Category Archives: Technology

Senate Intelligence report on Russian meddling sounds alarm for 2020

Martin Matishak of Politico – The Senate Intelligence Committee has outlined the dire need for the U.S. to better defend elections against attacks, such as the massive campaign Russia carried out to disrupt the 2016 vote. The Committee detailed the … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Cyber security, Politico, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Reactions: New TSA Screening Equipment “Sees” Too Much

from Alex Temblador of Travel Pulse – Note: Several people have asked about the body scanners: Who makes them? Where are they installed? Will bars be using them to test their customers for guns, etc.? Just proves that the maturity … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, government, Technology, Travel

Jonas Salk: A Life

A book by Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs – Review by David Oshinsky in the New York Times – Nobody could recall a medical press conference quite like this one. On April 12, 1955, families huddled around radios, as if listening to the World Series or a championship … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Technology

Network of ‘know-it-alls’ aims to fix buggy artificial intelligence

By R. Danes in Silicon Angle – It’s a known fact that online customer service, by and large, isn’t the most pleasant experience. Companies often have ambitious plans to improve it with automation and artificial intelligence (think chatbots). But such initiatives often lack the data-based fundamentals, … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Customer Service, Technology

The quiet threat inside ‘internet of things’ devices

By Charles T. Harry of The Conversation, republished in The Next Web – As Americans increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices create new security problems for individuals and society as a whole. … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Botnets, Internet of Things, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis