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Apr 28, 2016

Basic income: 500 crowned heads in Lörrach (alternative music)

Posted by in categories: economics, media & arts

After the original Video has been blocked in Germany due to music copyright infringement, here is our new version of the video about the crowning-campaign on May 1st, 2009, in Lörrach concerning the topic “basic income”.

“If everyone were his own king, nobody would need to be ruled by someone else.” (Michael Sennhauser, Swiss Radio DRS)

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Apr 28, 2016

Gene therapy reverses sight loss and is long-lasting

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

A genetic therapy has improved the vision of patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

A clinical study by British scientists has shown that the improvement is long-lasting and so the therapy is suitable to be offered as a treatment.

The researchers will apply for approval to begin trials to treat more common forms of blindness next year.

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Apr 28, 2016

China Quest for Clean Tech

Posted by in categories: economics, energy, sustainability


Mark L. Clifford on China, renewable energy, and economic growth.

By young china watchers for the diplomat.

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Apr 28, 2016

China’s Jia Yueting intends to outmuscle Musk — Taking on Tesla

Posted by in categories: electronics, mobile phones, sustainability, transportation

LeEco is known as the “Netflix of China” due to its very popular video streaming service, but the conglomerate also has interests in a much wider range of sectors including smartphones, TVs and electric vehicles.

Ding Lei, LeEco’s auto chief and a former top official at General Motors’ China venture with SAIC Motor, says part of LeEco’s advantage in tomorrow’s auto industry is that it carries no baggage from today’s.

This, the man said, is the future of cars, and the Chinese consumer electronics company LeEco is going to make that future a reality.

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Apr 28, 2016

Robot monk helps spread Buddhism in China

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Luv this.

He too wears a golden robe and sings chants.

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Apr 28, 2016

Automation raises Indian IT industry’s productivity; firms like Infosys, TCS likely to see lower hiring

Posted by in categories: employment, engineering, robotics/AI


The latest figures are a clear sign that India’s largest outsourcing firms are succeeding at ‘non-linear’ growth, where revenues increase disproportionately compared with hiring.

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Apr 28, 2016

An eBay for Extortion on the Dark Web

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

A dark web eBay. Wonder if there is an aliexpress on the Dark Web? What’s their PayPal version?

A middleman for all the digital criminal’s needs.

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Apr 28, 2016

Website offers Doxing-as-a-Service and customized extortion

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

There’s a website on the Dark Web offering to store Dox and accept a ransom payment to have it removed; provided the person responsible for uploading the information pays a commission and a processing fee to the website for services rendered.

In addition, it also provides a Doxing-as-a-Service platform, which promises to collect a complete profile on a person for $150.

The website is Ran$umBin (Ransom Bin). Designed to be friendly, easy to use extortion service, its existence was brought to Salted Hash’s attention by Cymmetria’s head of threat intelligence research, Nitsan Saddan. For those not familiar, Cymmetria is a cyber deception startup founded by Gadi Evron and Dean Sysman.

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Apr 28, 2016

School Of Hacking: Inside The Dark Web Virtual Classroom Where Anonymous Wants To Become Great Again

Posted by in category: education

A virtual classroom on the dark web aims to boost the cyberskills of those who want to join the collective known as Anonymous.

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Apr 28, 2016

China’s robot revolution

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

China’s love of robots.

The Ying Ao sink foundry in southern China’s Guangdong province does not look like a factory of the future. The sign over the entrance is faded; inside, the floor is greasy with patches of mud, and a thick metal dust — the by-product of the stainless-steel polishing process — clogs the air. As workers haul trolleys across the factory floor, the cavernous, shed-like building reverberates with a loud clanging.

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