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Andrew Yang is running for President to save America from the robots Tom Goodwin Contributor Share on Twitter Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times event series and podcast. More posts by this contributor The battle for consumers gets physic
TechCrunch | 1 hour, 11 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Report: Police are now asking Google for data about all mobile devices close to certain crimes According to anew report from Raleigh, N.C. television affiliate WRAL, Google might have quietly helped local detectives in their pursuit of two gunmen who committed separate crimes roughly one-a-half years apart. How? According to the story, Raleigh poli
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Facebook and the endless string of worst-case scenarios Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary saf
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Facebook has suspended the account of the whistleblower who exposed Cambridge Analytica Tech hath no fury like a multi-billion dollar social media giant scorned. In the latest turn of the developing scandal around how Facebook’s user data wound up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica — for use in the in development in psychographi
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Wing It is a Facebook Messenger bot meant to get you out of the house “I should go on a weekend trip,” you think to yourself. “I’ll go to the mountains!” And then the weekend comes and all the hotels are booked and you’re tired and the mountains are far and hey look, Netflix! Wing It is a
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Regulators in the UK are also calling for more hearings into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica As more details emerge about Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data in the U.S. presidential election, members of Parliament in the UK are joining congressional leadership in the U.S. to call for a deeper investigation and potential regulatory a
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Aalo is do-it-yourself, customizable, re-purposable furniture Buying furniture sucks. Getting rid of it later is worse. Aalo, part of the Y Combinator Winter 2018 class, is trying to fix both sides of that equation. They want you to design and build your own furniture… and when you’re done with it, turn
TechCrunch | 8 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Phlur, a fragrance startup launched by a former Ralph Lauren exec, is raising fresh funding There’s no shortage of ideas being backed when it comes to direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies that are cultivating their own brands. We’ve seen everything fromslippers to toothbrushes to, perhaps most famously, razor blades. Among the new
TechCrunch | 8 hours, 50 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
What its like using the Owl car security camera When you get a new car, and you’re feeling like a star, the first thing you’re probably going to do isghost ride it.This is where the Owl camera can come in. I’ve been testing Owl, an always-on, two-way camera that records everything tha
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Here are the top states and cities for startups in the South Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Where did venture capitalists go to college? ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC si
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