Communications


X-ray vision will soon give soldiers the ability to see through walls

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File photo: South Korean and U.S. Marines take part in a winter military drill in Pyeongchang, South Korea, December 19, 2017. Bionic soldiers with X-ray vision could soon be a reality thanks to a new wireless system that uses radio-waves to map people's movements behind walls. Researchers at MIT trained artificial intelligence to analyze radio signals that bounce off human bodies to create a dynamic stick figure that mimics a person's actions. The so-called neural network can sense people's postures and movement even from the outside of a building or room. MIT says the tech can be embedded into a wireless device, which would theoretically allow soldiers to hook it up to their combat gear – like helmets and night-vision goggles.


Why Europe's privacy clampdown may not solve Facebook's data scandal woes

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The latest Fox News Poll finds that nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of current users say they care if Facebook shares their information with others, and a large 43 percent minority have thought about deleting their account in order to protect their privacy. Think about your interaction with Facebook as a relationship. Now, imagine being at dinner with someone new and they say they are recording the conversation, taking your fingerprints, tracking your movements and they are going to share all of that data with everyone--without your knowledge or consent. According to Matt Erickson, executive director at the Digital Privacy Alliance, that unpleasant scenario is what his colleagues are working against and what Europe's sweeping new privacy regulations taking effect on May 25 are meant to help prevent. During his recent Capitol Hill testimony, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company already has controls in place to comply with Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and told lawmakers they'd likely extend some of those protections to its 2.2 billion users globally.


Blac Chyna having a baby with 18-year-old boyfriend she met on Christian dating site

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Model Blac Chyna arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 30, 2015. Blac Chyna is pregnant with her 18-year-old rapper boyfriend YBN Almighty Jay's baby, a source tells Page Six. Jay says the pair met on Christian Mingle in an interview with No Jumper in March and comments on the possibility of having a baby. "I don't wear condoms. . . I would not want to f--- a b---- I did not want to get pregnant," he says.


Mark Zuckerberg says AI cannot stop online abuse yet, but experts beg to differ

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Facebook CEO says the social network didn't take a broad enough view of its responsibility. Social media can be an unforgiving place. When country star Carrie Underwood, for example, posted on Instagram about her recent injury that required 40-50 stitches to her face, some followers accused her of over-exaggeration and using the incident as a publicity stunt. With trolls everywhere, what if there was a way for users to block harmful attacks? At a recent Congressional hearing, Mark Zuckerberg noted how AI could possibly help eradicate hate speech and online abuse, but it was still 5-10 years away and in development.


Cambridge Analytica whistleblower thinks Facebook data breach affected more users than reported

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The Facebook crisis involving Cambridge Analytica's data breach leads many to question how Facebook treats their users' data; Reaction on'Outnumbered.' The man who revealed the Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting scandal said Sunday he believed the political consulting firm snatched information from more than the previously reported 87 million Facebook users. "I think that there is, you know, a genuine -- a genuine risk that this data has been accessed by quite a few people. And that it could be stored in various parts of the world, including Russia, given the fact that, you know, the professor who was managing the data harvesting process was going back and forward between the U.K. and to Russia," Christopher Wylie said on NBC News' "Meet the Press." Wylie was referring to Aleksandr Kogan, whose company, Global Science Research, harvested Facebook's data using a personality app, according to officials.


DC council member apologizes after blaming snowfall on Jewish bankers controlling climate

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A Washington D.C. council member apologized Sunday evening after he blamed a snow squall on a well-known Jewish banking dynasty. In an Instagram post, Democrat Trayon White apologized to "the Jewish Community and anyone I have offended." White made the comments on a Facebook video which was shot Friday morning through the windshield of a car driving through downtown Washington during snowfall. "Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man," White said, according to The Washington Post. "And that's a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man," he added.


How AI-generated videos could be the next big thing in fake news

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New concerns over how artificial intelligence videos could spread fake news and even prompt a war. Forget fake news for a moment. Artificial intelligence is now able to generate a convincing video of a celebrity or public figure. For illicit purposes, these videos are called deepfakes and show a celebrity superimposed into an adult movie. It's not quite convincing yet, but you can see how it might evolve.


Emma Watson displays Times Up tattoo at Vanity Fair Oscar party but social media users point out grammatical error

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Emma Watson displayed some new ink at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party but social media users pointed out the tattoo's glaring grammatical error.


Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot

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LONDON – A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website have been handed prison sentences for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain.