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TED Talk - Zeynep Tufekci: We're Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads   video
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, Zeynep Tufekci, technosociologist, Facebook, Google, Amazon, digital platforms, manipulation, social movements )

- 145 days ago -
NB - predates the FB scandal! Zeynep Tufecki details how the algorithms FB etc use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize access to political & social info. We need to understand how the powerful might use AI to control - & what we can do
Self-Driving Shuttle Hits Las Vegas Streets, Crashes On First Day
Science & Tech  (tags: computers, concept, internet, technology, safety, humans, computer, self driving shuttle, autonomous vehicles, Las Vegas, crash, technocrats, Uber, Google )

- 279 days ago -
Technocrats invent because they can, not because they are answering a particular need; autonomous vehicles are going to be shoved down our collective throat. Testing is also taking place with Waymo vehicles in Gilbert, Arizona. When initial.....
'Our Minds Can Be Hijacked': The Tech Insiders Who Fear a Smartphone Dystopia
Science & Tech  (tags: Silicon Valley, Google, Facebook, Alphabet, Social networking )

- 312 days ago -
Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention.
How to Find Out Everything Google Knows About You
Science & Tech  (tags: Google, Internet searchestechnology )

- 814 days ago -
When you use Google, you are making a deal. You get to use services like Gmail, Drive, search, YouTube and Google MAps for fre
Boston Dynamics' Creepy Robots Give Santa a Ride for Christmas
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, google, Robots, christmas, nightmars, things the Krampus would like, getting coal for Xmas )

- 967 days ago -
To spread goodwill and possible nightmares to the masses, Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics posted a video for the holidays showing a sleigh being pulled by its latest Spot robots wearing antlers, the Krampus wants them.
Tracking Imperiled Elephants With Cutting-Edge Technology: An Interview With Iain Douglas-Hamilton
Science & Tech  (tags: tracking elephants, technology, animals, habitat, google, GPS collar, database humans, research, study )

- 987 days ago -
The systemâEUR"the result of years of effort and innovationâEUR"combines information gathered from reliable GPS collars, a sophisticated database that manages the elephantsâEUR(TM) location data and a user-friendly visualization tool
Google's Secret Weapon to Save Africa's Elephants
Science & Tech  (tags: google, save africa's elephants, animals, business, concept, environment, interesting, technology, world )

- 1065 days ago -
While most of us initially toyed with Google Earth to zoom in on, say, our childhood backyards, STE founder Iain Douglas-Hamilton, PhD, immediately seized it as an opportunity to save individual elephants' lives.
Meet Google Israels Yossi Matias, The Genius Behind Many Of Googles Most Stunning Achievements
Science & Tech  (tags: Google, Israeli technology, computers, internet )

- 1228 days ago -
NoCamels sat down with Google VP of Search Yossi Matias to hear about Google Israel's impressive contributions to the global Internet company, and where the future of Israeli entrepreneurship is headed.
Google Invests $300 Million in U.S. Residential Solar Projects
Science & Tech  (tags: solar power, google, residential )

- 1266 days ago -
SolarCity Corp on Thursday said it created a $750 million fund to finance about 25,000 residential solar projects, with Google Inc investing nearly half the funding.
Spoon From Google Steadies Hand Tremors
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, interesting, humans, google, spoon, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors )

- 1358 days ago -
Google is throwing its money, brainpower and technology at the humble spoon. Using hundreds of algorithms, the spoons allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling.
Here's How To Figure Out Everything Google Knows About You
Science & Tech  (tags: google, advertisers, gmail, youtube google maps, business, computers, humans, research, society )

- 1369 days ago -
When you use Google, you are making a deal. You get to use Gmail and search and YouTube and Google Maps for free and in exchange, you agree to share information about yourself. Google gets to sell that information to advertisers.
Google Is Effectively Helping Comcast Kill the Internet as We Know It
Science & Tech  (tags: net neutrality, Google, Comcast, petitions )

- 1388 days ago -
Right now, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is deciding whether to give Comcast what it wants on "Net Neutrality". Comcast's vision is an Internet where Big Cable literally decides which sites get fast Internet access (rich corporate buddies)
Google Will Soon Know You Better Than Your Spouse Does, Top Exec Says
Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, Google, privacy )

- 1625 days ago -
Google will soon "know the answer to your question before you have asked it. It will have read every email you've ever written, every document, every idle thought you've ever tapped into a search-engine box."
Zoom in on Polar Bears Using Google Street View
Science & Tech  (tags: bears, polar bears, google, google street view, google maps, animals, habitat, internet, NewTechnology )

- 1627 days ago -
Known as the "polar bear capital of the world," Churchill is in Canada's remote north. And it's not easy to get there. But with the help of Google Maps and one of its Street Trekker cameras, you can visit Churchill and see the bears with just a click.

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