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Google Street View Blurs Bullocks’s Face

(BBC) – A bullock that had its face blurred by Google Street View has proved a hit on social media. The animal was snapped by Google’s cameras at Coe Fen,

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Hacking Group Claims to Offer Cyber-Weapons in Online Auction

By Joseph Menn (Reuters) – Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked

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Disney Wants to Track Park Visitors By Secretly Photographing Their Shoes Like a Creep

(GIZMODO) – With millions of tourists visiting its theme parks around the world each year, it makes sense that Disney would want to track how visitors move about its attractions

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Diamond Coupled to Carbon Nanotube Could be Used for Quantum Information Processing

(Phys.org) — By carefully placing a tiny piece of diamond within a few nanometers of a carbon nanotube, and then sending an electric current through the nanotube, researchers have designed

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EU-U.S. Commercial Data Transfer Pact Enters Into Force

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A new commercial data pact between the European Union and the United States entered into force on Tuesday, ending months of uncertainty over cross-border

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EU-U.S. Commercial Data Transfer Pact Clears Final Hurdle

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A commercial data transfer pact provisionally agreed by the EU executive and the United States in February received the green light from EU governments

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Governments Must Embrace the Information Age or Risk Becoming Obsolete

(TECH CRUNCH) – Thirty-six years ago, American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler wrote his famous The Third Wave, outlining the inevitable transition from a “Second Wave,” characterized by an industrial

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Data Analysis From Paris Raid on Google Will Take Months, Possibly Years: Prosecutor

By Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) – Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week’s raid of Google’s <GOOGL.O> Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette

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MIT Media Lab Founder: Biotech Will Grow Computers

AUSTIN, Texas—The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab has been pioneering the future of technology since it was co-founded by Nicholas Negroponte in 1985. Although he admits more misses

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EU Countries Call for the Removal of Barriers to Data Flows

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Half of the European Union’s member states on Monday called for the removal of barriers to the free flow of data both within and

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