Leaked Emails Show Google Expected Lucrative Military Drone AI Work to Grow Exponentially

https://theintercept.com/2018/05/31/google-leaked-emails-drone-ai-pentagon-lucrative/

I submit:

  • If you’re American, you should support Google developing technology for the US military.
  • If you’re human, you should support a foreign policy that only considers military action as a last resort.
  • If you’re human, you should support early, aggressive, global regulation of the military applications of AI and drones. We made this mistake with nuclear. We leveled Hiroshima, we leveled Nagasaki, we fueled decades of animosity between the Soviets and the West that still plagues the world today. We need to do better next time. The biggest abuser might be the US again but it could just as easily be China.
  • If you’re human, you should support regulation that forbids Google from using your personal for military applications without your express and informed consent.

Substitute Google for any other tech giant’s name.

Amazon follows Google and Apple and bans system-wide ad blockers on app store

Amazon, Google and Apple have all now banned ad blockers from their App Stores: https://adguard.com/en/blog/goodbye-amazon/
 
The Internet is filled with abusive advertisers who run ads that are loud, distracting and even loaded with malware that can damage your PC. Many users have turned to installing ad blockers which prevent these ads from displaying.
 
But Amazon, Google and Apple all get a cut of the revenue from these ads so they don’t want you to use an ad blocker. And when you use their software, your device is under their control.
 
Switch to Firefox, which is free software that anyone can modify. Install the AdBlock Plus or uBlock extension. It works just as well as Chrome or Safari. (Unfortunately on iOS, Apple has banned alternative web browsers, too!)
 
 
“Either the users control the program or the program controls the users” -Stallman