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Are Social Platforms Responsible for User-Generated Content?

Allegations of the Trump Administration colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 election have flared up again. While that’s intriguing in its own right, it’s far more interesting to take a look at how some social media and other online businesses are behaving in the wake of this news. Facebook, for example, seems to be on the defensive. Being an online […]

Facebook Contemplates Using Facial Recognition Technology to Verify User Identities

Any reason to use facial recognition technology will always be scrutinized by privacy advocates. Especially now that Facebook plans to use this technology for account verification, there is plenty of reason to be concerned. This new feature will allow users to quickly verify account ownership when recovering login credentials. It’s an interesting concept, although the public […]

Tor Co-Founder: There Is No Dark Web

At the DEF CON hacking convention in Las Vegas, one of the three co-founders of Tor, Roger Dingledine, corrected a few misconceptions regarding what the Tor Project is really being used for and slammed journalists for the negative way it has been covered in the media. According to Dingledine, a mere 3% of Tor users employ the […]

Facebook Shuts Down Negotiating AI After It Created Its Own Language

Back in June, we ran a story on how Facebook had created chat bots capable of negotiating and, inadvertently, also taught them how to lie. The bots lied by learning from real human conversations and subsequently faking interest in one item to add perceived value. Now, these Artificial Intelligence (AI) agents have been shut down for creating a […]