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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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A BILL To restore Privacy and ensure security, to the citizens of the United States and its Territories

The Congress caters to corporations and refuses to uphold the privacy and security of American citizens. Here is a bill template created to be shared and forwarded to our lawmakers not as a solution but as a starting point. A BILL To restore Privacy and ensure security, to the citizens of the United States and …

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A warning to advocates and targeting individual actions

A warning to advocates and targeting individual actions Our democracy has dissent at its core.  Those that advocate opinions that are at odds to the status quo are essential to our way of life. Civil rights, gun rights, tax policy, pollution, global warming, abortion rights and gay rights, just to name a few, all have advocates. …

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Data thieves some call them data brokers

All around you data collection exists. You don’t even need to have a cell phone or use a computer. Credit card merchants and credit reporting companies sell your buying habits to anyone. Your local grocery store and drug stores track your purchases through loyalty programs. Data brokers buy information and sell it openly to criminals …

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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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