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Finland Closes 90-day Tech Migration Scheme After Thousands Apply
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Finland Closes 90-day Tech Migration Scheme After Thousands Apply

Finland received more than 5,300 applications in one month for its groundbreaking scheme offering foreign tech workers and their families the chance to relocate...

'The Goal Is to Automate ­s': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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'The Goal Is to Automate ­s': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

We're living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg's invention of printing in circa 1439.

Child Abuse Algorithms: From Science Fiction to Cost-Cutting Reality
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Child Abuse Algorithms: From Science Fiction to Cost-Cutting Reality

Could a computer program flag a problem family, identify a potential victim, and help prevent future incidents of child abuse?

Our Concerns About the Arrest of Abbas Edalat in Iran
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Our Concerns About the Arrest of Abbas Edalat in Iran

129 experts in computer science, mathematics, and machine learning call for the release of their colleague, the Imperial College London professor who was arrested...

British-Iranian Computer Scientist Detained in Iran, British Officials Say
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British-Iranian Computer Scientist Detained in Iran, British Officials Say

Abbas Edalat, a professor of computer science and mathematics at Imperial College London and a political activist, has been arrested by Iran's Revolutionary Guards...

Facebook Ad Feature Claims to Predict ­ser's Future Behaviour
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Facebook Ad Feature Claims to Predict ­ser's Future Behaviour

Facebook has been criticised for hiding an advertising product that claims to be able to predict users' future behaviours and target messages at them in an attempt...

Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move
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Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move

How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren't slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take photos of them every...

Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs, and We're Not Ready For It
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Robots Will Destroy Our Jobs, and We're Not Ready For It

The McDonald's on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn/t look all that different from any of the fast-food chain's other locations...

Apple Removes New York Times App in China 
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Apple Removes New York Times App in China 

Apple has removed the New York Times app from its store in China after a government request, in an example of how far the company will go to please the authorities...

What Are the Big Tech Companies Lobbying For This Election?
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What Are the Big Tech Companies Lobbying For This Election?

When US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take the stage at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, for their first formal, head-to-head...

Bounty Hunters Are Legally Hacking Apple and the Pentagon–for Big Money
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Bounty Hunters Are Legally Hacking Apple and the Pentagon–for Big Money

Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.

­se of Police Robot to Kill Dallas Shooting Suspect Believed to Be First in ­S History
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­se of Police Robot to Kill Dallas Shooting Suspect Believed to Be First in ­S History

For what experts are calling the first time in history, US police have used a robot in a show of lethal force.

Would You Bet Against Sex Robots? AI 'could Leave Half of World ­nemployed'
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Would You Bet Against Sex Robots? AI 'could Leave Half of World ­nemployed'

Machines could put more than half the world's population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday that artificial...

British Army Creates Team of Facebook Warriors
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British Army Creates Team of Facebook Warriors

The British army is creating a special force of Facebook warriors, skilled in psychological operations and use of social media to engage in unconventional warfare...

Stop Complaining About the Facebook Study. It's a Golden Age For Research
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Stop Complaining About the Facebook Study. It's a Golden Age For Research

Several years ago, my student and I studied anonymous email server data from 40,000 students, faculty and staff at a large university.

From Google to Amazon: Eu Goes to War Against Power of ­S Digital Giants
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From Google to Amazon: Eu Goes to War Against Power of ­S Digital Giants

Within the salons of the Elysée Palace, along the corridors of the European parliament and under the glass dome of the Reichstag, Old Europe is preparing for a...

Secrets, Lies and Snowden's Email: Why I Was Forced to Shut Down Lavabit
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Secrets, Lies and Snowden's Email: Why I Was Forced to Shut Down Lavabit

My legal saga started last summer with a knock at the door, behind which stood two federal agents ready to to serve me with a court order requiring the installation...

Trouble with Russia, Trouble with the Law: Inside Europe's Digital Crime Unit
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Trouble with Russia, Trouble with the Law: Inside Europe's Digital Crime Unit

Four black brick towers search upwards to an empty grey sky.

Meet the Seven People Who Hold the Keys to Worldwide Internet Security
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Meet the Seven People Who Hold the Keys to Worldwide Internet Security

In a nondescript industrial estate in El Segundo, a boxy suburb in south-west Los Angeles just a mile or two from LAX international airport, 20 people wait in a...

Youtube Reaches a Billion Monthly Viewers, Boosted By 'generation C'
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Youtube Reaches a Billion Monthly Viewers, Boosted By 'generation C'

YouTube has a billion unique users visiting the video-sharing website every month, equivalent to one out of every two people on the Internet—and the generationsmartphones...
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