Facebook is building tech to read your mind. The ethical implications are staggering.

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Source: Vox Our brains are perhaps the final privacy frontier. Facebook wants to create a device that can read your mind — literally. It’s funding research on brain-machine interfaces that can pick up thoughts directly from your neurons and translate them into words, the company announced in a blog post last week. The short-term goal …

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Facebook’s Hire of Patriot Act Co-Author Raises Questions on Company’s Commitment to Privacy

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Source: Common Dreams Social media giant Facebook made a major hire Monday, bringing on lawyer Jennifer Newstead as the company’s general counsel—a move that generated criticism due to Newstead’s work two decades ago drafting the Patriot Act.  The company announced the hire by citing Newstead’s extensive work in government. Most recently, Newstead acted as the legal …

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Facebook working on creepy new voice assistant nobody wants or needs

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Source: Boing Boing Since early 2018, Facebook’s artificial intelligence team has been developing an AI voice assistant to compete with the likes of Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri, reports Salvador Rodriguez of CNBC/NBC News. “The effort is coming out of the company’s division that works on long-term tech projects and hardware, including the company’s virtual …

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Massive Facebook Security Breach Compromises 50 Million Users, Zuckerberg’s Account Also Affected

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Source: FossBytes In an official blog post, Facebook has confirmed that at least 50 million user accounts have been affected due to a newly discovered security flaw. The bug that has wrecked this havoc is related to Facebook’s “View As” feature, which allows you to view your profile as seen by some other user. By exploiting …

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