Netflix is now very tough on piracy. It reveals its plan to hire someone online with legal and internet piracy experience to manage its newly created Global Copyright Protection Group. Based in Los Angeles, it’s mission is to stop people from accessing online its original content for free. Netflix is known for its success with own series like Stranger Things, House of Cards and The Crown.
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[VIDEO]: Netflix goes on record saying HBO is not its only big threat, it’s also up against pirates.
Being the clearly defined leader of the streaming medium, you’d think that the company would be diverting much of its attention towards combating the presumably a threat to its business model in piracy. However, it seems that the issue which is forcing much of the entertainment industry to adapt their old ways is simply rolling off the back of the colossal content provider. In fact, it’s looking as if Netflix have been successfully factoring user piracy into their plans! Details here: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/How-Netflix-Using-Piracy-Determine-Its-Business-Model-71434.html
Since Netflix’s priorities are shifting more to the production of original content, piracy is also turning into a more serious problem. The company wasn’t very concerned about copyright infringement in the past, but today it has its own “Global Copyright Protection Group” and an anti-piracy focus that’s on par with many major Hollywood studios. Check here: https://torrentfreak.com/netflix-gets-serious-about-its-anti-piracy-efforts-170324/
The best way to combat piracy is by offering an inexpensive, convenient way to watch TV. It should be a good and attractive alternative means of entertainment. Netflix has subscribed to this idea. At one time it claims that its low-cost streaming service helps to curb illegal activity. A notable reduction in piracy in countries where they operate such as the U.S. and Canada are noted, company spokeswoman Marlee Tart said.
Elon Musk, Tesla’s Chief Executive launches Neuralink. It aims to develop technology that connects human brains to computers. In a tweet by Musk, it reveals that the said the company was in its very early stages of development and it is registered as an entity for “medical research.”
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[VIDEO]: Elon Musk discusses his views on AI integration in everyday life.
Elon Musk Targets the Brain
Not quite content with infiltrating garages, roofs and lunar orbit, Elon Musk has set his sights on another target — the brain. The visionary billionaire will play a lead role in an artificial-intelligence startup called Neuralink, focusing on integrating the human brain with computers, according to reports. Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/28/elon-musks-new-startup-your-brain/
Brain-Computer Interface Venture
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface venture called Neuralink. The company, which is still in the earliest stages of existence and has no public presence whatsoever, is centered on creating devices that can be implanted in the human brain, with the eventual purpose of helping human beings merge with software and keep pace with advancements in artificial intelligence. These enhancements could improve memory or allow for more direct interfacing with computing devices. Here’s more: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/27/15077864/elon-musk-neuralink-brain-computer-interface-ai-cyborgs
Tesla founder and Chief Executive Elon Musk has launched a company called Neuralink through which computers could merge with human brains, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Read here: http://fortune.com/2017/03/27/elon-musk-neuralink/
Neural Lace Technology
The company will develop so-called “neural lace” technology which implants tiny electrodes into the brain. The technique can be used to improve memory or give humans added artificial intelligence capability. Specialists in the field envision a time when humans are able to upload and download thoughts. Perhaps a good strategy to avoid overloaded memory.
Uber suspended its pilot program in the three cities after the Arizona crash last week. The Uber car was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash. The vehicles collided with a human-driven car, causing the autonomous vehicle to roll onto one side but there were no serious injuries. Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], however, puts its self-driving cars back on the road recently. It voices confidence in its autonomous vehicle program three days after the Arizona crash.
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[VIDEO]: The move comes after a self-driving car was involved in a crash in Tempe on Friday night. The Uber was NOT responsible and the other driver was cited.
