8 signs you don’t give a shit about your data


From hackers to advertisers, our digital privacy and security is under constant attack. Various entities are eager to get their hands on your information and exploit any and all loopholes in your device. It’s increasingly necessary to do everything possible to keep your privacy protected on the Web. But not everyone does. Sure, you can put your head in the sand and pretend it can never happen to you, or believe that if you’re not doing anything wrong, what do you have to hide? Well, your bank account number for one. There are a plethora of ways to keep prying…

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Neanderthals Ate Each Other and Used Their Bones as Tools

For over a century, paleoanthropologists have been fascinated by a gory question: were Neanderthals cannibals? In recent years, we’ve found remains that suggest cannibalism did exist in various parts of southern Europe but new remains found in northern Europe add further evidence to the “yes” answer and tell us more about why cannibalism was practiced.

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EU Prepares to Raise Privacy Shield Over Data Transfers to US

European Union officials are set to give final approval to a new EU-U.S. data transfer agreement early next week, after member states gave their approval to an updated text on Friday.

Privacy Shield is intended to replace the Safe Harbor Agreement as a means to legalize the transfer of EU citizens’ personal information to the U.S. while still respecting EU privacy laws.

A new deal is needed because the Court of Justice of the EU invalidated the Safe Harbor Agreement last October, concerned that it provided Europeans with insufficient protection from state surveillance when companies exported their personal data to the U.S. for processing.

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Microsoft’s Minecraft mod for training your own AI is ready to go


In March, Microsoft revealed that it was using the open-world game Minecraft to train AI agents to learn how to do things like climbing a hill. The company also promised to make it available to the public so they could work on their own artificial intelligence projects and research, and it’s finally available today. Project Malmo (formerly known as Project AIX) is a Minecraft mod that works on Windows, Mac and Linux, and supports just about any programming language you might want to use. So yes, that means you will need to know how to code – but Microsoft says…

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