Computers

The Department of Defense is funding several studies looking for ways to influence social media behavior. By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.

The Pentagon spends millions on studies of potential uprisings that start on social media.

There is evidence that the Pentagon helped fund Facebook's controversial mood manipulating study.

A plot by the Obama administration to impose Internet IDs on Americans is now officially being rolled out, with pilot programs for the controversial online “driver’s license” scheme already beginning in both Michigan and Pennsylvania. According to the White House, the virtual “Identity Ecosystem” being funded and pushed by the federal government is supposed to make the Internet more “secure” and “convenient.” Critics across the political spectrum, however, are warning that the Orwellian scheme only makes it more convenient for the feds to spy on people, control the public, and suppress dissent.

Will real-life Terminators soon roam modern battlefields? Killer robots don’t currently exist, but whether they should be developed and the implications of such technology are the subjects of a debate at the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), taking place Tuesday through Thursday this week.

 

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