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New Free Speech Site Gets in a Tangle Over ... Free Speech - Slashdot

New Free Speech Site Gets in a Tangle Over ... Free Speech - Slashdot

The social network bills itself as a 'no censorship' bastion -- but it's already had to remind users what is and isn't allowed. From a report: In recent weeks, Donald Trump has started having his tweets factchecked and published with disclaimers when they contain misleading information. Katie Hopkin...

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IBM's New Differential Privacy Library Works With Just a Single Line of Code - Slashdot

IBM's New Differential Privacy Library Works With Just a Single Line of Code - Slashdot

Friday IBM Research updated their open source "IBM Differential Privacy Library," a suite of new lightweight tools offering "an array of functionality to extract insight and knowledge from data with robust privacy guarantees." "Most tasks can be run with only a single line of code," brags a new bl...La Jolla, CA 92038, USA

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Apple 'Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying On Millions Of iPhone Users', Claims Forbes - Slashdot

Apple 'Suddenly Catches TikTok Secretly Spying On Millions Of iPhone Users', Claims Forbes - Slashdot

In February, Reddit's CEO called TikTok "fundamentally parasitic," according to a report on TechCrunch, adding "it's always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone... I actively tell people, 'Don't i...La Jolla, CA 92038, USA

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How Accurate Were Ray Kurzweil's Predictions for 2019? - Slashdot

How Accurate Were Ray Kurzweil's Predictions for 2019? - Slashdot

In 1999, Ray Kurzweil made predictions about what the world would be like 20 years in the future. Last month the community blog LessWrong took a look at how accurate Kurzweil's predictions turned out to be: This was a follow up to a previous assessment about his predictions about 2009, which showed ...La Jolla, CA 92038, USA

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MPA and Amazon Ask GitHub To Suspend Kodi Add-On Developer's Account - Slashdot

MPA and Amazon Ask GitHub To Suspend Kodi Add-On Developer's Account - Slashdot

The MPA, MPA-Canada, and Amazon have filed a request with Github requesting that a Kodi add-on developer's account be deleted from the platform. Citing a copyright case and a permanent injunction handed down by Canada's Federal Court, the content companies claim that the account is still being used ...La Jolla, CA 92038, USA

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The ACLU Wants To Know Why Facebook Beat a 2018 Wiretap Case - Slashdot

The ACLU Wants To Know Why Facebook Beat a 2018 Wiretap Case - Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Facebook in 2018 beat back federal prosecutors seeking to wiretap its encrypted Messenger app. Now the American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to find out how. The entire proceeding was confidential, with only the result leaking to the press. La...

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Chinese Internet Users Who Uploaded Coronavirus Memories To GitHub Have Been Arrested - Slashdot

Chinese Internet Users Who Uploaded Coronavirus Memories To GitHub Have Been Arrested - Slashdot

schwit1 shares a report from Quartz: A group of volunteers in China who worked to prevent digital records of the coronavirus outbreak from being scrubbed by censors are now targets of a crackdown. Cai Wei, a Beijing-based man who participated in one such project on GitHub, the software development w...

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Should the Government Subsidize Online Jobs and Classes -- and Streaming Services? - Slashdot

Should the Government Subsidize Online Jobs and Classes -- and Streaming Services? - Slashdot

Two lead economists for the World Bank called for an updated online version of a legendary government program from America's Great Depression during the 1930s -- public works programs -- as a companion to widespread calls for quarantining: What is missing in such mandatory "stick" approaches is the ...La Jolla, CA 92038, USA

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Team Fortress 2 Source Code Leak Raises Security Fears - Slashdot

Team Fortress 2 Source Code Leak Raises Security Fears - Slashdot

"The source code for Team Fortress 2 has apparently been leaked, leading to hackers reportedly able to deliver malware through Remote Code Execution to other players," reports TechRadar. However, Valve assures users that playing on official servers is perfectly safe. From the report: This leak was ...La Jolla, CA 92038, USA

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The Jury Is Still Out On Zoom Trials - Slashdot

The Jury Is Still Out On Zoom Trials - Slashdot

As cities across the United States continue shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some in-person court proceedings are now taking place over Zoom. "It's an unprecedented moment for the justice system, which is typically slow to adapt to new technology," writes Zoe Schiffer from The V...

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