Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress
And before long they'll be labeling people as latent criminals and locking them up before they ever even commit a crime.
Point-of-Sale System Bought On eBay Yields Treasure Trove of Private Data
Interestingly enough, SSNs were never supposed to be used for identification/authentication keys. My father still has an old card that still has "Not to be used for identification" printed on it.
Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza
Same, it sounds like it could be pretty neat. Though I wonder what they consider to be a "music expert."
Judge: $324M Settlement In Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case Not Enough
Missed a decimal place there buddy, it's $5070.31
4K Ultra HD Likely To Repeat the Failure of 3D Television
I can understand why 4k televisions may not take off, but 4k monitors will definitely be a big deal. Just look at how AMD and NVIDIA are gearing up their GPUs to support it.
New Drug Mimics the Beneficial Effects of Exercise
Or you know, people could just go outside for a walk.
Info Leak Wars To Get Messier
Oh my! If wolves are less viscous, I think that makes them much more terrifying than hyenas. I don't like the idea of fluid(ish) animals sneaking up on me.
Obama's Privacy Reform Panel Will Report To ... the NSA
I really like this idea. However, instead of having it be completely random, why not have subject matter experts randomly chosen to create legislature related to their subject. i.e. Teachers drafting education bills, economists drafting bills related to the well being of the economy. There's nothing worse than people making laws about things they don't understand, present congress included.
Larry Ellison Believes Apple Is Doomed
Edison was a dick who took credit for work that his underlings did. Jobs is of the same cut.
Obama on Surveillance: "We Can and Must Be More Transparent"
My confidence in this actually accomplishing anything is zero.
Snowden Gave 15,000 Documents to Glenn Greenwald; Obama Cancels Russia Summit
I don't think Obama/Biden have kept any of those listed promises. If that's not a giant cockslap to the face of Americans, I don't know what is.
Bradley Manning and the 'Hacker Madness' Scare Tactic
No, we assume that every word in any Bible anyone can read is false because it is complete bollocks..."
The NT (Gospels in particular) can be seen as a reasonable historical account. There would be no reason for the authors (Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John) to reword things like what Jesus said. Can we reasonably assume that to the best of their memory, that is what he said? Yes we can. Especially since we take other authors words on far less controversial topics that were written hundreds of years afterwards instead of just 30.
Monogamy May Have Evolved To Prevent Infanticide
People getting real butthurt over nothing.
How Outdated Data Distorts Doctors' Pay
Impossible to fix it.
Americans are too fucking stupid to fix it.
Drilling Might Be Getting a Bad Rap For Indonesia's Ongoing "Mud Volcano"
Correct me if I'm wrong, but all I can see is that Earth has been trying to contact aliens long before we ever have.
Crowdsourced Finnish Copyright Initiative Meets Signature Requirement
Simple, add in a clause that if you are selling said works, then it's more than a misdemeanor. This proposed law is really intended to protect the everyday joe from litigation.
ICANN Approves First Set of New gTLDs
If I had mod points, you would have them.
IQ Test Pegs ConceptNet 4 AI About As Smart As a 4-Year-Old
And why do you give a shit?
HBO Asks Google To Take Down "Infringing" VLC Media Player
And this is precisely why there needs to be penalties in place for false DMCA takedown requests.