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A New Point-and-Click Revolution Brings AI to the Masses
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These days, you can learn web design or Python programming from books or online tutorials. But the next major wave of computing, artificial intelligence, belongs to a select few, highly trained experts who earn six-figure salaries. “If you look at how many people are graduating with a data science degree, and what the percentage is of those who have expertise
How Fake Fixes to Fake News Could Lead to Real Problems
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In his recent manifesto, Mark Zuckerberg asserts that the response to our dysfunctional and conflict-ridden politics is to build a stronger global community based on ubiquitous interconnection. We know of course that Facebook stands to profit from this utopian vision, and we should be skeptical of the motives underlying Zuck’s position. But it’s worth taking a second look at the
LinkedIn Aims to Turn New “Trending Storylines” Into a Daily Habit–And a Moneymaker
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What’s the first thing you read in the morning? Unless you’re looking for a new job, chances are that it isn’t LinkedIn. But the business-oriented social network hopes to grab your attention with Trending Storylines, a new curated experience that brings together the day’s headlines with commentary from LinkedIn users, providing an easy-to-digest look at what’s newsworthy in your network
New Yorkers Are Having Their Data Breached More Than Ever
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New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that his office received close to 1,300 reported data breaches in 2016 - exposing the personal records of 1.6 million New Yorkers - and representing a 60 percent jump over the previous year for the state. Shneiderman points to an analysis conducted by his office that shows the breached data "consisted
David Rockefeller Dies at 101
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David Rockeller, who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan bank during the 1970s, the longtime chairman of the Museum of Modern Art and the last surviving grandson of John D. Rockefeller - and heir to his Standard Oil empire - has died, as the New York Times reports. Rockefeller died on Monday at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.,
No, Really: Congress is About to Hand Over Your Personal Browsing Data to Advertisers
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We tend to think of the internet as constantly moving forward, but it’s likely to take a huge step backward very soon—at least as far as your privacy rights are concerned. The Senate is getting ready to vote on a GOP resolution that would invalidate recently adopted FCC rules that let consumers decide how their data is shared by internet
Russian Agents Were Behind Yahoo Security Breach
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Federal prosecutors on Wednesday charged four men, including two Russian intelligence agents, with the 2014 hacking of roughly 500 million Yahoo user accounts, which was one of the largest data breaches on record. According to a statement from the Justice Department, the defendants include Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, a Russian national and resident; Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43, a Russian national and resident;
Australians Probably Eat Too Much Meat
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In Australia, there is a saying that chicken is for vegetarians. The joke is understandable if you know just how much meat Australians eat. Worldwide, the average person eats over 30kg of meat per year, but Australians eat closer to 93kg a year per person, making the country the second biggest consumers of meat on earth. Researchers are now asking whether
Australian School Guilt-Trip's Mother For Giving Her Kid Cake
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In what appears to be an inverse of the cold-hearted line allegedly uttered by Marie Antoinette to a group of hungry peasants, a school in Australia has told a mother of one of its students: Don't let them eat cake. As Grub Street points out, a note sent home with a three-year old student whose mother had packed a couple
Surprise! Vegetarian Burgers are Fatter than Big Macs
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There is a lot more to vegetarian burgers than you think, but it isn’t health benefits. The latest research by Choice Group says that even healthy vegetarian burgers at gourmet burger chains such as Grill’d and Burger Edge have more kilojoules, saturated fat and salt than a McDonald’s Big Mac. The Grill’d Mighty burger has 61% more kilojoules than a