Facebook could recognize Holocaust denialism as hate speech and ban it on those grounds, but trying to censor every falsehood should be noted as a bad idea (Margaret Sullivan/Washington Post)

July 22, 2018 Editor 0

Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post: Facebook could recognize Holocaust denialism as hate speech and ban it on those grounds, but trying to censor every falsehood should be noted as a bad idea  —  To follow Mark Zuckerberg’s utterances is to constantly cringe.  —  Last week was no different.

Google to run a 4,000-mile cable between Virginia and France

July 22, 2018 Editor 0

There will soon be a cable connecting France and Virginia, and it’s all in the name of providing better internet service. In a statement this week, Google announced that it would be constructing an undersea, transatlantic cable. The post Google to run a 4,000-mile cable between Virginia and France appeared first on Digital Trends.

NSA leader creates task force to fight Russian cyberattacks

July 22, 2018 Editor 0

The President might have claimed that Russia stopped hacking the US, but intelligence officials know otherwise — and they’re stepping up their fight against the ongoing threat. Recently installed NSA and Cyber Command chief Paul Nakasone has create…

Rental attacks mean that blockchains must evolve or die

July 22, 2018 Editor 0

Abraham Othman Contributor Abraham Othman is a visiting scholar in the Operations, Information and Decisions department of the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He is an advisor to a number of blockchain applications including Augur, Codex, and Decent. Blockchain technologies have a well-earned reputation for hacking and fraud, but the recent theft of more than twenty million dollars of second-tier cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Gold, Verge, and ZenCash was a fundamental attack on the core mechanisms that allow cryptocurrencies to function. […]

A case for less human bots

July 22, 2018 Editor 0

GUEST: In March, Bank of America launched its new in-app AI-powered assistant. Named Erica, the bot presumably takes its name from “America.” Eric surely could have sufficed as well, but giving a customer service bot a female moniker, and voice, has become common practice. Think Alexa, Cortana and Siri. Even loading up an on-screen webchat is…Read More

The best gifts for runners

July 22, 2018 Editor 0

Shopping for a runner is no easy task, especially when your idea of a workout is walking from the kitchen to the couch. To help, we’ve sifted through the latest gadgets and gear to find the 11 best gifts for runners. The post The best gifts for runners appeared first on Digital Trends.

Uber drivers could soon be considered Uber employees, and that could get expensive

July 22, 2018 Editor 0

Uber drivers may finally be recognized as official Uber employees. Officials in New York have ruled in favor of three former Uber drivers who filed a complaint against the company when their unemployment insurance claim was denied. The post Uber drivers could soon be considered Uber employees, and that could get expensive appeared first on Digital Trends.