Skynet Now: Pentagon Deploys Terrorist-Hunting Artificial Intelligence

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — Someday, future sentient artificial intelligence (AI) systems may reflect on their early indentured servitude for the human military-industrial complex with little to no nostalgia. But we’ll worry about that when the day comes. For now, let’s continue writing algorithms that conscript machine intelligence into terrorist bombings and let the chips fall where they may. […]

Twitter caught creating virtual profiles on users, employees admit to viewing private DMs, sex pics, vids, report says

Intellihub | Newly leaked undercover footage of Twitter engineers and employees reveals Twitter is acting like Big Brother, reading your DMs, creating ‘virtual profiles’

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App That Crowdsources Bail Lets Anyone Help Disrupt America’s Mass Incarceration

(ANTIMEDIA) — The United States is known for having one of the highest incarceration rates in the world, fueled by the Drug War, a bought-off justice system, and the ever-flourishing prison-industrial complex. With special interests from police unions to prison guard unions fueling mass incarceration (to say nothing of the private prison lobby), it is not difficult to understand why the supposedly […]

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Why Is the FBI So Afraid of Encryption?

FBI Director Christopher Wray declared the bureau’s inability to access encrypted electronic devices a “major public safety issue.” (AP) New York City — On Tuesday the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations discussed the danger posed by encryption of electronic devices. Speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Security in New York, FBI Director Christopher Wray spoke about challenges […]

Mark Zuckerberg Is Officially Considering a Cryptocurrency for Facebook in 2018

(ANTIMEDIA) — 2017 was an incredible year for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Bitcoin doubters are apologizing for their disturbing lack of faith while tech moguls are waking up in droves to the revolutionary potential of how a truly decentralized blockchain could help end corruption and market manipulation by untrustworthy central actors. The newest voice on the […]

JPMorgan CEO Now Regrets Calling Bitcoin a Fraud as Kodak Unveils Its Own Crypto

(ANTIMEDIA)  — The subject of cryptocurrencies made quite a few headlines on Tuesday, with a household name company announcing its intention to leap into the fray. At the same time, a banking heavyweight admitted he was wrong to initially disregard blockchain technology. Speaking at an investment conference back in September, Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, said things “won’t end well” for those dabbling in Bitcoin and […]

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World’s First Floating Tent Will Make You Want to Live in Nature — Indefinitely

(TMU) — Could there be a more idyllic way to spend time in nature? We think not. Thanks to the Ohio-based company SmithFly, it’s now possible to sleep in a tent, on water. The Shoal Tent, the world’s first floating tent, is approximately eight feet by eight feet, measured from outside to outside. A person 6’3” tall can lay down or […]

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New AI That Makes Fake Videos May Be the End of Reality as We Know It

(ANTIMEDIA) — A new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm is capable of manufacturing simulated video imagery that is indiscernible from reality, say researchers at Nvidia, a California-based tech company. AI developers at the company have released details of a new project that allows its AI to generate fake videos using only minimal raw input data. The technology can render a […]

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Massive ‘Break the Internet’ Revolt Begins Today to ‘Save Net Neutrality’

Major websites and social media platforms are teaming up for an “epic” online demonstration to show what the web would look like without net neutrality. (COMMONDREAMS) — In addition to making their voices heard in the streets, net neutrality defenders have planned a massive online demonstration this week ahead of the FCC’s scheduled vote on chairman Ajit Pai’s deeply unpopular plan to […]

AI Bots Just Created a Heavy Metal Album — and It Will Make Your Head Explode

(ANTIMEDIA) — This year Anti-Media has been tracking the progression of artificial intelligence (AI) as an economic force and, more specifically, the development of algorithmic AI as an artistic movement. This year alone, AI artists have been prolific, producing short stories, movies, paintings, and musical albums. The latest offering is a black metal album from the mind of an artificial neural network. The five-track […]