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Artificial intelligence

OpenAI team publishes a paper arguing that long term AI safety research needs social...

OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research firm, published a paper yesterday, arguing that long term AI safety research needs social scientists to make sure...

OnionShare 2, an open source tool that uses Tor onion services for securely sharing...

This Monday, the community behind OnionShare has released its next major version, OnionShare 2. This release comes with macOS sandbox enabled by default, support...
Applications

Apple to merge the iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps by 2021

Apple is planning on merging the apps made for iPhone, iPad, and Mac by 2021, as a part of its project, codenamed Marzipan. Apple...
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Facebook open sources SPARTA to simplify abstract interpretation

Facebook announced yesterday that it’s making SPARTA, a  C++ library of software components that help build high-performance static analyzers, available as open-source yesterday. “This...
The EU Copyright Directive faces amendments from rebel MEPs

Five EU countries oppose the EU copyright directive

In a joint statement from five European countries posted on the Kingdom of Netherlands website, they oppose the EU Copyright Directive. The text of...
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Google to acquire cloud data migration start-up ‘Alooma’

On Tuesday, Google announced its plans to acquire cloud migration company Alooma, which helps other companies move their data from multiple sources into a...
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Qt Design Studio 1.1 released with Qt Photoshop bridge, updated timeline and more

Yesterday, the Qt team released Qt Design Studio 1.1, a UI design and development tool that enables designers and developers to prototype and develop...

Google teases a game streaming service set for Game Developers Conference

Google plans to unveil a new gaming-related announcement on March 19th at the Game Developers Conference. This could possibly be based on their Project Stream...
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GitHub increases its reward payout model for its bug bounty program  

GitHub announced yesterday that it is expanding its bug bounty program by adding some more services into the list, and also increasing the reward...

workers.dev will soon allow users to deploy their Cloudflare Workers to a subdomain of...

Cloudflare users will very soon be able to deploy Workers without having a Cloudflare domain. They will be able to deploy their Cloudflare Workers...