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Forget movie villains—it’s the “good” superheroes that are the most violent
No, you’re not being paranoid. Sites really are watching your every move
The world’s slowest, most boring bus simulator finally has a VR version
What’s behind the Intel design flaw forcing numerous patches?
Study: It only takes a few seconds for bots to spread misinformation
The Great Google Hangouts Shutdown begins October 2019
Digital exchange loses $137 million as founder takes passwords to the grave
“The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging
In 2019, multiple open source companies changed course—is it the right move?
The future of high-speed computing may be larger CPUs with optics
The rise and fall of Adobe Flash
Google Play bans open source Matrix client Element, citing “abusive content”
Distraction, not partisanship, drives sharing of misinformation
VR, AR, wearables, and smart home tech are now mainstream, research says
Brain size vs. body size and the roots of intelligence
US government to make all research it funds open access on publication
DALL-E image generator is now open to everyone
Cable company's accidental email to rival discusses plan to block competition
MSG defends using facial recognition to kick lawyer out of Rockettes show | Ars Technica
Controversy erupts over non-consensual AI mental health experiment
Don't worry about AI breaking out of its box - worry about us breaking in
Microsoft offers legal protection for AI copyright infringement challenges
A jargon-free explanation of how AI large language models work
Google Chrome will limit ad blockers starting June 2024
Air Canada must honor refund policy invented by airline's chatbot
RTO doesn’t improve company value, but does make employees miserable: Study
Backdoor found in widely used Linux utility targets encrypted SSH connections
Archie, the Internet’s first search engine, is rescued and running
New Windows AI feature records everything you’ve done on your PC

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