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HOW THE CIA MADE GOOGLE

Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, western governments are moving fast to legitimize expanded powers of mass surveillance and controls on the internet, all in the name of fighting terrorism. 11,259 more words

Government

A look back at this week’s top robotics stories

From cleaning to cooking, it looks like The Jetsons were right. 

Fresh on the heels of CES 2015 where the presence of robotic devices grew nearly 25% from last year’s show, this week has seen a number of advancements in the space. 305 more words

Makers Movement

Atlas Unplugged: DARPA challenge robot gets major makeover

The 6-foot, 2-in. tall humanoid robot that many teams in the finals of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will be using in June has gotten a major makeover. 747 more words

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HARVARD PROF: GOVERNMENT MOSQUITO DRONES WILL EXTRACT YOUR DNA

“Privacy is dead,” academic tells Davos elite

Harvard Professor Margo Seltzer warned that miniature mosquito drones will one day forcibly extract your DNA on behalf of the government and insurance companies as she told elitists at the World Economic Forum in Davos that privacy was dead. 273 more words

Government

DARPA Working on Small Flying Insect Drones

www.hngn.com/articles/62529/20150121/darpa-wants-to-make-tiny-drones-that-fly-like-birds-and-insects.htm

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s latest robotics project aims at building tiny drones that can fly through cities at 45 miles per hour.  137 more words

Drones