AI Experts Call For Boycott Over ‘Killer Robots’ Project At South Korea University – Artificial intelligence researchers from nearly 30 countries are boycotting a South Korean university over concerns a new lab in partnership with a leading defence company could lead to “killer robots”. [guardian]
Zuckerberg: Maybe I’m In Cambridge Analytica’s Files – He built the planet’s largest online community. But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that he’s only beginning to understand how that community’s privacy was abused. [beast]
We Work For Google. Our Employer Shouldn’t Be In The Business Of War – In this open letter to Google’s CEO, over 3,000 employees urged the company not to work on a Pentagon ‘AI surveillance engine’ used for drone warfare. [guardian]
Facebook Scans The Photos And Links You Send On Messenger – Facebook Inc. scans the links and images that people send each other on Facebook Messenger, and reads chats when they’re flagged to moderators, making sure the content abides by the company’s rules. If it doesn’t, it gets blocked or taken down. [bloom]
Board Upheaval At Sir Richard Branson’s Hyperloop One As Director Arrested In Russia – Sir Richard Branson’s ambitious plans for 700mph “hyperloop” trains that transport passengers between cities in minutes are facing further upheaval after three members of his company’s board left and a fourth was arrested in Russia. [tele]
South Africa Court Backs Mining Industry On Black Ownership Rule – South African mining companies aren’t required to top up black ownership levels if they’ve previously met the minimum requirements, a court ruled Wednesday.[bloom]
Steinhoff Shares Plunge By Another 10% – Shares in retailer Steinhoff sank to under R3.00 in afternoon trade on Wednesday, a fall of over 10% on the day. [f24]
How To Deal With The Stink From Using Greywater – By now we’re all on board the water-saving bus, but that nasty smell soon follows close behind. Here’s what a water storage expert has to say about solving that problem. [here]
BBC’s Human Planet In Fakery Row Over Staged Treehouses – Viewers of the BBC’s Human Planet marvelled at the ingenuity of Papua New Guinea’s Korowai people as they built a tree house high above the ground for a tribal family to use as their new home. [tele]
Black Coffee In Twitter Storm Over Israel Gig – South African DJ Black Coffee has found himself at the centre of a storm after performing in Israel. [huff]
‘Stranger Things’ Creators Accused Of Plagiarizing From ‘Montauk’ Short Film – The director of “Montauk,” a six-minute film about an incident on a Long Island beach, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing the creators of “Stranger Things” of ripping off the idea. [var]
Apple Poaches Google’s AI Chief In Push To Save Siri – Scottish-born John Giannandrea joined search firm in 2010 and helped it become market leader. [guardian]
The Ultimate Guide To Spotting An Online Scam – Online scammers are now more efficient and creative than ever before. As websites update their security features, so do fraudsters, which is why these tips will come in handy. [here]
Google’s Art App Now Offers A Glimpse Of Africa’s Largest Art Collection – Now you can explore Africa’s largest art collection from your smartphone. The Johannesburg Art Gallery has become the latest museum to make itself available on Google’s virtual museum tours. [qz]
Report: Jenna Dewan Struggled With Channing Tatum’s Success – Ceaseless demands on her husband’s time led her toward the split. [beast]
A New Tool Lets You Make Some Bitcoin Off Your Dick Pics – In the era of hacks and security flaws, many interwebs users share the same lament: “Can’t we just have a secure way to share our dick pics and make some Bitcoin off of them?” [mash]
Ancestry.com Revealed This Woman’s Father Was Her Family’s Fertility Doctor. Now She’s Suing – A woman allegedly discovered her biological father was the fertility doctor her parents used to conceive her in 1980 through an Ancestry.com DNA test, according to a lawsuit filed this week. [time]
Apparently This Is The Second Best Gift Italy Has Given To The World – Over in Pakistan, an Italian import’s spirit is being kept alive by a dedicated few who have long been fans of one of the road’s most iconic brands. [here]
After 2015 Scandal, Ashley Madison Was Sure To Die. Turns Out Business Is Better Than Ever – Ashley Madison prioritizes discretion. That shouldn’t be surprising for a dating site focused on infidelity, but it’s quite ironic given a 2015 scandal that exposed email addresses, credit card transactions, and the personal information of 32 million users. [mash]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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Buy Any Product From Websites That ‘Don’t Ship To SA’ – One of our most exciting partners offers you a PO Box in US, UK or Hong Kong, for you to deliver overseas online purchases to. Postbox Courier handles it from there – getting the package to you in under a week. [more]
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The Ultimate Tool For Every Business Owner And Potential Employee – Whether you’re looking for a career change, or your business needs to find the best person for the job, Fortune 500 company ManpowerGroup SA have you covered. [hired]
Guaranteed: You Don’t Have To Pay Full Price For A 5-Door MINI – It’s quite easy to pay less than anyone else for a brand new MINI. [check it out]
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Everyone’s Talking About Streaming These Days – There’s a world of entertainment out there, but if you want to get with the program then there’s no better place to start than Showmax. [here]
Affordable Cane Furniture – If you’re buying cane or wicker furniture anywhere else, you’re wasting a lot of time and money. These guys import direct from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [check it out]
Get R150 Off Your First Uber Ride – If you haven’t tried Uber yet, you’re making a mockery of yourself. Stop riding cheap unreliable taxis with drivers who don’t know if they’re coming or going. Give yourself the private driver treatment with Uber, and get R150 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]
So These Guys Are Apparently The Top SA Winery Of The Past 10 Years – You’ve tasted Chocolate Block, right? Of course you have, somake sure you arrive at every dinner party with a bottle of the best. [boekenhout]
How Can You Leave Your Dog At Home While You Go To Work? – You say he’s part of the family – yet you’d never leave your human child at home, alone, for the whole day. Drop that little rascal off at Proud Hounds and see the joy in his eyes! [proudhounds]
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