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Wayne Rash
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There's a new political force at play in this year's election, but it's a force that's been building for years. The #Internet began paying an important role in #politics 20 years ago, but now the users at the #edge of the network have taken over. The success of unlikely candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are demonstrations of the move of power to the edge as voters ignore the desires of the central political parties, and impose their own wishes. But will the major parties figure this out? Or will there be a new political part of the edge? http://www.eweek.com/networking/presidential-campaign-shows-political-power-shifting-to-networks-edge.html
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We look at the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro. As was the case with its predecessor, this tablet is clearly meant for professional users. Many of its best features will be appreciated by business and professional users, but are beyond the needs of the average consumer. For some people, this is the best iPad ever. I'm one of those people, and now I have to decide whether it makes sense to have two iPad Pros. Decisions, Decisions. #Apple   #iPadPro  http://www.eweek.com/mobile/apples-9.7-inch-ipad-pro-delivers-versatility-in-a-smaller-tablet.html
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The mid-air collision between a #drone  and a British Airways airliner points up the need for more positive action to prevent drones from endangering the public. Maybe a way to kill it's command and control? http://www.eweek.com/mobile/drone-hit-on-british-airliner-adds-urgency-to-calls-for-new-defenses.html
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I wonder how difficult it would be to have a circuit on a drone that could detect the presence of ATC radars and such and respond (like, reverse course and land). I would say act as a kill switch but we'd just trade the problem of idiots flying too close to planes for idiots seeing how close they can get before it falls out of the sky, points for what it hits, etc.

Of course, it would be nice if we could establish a perimeter around airports that would kill the drones but also allow a safe (for others) place for it to fall. Hey, fly too close, lose your toy.

You know, we've had "drones" for decades. Radio Controlled (RC) planes. Even toy rockets to launch in the air. But, only recently it seems, apparently after strapping cameras to them and calling them drones, have we had this problem with people being stupid enough to fly them into aircraft.
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We visit the #DroneDealerExpo  in Orlando and find that most of the innovations are happening in professional drone use aimed at business. Here's what we found: http://www.eweek.com/mobile/slideshows/high-end-work-drones-dominate-orlando-dealer-show.html
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Was the whole effort by the #FBI to get #Apple to unlock an iPhone 5C used by terrorists just a ruse? It seems that the government had the key all along. So why all the fuss? http://www.eweek.com/mobile/third-party-tech-help-resolves-fbi-apple-standoff-over-killers-iphone.html
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I bought an #AmazonEcho to use as an office assistant since I'm too cheap to hire an actual person. I found that while the #Echo is fun to use and is some very nice hardware, the #Alexa assistant isn't very useful for work. http://www.eweek.com/cloud/amazon-echo-digital-assistant-is-still-not-ready-for-office-work.html
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We all know what it's like to be under an NDA, and apparently that's what happened to the #FBI after it paid a third party to hack a terrorist's iPhone 5C. So there's a real reason the agency can't tell #Apple  what happened, and it's a reason the company should understand. http://www.eweek.com/mobile/fbi-follows-apples-example-says-it-doesnt-have-iphone-hack-info.html
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#FCC  Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel explains her vision of the future of #WiFi  and the unlicensed spectrum. The 5.9 GHz band may be the next big thing, but there are plans for other areas as well, including television white spaces. http://www.eweek.com/mobile/fcc-commissioner-wants-tests-on-5.9-ghz-to-expand-wifi-access.html
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Microsoft founder +Bill Gates tells a DC audience at a #Reuters  Newsmakers event that governments are needed to help with investment in innovations in energy and healthcare because of the long innovation cycle. He also explained recent legal actions against the US Department of Justice, saying the agency was acting unconstitutionally. http://www.eweek.com/innovation/gates-calls-for-greater-investment-in-energy-health-innovation.html
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It turns out that #BlackBerry  has been sharing the content of BBM's supposedly secure messaging with the RCMP and others. Are you at risk? http://www.eweek.com/security/media-probe-reveals-blackberry-shared-bbm-encryption-key-with-rcmp.html
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Commercial #drone use is hampered by confusing information from the #FAA and sometimes wrong information from a few dealers. Meanwhile the big box stores provide little or no help. What to do? Find an independent drone dealers who specializes in business uses. http://www.eweek.com/mobile/lack-of-clear-flight-rules-hampers-commercial-drone-adoption.html
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#Microsoft attempted a bold experiment in AI with the #Tay chatbot on Twitter, but the company failed to take into account the level of depravity on Twitter and on the Internet in general. http://www.eweek.com/cloud/microsofts-tay-chatbot-debacle-reveals-immaturity-of-ai-web-trolls.html
NEWS ANALYSIS: The sadly embarrassing end to Microsoft’s public experiment with a chatbot that would mirror millennial attitudes provides some critical lessons about designing machine learning systems.
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