Unexpected ways that Artificial Intelligence will change your life in the next ten years

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The future of artificial intelligence is both exciting and terrifying. It’s development will have an impact on your life over the next ten years, in more ways than one. While yes, it will have many positive impacts, The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report recently warned that artificial intelligence could also be exploited by criminals and terrorists for negative use. We know, pretty scary stuff, right?

We wanted to delve a little deeper into the future of AI, so we spoke to some experts working in the industry about how it’s expected to affect your dating, work and personal life very soon…

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FBI can secretly activate a laptop’s webcam without the indicator light turning on

How far  will the FBI will go with its use of malware to spy on people?

The FBI has had the ability to secretly activate a computer’s camera “without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording” for years now, according to a Washington Post report.

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Fallout from NSA leaks hurting U.S. tech sales in China

Beijing has long mistrusted foreign technology companies and the Snowden revelations have exacerbated those concerns.

The fallout from the U.S. spying scandal is starting to take its toll as U.S. technology companies including Cisco Systems Inc and IBM Corp are facing unprecedented difficulties selling their goods and services in China.

 

 

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Does the NSA put U.S. elections at risk of manipulation?

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During the last presidential election, did the Obama Administration ever spy on Mitt Romney? The question was raised by Alex Tabarrok at the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution and he acknowledges that it is provocative. Until recently, he would’ve regarded it as a “loony” question, he writes, and he doesn’t think that President Obama ordered the NSA to spy on Romney for political gain.

 

 

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Government agencies are spying on our data according to 33% of big data developers

Government agencies are tracking the data that two out of five software engineers are collecting, creating, and analyzing. And if you only ask those who are confident they could tell if the government was indeed spying on their data, that number goes up to 59 percent.

 

 

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The right of the American people to keep and fly drones

The right to keep and fly drones.

A Virginia House panel approved, last week,  a two-year moratorium on drone use within the state. In December, the City Council in Berkeley debated a similar proposal from its Peace and Justice Commission. The Peace and Justice Commission wanted to prohibit the city from purchasing, borrowing, testing or using drones, or allowing “drones in transit.” However, hobbyists would have been allowed to use drones which didn’t carry cameras or audio surveillance equipment. The legislation was shot down because, as Berkeley Councilman Gordon Wozniak argued, “Berkeley doesn’t have jurisdiction over its airspace and can’t enforce it unless we buy Patriot missiles to shoot things down.” Both of these bills were prompted by law enforcement officials wanting to use drones for surveillance and intelligence gathering.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) calls this “spying.”

 

 

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Is your smartphone spying on you?

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The Carrier IQ app not only tracks everywhere you go it also records all of your keystrokes.

A clandestine application called Carrier IQ, was recently discovered by an Android developer.  The application  is built into most smartphones and it doesn’t just track your location; it secretly records your keystrokes, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Is it time to put on a tinfoil hat? That depends on how you feel about privacy.

 

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Another Tool To Help You Spy On Your Neighbors and Children

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We don’t know who will purchase this eavesdropping device and this kit is good as its claim. The Next Room Eavesdropping Device($62) looks a bit like the business end of a stethoscope, but uses an electronic internal sound amplifier to boost the noises coming through a wall, door, window and even steel plates. It includes a set of a set of headphones, built-in rechargeable battery charge via USB, ON/OFF Switch Button with volume Dial.

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