Ad Code ‘Slows Down’ Browsing Speeds – This Week in Tech – 02/17/2019

Ad Code ‘Slows Down’ Browsing Speeds

Ads are responsible for making webpages slow to a crawl, suggests analysis of the most popular one million websites…


The Former Apple Lawyer Who Was Supposed to Keep Employees From Insider Trading Has Been Charged With Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday charged a former Apple executive with insider trading…


Facebook Under Pressure to Halt Rise of Anti-Vaccination Groups

Facebook is under pressure to stem the rise of anti-vaccination groups spreading false information about the dangers of life-saving vaccines while peddling unfounded alternative treatments such as high doses of vitamin C…


AI Can Diagnose Childhood Illnesses Better Than Some Doctors

Diagnosing an illness requires taking in a lot of information and connecting the dots. Artificial intelligence may be well-suited to such a task and in recent tests one system could diagnose children’s illnesses better than some doctors…


Researchers Create ‘Rat Cyborgs’ That People Control With Their Minds

I’ll just come right out and say it: Scientists have created human-controlled rat cyborgs…


Call to Ban Killer Robots in Wars

A group of scientists has called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by artificial intelligence (AI)…


Facebook May Face Multi-Billion Dollar Fine for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook may have to pay a multi-billion dollar fine for violating its users’ privacy—or face a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission…

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