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Eye in the sky: Tech helps protect isolated Amazon tribes

December 19th, 2016

The Brazilian government is using satellite technology and aerial imagery to monitor and help protect isolated Amazonian tribes. FUNAI, the Brazilian government’s Indian Affairs department, told FoxNews.com that it harnesses satellite and aircraft to check on tribes in the remote area. Last month incredible new aerial images were released by an indigenous peoples’ advocacy group …

Tech workers publicly pledge not to help make a Muslim registry

December 14th, 2016

Invoking the legacy of the Holocaust, hundreds of people from the technology industry have published a statement saying that they would not cooperate in creating a database that tracks Muslim people in America or does something similar. The statement, posted online, says that the people who stand behind it, have “jobs [that] include managing or …

4 percent of Americans have been victims of revenge porn, report says

December 13th, 2016

Some 4 percent of Americans have been victims of revenge porn, according to a report released Tuesday by the  Data & Society Research Institute and the Center for Innovative Public Health Research. Revenge porn is described as displaying nude or nearly nude photos or videos of someone without their consent. The report is the first …

EU slams US tech giants on hate speech

December 5th, 2016

The European Commission has slammed tech titans Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft, saying that they are not moving quickly enough to deal with online hate speech. In late May, Silicon Valley giants agreed in a “Code of Conduct” to keep tackling illegal hate speech on their platforms. As part of that code of conduct, a …

‘Buckyballs’ magnets now available after ban is overturned

December 2nd, 2016

If you need a gift idea for the holiday season, you can now buy small, powerful, rare earth magnets known generally as Buckyballs. Once regulated and banned because of the danger they pose to kids— they can cause very serious injuries requiring surgery— the magnets are now available for purchase again, following a ruling by …

Buzz Aldrin in ‘good spirits’ in New Zealand hospital

December 1st, 2016

Trailblazing astronaut Buzz Aldrin is being treated for fluid in his lungs at a hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand following his evacuation from the South Pole, according to a statement published on his website. Aldrin, who made history with Neil Armstrong in 1969 when they became the first men to walk on the moon, was …

Navy gets new flight simulator technology

November 29th, 2016

The U.S. Navy’s latest flight simulator technology will be found among the exhibits at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) taking place in Orlando this week, according to an announcement by NVIDIA. Together with virtual reality (VR) creator Mass Virtual, NVIDIA said the technology runs its Quadro graphics processing unit (GPU) and …