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AI as Fact Checker: Algorithm Identifies Fake News

AI as Fact Checker: Algorithm Identifies Fake News - Geek.com

AI as Fact Checker: Algorithm Identifies Fake News – Geek.comhttps://www.geek.com/tech/ai-as-fact-checker-algorithm-identifies-fake-news-1754452/?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=whatsnewnow&utm_medium=titleFake news dates back further than a bullying president and Twitter. But the 125-year-old tradition of yellow journalism may have finally met its match. Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) developed a new system that uses machine learning to determine if a source is accurate or politically biased.

Palace: Aquino ‘partly to blame’ for culture of impunity

donvy: Filipino people ‘largely to blame’ for all past and present elected officials’ culture of impunity.

Palace: Aquino ‘partly to blame’ for culture of impunity | Inquirer News

Palace: Aquino ‘partly to blame’ for culture of impunity | Inquirer Newshttp://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1016034/palace-aquino-partly-to-blame-for-culture-of-impunityFormer President Benigno Aquino III is partly to blame for the culture of impunity in the country because he failed to do enough to address incidents of media killings during his term.

‘Maybe someone dies’: Facebook VP justified bullying, terrorism as costs of network’s ‘growth’

‘Maybe someone dies’: Facebook VP justified bullying, terrorism as costs of network’s ‘growth’ - The Washington Post

‘Maybe someone dies’: Facebook VP justified bullying, terrorism as costs of network’s ‘growth’ – The Washington Posthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/03/30/maybe-someone-dies-facebook-vp-justified-bullying-terrorism-as-costs-of-growth/?utm_term=.f68a4fac6ba1“Anything that allows us to connect more people more often is *de facto* good,” a vice president wrote in 2016. In a 2016 employee memo that was leaked this week, a Facebook executive defended the company’s questionable data mining practices and championed the growth of social media at any cost — apparently even death.

Kenya’s Dangerous Path Toward Authoritarianism

It’s beginning to look a lot like… Hitler! Our proud president should know! Go Pinoy Pride!

Kenya’s Dangerous Path Toward Authoritarianism | The New Yorker

Kenya’s Dangerous Path Toward Authoritarianism | The New Yorkerhttps://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/kenyas-dangerous-path-toward-authoritarianism?mbid=nl_Daily%20021018%20Control&CNDID=50268964&spMailingID=12907812&spUserID=MjA0NTE2Mjc4MjE5S0&spJobID=1340854494&spReportId=MTM0MDg1NDQ5NAS2A recent media blackout has raised questions about the strength of democracy and the judiciary in East Africa’s most economically powerful nation.

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Snowden’s New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

https://www.wired.com/story/snowden-haven-app-turns-phone-into-home-security-system/?CNDID=49046367&mbid=nl_122217_daily_list1_p1The NSA leaker’s latest project aims to secure your computer—and you—from not just digital but physical attacks. One of the world’s most well-known activists against digital surveillance has released what’s intended to be a cheap, mobile, and flexible version of a physical security system. On Friday, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and its president, famed NSA leaker Edward Snowden, launched Haven, an app designed to transform any Android phone into a kind of all-purpose sensor for detecting intrusions.

Haven is for people who need a way to protect their personal spaces and possessions without compromising their own privacy, through an Android app and on-device sensors

Sean Parker unloads on Facebook “exploiting” human psychology

Sean Parker unloads on Facebook "exploiting" human weakness

Sean Parker unloads on Facebook “exploiting” human weaknesshttps://www.axios.com/sean-parker-unloads-on-facebook-2508036343.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethitsSean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gave me a candid insider’s look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains. “I don’t know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because [of] the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and … it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other … It probably interferes with productivity in weird ways. God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”

In Spain, democracy and law are being reduced to hollow shells

In Spain, democracy and law are being reduced to hollow shells | Kenan Malik | Opinion | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/05/in-spain-democracy-and-law-reduced-to-hollow-shells?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=250944&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Catalonia’s problems demand political debate, not jail: Eight former ministers of the ousted Catalonian government are in prison, awaiting charges of sedition and rebellion. A European arrest warrant has been issued for the apprehension of former Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, now holed up in Brussels.