Submission + - U.S. Government Polygraph Countermeasure Course Files Leaked 1

George Maschke writes: AntiPolygraph.org (of which I am the webmaster) has today published a collection of previously closely-held documents associated with the U.S. government polygraph school's training courses on polygraph countermeasures. We provide a commentary on their significance as well as direct links to the individual documents. It is noteworthy that the U.S. government's polygraph countermeasure detection training is centered on countering information found on two "anti-polygraph websites" run by U.S. citizens (one of whom was entrapped and sent to prison and the other of whom was targeted for entrapment).

Submission + - Google's New AI Principles Are a Model for the World (vortex.com)

Lauren Weinstein writes: Since I was on balance critical of Google’s participation in Project Maven, but am very supportive of AI overall (“How AI Could Save Us All” – https://lauren.vortex.com/2018...), I’ve received a bunch of queries from readers asking how I feel about Google’s newly announced AI principles statement.

“Excellent” is my single word summary, especially in terms of the principles being balanced — and above all — realistic.

Submission + - Microsoft's GitHub Acquisition Celebrated By the Linux Foundation (theverge.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The Linux Foundation has endorsed Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub. In a blog post, Jim Zemlin, the executive director at the Linux Foundation, said: "This is pretty good news for the world of Open Source and we should celebrate Microsoft's smart move." The Verge reports: 10 years ago, Zemlin was calling for Microsoft to stop secretly attacking Linux by selling patents that targeted the operating system, and he also poked fun at Microsoft multiple times over the years. “I will own responsibility for some of that as I spent a good part of my career at the Linux Foundation poking fun at Microsoft (which, at times, prior management made way too easy),” explains Zemlin. “But times have changed and it’s time to recognize that we have all grown up — the industry, the open source community, even me.” Nat Friedman, the future CEO of GitHub (once the deal closes), took to Reddit to answer questions on the company's plans. "We are not buying GitHub to turn it into Microsoft; we are buying GitHub because we believe in the importance of developers, and in GitHub's unique role in the developer community," explains Friedman. "Our goal is to help GitHub be better at being GitHub, and if anything, to help Microsoft be a little more like GitHub."

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