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Google to Wi-Fi entire planet with 180 satellites

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The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to the company. The California-based giant will spend more than $1 ... Read More »

White House propaganda against Russia hits new low

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White House purchases Google key words to slam Putin. Russian writer idaltae tweeted the following: Whitehouse launches propaganda at troll level pic.twitter.com/S45vJokXN2 Because she didn’t say what search term she used to pull up that ad – and because we don’t live in Russia – it took some legwork to verify that this is real. Specifically, we used Keyword Spy – a highly-regarded and widely-used resource in ... Read More »

Google buys military robot maker

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Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot named WildCat can gallop at high speeds. BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google’s growing robot menagerie. Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. The company, based in Waltham, Mass., has gained an international reputation for machines ... Read More »

UK tells Google to remove private data or face court

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Britain’s data regulator says Google must delete all personal data it has gathered using its Street View project or face court action by the watchdog. The Information Commissioner’s Office (IOC) has given Google Inc. an enforcement notice demanding that the company remove the data it had offered to delete back in 2010. “Google has…confirmed that it still has in its ... Read More »

Skynet rising: Google acquires 512-qubit quantum computer; NSA surveillance to be turned over to AI machines

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Most people don’t know about the existence of quantum computers. Almost no one understands how they work, but theories include bizarre-sounding explanations like, “they reach into alternate universes to derive the correct answers to highly complex computational problems.” Quantum computers are not made of simple transistors and logic gates like the CPU on your PC. They don’t even function in ... Read More »

Google begins launching Internet-beaming balloons

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Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online. Eighteen months in the works, the top-secret project was announced Saturday in New Zealand, where up to 50 volunteer households are already beginning to receive the Internet briefly on their home computers via translucent helium balloons that sail by ... Read More »

PRISM: Google and Facebook DID allow NSA access to data and were in talks to set up ‘spying rooms’

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Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Larry Page of Google both strongly denied giving unfettered access to user data to U.S. officials, but it turns out both companies have, in fact, cooperated with governments requests. Zuckerberg denied his company’s link to secret government data-sharing scheme PRISM on Friday in a blustery posted message that described allegations that Facebook gave ‘US or ... Read More »

PRISM: NSA taps into everyone’s internet, secret files reveal

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The slides were meant to be declassified in 2036. A slide depicting the top-secret PRISM program The National Security Agency has obtained direct access to the systems of Google, Facebook, Apple and other US internet giants, according to a top secret document obtained by the Guardian. The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows officials to collect material ... Read More »

Eric Schmidt: Google AI indistinguishable from humans within a decade

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt has predicted that the company will be capable of developing artificial intelligence for its programs that will be indistinguishable from a human being within 5-10 years. During a question and answer session at Google’s Big Tent event, which took place this week at the luxury Grove Hotel in Watford, UK, Schmidt responded to the question, “How soon ... Read More »