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The World Wide Web's inventor warns it's in peril on 28th anniversary
Mar. 12, 2017 - Tim Berners-Lee, inventor the World Wide Web, warns that abuses of the web must be reversed, or it will be ruined.
*- WikiLeaks' disclosures: "It creates a chilling effect on free speech."
*- The dissemination of fake news.
*- [Turning] popular consumer devices such as iPhones, Samsung TVs and Android smartphones into surveillance devices.
- Source: USA Today
The land of the free and home of the hacked - Chuck Norris - WND
China to develop prototype super, super computer in 2017
Jan. 17, 20107 - Zhang Ting, application engineer at the National Supercomputer Center in China's port city of Tianjin, announced that
China will develop a prototype "Exascale" computer by the end of the year. The machine will be the first one capable of one quintillion (a billion billion)
calculations per second. Zhang said:
"A complete computing system of the exascale supercomputer and its applications can only be expected in 2020, and will be 200 times more
powerful than the country's first petaflop computer Tianhe-1, recognised as the world's fastest in 2010."
- Source: Yahoo
Alexa may be listening, but will she tell on you?
Jan. 5, 2017 -
Amazonís Internet-connected home assistant devices can turn on your TV, read you the news and order you an Uber.
Law enforcement officials in Arkansas hope an Amazon Echo can help them crack a murder case.
- Source: Los Angeles Times
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