Tech Leaders Urge UN to Ban AI-Based Lethal Weapons


A group of the world’s top technology leaders have published an open letter urging the UN to ban the use of artificial intelligence in weapons systems, amid growing concerns that autonomous killer robots could wind up taking control. The group of 116 companies, most of which specialize in robotics or AI, argued that its growing use could revolutionize modern warfare in irreversible ways and pose a danger to nation states. “Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare,” the letter states.

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Facebook shut down conservative-leaning employee chat room, report says

Facebook reportedly shut down an online group created as an outlet for employees to speak anonymously last year after discussion about the 2016 election turned heated and alarmed company management, according to Business Insider.

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President Donald Trump sued for blocking Twitter users

President Donald Trump has been sued by a free-speech group, which claims his practice of blocking Twitter users violates the First Amendment.

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Huge seal battles octopus in incredible fight to the death

A kayaking guide and a group of tourists witnessed an incredible life-and-death fight between a massive fur seal and a massive octopus in New Zealand this week.

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3D-printed 'eyes' could help blind children's faces grow naturally

Scientists and engineers are 3D printing all types of objects these days, including eyes: A group of eye specialists and eye-care providers from the Netherlands has used 3D-printing technology to create artificial eye structures, called conformers, in a small study of five children.

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Japan has plans to drill through the earth's crust and reach the mantle

Scientists at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) are planning to be the first group in history to successfully drill down into Earth’s mantle. Here is what they are proposing.

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Apple denied the massive iCloud hack (but you should still change your password)

A hacker group claiming to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud accounts threatened to remotely wipe iPhones associated to these accounts unless Apple pays a ransom amounting to up to $100,000 in cryptocurrency or iTunes gift cards.

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Police in Sweden probe rape reportedly aired on Facebook

Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of participating in a group rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group, Swedish authorities said Tuesday.

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Airbus intends to test flying car before the end of the year, CEO says

Airbus Group, the world’s second largest aircraft manufacturer is serious about flying cars and will test a prototype in 2017, says its CEO. The urban air mobility division is studying concepts for flying carshare services.

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Apple responds to claims that multiple older iPhones have gone up in flames

A Chinese consumer group that’s “loosely” affiliated with the government said it has received eight reports from iPhone 6 users who own devices that have caught fire spontaneously.

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Single mom faces jail for selling food on Facebook

When California single mother of six Mariza Ruelas joined the Facebook group 209 Food Spot a few years ago, she and other members would exchange recipes, meet for potlucks, and sometimes swap or sell their dishes among members.

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Thieves storm Apple store and take $13k of iPhones

A group of seven individuals walked into an Apple Store in Natick, Massachusetts and calmly carried out a highly orchestrated yet not too sophisticated heist.

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Snap Lines Up Bankers for Spring IPO


Snap this week hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group to manage its IPO, according to multiple reports citing people familiar with the matter. JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Allen & Co., Barclays and Credit Suisse Group reportedly also will play a role. The IPO, expected as early as this spring, could result in a valuation of $25 billion or more. That would make Snap one of the highest-profile IPOs in years. It also would make it the biggest company to go public on an exchange in the U.S. since Alibaba’s 2014 debut.

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Apple Steers Its Car Project All Over the Map


McLaren Technology Group, which manufactures Formula One and luxury supercars, last week denied rumors that it was engaging in discussions with Apple regarding a possible purchase or strategic investment. Apple has been pursing a highly secretive project to develop its own venture in the electric and autonomous vehicle space, and it reportedly has entered negotiations with McLaren on a potential deal. “We can confirm that McLaren is not in talks with Apple in respect of any investment or acquisition,” said spokesperson Wayne Bruce.

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