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Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​ An earlier version of this story appeared in Das Magaz...
The bizarre experiment has raised eyebrows (Picture: CNS) A doctor, who plans to perform a human head transplant, has added a mouse’s head to the body of a rat. The surgeon has courted controversy with previous experiments involving moneys. Sergio Canavero has shocked many in the scientific c...
The beleaguered company’s failure is a sign of what’s to come for many ad-based websites. Yahoo filed its final quarterly report this week. And just like that, the once-mighty tech firm is exiting public trading. The company has been unraveling—slowly and spectacularly—for more than a decade...
(PennaGroup's design for the Trump administration's border wall.PennaGroup) The Trump administration is counting on Congress to approve its federal budget for its planned wall along the US-Mexico border this fall. Not all Republican lawmakers are on board, making it more unc...
Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10 S, will come without the ability to change the default search engine to anything other than Bing. On top of that, Windows 10 S users will not be able to change their default web browser to anything other that Microsoft Edge. Due to the fact Windows 1...
Since the outbreak of Russia’s conflict with Ukraine in 2014, Moscow’s campaign of disinformation — particularly targeting EU and NATO countries — has moved into overdrive. Only now, particularly following allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, are the fu...
As large tech companies gear up to make a stronger push into machine learning and artificial intelligence, Apple has acquired a company to fill out its own capabilities in the area. Specifically, Apple has picked up Lattice Data, a company that applies an AI-enabled inference engine t...
We can thank Amazon.com, great enabler of our hoarding habits, for the ease with which we lead our sedentary lives. We've almost acquired enough material stuff to numb the all-consuming fears of death, taxes, the Death Tax, and other people that keep us from going outside at all anymore. Amazon's un...
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit building in San Francisco is shown. (Josh Edelson / AFP/Getty Images) There's a huge court case you need to hear about. It might not be on your radar yet because, frankly, some of it gets pretty technical. But the outcome is likely to have enormous rep...
In a new interview with BBC Newsnight, Professor Noam Chomsky repeated his previous claim that the Republican Party is the most dangerous organization "in human history," especially in their refusal to fight climate change or even denying that the global pheno...
In the past three months investigators across Europe have intercepted thousands of pills of the Islamic State militant group’s (ISIS) favorite drug, Captagon. Nicknamed “jihad pills” or “the jihadists’ drug,” Captagon is a banned amphetamine-based substance that keeps users awake for lon...
Facebook Inc will hire 3,000 more people over the next year to speed up the removal of videos showing murder, suicide and other violent acts, in its most dramatic move yet to combat the biggest threat to its valuable public image. The hiring spree, announced by Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wed...
The system has been tested for three years and is now being readied for a live pilot Police in Durham are preparing to go live with an artificial intelligence (AI) system designed to help officers decide whether or not a suspect should be kept in custody. The system classifies suspects at a low, med...
WikiLeaks reveals that both British and American intelligence agencies used an implant on Samsung TVs to secretly listen-in on user conversations. Using MI5’s EXTENDING Tool, American counterparts at the CIA developed the listening implant tool code-named “Weeping Angel” to record audio on Sam...
A shopper in Miami searches an online retail site. The Legislature is considering a state tax on online shopping. Wilfredo LeeThe Associated Press You soon might have to pay a 6.5 percent sales tax on your online shopping to help balance the state’s budget. An online sales tax plan from House...
A dangerous email phishing scam is doing the rounds today. Employees at multiple organizations that use Google for email, as well as thousands of personal Gmail customers, are all reporting the same scam....
A former Russian defence ministry spokesman has made an extraordinary claim that Russia is burying nuclear weapons off the coast of America. ‘mole nukes’ would be used to set off a tsunami which could swamp the American coast.Colonel Viktor Baranetz claims that the ‘mole nukes...
Donald Trump wants humans on Mars in the next three years. He is unsatisfied with Nasa's current plans – to get humans on the Red Planet in the 2030s – and wants people on Mars by the end of his first term, in three-and-a-half years. At a push, he wants people on the planet by the end of his sec...
ROME: In a potentially landmark case, an Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour. In a ruling handed down on April 11 but only made public on Thursday, the court in the northern town of Ivrea awarded the plaintif...
While fingerprint sensors were once hailed by many companies as the end of smartphone pins, that might not be the case. If you thought your fingerprint was unique, think again. There are actually many similarities across human fingerprint patterns, something researchers say could be exploited by hac...
An app designed to warn stoned drivers that they shouldn't be on the road mimics a traditional field sobriety test. Figuring out how to deal with stoned drivers may be one of the biggest headaches that goes along with legalizing recreational marijuana — how to find them, how to test them, whether ...
Apple is slated to release a new iPhone this year, and one premium model will reportedly feature a curved screen, news reports said. These curved displays seem to be all the rage, with companies designing the screens for everything from smartphones to televisions. But what, if anything, do you gain ...
A bug in Word apparently targeted by scammers trying to steal banking logins will be patched, Microsoft has said. The previously undetected, or "zero-day", vulnerability had been reported over the weekend. Then, on 10 April, cybersecurity firm Proofpoint announced it had discovered an email cam...
Or is Russia retaliating for President Donald Trump’s Syria strikes through one of its cyber-proxies?  It’s been a tough few days for America’s state-sponsored hackers. On Monday, CIA hackers were outed by an American security firm who linked their work to recent WikiLeaks dumps. And over...
Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​ An earlier version of this story appeared in Das Magaz...
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