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We must reconcile privacy and safety in the digital era by https://is.gd/GH23I4

The fourth industrial age has been driven by a transformative digital revolution. Billions of people worldwide are now inter-connected. We have nearly unlimited access to knowledge, computer processing power, and cloud-based data storage….

…However, the digital revolution also intensifies fundamental tensions regarding how best to reconcile the privacy of our citizens with our desire for personal safety; pitting at times national security against our own individual liberties, and balancing the interests of a company’s customers against its civic responsibilities…

…Unfortunately, many laws governing data sharing and privacy were created decades ago and are woefully outdated. For example…

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Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code by https://is.gd/MxkPfH

Google today announced the alpha launch of AutoML Vision, a new service that helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models.

The basic idea here, Google says, is to allow virtually anybody to bring their images, upload them (and import their tags or create them in the app) and then have Google’s systems automatically create a customer machine learning model for them.

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Opera now protects you from cryptojacking attacks by https://is.gd/kA4S26

Opera today launched version 50 of its desktop browser. Sadly, this release doesn’t come with a cake to celebrate this milestone (not even a tiny cupcake), but the newest release does include a new feature that makes sure that nobody can mine crytocurrencies in your browser.

In Opera, this new cryptojacking feature is automatically enabled when you turn on the browser’s ad blocking tool.

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The impact of self-learning software now and in the foreseeable future by https://is.gd/cVoWsf

We’ve spent so long wringing our hands and worrying about artificial and virtual intelligence that we forgot to roll out the welcome mat when they finally arrived.

The future is here — and it’s equal parts exciting and terrifying. Now that our world is populated with computer programs that can teach themselves new tricks, how will things change? What’s still worth worrying about?

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The 3 Best Internet Radio Apps For Linux by https://is.gd/6VdQBA

Terrestrial radio is on its way out and Internet Radio is on the upswing. More and more people are listening to Internet-based radio stations, and internet radio apps like TuneIn and iHeartRadio on mobile have largely given it a second wind.

On Linux, internet radio is also very popular, and most music players have the functionality to tune in to various stations. In addition to that, there are also a lot of dedicated radio browser apps. So, what are the best apps to listen to Internet Radio on Linux?

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Narro Reading of Researchers find that Twitter bots can be used for good

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According to Emilio Ferrara, a USC Information Sciences Institute researcher, not all Twitter bots are born bad. He should know. Ferrara created a..

Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux by https://is.gd/VLyo98

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Wait, Linux needs antivirus and anti-malware solutions? I thought it was immune to such things. Perhaps a bit of clarification is necessary here. First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code.

Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable.

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