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Artificial intelligence, parlor tricks, and morality.

There are a lot of people who don’t understand what artificial intelligence means, let alone what it means for humanity. In the simplest of terms, it is the process of duplicating human decision making processes by the use of machines. Artificial intelligence is a multi-sided research effort into machine learning, including emotional and intellectual intelligence. …

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Politics, the internet and Net Neutrality

There is a battle raging over the connection you have to the internet. It has pitted taxation and overly zealous politicians between corporate power and those that decide the welfare of society.  It was dubbed Net Neutrality but the fight over your data is in the forefront, the connection speed, in reality, is just a …

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The sad and unjust truth about spyware

By Trip Elix By 2018, the market estimate for cell phone and tablet applications is expected to be over 17 billion dollars. While most of the industry is being developed by small entrepreneurs, there is a significant inflow of money to those in the information brokerage business writing spyware, a growing development that should concern …

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Unrestrained data broker industry behind those pesky telemarketing calls

By Trip Elix On June 18, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that carriers can block unwanted calls. Many of the calls made by scammers and criminals use spoofed caller ID numbers. Many of them also ignore the “do not call” registry operated by the Federal Trade Commission. This practice is illegal and many of the …

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Technology can help reduce cost of tolls at Connecticut borders

Forum: Technology can help reduce cost of tolls at Connecticut borders By Trip Elix POSTED: 03/17/15, 5:22 PM EDT | Politicians have been grappling with introducing tolls on interstates that cross though Connecticut for some time. Each time new forms of revenue for the state coffers is explored it ends up costing taxpayers more money. Technology, …

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Santa survives hackers but data brokers still own you.

North Pole-Elves have confirmed that hackers have compromised the database that Santa uses to keep track of who is naughty or nice.  The resulting hack caused a brief delay in processing and after restoring information from the backup system, all systems were normal and worked properly for delivery. Lead Elf Ernest stated in a press …

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Asleep at the switch: why so many sites get hacked

Sony has been hacked several times. Its latest embarrassment is directed at itself and is just one more example of the lack of security on the internet. You might just wonder why that can be. Everyone knows the internet is plagued by viruses and malware. Hackers have stolen millions of credit card numbers and set …

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