‘An Apology for the Internet — from the People Who Built It’

“Those who designed our digital world are aghast at what they created,” argues a new article in New York Magazine titled “The Internet Apologizes”. Today, the most dire warnings are coming from the heart of Silicon Valley itself. The man who oversaw the creation of the original iPhone believes the device he helped build is too addictive. The inventor of the World Wide Web fears his creation is being “weaponized.”…

April 14, 2018
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A breakdown of all the data tech companies can collect during a low-key pizza and movie night with a friend, according to their privacy policies (Wall Street Journal)

April 14, 2018

Wall Street Journal: A breakdown of all the data tech companies can collect during a low-key pizza and movie night with a friend, according to their privacy policies  —  The smartphones, Facebook accounts and other technology products deeply embedded in modern life help people get more things done every day. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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A breakdown of all the data tech companies can collect during a low-key pizza and movie night with a friend, according to their privacy policies (Wall Street Journal)

April 14, 2018

Wall Street Journal: A breakdown of all the data tech companies can collect during a low-key pizza and movie night with a friend, according to their privacy policies  —  The smartphones, Facebook accounts and other technology products deeply embedded in modern life help people get more things done every day. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Can We Build Indoor ‘Vertical Farms’ Near The World’s Major Cities?

Vox reports on the hot new “vertical farming” startup Plenty: The company’s goal is to build an indoor farm outside of every city in the world of more than 1 million residents — around 500 in all. It claims it can build a farm in 30 days and pay investors back in three to five years (versus 20 to 40 for traditional farms). With scale, it says, it can get…

April 14, 2018
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Can We Build Indoor ‘Vertical Farms’ Near The World’s Major Cities?

Vox reports on the hot new “vertical farming” startup Plenty: The company’s goal is to build an indoor farm outside of every city in the world of more than 1 million residents — around 500 in all. It claims it can build a farm in 30 days and pay investors back in three to five years (versus 20 to 40 for traditional farms). With scale, it says, it can get…

April 14, 2018
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‘Open Source Initiative’ President Interviewed by Linux Journal

The newly-relaunched Linux Journal just interviewed the Open Source Initiative’s president, Simon Phipps. An anonymous reader summarizes the highlights: Phipps collects no salary — unlike the executive director of the Linux Foundation, who reportedly received over $300,000 in 2010. “We’re a very small organization actually”, Phipps said. “We have a board of directors of 11 people and we have one paid employee…” But he explains their importance by citing the…

April 14, 2018
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Investor Tim Draper Pushes Ballot Measure Splitting California Into 3 States

“One of several proposals aiming to split California into multiple smaller states has reportedly reached an important new goal thanks in large part to the efforts of its billionaire champion,” writes schwit1. SFGate reports: Venture capitalist Tim Draper, who previously pushed a proposal that would split California into six states, says that his three-state proposal has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. On Thursday, Draper said in a…

April 14, 2018
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Investor Tim Draper Pushes Ballot Measure Splitting California Into 3 States

“One of several proposals aiming to split California into multiple smaller states has reportedly reached an important new goal thanks in large part to the efforts of its billionaire champion,” writes schwit1. SFGate reports: Venture capitalist Tim Draper, who previously pushed a proposal that would split California into six states, says that his three-state proposal has enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. On Thursday, Draper said in a…

April 14, 2018
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Robots Replace Soldiers In First of Its Kind Obstacle-Breaching Exercise

Long-time Slashdot reader cold fjord writes: U.S. and British troops have completed a first-of-its-kind exercise using robots for breaching a complex anti-tank/anti-personnel obstacle as part of what was titled the “Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration” at the Grafenwoehr training area in Germany. The exercise included a number of robotic systems, including remotely controlled British Army Terrier engineering vehicles (five cameras, including thermal imaging), UAVs for reconnaissance and chemical agent detection,…

April 14, 2018
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Robots Replace Soldiers In First of Its Kind Obstacle-Breaching Exercise

Long-time Slashdot reader cold fjord writes: U.S. and British troops have completed a first-of-its-kind exercise using robots for breaching a complex anti-tank/anti-personnel obstacle as part of what was titled the “Robotic Complex Breach Concept demonstration” at the Grafenwoehr training area in Germany. The exercise included a number of robotic systems, including remotely controlled British Army Terrier engineering vehicles (five cameras, including thermal imaging), UAVs for reconnaissance and chemical agent detection,…

April 14, 2018
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