Gary Kasparov is not worried about a robot takeover

LAS VEGAS — At the DEF CON 25 hacker conference here today (July 28), chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov offered a surprisingly optimistic vision of human interaction with intelligent machines.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/31/gary-kasparov-is-not-worried-about-robot-takeover.html

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Is President Trump racist? Google Assistant has an answer for that

As people seek affirmation of their political beliefs in an increasingly polarized nation with accusations of fake news from both sides, smart device AI (artificial intelligence) is more than happy to comply.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/10/is-president-trump-racist-google-assistant-has-answer-for-that.html

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Silence the political rants on your Facebook feed

Facebook didn’t start out as a political pulpit, and there’s no reason it has to be one. If you turn to Facebook to relax and share recipes, photos and life updates with your closest friends, that is absolutely your right. But at the same time, you don’t necessarily want to unfriend people you care about because they happen to be blowhards.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/18/silence-political-rants-on-your-facebook-feed.html

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Twitter CEO reportedly says company having 'Arab Spring' moment in US

Twitter’s CEO said at a technology conference in San Francisco on Wednesday that the political protests and controversy is similar to that of “Arab Spring.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/16/twitter-ceo-reportedly-says-company-having-arab-spring-moment-in-us.html

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Tech Industry Gets Political


In the last decade or so, the tech industry has become increasingly political, which is different from being politicized. If I had to guess, I’d say that for the most part everyone is on the same page. However, many of the largest technology concerns have come to the realization that to protect their outlook, they need representation in Washington in the form of lobbyists. In addition, many successful entrepreneurs have been contributing to parties. That intensified political awareness became obvious over the weekend.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84270.html?rss=1

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Signs and Symptoms


It’s been a rough couple of months, and we should talk about something fun and not political, but CRM-centric. I know! Let’s ask how the election influenced CRM. Seriously, there’s a nugget in there that ought to get us all thinking about business and keep our minds off that other stuff. Come on, it’ll be fun. I am not the only one who saw this, but isn’t it amazing how the pollsters got the election prediction exactly wrong? How could that be? They used modern analytics, big data, and more buzzwords than a software salesperson.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84091.html?rss=1

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The End of Marketing


This is going to be political but you won’t be able to tell which side I’m on. You might ask, why on Earth would I get involved even tangentially in politics right now? The simple answer is that it impacts CRM and I have a viewpoint — but as I say, I’m not picking or revealing a side. I’ve been doing research in business agility lately — a fascinating area that I believe will have a definite impact on CRM soon — and that brought me here. Business agility is the opposite of what we’ve been practicing for my adult lifetime and even before.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84038.html?rss=1

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Facebook has given you a political label — find out where (it thinks) you stand

Facebook is acutely aware of your political views, whether you’ve expressed them on your profile or not. The social network is using this info to serve you ads as part of its recently launched ad personalization tool.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/24/facebook-has-given-political-label-find-out-where-it-thinks-stand.html

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Facebook is keeping its employees' politics in check with bias training

Facebook is training its top leaders and employees on how to manage their political bias. According to the social network’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, it needed to educate its employees on all forms of bias following the trending topics controversy last month.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/24/facebook-is-keeping-its-employees-politics-in-check-with-bias-training.html

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CPAC organizers slam Facebook's content bias probe, question conference coverage

The organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) have slammed Facebook’s investigation into allegations of political bias related to its Trending Topics section – saying there are still unanswered questions about the handling of stories from CPAC 2016.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/26/cpac-organizers-slam-facebooks-content-bias-probe-question-conference-coverage.html

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Facebook denies ‘systematic’ content bias, but admits possibility of rogue employees

Facebook says that it has found no evidence of ‘systematic’ political bias related to its Trending Topics section, but acknowledges the possibility that rogue employees could have impacted the controversial feature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/24/facebook-denies-systematic-content-bias-but-admits-possibility-rogue-employees.html

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‘Shocked’ Thai mom faces 15 years in prison for posting ‘I see’ on Facebook

A cleaning lady in Thailand, the mother of a political activist leader, faces up to 15 years in prison after posting “I see” on Facebook.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/05/20/shocked-thai-mom-faces-15-years-in-prison-for-posting-see-on-facebook.html

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Another security manual recommends using Apple iMessage: this time, ISIS

Article Image An operations security manual developed to advise journalists and political activists on how to protect their identities is now being distributed by supporters of Islamic State terrorists. One of its recommendations is to use Apple’s securely encrypted iMessage service.

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Google works to rank sites based on ‘truthfulness’

In a step that critics worry will inject political bias into search results, a Google research team released a report this month on ranking search results based on how factual websites are. They propose eventually using that to change Google rankings, which are currently based on website popularity.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/05/google-works-to-rank-sites-based-on-truthfulness/

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Tech Sector Sees Federal IT Act as 1st Step to Significant Reform


The political spotlight in Washington was on congressional approval of the 2015 budget before legislators broke for the holidays, but a less volatile proposal also was passed in the closing days of the session — one of considerable importance to the information technology sector. In addition to the budget, Congress approved the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which technically was rolled into the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015. FITARA focuses largely on the role of federal CIOs and addresses other IT issues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81522.html?rss=1

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