World Facebook papua new guinea Privacy People in Papua New Guinea are set to find Facebook blocked over a month as the government plans to analyze the social network’s usage throughout the nation, local media has reported. Speaking to the Papua New Guinea Post-Courier, Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Sam Basil, said that the hiatus would allow the country to weed out fake profiles and work out whether Papua New Guinea would be better served by its own social network. Related: Hillary Clinton wants to be CEO of Facebook Basil told the newspaper that information would be collected on people who use fake accounts, those who “upload pornographic material” and “false and misleading information” with a view to them being “filtered and removed” from the site. Recommended Slideshows 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our World 10 Stunning Photos of Hawaii's Mount Kilauea's … [Read more...] about Facebook to be Blocked in Papua New Guinea While Government Collects Info on Fake Users and News
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Video: Google's Assistant gets an AI upgrade with DuplexAlan Turing helped pioneer the idea of programmable computers and built one of the first general purpose computing machines, the Bombe, which decrypted the Nazi's Enigma code and saved thousands of lives. Turing's contributions to the war effort, and to computer science as a discipline, are astonishing. As Albert Einstein was to math and physics, Alan Turing was to computer science.But in the 1950s, the British government considered Turing a criminal. The irony and injustice of this is mind boggling, not just because he probably saved more British lives in World War II than any other Britain, but because his only so-called crime was that he was gay.TechRepublic: Photos: The life of Alan Turing For this, which at the time the British government called "gross indecency," he was given the choice of imprisonment or chemical castration. He killed himself in 1954, at the age of 41. It is impossible to overstate how much the … [Read more...] about Google Duplex beat the Turing test: Are we doomed?
Gallery: 54 gang members indicted for racketeering Most of the 54 people charged in last month's racketeering indictment against a Chattanooga street gang don't know what they're specifically accused of doing, but legal experts say it's designed that way to pressure them into testifying. Without a full picture, criminal defense attorneys who've previously represented many of the accused are seeking as much information as possible before April 27, when all 54 defendants are set to appear in Hamilton County Criminal Court to plead guilty or not guilty. Document: The Gang Racketeering Presentment But many attorneys already believe they cannot take any of these cases. If they represented one of these defendants in a previous case and learned something in confidence about the gang, they can't use that information to help represent a new defendant, they say. The assigned judge, Tom Greenholtz, likely will have to search for attorneys in other cities or civil firms who aren't conflicted. … [Read more...] about Chattanooga gang racketeering indictment raises questions of legal overreach [photos, document, videos]
I’ve spent every waking moment of the past 10 days in the company of the Huawei P20 Pro. This phone has surprised and delighted me like few others, and what you are about to read is a collection of happy words about it. I don’t think the P20 Pro is perfect, nor the best phone ever released, but I do believe it’s one of the most important devices we’ve seen in the mobile world for years. In spite of its massive networking and telecommunications business, and the millions of phones it sells in its native China, Huawei has remained an underdog in other smartphone markets. The P20 Pro changes that. This phone is as powerful, refined, fast, stylish, and desirable as anything we’ve seen from Samsung, LG, and HTC at their best. At a time when US spy agencies are warning Americans off Huawei phones due to (so far unsubstantiated) espionage fears, Huawei is responding in the best possible way: by making amazing phones. Huawei is releasing the P20 Pro today for a … [Read more...] about Huawei P20 Pro review: style and substance from an unlikely source
The digital divide between rich and poor Australians is deepening, according to analysis of an index measuring individuals’ ability to access and use online resources, released this week.The second Australian Digital Inclusion Index found that those who have lower levels of income, education and employment are far less likely to be online, as are Indigenous Australians and people with a disability. “The divide is getting deeper, and the challenge to make the Australian internet more inclusive is becoming more urgent,” said Professor Julian Thomas from RMIT’s Digital Ethnography Research Centre, who led the study. “We often think of the internet as a levelling, democratising technology…But the net also reflects the social and economic divides we find offline,” he added. The index – compiled by researchers at RMIT, in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology, Telstra and Roy Morgan Research … [Read more...] about Digital divide deepening according to inclusion index