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U.S. sues Edward Snowden over new book, cites non-disclosure agreements

“The Justice Department said Snowden published his memoir, “Permanent Record,” without submitting it to intelligence agencies for review, adding that speeches given by Snowden also violated nondisclosure agreements” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who in 2013 leaked secret documents about U.S. telephone and Internet surveillance, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements.Snowden has lived in Russia since he revealed details of U.S. intelligence agencies’ secret surveillance programs. Source: 95kqds.com

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Sources: Obama’s move in 2016 to expel dozens of Russian diplomats and seize estates was in part due to a brazen Russian operation to breach FBI communications

“Some of the clandestine eavesdropping annexes were staffed by the wives of Russian intelligence officers, said a former senior intelligence official” writes Jenna Mclaughlin for yahoo.com. There was a “strong hint” that these newly discovered code-breaking capabilities by Russia were also being used abroad, said another former senior intelligence official.Russian spies also deployed “mobile listening posts.” Some Russian intelligence officers, carrying signals intelligence gear, would walk near FBI surveillance teams.There was a “huge concern” about protecting the identities of the individuals on the teams — an elite, secret group —…

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See what AI really thinks of you with this deeply humbling website

“You are nothing more than a collection of deeply embarrassing and problematic machine learning-determined classifiers” writes Jack Morse for mashable.com. The project, described as “a provocation” by its creators, aims to shed light on how artificial intelligence systems view and classify humans.That humbling truth is brought home by ImageNet Roulette, an online tool that gives anyone bold or foolish enough to upload a photo the opportunity to learn just exactly how artificial intelligence sees them. Source: mashable.com

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Tech industry warns US immigration policy hurts American competitiveness in AI

“The Partnership on AI published a new paper asking policymakers to create a framework for AI experts, students, and technologists to travel more freely between countries” writes Monica Nickelsburg for geekwire.com. The nonprofit recommends officials create a dedicated visa category for artificial intelligence and machine learning experts so that they can work together across countries. Axios first reported on the Partnership for AI policy paper.It says the U.S. “must promote an international environment that supports American AI research and innovation and opens markets for American AI industries.” But the order…

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Canada: arrest of ex-head of intelligence shocks experts and alarms allies

“On Monday, the RCMP commissioner, Brenda Lucki, acknowledged that Ortis, 47, had access to intelligence from both domestic and international allies” writes Leyland Cecco for theguardian.com. Canada and its allies are scrambling to assess the damage inflicted by what experts believe could be the largest security breach in the country’s history after a senior federal intelligence official was arrested on charges of stealing covert information. Source: theguardian.com

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Could Artificial Intelligence Spell the End of Independent Filmmaking?

“But as creator Sami Arpa explains, the creative process is still key good to good movies” writes Laurine Chiarini for indiewire.com. Data-driven filmmaking has its limits, though, and no matter how technologically advanced it is, artificial intelligence will never be 100 percent accurate.Artificial intelligence is everywhere: It can drive a car, chat with customers, or help patients with neuronal damage to recover their potential.If AI can be seen as a threat to diversity in the film industry, it can paradoxically help draw attention to the topic. Source: indiewire.com

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The acting director of national intelligence is withholding a mysterious whistleblower complaint of ‘urgent concern’ that may involve Trump

“The House Intelligence Committee believes that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is withholding a whistleblower complaint alleging serious wrongdoing within the intelligence community that may involve President Donald Trump or senior administration officials” writes Sonam Sheth for businessinsider.com. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the committee, subpoenaed the acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Joseph Maguire, to turn over the complaint on Friday evening.He added that the committee has concerns about “improper White House efforts to influence [the ODNI] and the Intelligence Community” based on recent events. Source: businessinsider.com

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Schiff subpoenas spy chief over ‘urgent’ whistleblower complaint

“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff accused the acting director of national intelligence of illegally withholding a whistleblower’s complaint deemed to be of “urgent concern.”” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The announcement came shortly after Trump revealed Sue Gordon, the No. 2 spy chief, would be resigning alongside Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and announced Rep.Trump picked Maguire to be acting director of national intelligence a little more than a month ago.Citing an “unambiguous” statute, Schiff said the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was required to submit the complaint to…

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