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Wisconsin Company Celebrates and Holds Party to Implant Workers With Microchips

Wisconsin Company Celebrates and Holds Party to Implant Workers With Microchips

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Well, that's one way to ensure employee loyalty... When most businesses throw a party, it's to note a milestone or a birthday. At Wisconsin's Three Square Market, also known as 32M, Tuesday's celebration revolved around implanting microchips into roughly half of its workforce.  41 of the company's 85 workers actually volunteered to take part in the "chip party" - having a microchip implanted into their bodies, which the company says will let them open doors, log into computers and buy snacks from the break room with a wave of their hand. On the upside, the employees didn't have to pay for the chips. The company picked up the tab for that. Chips have long been used as identification markers for pets who are prone to roam. But inserting them into the flesh of human beings is a new
Suspicious! US Army Just Ordered ALL Soldiers to STOP Using China’s DJI Drones 

Suspicious! US Army Just Ordered ALL Soldiers to STOP Using China’s DJI Drones 

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The U.S. Army has ordered troops to stop using consumer drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI, according to an Aug. 2 memo seen by Defense One and confirmed by two Army officials. “Cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media from devices, and secure equipment for follow on direction,” reads the memo from Lt. Gen. Joseph H. Anderson, the Army’s deputy chief of staff for plans and operations. Why? The memo cited “increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities associated with DJI products.” Service officials declined to elaborate. Said one Army soldier about the decision, “I wonder how DJI camera stabilizers (which have no memory) can send information back to mainland China.” DJI drones “are the most widely used non-program of record commerc
Facebook shuts down AI robots after they begin speaking their own language 

Facebook shuts down AI robots after they begin speaking their own language 

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Facebook shut down an experiment with artificial intelligence, after two AI programs created and began to speak a language only they knew, the Independent reported Tuesday. Facebook developers were attempting to get the two “chatbots” to barter a trade with one another utilizing hats, balls, and books of varying values, according to the Independent. The two bots quickly resorted to speaking a variation of English between one another that seemed largely incomprehensible to the developers but was seemingly understood clearly by the two bots. The robots were reportedly told to improve their negotiation tactics as they bartered a trade but were not required to use understandable English, and soon the bots began speaking abnormally. Follow Link to read their ai conversation ... http
YouTube Adding NGOs To It’s Mass Flagging Program: 

YouTube Adding NGOs To It’s Mass Flagging Program: 

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Over the past weeks, YouTube has begun working with more than 15 additional expert NGOs and institutions through their Trusted Flagger program, including the Anti-Defamation League, the No Hate Speech Movement, and the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. These organizations bring expert knowledge of complex issues like hate speech, radicalization, and terrorism that will help us better identify content that is being used to radicalize and recruit extremists. We will also regularly consult these experts as we update our policies to reflect new trends. And we’ll continue to add more organizations to our network of advisors over time. YouTube - Google Statement. https://youtube.googleblog.com/2017/08/an-update-on-our-commitment-to-fight.html?m=1
Hackers Access Millions Of Social Security Numbers Across 10 States

Hackers Access Millions Of Social Security Numbers Across 10 States

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Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system used by multiple states gained access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers and put the agency on the hook to pay for credit monitoring services for all victims. The number of SSNs exposed across the 10 states whose data was accessed has not been previously reported. The Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KCUR, Kansas Public Radio, KMUW and High Plains Public Radio, obtained the information through an open records request. More than half a million of the SSNs were from Kansas, according to the Department of Commerce. The data is from websites that help connect people to jobs, such as Kansasworks.com, where members of the public seeking employment can post their resumes and search job openings. Kansas
“It Begins: Wisconsin Company Installs RFID Microchips In Employees”

“It Begins: Wisconsin Company Installs RFID Microchips In Employees”

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Wisconsin company announced this week that it plans to install microchips in employees, but they are insisting there will be 'no GPS tracking'.  Three Square Market, a company that designs software for break room markets, is about to become the first in the US to offer microchip implants to its employees. Eventually, this technology will become standardized allowing you to use this as your passport, public transit, all purchasing opportunities, etc,' Three Market Square CEO, said Todd Westby. According to their press release, the program will be optional for employees and the company will begin implementation on August 1.  The implanted Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) chip will allow workers to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login t
Roomba’s Soon To Be Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder!

Roomba’s Soon To Be Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder!

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The Roomba robotic vacuum has been whizzing across floors for years, but its future may lie more in collecting data than dirt. Colin Angle, chief executive of Roomba maker iRobot Corp, said the company could reach a deal to sell its maps in the next couple of years. So far investors have cheered Angle's plans, sending iRobot stock soaring to $102 in mid-June from $35 a year ago That data is of the spatial variety: The dimensions of a room as well as distances between sofas, tables, lamps and other home furnishings. To a tech industry eager to push "smart" homes controlled by a variety of Internet-enabled devices, that space is the next frontier.  http://gizmodo.com/roombas-next-big-step-is-selling-maps-of-your-home-to-t-1797187829
Censorship Alert: YouTube combating extremism by redirecting users to videos debunking extremist narratives

Censorship Alert: YouTube combating extremism by redirecting users to videos debunking extremist narratives

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After advertisers noticed that their ads were being placed alongside hateful and extremist videos on YouTube, Google promised that it would remove ads from the videos as well as protect viewers from potentially harmful messaging. Today, YouTube has announced that it will be using the “Redirect Method” created by Jigsaw to not only stop people from watching extremist recruiting material, but to also direct them to videos that debunk these groups… Jigsaw, an incubator within Alphabet that works on creating technology to battle online security threats, partnered with Moonshot CVE to find new ways to counter violent extremism. This partnership is crucial because Moonshot CVE has been collecting data on how radical groups use online platforms to spread their message and recruit new members
Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban, Says the Laws of Mathematics Don’t Apply Down Under

Australian PM Calls for End-to-End Encryption Ban, Says the Laws of Mathematics Don’t Apply Down Under

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"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia", said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today. He has been rightly mocked for this nonsense claim, that foreshadows moves to require online messaging providers to provide law enforcement with back door access to encrypted messages. He explained that "We need to ensure that the internet is not used as a dark place for bad people to hide their criminal activities from the law." It bears repeating that Australia is part of the secretive spying and information sharing Five Eyes alliance. But despite the well-deserved mockery that ensued, we shouldn't make too much light of the real risk that this poses to Internet freedom in Australia. It's true enough, for now, that a
USA and Australia test secret hypersonic flight trial

USA and Australia test secret hypersonic flight trial

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The United States and Australia have concluded a series of hypersonic test flights at the Woomera test range in South Australia. The tests were conducted under the auspices of the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HiFIRE) programme, says Australia's Department of Defence in a statement. In the statement, defence minister Marise Payne congratulated Canberra's Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) "on another successful hypersonic flight at Woomera test range." She said that the tests have achieved "significant milestones, including design assembly, and pre-flight testing of the hypersonic vehicles and design of complex avionics and control systems." She said Canberra and Washington DC are drafting plans for fut