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Leaked document reveals Facebook conducted research to target emotionally vulnerable and insecure youth

A SECRET document shows in scary detail how Facebook can exploit the insecurities of teenagers using the platform.

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FACEBOOK has come under fire over revelations it is targeting potentially vulnerable youths who “need a confidence boost” to facilitate predatory advertising practices.

The allegation was revealed this morning by The Australian which obtained internal documents from the […]

By |May 1st, 2017|Science and Technology|4 Comments

FCC Chairman Pai: ‘We Need an Open and Free Internet for the 21st Century’

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that an open and free internet is vital for America in the 21st century.

During a speech at the Newseum on Wednesday, Pai said he plans to roll back the net-neutrality regulations and to restore the light-touch regulatory system established by President […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook once personally threatened to kick Uber out of the App Store (AAPL)

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Published 8:57 am, Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Apple CEO Tim Cook once personally told Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that the Uber app violated Apple’s privacy rules, and threatened to remove Uber from Apple’s App Store, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The issue in the reported early-2015 meeting was that Uber had […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

IS THE SILICON VALLEY DYNASTY COMING TO AN END?

IS THE SILICON VALLEY DYNASTY COMING TO AN END?

Ethical lapses at some of the tech industry’s biggest companies suggest a chilling reality of what really matters in the world’s most rollicking economy.

It has been said that Silicon Valley, or the 50 or so square-mile area extending from San Francisco to the base of the peninsula, […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Science and Technology|1 Comment

Facebook knocks down massive spammer network

The social network says it had been “combating” the operation for six months.

Facebook famously boasts it has 1.86 billion users who visit the social network every month. It looks like that number shrank on Friday.

The company, which previously announced it’s cracking down on fake accounts, said it’s disrupted a major spam operation being run out […]

By |April 15th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

April Fools’ Day comet will make closest pass to Earth on record

Doyle Rice , USA TODAYPublished 2:39 p.m. ET March 30, 2017 | Updated 6 hours ago

It might be streaming by on April Fools’ Day, but this comet is no holiday prank.

On Saturday, the inelegantly named comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák will make its closest flyby of Earth since its discovery in 1858.

There’s no need to worry about it […]

By |April 1st, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

J Scott Armstrong: Fewer Than 1 Percent Of Papers in Scientific Journals Follow Scientific Method

by ALLUM BOKHARI29 Mar 20172,972

Fewer than 1 percent of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method, according to research by Wharton School professor and forecasting expert J. Scott Armstrong.

Professor Armstrong, who co-founded the peer-reviewed Journal of Forecasting in 1982 and the International Journal of Forecasting in 1985, made the claim in a presentation […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Science and Technology|1 Comment

Your iPhone’s dirtier than a toilet — and so are these other everyday items

Then next time you answer your smartphone and press it firmly to your face, consider this: Are you touching fecal matter right now?

Quite possibly. Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found fecal matter on one out of every six smartphones in a 2011 study. Add to that the work of Charles […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments

Ridgewood High School to Consider , “Climate Crisis”

RHS & Network for Responsible Public Policy Host Climate Forum
Forum at RHS considers climate policy
Climate Crisis Panel Discussion
March 23 2017 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: RHS Campus Center
Reader , “Relentless advancement of an ideological agenda. Politics, propaganda, “intellectual” intimidation, naked cooptation of the previously respectable apparatus of scientific discovery and exposition. Like-minded zealots bent on […]

By |March 19th, 2017|Science and Technology|3 Comments

Amazon Argues Alexa Speech Protected By First Amendment In Murder Trial Fight

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Amazon is sticking to its guns in the fight to protect customer data. The tech titan has filed a motion to quash the search warrant for recordings from an Amazon Echo in the trial of James Andrew Bates, accused of murdering friend Victor Collins in Bentonville, Arkansas in November 2015. And it’s […]

By |February 24th, 2017|Science and Technology|0 Comments