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APT37: Inside the Toolset of an Elite North Korean Hacker Group

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:30
Security researcher at FireEye break down the arsenal of APT37, a North Korean hacker team coming into focus as a rising threat.
Categories: Just News

Inside the Mueller Indictment: A Russian Novel of Intrigue

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:00
The cast of characters revealed in the special counsel's epic indictment is drawn from the overlapping circles of oligarchs, spooks, and mob figures.
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Thank Maps for the Cadillac CT6's Super Cruise Self-Driving

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:00
Cadillac's answer to Tesla Autopilot uses a massive mapping database to rein in badly behaving drivers.
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Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 07:00
A global analysis finds that urban agriculture could yield up to 10 percent of many food crops—good news for its future as a force for sustainability.
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This Computer Uses Light—Not Electricity—To Train AI Algorithms

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:00
Startup Fathom Computing thinks optical computing can extend the gains of Moore's Law and light the way to the future of artificial intelligence.
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For Women in Cryptocurrency, a New Effort to Grow Their Ranks

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:00
Signers of the Blockchain Inclusive and Diversity Pledge commit to seek out underrepresented groups for investment, hiring, and mentorship opportunities.
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How Podcasts and Voice Technology Are Changing How We Navigate the World

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:00
WIRED columnist Antonio García Martínez on how podcasts and smart speakers like Google Home and Alexa are revolutionizing communications.
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Crispr Gene Editing Will Transform How We Eradicate Invasive Species

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:00
A conservationist wants to use Crispr to eliminate island predators. It's not brutal like poison, but it could transform our power over nature.
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How Long Are You Contagious With The Flu?

Finally getting out from under the flu? Just because you're feeling better doesn't mean you can't get other people sick. You can spread the flu for longer than you might think.

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More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

Donald Trump is fueling many women's desire to run for office in 2018 — in the words of one analyst, he's "the gift that keeps on giving" to the resistance.

(Image credit: Sam Morris/Getty Images)

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The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

The titans of Silicon Valley have a grand vision of the future. But they have a tendency to miss the downside of their inventions — think cybercrime and online harassment.

(Image credit: Jenn Liv for NPR)

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Trump Endorses Romney For U.S. Senate, But Does It Signal Détente?

Pundits have speculated that the famously strained relationship between the president and the former presidential candidate could mean a future Sen. Romney would be a thorn in Trump's side.

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Rules For 2018 Aim To Speed Up How Long It Takes To Play A MLB Game

Among the changes, Major League Baseball will impose stricter limits on mound visits and commercial breaks will be shorter.

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Shib Sibs Win Bronze, French Pair Win Silver In 'Incredible' Ice Dance Final

"This was an incredible ice-dance event and to know we gave it our very best means everything," Maia Shibutani said afterwards.

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Facebook Executive Rob Goldman Apologizes After Russia Tweets

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 23:47
When Facebook ad executive Rob Goldman sounded off about Russia's use of the platform, he went against the company line—and Robert Mueller's indictment.
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New on LLRX – Can You Do That? Filing Amicus Curiae Briefs in Other Countries

Via LLRXCan You Do That? Filing Amicus Curiae Briefs in Other Countries – Law Librarian Lora Johns shares her response to “I would like to see an amicus brief filed by Alliance Defending Freedom in Slovakia.” For all of us who did not consider that Americans might want to—or even could—file friend-of-the-court briefs in other countries’ courts, this excellent guide is for you.

Categories: Law and Legal

French Olympic Ice Skater Has 'Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction

Gabriella Papadakis left the rink on the verge of tears after her costume came undone and her breast was briefly exposed. But the dancer and her partner still have a shot at the gold.

(Image credit: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

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What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money

Several years ago, sociologist Brooke Harrington decided to explore the secret lives of billionaires. What she found, she said, shocked her.

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After 2016 Election Campus Hate Crimes Seemed to Jump. Here’s What the Data Tell Us.

Chronicle of Higher Education: “…Hate crimes were up in 2016 – The Education Department data consist of disclosures made under the Clery Act, the federal law that requires colleges to report crimes committed on their campuses. In 2016, the department found, colleges and universities reported a total of 1,250 hate crimes, defined as offenses motivated by biases of race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability. That was a clear increase from the status quo. Over the previous four years, colleges reported an average of 970 hate crimes annually, with little variation from year to year…”

Categories: Law and Legal

Data journalism and the ethics of publishing Twitter data

Data Driven Journalism: “Collecting and publishing data collected from social media sites such as Twitter are everyday practices for the data journalist. Recent findings from Cardiff University’s Social Data Science Lab question the practice of publishing Twitter content without seeking some form of informed consent from users beforehand. Researchers found that tweets collected around certain topics, such as those related to terrorism, political votes, changes in the law and health problems, create datasets that might contain sensitive content, such as extreme political opinion, grossly offensive comments, overly personal revelations and threats to life (both to oneself and to others). Handling these data in the process of analysis (such as classifying content as hateful and potentially illegal) and reporting has brought the ethics of using social media in social research and journalism into sharp focus. Ethics is an issue that is becoming increasingly salient in research and journalism using social media data. The digital revolution has outpaced parallel developments in research governance and agreed good practice. Codes of ethical conduct that were written in the mid twentieth century are being relied upon to guide the collection, analysis and representation of digital data in the twenty-first century. Social media is particularly ethically challenging because of the open availability of the data (particularly from Twitter). Many platforms’ terms of service specifically state users’ data that are public will be made available to third parties, and by accepting these terms users legally consent to this. However, researchers and data journalists must interpret and engage with these commercially motivated terms of service through a more reflexive lens, which implies a context sensitive approach, rather than focusing on the legally permissible uses of these data…”

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