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How Driverless Cars See the World Around Them

New York Times - 16 hours 52 min ago
On Sunday, a woman in Arizona died after being struck by a self-driving car operated by Uber. Here is a guide to how autonomous vehicles operate.

Big Data Tech Hadoop and Spark Get Slow Start in Enterprise

Infomation week - 16 hours 56 min ago
There are plenty of success stories about Hadoop in the enterprise, but those may be the exception and not the rule. Gartner Research VP Merv Adrian provides a reality check on deployment rates, successes, and failures of big data technologies in the enterprise.

The Discriminating Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing

Infomation week - 17 hours 26 min ago
Business leaders need more than technical speak; they need cogent answers to critical business questions.

Cambridge Analytica, Trump-Tied Political Firm, Offered to Entrap Politicians

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 11:36pm
A British TV station sent a reporter to pose as a prospective client, and secretly filmed Cambridge Analytica’s chief executive offering to engage in dirty tricks.

Hundreds of Start-Ups Tell Investors: Diversify, or Keep Your Money

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 10:00pm
Leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are forming a Founders for Change coalition to deliver a message to the white- and male-dominated world of venture capital.

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 8:30pm
A woman in Tempe, Ariz., died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what is believed to be the first fatality of a pedestrian from an autonomous vehicle on public roads.

California Housing Problems Are Spilling Across Its Borders

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 8:00pm
Reno is among several Western cities experiencing congestion and new tensions as California residents and businesses seek more affordable locations.

What’s Next for Humanity: Automation, New Morality and a ‘Global Useless Class’

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 3:41pm
In an event organized by The New York Times and How To Academy, the historian and author Yuval Noah Harari offered his predictions for the future.

Yuval Noah Harari on the Future of Humanity

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 3:36pm
Humans, Mr. Harari warned, “have created such a complicated world that we’re no longer able to make sense of what is happening.”

Alex Stamos, Facebook Data Security Chief, To Leave Amid Outcry

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 2:26pm
The social network was said to have reached a deal with the executive to depart after disagreements over how to address its role in spreading disinformation.

White House Bans Venezuela’s Digital Currency and Expands Sanctions

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 2:17pm
The Trump administration also blacklisted four associates of President Nicolás Maduro, pressuring a government it has accused of graft and repression.

How Cambridge Analytica Harvested Facebook Data, Triggering a New Outcry

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 1:08pm
What you need to know about how a political data firm tied to the Trump campaign gained access to information on 50 million Facebook users.

The Shift: How Facebook’s Data Sharing Went From Feature to Bug

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 12:46pm
Sure, third-party Facebook apps collected data about users’ lives. But they seemed convenient and harmless, and, really, what could go wrong?

Tech Fix: How to Protect Yourself (and Your Friends) on Facebook

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 12:39pm
There are some practical solutions to safeguard some of your data, like installing software to block web tracking technologies.

Europe’s Planned Digital Tax Heightens Tensions With U.S.

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 11:45am
A European Union plan would hit Silicon Valley’s technology giants especially hard, further straining relations with the United States over taxes and trade.

YouTube May Add to the Burdens of Humble Wikipedia

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 10:30am
In a surprise announcement, Google says it will hand off a knotty problem — fact-checking its videos — to the online encyclopedia’s volunteer army.

Manage What You Can't See: No Magic Required

Infomation week - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 6:00am
Andi Mann, chief technology officer at Splunk, is a big proponent of 'observability' - knowing what's happening with all systems, services and apps to be able to fix and, eventually, prevent problems.

Brian Eno Wants to Take You ‘Inside the Music’

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 4:39am
The British musician is collaborating with other artists to create a high-tech, immersive experience that will tour Europe and America.

Tech Tip: How to Shut Up Noisy Sites in Chrome

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 2:00am
Newer versions of Google’s browser include a setting to easily mute web pages that would otherwise open with audio blaring.

FedEx Follows Amazon Into the Robotic Future

New York Times - Tue, 20/03/2018 - 1:03am
Humans will have to get used to their machine co-workers. But the robot next to you may not be ready to be your replacement. At least, not yet.