] How California’s Forest Carbon Offset Rules Allow Inflated Climate Benefits One way the California Air Resources Board determines the number of credits for a project is by comparing the carbon stored in that forest against regional averages. The bigger the difference between the two, the more credits, and money, landowners can earn.  The regional […]

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PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X: Which is right for you?

[ad_1] After an almost eight-year run, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One eras are coming to an end. Taking their place with new releases from Microsoft and Sony this week are the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 — the two consoles that will officially herald the start of the next video game generation. […]

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