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WikiLeaks reveals how CIA hacks iPhones, MacBooks

An iPhone is seen on display at a kiosk at an Apple reseller store in Mumbai, India, January 12, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency is able to permanently infect an Apple Mac computer so that even reinstalling the operating system will not erase the bug, according to documents published Thursday by WikiLeaks. 346 more words


Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up

SoftBank Corp’s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ is displayed at its branch in Tokyo. PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON: Are robots coming for your job?

Although technology has long affected the labor force, recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics are heightening concerns about automation replacing a growing number of occupations, including highly skilled or “knowledge-based” jobs. 871 more words


It from Bit

In most classes on information theory (IT), the relationship between IT and physics is reduced to a remark on the origin of the term “entropy” in Boltzmann’s classical work on thermodynamics. 566 more words

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My Blog

I post random stuff here. Most recently, I have posted things related to the book I’m working on called Winter Line Stories. I also write business articles about another passion of mine: the Art of Selling. 556 more words

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Heads-up San Mateo, CA: Justice Action Monday, Flash Advocacy ... "Resistance" works

Every Monday evening from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Rev. Benjamin Meyers and members of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM) invite neighbors in North Central San Mateo gather with them to “Resist.”  This Monday evening  postcards will be set asking Congress to reject Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the arts, the sciences and to social service programs like Meals on Wheels and to protest his proposed massive increase in military spending. 67 more words

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A bird at the window

The old woman looked deeply into her father’s eyes for any sign at all his spirit was still alive behind the now pale, blue eyes in the ancient head in front of her. 2,280 more words

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