The Worlds Workers Have Bigger Problems Than a Robot Apocalypse

June 26, 2017

… class” living on the dole. But if work is being automated out of existence, how do you explain a 2.8 percent unemployment rate in Japan, one of the world’s most roboticized nations? What accounts for shortages of skilled workers in Brazil, India, Mexico, and Turkey? And why did U.S. employers report 6 million unfilled job openings at the end of April—the most in 16 years of record keeping? The big problem today is too few workers, not too many. Maine is so short of help …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

The world of online advertising remains split: there’s the Wild West and then there’s the corporate dystopia. In the wild west, dozens of shadowy firms churn out annoying two-bit ads for a quick buck; fake news sites feed off ad exchanges not entirely unlike those that serve the country’s paper of record; Russian cybercriminals routinely bilk the world’s biggest brands out of millions through ad fraud. SEE ALSO: Can Google’s ad blocker save the online ad industry …

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Carla Bruni on Music, Melanias Nudes, and Those Pesky Donald Trump Rumors

June 19, 2017

… pingouin), this record feels a bit less personal: a collection of eleven song covers ranging from The Clashs Jimmy Jazz to Audrey Hepburns Moon River. All of the tracks come imbued with Brunis trademark come-hithernessa quality she acknowledges, spinning a yarn about an elderly French journalist who once confessed that her music set the mood for a steamy make-out session with his wife, only to have him fall asleep in the middle. I take it as a compliment, says Bruni. If people want to relax to …

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Sanders allies emboldened by Labour’s gains in UK election

June 10, 2017

… discernible strategy. “With the Democrats in worse shape than ever and Labour winning the most it had since 1997 amidst party mutiny and a full media assault on its leader, who is the practical one here?” he said. “Politics is a horrible, compromising business, but I would advise American liberals not to forfeit the hardest fights while pointing to their quite substandard record.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCBS Kickstart Club (Downsell) Moto …

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New leak shows OnePlus 5 might be nothing more than an iPhone 7 Plus clone

June 9, 2017

… Police, which has a solid track record with leaks,published what it claims is a press image of the front and back of the OnePlus 5. Needless to say, it looks like a blatant copy of the iPhone 7 Plus. #OnePlus – #OnePlus5 – Alleged new OnePlus 5 press render leaked https://t.co/tT5DohzGNI pic.twitter.com/PK9rQjX0LP /LEAKS (@Slashleaks) June 6, 2017 Yep, it looks just like the iPhone 7 Plus. The similarities are uncanny. Dual cameras with bump in the corner? Check. Microphone …

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Lyft teams up with another self-driving car partner to bring its first autonomous rides to Boston

June 8, 2017

Lyft will soon have its own self-driving pilot program.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Lyft is adding yet another new name to its growing list of official self-driving partners and this one already has an established track record of putting autonomous cars on real life streets. The ride hailing company just announced a new agreement with nuTonomy, the MIT-founded startup that was the first to test a self-driving program carrying passengers alongside real traffic on city streets. That pilot program …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… came to asking difficult questions. The tone was set from the get-go, when Mrs May was asked whether the public should trust anything she says given her “track record of broken promises and backtracking”. The tough questions kept coming. The Conservative leader got: “Secretly, do you really regret calling this election, now the polls have moved against you?” And: “do you really think you actually have any real leverage with Brussels?” Mr Corbyn didn’t …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

… record their daily activities with inmates, some of whom were informants. The database has shed new light on the scope of the informant program in the county and has revealed that some deputies were destroying jail records, possibly illegally. Despite having testified that he may have reinstated the Special Handling log while overseeing the unit, Johnson claimed he never read the log while supervising his team and wasnt familiar with its contents. He said he became familiar with some of it only …

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Firms warned to prepare for tougher EU data protection rules – BBC News

June 1, 2017

WannaCry: What can you do to protect your business? ‘Cash for hacking tools’ sparks debate Penalties issued by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office in 2016 included a record 400,000 fine for telecoms firm TalkTalk over security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data “with ease”. In 2015 the online pharmacy Pharmacy 2U was also told to pay 130,000 after it sold details of more than 20,000 customers to marketing companies without …

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UK exports record amount of food and drink – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Chocolate and cheese Quoting UK government figures, the group said whisky had remained the top food and drink export during the period, with sales of 895.9m. This was followed by Scottish salmon and chocolate. Analysis: Emma Simpson, BBC Business Correspondent 2016, as a whole, was a record-breaking year for food and drink exports. That momentum appears to be continuing in 2017. This is good news for the industry and the government as it seeks new markets for British goods. Exports to …

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All the weird news that happened on the day ‘Star Wars’ opened 40 years ago

… the movie would make $100 million in just thirteen weeks enough to set a new world record and nearly $1 billion before it left theaters. (George Lucas, at his most optimistic, guessed it would make $15 million in total.) The movie some 32 projectionists were unpacking that morning would set off a seismic event so powerful, our culture would feel its reverberations far, far beyond the era when it seemed normal to set off nuclear weapons every month. Nixon and Agent Orange Even without public …

May 26, 2017
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General election 2017: The mystery of the three million ‘extra’ voters – BBC News

Their gender, age and socio-economic background are all a complete mystery. So too is how they voted. There was a clutch of on-the-day polls among people who had turned-out. But none of these questionnaires was designed to record the unexpected arrival of a great host of additional voters. Image copyright Reuters Image caption It is not known whether or not the extra voters helped the Leave campaign There is no guarantee that they will, given their opting out of the previous general …

May 17, 2017
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