Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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This week a debate is heating up at the Convention on Conventional Weapons in Geneva. At issue is whether or not we will outsource to machines not only the act of killing, but the act of deciding when to kill. Organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are calling for a ban on so-called "killer robots." They've even got a website: StopKillerRobots.org. Sounds a little sci-fi right? Science? Yes. Fiction? Not really. 

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Facebook warns some users to change their passwords after hack

A massive hack last month is having a continuing impact on the social network.
Posted In: Facebook, hacking, Adobe
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Mark Zuckerberg's sister thinks you should spend less time on social media

Randi Zuckerberg has two new books out about achieving balance between life and technology.
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Netflix overhauls user experience for consoles and smart TV watchers

Netflix hopes to keep customers coming back with a new, unified user interface that looks the same on all different kinds of smart TVs and gaming consoles.
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In Geneva, a debate over killer robots

This week, the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons may decide whether to consider a ban on autonomous machines of the future that could kill without command.
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