Uber’s future depends greatly on solving self-driving. It’s what will keep the ride-hail company relevant as more automakers produce their own autonomous vehicles. But taking drivers out of the equation would also increase the company’s profits: Self-driving cars give Uber 100 percent of the fare, the company would no longer have to subsidize driver pay and the cars can run nearly 24 hours a day. Read more: https://www.recode.net/2017/3/24/14737438/uber-self-driving-turmoil-otto-travis-kalanick-civil-war
Self-Driving Uber Program Resumes
UBER’S FLEET OF self-driving cars is restarting testing today, after a high-speed crash on Friday evening in Tempe, Arizona flipped one of the company’s modified Volvo SUVs onto its side. The Uber was in self-driving mode at the time of the crash, with two engineers riding up front. Police say the other (human) driver caused the crash and was issued a citation for failure to yield while making a left turn. Here are some details: https://www.wired.com/2017/03/uber-redeploys-self-driving-cars-wreck-arizona/
By the end of the day, Uber’s fleet of self-driving Volvo SUVs will be picking up and dropping off passengers in both Tempe and Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, a handful of the company’s autonomous vehicles will be roaming the streets of San Francisco collecting mapping data and operating in self-driving mode, but not giving any rides to passengers. (Uber recently caved to California’s demand to register its self-driving cars in the state after initially refusing to do so.) Here’s more: http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/27/15077154/uber-reactivating-self-driving-car-pilot-tempe-pittsburgh-crash
As Autonomous Technology Improves so too will the Safety
The police report on the crash is expected soon but Detective Lily Duran of the Tempe Police Department said that the Uber vehicle was not at fault in the collision. Photos show a Volvo SUV flipped on its side after the collision involving two other, slightly damaged cars. Uber said the images are from the Tempe crash scene. There are no reported collisions involving the Uber self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. Experts in autonomous vehicles say that crashes with such cars will happen. But as autonomous technology improves, so too will the safety of everyone on the road.
Police in London recently discloses that the communications sent by Khalid Masood, the London attacker just before the terrorist rampage must be enquired. They can be pieces together to solve the case. Masood sent a WhatsApp message to an undisclosed person prior to the attack. Unfortunately, the message’s content and its intended recipient can’t be read by police because they are encrypted.
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[VIDEO]: Minutes before the terrorist rampage in London on Wednesday, attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message to an unknown person, authorities said Sunday. The message’s contents — and its intended recipient — can’t be accessed by police because the popular messaging service encrypted them, a top British security official said.
Chat apps that promise to prevent your messages being accessed by strangers are under scrutiny again following last week’s terror attack in London. On Sunday, the home secretary said the intelligence services must be able to access relevant information. Her comments followed the discovery that Khalid Masood appeared to have used WhatsApp minutes before carrying out his killings. Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39405178
In difficult times there are difficult questions that need to be asked. After Khalid Masood smeared life over the tarmac on Westminster Bridge, butchered a policeman, and went running to look for more infidels to slaughter, the difficult questions are piling up fast. Like what made him a butcher? Slashing a man in the face in 2000 stabbing a man in the nose in 2003 – serving time inside for his crime. Details here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4354952/WhatsApp-s-great-Multicultural-Cover-up.html
Masood used WhatsApp, which is also owned by Facebook, just minutes before the attack that left three pedestrians and one police officer dead. Dozens more are wounded, The company spokesperson said in a statement that they are horrified at the attack and vow to cooperate with the investigation.
Philippine National Police Chief Ronald or Bato Dela Rosa replies to the media that it should be Leni Robredo who must disclose the source of her wrong drug war data and misinformation about the “swap heads” scheme that managed to attract the international community. She’s the second highest leader of the land and it is a shame for her or even disastrous to continue her lies.
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[VIDEO]: SONA: PNP Chief Dela Rosa, pinabulaanan ang palit-ulo scheme na sinasabi ni Robredo
No Extra-Judicial Killings
The 7,000 number of deaths mentioned by Robredo are not extra-judicial killings as she claimed. This is the number that is under investigation by the PNP. The police force under him will never tolerate such practice, Bato said. Although police abuses can happen, there is not one case of EJK that is confirmed yet.
He said the head-swapping scheme refers to policemen persuading arrested drug suspects to reveal their suppliers in exchange for the filing of less serious charges. In a video presented at a side event in a UN conference in Austria, Robredo claimed erring policemen were arresting relatives of drug suspects in poor communities if the suspects went into hiding.
The PNP spokesperson, Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos said that it would have been better if the Vice President had consulted the PNP first before showing the video to an international conference. The camp of Robredo replied that it had written the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the PNP about the inquiry in January but did not get any reply. She sent the video in February so it is obvious that she’s really not interested to get the official data.
Some Media Wants to Malign the PNP
It is shameful for Leni Robredo to spread lies as the second highest leader of the land, said Bato. She must correct her mistakes for her own good. He himself cannot bear that his men would do that Robredo accused them of. The media should also stop connecting EJK with the PNP because there can never be state-sponsored killings.