YIKES: St. Louis University Installs Amazon Alexa In Every Dorm Room

How Amazon Hopes to Make Alexa a More Delightful Experience For Users There’s bigger focus on the actual dialogue. http://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.228.0_en.html#goog_771610588More

Take That! Tech Giants Feel The Backlash For Censorship

Who knew connecting the world could get so complicated? Perhaps some of technology’s brightest minds should have seen that coming. … More

A New 5G Broadband Network Is Pitching Surveillance Enhancements To Cops

The latest technologies promise cops the ability to whip out a smartphone, take a snapshot of a passerby, and instantly … More

Now That Surveillance State Is In Place, Chinese Startup Funded By Government Develops AI That Can Identify Anyone, Anywhere

Two Chinese startups, SenseTime and Megvii, are becoming the world leaders in real-world deployment of facial recognition software, drawing eye-popping … More

YouTube Debuts Plan To Promote ‘Authoritative News’

Following a year in which YouTube has repeatedly promoted conspiracy-theory videos during breaking news events like the shootings in Parkland, … More

Google’s Orwellian Toronto ‘Smart City’ Sparks Fears In Many

Illustration by Ben Fearnley It could be the coolest new neighborhood on the planet—or a peek into the Orwellian metropolis … More