Donald Trump signs bill renewing NSA warrantless internet surveillance

(Reuters) — U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates. “Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection,” Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to legislation passed by the U.S. Congress that extends Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The law … Continue reading Donald Trump signs bill renewing NSA warrantless internet surveillance

Facebook’s fake war on fake news

They’re not specifically saying this has anything to do with stopping the spread of fake news from virulent racists, politically active conspiracy theorists, or propaganda farms successfully goading our country into tearing itself apart. No, because that would indicate they’ve identified the problem. Instead, Facebook says this notable change to the News Feed — its cash cow fed by your attention — is to make … Continue reading Facebook’s fake war on fake news

Office for Mac now shares a codebase with Windows, gets real-time collaboration

Microsoft has released a major Office update for Mac. Update 16.9.0 finally brings long-anticipated real-time collaboration features and automatic cloud saving. Notably, the Mac version of this software is now built from the same codebase as the Windows version, which means that Office shares a codebase across all platforms for the first time in 20 years. The Mac version of Office has often lagged behind … Continue reading Office for Mac now shares a codebase with Windows, gets real-time collaboration

Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let’s Talk About the Multiplicity

For a species that’s conquered Earth and traveled through space and invented the Slapchop, we humans sure are insecure when it comes to technology. Our greatest fear: the singularity, when the abilities of AI and robots surpass those of humans, growing so advanced that civilization is forced to reboot as humanity spirals into existential dread. Or worse, the machines turn us into batteries, à la … Continue reading Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let’s Talk About the Multiplicity

Using TensorFlow to keep farmers happy and cows healthy

Editor’s Note: TensorFlow, our open source machine learning library, is just that—open to anyone. Companies, nonprofits, researchers and developers have used TensorFlow in some pretty cool ways, and we’re sharing those stories here on Keyword. Today we hear from Yasir Khokhar and Saad Ansari, founders of Connecterra, who are applying machine learning to an unexpected field: dairy farming. Connecterra means “connected earth.” We formed the … Continue reading Using TensorFlow to keep farmers happy and cows healthy