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Sites of Interest:
- Microsoft says it's making 'adjustments' to Tay chatbot after Internet 'abuse'
Microsoft's 'social experiment' revealed a lot about Internet culture.
- FBI director says fight with Apple about terrorism, not setting precedent
"You are simply wrong to assert that the FBI and the Justice Department lied...."
- Apple is boring now
At a lightning-fast press event yesterday (March 21), Apple announced a spate of product updates. A year ago, it unveiled the new MacBook laptop and told us when the Apple Watch—its first entirely new product in five years—would be available. At yesterday’s event, Apple’s big reveal was a smaller iPhone and iPad.
- Once thought safe, DDR4 memory shown to be vulnerable to “Rowhammer”
New research finds "bitflipping" attacks may pose more risk than many admit.
- Israeli Firm Reportedly Helping FBI Crack San Bernardino Phone (Updated)
Cellebrite is a firm that specializes in mobile forensics.
- U.S. Says It May Not Need Apple’s Help to Unlock iPhone
A court hearing set for Tuesday was canceled in the Justice Department’s bid to gain access to phone data in the San Bernardino mass shooting inquiry.
- Apple announces four-inch iPhone SE and smaller iPad Pro
Apple unveiled a new, smaller iPhone SE and iPad as well as new Watch bands on Monday.
- Regulators Are Woefully Underprepared for A.I. They Could Learn From Go Champion Lee Sedol.
This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. On Thursday, March 24, Future Tense, New
- A victim of the dot-com bust shares five pieces of advice for startups caught in today's 'bubble'
As someone who did it wrong the first time, here's here biggest advice for today's startups:
- Google Puts Boston Dynamics Up for Sale in Robotics Retreat
The video, published to YouTube on Feb. 23, was awe-inspiring and scary. A two-legged humanoid robot trudges through the snow, somehow maintaining its balance. Another robot with two arms and pads for hands crouches down and lifts a brown box and delicately places it on a shelf -- then somehow stays upright while a human tries to push it over with a hockey stick. A third robot topples over and clambers back to its feet with ease.