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The Fake News Atom Bomb

quoting Herbert Linvia GZERO
Thursday, July 11, 2019

In this month's Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the folks who created the famous "Doomsday Clock" to remind us of the continued risk of nuclear war, cyber expert Herbert Lin makes a startling claim: False information threatens the future of humanity.

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Purdue Adds Panel Featuring National Space Council Members To Apollo 11 Anniversary Celebration

mentioning Admiral James O. Ellis Jr.via Purdue University
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Representatives from the National Space Council Users Advisory Group will participate in a public panel discussion on July 18 as part of Purdue University’s Apollo 11 50th anniversary celebration.
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There's A Terrifying Trend On The Internet That Could Be Used To Ruin Your Reputation, And No One Knows How To Stop It

quoting John Villasenorvia Times Union (NY)
Thursday, July 11, 2019

In a video that surfaced about a month ago, Mark Zuckerberg blankly stared into the camera from what appeared to be an office. He made a simple request of his viewers. "Imagine this for a second," he said. "One man, with total control of billions of people's stolen data. All their secrets, their lives, their futures."

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The Court Denied Trump’s Possible To Block Critics On Twitter

quoting Jamil Jaffervia The Gal Post
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The habit of the President of the United States Donald trump to block critics on Twitter is at odds with the First amendment to the U.S. Constitution (guaranteeing freedom of expression and access to information). To make this decision on 9 July came a Federal appeals court in new York.

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Will California Voters Be Stem-Cell Suckered Again?

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Back in 2004, the university-biotech complex and its camp followers in the media and Hollywood convinced California voters to borrow $3 Billion to establish the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Its purpose was to pay for embryonic stem-cell and human-cloning research over which the federal-government imposed funding restrictions.
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How Big Data Can Help You Choose Better Health Insurance

quoting M. Kate Bundorfvia
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

There are plenty of easy consumer choices. Paper clips: easy. Dish sponges: easy. Those products sit at one end of the spectrum. At the other end, impossibly distant, is health insurance.


Raghuram Rajan: The Roots Of Our Discontent

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Project Syndicate
Friday, June 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan talks about a wide range of topics relating to this year’s theme at the Trento Festival of Economics: “Globalization, Nationalism, and Representation.”

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George Gilder: Cloud Computing Is Reaching Its Limits

quoting Peter M. Robinson, Hoover Institutionvia Mind Matters News
Saturday, June 29, 2019

The “cloud” isn’t something ethereal “up there,” Gilder reminds us; it is giant factory floors of computers.


The “Digital Revolution” Of Wellbeing

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, June 28, 2019

The rise of digital platforms, cutting-edge forms of automation, and Big Data promises to transform labor markets and upend longstanding business models. It will also broaden our thinking about human wellbeing, much of which hinges on social and experiential factors that have little to do with standard measures of material welfare.

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Iran Used A Home-Grown Missile Platform To Shoot Down US Drone

quoting Amy Zegartvia
Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Iranian military knocked an expensive, state-of-the-art U.S. military drone out of the sky with a surface-to-air missile.


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