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How the UK government can hack your personal data

From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government.  New invasive legislation has been dubbed by critics as one of the most extreme surveillance laws ever passed in a democracy.  SEE ALSO: Keep your texts private in Trump's America (and everywhere else, too) The Snoopers' Charter — aka the Investigatory Powers Act — was passed into law at the end of last year. It arguably removes your right to online privacy.  In short, it forces internet companies to keep bulk records of all the websites you visit for up to a year and allows the UK government to coerce tech companies to hand over your web history with a retention notice and remove encryption, upon request.  Read more... More about Security , Law , Data Collection , Data , and Privacy [...]

Bill Gates: There should be a ‘robot tax’ on the machines that take your jobs

Automation is part of the future, and Bill Gates is already thinking about what that means for our government.  The billionaire Microsoft founder philosophized about the future of automation in an interview with Quartz. Robots are coming for lots of jobs, he said, and wouldn't it be fair if they paid taxes, too?  "Right now if a human worker does, you know, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed. If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you'd think that we'd tax the robot at a similar level," Gates said.  SEE ALSO: You can now play Bill Gates' first PC game and run over donkeys on your iPhone, Apple Watch Read more.. [...]
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