Machines have only completely stolen one US occupation since 1950

While there’s a lot of worry about robots replacing American workers, a paper by Harvard economist James Bessen found automation has made humans obsolete in just one job over the past 67 years.

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Consumers Worry That Sprint, T-Mobile May Revive Merger Talks

Renewed speculation about a possible merger between Sprint and T-Mobile is causing worry among mobile phone customers and consumer advocates, though some industry observers say it may be the only…

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Robots make inroads on understanding visual humor

Laughing Robot
For those who worry that strong AI will eliminate us in some Judgement-Day-style apocalypse, a small measure of comfort may be derived from the thought that our human sense of humor could live on within the CPUs of our machine conquerors.

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Court Bolsters FTC's Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity


Companies that experience data security breaches have a lot to worry about — but their problems encompass much more than responding to irate consumers. The business community also has to worry about the U.S. government, which can penalize e-commerce companies for failing to provide adequate protection for consumers’ personal data. A recent federal court ruling could provide the FTC with more muscle for cracking down on companies whose faulty information technology practices result in the theft or exposure of personal data.

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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.

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eBay developing Apple Watch software with ties to iOS app

Apple Watch owners may never need to worry about being outbid in an eBay auction again, as a new job listing posted by the Internet auctioneer suggests advanced development of a bespoke Apple Watch app.



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