Chevy’s new saccharine ad campaign uses IBM’s Watson to induce self-reflection

Use Watson’s personality insights and sentiment analysis to get free gas. sci tech news

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Mark Zuckerberg Accused of Abusing Power After Censoring ‘Napalm Girl’ Photo

Mark Zuckerberg Accused of Abusing Power After Censoring ‘Napalm Girl’ Photo:

Norway’s largest newspaper has published a front-page open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, lambasting the company’s decision to censor a historic photograph of the Vietnam war and calling on Zuckerberg to recognize and live up to his role as “the world’s most powerful editor”.

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Selfies in voting booths: Depending on where you live, they may be illegal

A New Hampshire law says selfie ban is needed to curtail vote buying and coercion. sci tech news

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Mayor of Nice Says He’ll Sue People Who Share Photos of French Cops Forcing Women to Remove Clothes

Mayor of Nice Says He’ll Sue People Who Share Photos of French Cops Forcing Women to Remove Clothes:

Over the last few weeks there’s been plenty of controversy over plans on the Côte d’Azur in the south of France to ban burkinis – a kind of full body bathing suit favored by some Muslim women….

Either way, the story blew up again… as the Daily Mail reported on actual instances of women on a beach in Nice being forced to remove clothing and pay fines. While the Daily Mail is not particularly trustworthy on news, a number of other publications have now confirmed the story as well, and pictures are floating around on social media of police forcing women to remove clothing, including one where it’s pretty clearly not a burkini at all, but just a large shirt…

This seems pretty ridiculous on all sorts of levels, but never think things are so ridiculous that some politicians can’t make them worse.

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SAY wearables integrates social media in wearable tech

When it comes to wearable technology, there are many different kinds of modules and functions that are in the market. Fitness wearable sensors happen to be extremely popular as they keep track of your movement and number of calories burned throughout the day, but how about bringing together the wonders of social media and wearable technology? This is what SAY is all about, touted to be the world’s first wearable …
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Rights groups decry plan to inspect social media of US-bound tourists

It’s a “surveillance program clothed as a customs administration mechanism.” sci tech news

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Michael Phelps’ infant has his own Instagram account; Read this before you make one for your kid

He’s verified. He has 450,000 followers. He’s Instagram’s newest star. And he’s 3 months old. Yes, the son of Olympic icon Michael Phelps has his very own Instagram account. science news

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Facebook Admits Blocking WikiLeaks’ DNC Email Links, But Won’t Say Why

Facebook Admits Blocking WikiLeaks’ DNC Email Links, But Won’t Say Why:

Facebook has acknowledged it blocked links to WikiLeaks’ DNC email dump, though (again) hasn’t explained why.

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Twitter opens up account verification, bans Breitbart editor over abuse

Users have to jump through series of hoops to qualify for blue tick badge. sci tech news

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