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New Zealand ISPs are blocking sites that do not remove Christchurch shooting video
The Verge

Sites like 4chan, 8chan, LiveLeak, and the file-sharing site Mega have all been pulled by ISPs like Vodafone, Spark, and Vocus. The ISPs appear to be blocking access at the DNS level to sites that do not respond to takedown requests, but it’s unclear how effe… more…

Alleged North Korean Front Company Still Using the Same Brand Name on Social Media, Apparently
Gizmodo.com

A company that the United Nations has said is a front for North Korean intelligence agencies, Global Communications Co. (Glocom), has continued its efforts to advertise sanctions-violating military hardware on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, Motherboard repor… more…

First-person digger: Stanley Black & Decker’s game controller for excavators
Ars Technica

Toolmaking giant aims to teach heavy metal machines robotic tricks—with a familiar interface. more…

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia probe
Reuters

The world's biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies on Wednesday, while chilling details emerged of an Indonesian crash with similarities to the Ethiopian disaster. more…

Special Report: Beto O'Rourke's secret membership in a legendary hacking group
Reuters

Some things you might know about Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who just entered the race for president: more…

Why Robo-Calls Can't Be Stopped
Slashdot.org

"When your phone rings, there's about a 50 percent chance it's a spam robo-call," reports the Washington Post. Now a computer science professor who's researched robo-call technologies reveals the economics behind automatically dialing phone numbers "either ra… more…

NASA Television to Air Three Upcoming Spacewalks, Preview Briefing - MENAFN.COM
Menafn.com

NASA Television to Air Three Upcoming Spacewalks, Preview Briefing MENAFN.COM Russian-U.S. crew arrives at International Space Station CTV News NASA Television Video File Expedition 59-60 Hatch Opening / Welcome Ceremony NASA Video Russian-American crew blast… more…

8 GPU-powered startups on display at Nvidia’s GTC event
Venturebeat.com

Nvidia is highlighting eight GPU-based AI companies via its Nvidia Inception program at its GTC conference in San Jose next week. more…

Augmented reality when? We asked Magic Leap, Facebook, Google, and more
Fastcompany.com

“A ‘Black Mirror’ episode—in a good way!”: Mixed reality’s key players rhapsodize on the near future, and explain what could go wrong. Today, most of us see the internet on some variation of an opaque rectangular screen. Think of them as little digital island… more…

Full text: T Bone Burnett rips Big Tech “surveillance capitalists” in blistering SXSW keynote
Fastcompany.com

“These surveillance capitalists do not have the ethical foundation to be able to order society as they have presumed to do. Music industry veteran T Bone Burnett has no big love for Big Tech. In a scorching keynote speech this week at the SXSW festival in Aus… more…

3 Major Reasons To Fill Out The FAFSA Even If Your Family Has Money
Huffpost.com

One-quarter of families don't bother completing the FAFSA ― and end up missing out on billions in financial aid. more…

News at a glance
Sciencemag.org

SCI COMMUN### Activism ![Figure][1]</img> Students in Cape Town, South Africa, joined peers worldwide to demand that politicians act. PHOTO: MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS Tens of thousands of school students marched in more than 100 countries on 15 March to dema… more…

Failover Architectures: The Infrastructural Excess of the Data Centre Industry
Failedarchitecture.com

Far from a massive database in the sky, it is the planet’s surface and our everyday lives that are gradually being colonised by the cloud. more…

How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing (2013)
Propublica.org

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. more…

Quantum Computing for the Curious
Quantum.country

Presented in an experimental mnemonic medium that makes it almost effortless to remember what you read more…

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Sec.gov

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Researchers Write about Brain-Machine Interfaces, How Eels Shock, and What Shark Bites Have to Do with Rebuilding Broken Bodies
Scientificamerican.com

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Op-Ed: Meeting Changing Hotel Guest Expectations Means Going Back To The Basics
Psfk.com

Hotels today are looking for new ways to attract guests—from adopting new technologies like Alexa-enabled in-room butlers to the instagrammable hotel that assigns guests uniquely colored rooms based on their mood. While trendy, these efforts may not exactly a… more…

With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight
Sciencedaily.com

People left blind by retinal degeneration have one option: electronic eye implants. Neuroscientists have now developed an alternative: gene therapy that, in tests, restored vision in blind mice. A gene for green opsin delivered via virus gave blind mice enoug… more…

Remembering 2009: The Games That Turn 10 This Year
Gamespot.com

Circa 2009 Throughout the 2000s, the gaming industry saw tremendous growth and innovation. With the continuing rise of online games, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 reaching broader audiences, and Valve's dominating online marketplace Steam expanding PC gaming… more…