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Algorithm Might Protect Non-Targets Caught In Surveillance, But Only If The Government ... - 0 views

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    "It's highly unlikely investigative or intelligence agencies have much of an interest in protecting the privacy of non-targeted citizens, even in non-terrorist-related surveillance -- not if it means using alternate (read: "less effective") investigative methods or techniques. It has been demonstrated time and time again that law enforcement is more interested in the most direct route to what it seeks, no matter how much collateral damage is generated. "
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Computers are now better than humans at recognising images | Global | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "It might not sound like much, but the success of the Minwa supercomputer, which can sort a million images into a thousand predefined categories with an error rate less than the typical human, makes it the latest secret weapon of the company known as "China's Google", Baidu."
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Algorithm knows you're drunk just by looking at you - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "built an algorithm that can determine with 90 percent accuracy whether a person is drunk or not based on an infrared image of his or her face."
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Google's 'mobilegeddon' will shake up search results | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Having a site that is friendly to mobile browsers on smartphones and tablets will be key from Tuesday as Google rolls out a new mobile-focused algorithm. The update to the way Google ranks search results will take into account how mobile-friendly a website is. This means companies without a good mobile website will suffer, as searchers on mobile will see sites with good mobile experiences ranked higher than those with no mobile or poor mobile sites."
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Algorithm 'identifies future trolls from just five posts' | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "With all the information together, they created a prediction model which can guess with 80% accuracy whether or not that user will go on to be banned from just their first five posts. "
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An algorithm to figure out your gender - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Twitter claims a 90 percent accuracy rate for the clever techniques it uses to learn the gender of any given user. Glenn Fleishman reports on a the company's disconcerting new analytics tools, the research behind them, and how large a pinch of salt they come with."
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Algorithm Hunts Rare Genetic Disorders from Facial Features in Photos | Singularity Hub - 0 views

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    "A new algorithm, however, is attempting to identify specific syndromes much sooner by screening photos for characteristic facial features associated with specific genetic conditions, such as Down's syndrome, Progeria, and Fragile X syndrome."
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Predicting crime, LAPD-style | Cities | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "The algorithm at play is performing what's commonly referred to as predictive policing. Using years - and sometimes decades - worth of crime reports, the algorithm analyses the data to identify areas with high probabilities for certain types of crime, placing little red boxes on maps of the city that are streamed into patrol cars."
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Google introduces the biggest algorithm change in three years | Technology | theguardia... - 0 views

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    "Not everything is so straightforward in Google land, as Google's chat protocols Hangouts and Talk, suffered a privacy issue on the 26 September that saw instant messages routed to unintended recipients."
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PIN-punching $200 robot can brute force every Android numeric screen-password in 19 hou... - 0 views

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    Justin Engler and Paul Vines will demo a robot called the Robotic Reconfigurable Button Basher (R2B2) at Defcon; it can work its way through every numeric screen-lock Android password in 19 hours.
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Complex Algorithm Auto-Writes Books, Could Transform Science - 0 views

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    "computer programs can accelerate discovery in the sciences faster than scientists can, if the computer is trained to behave like one"
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