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Squirrels Teach Robots To Lie, Nobody Questions Whether That’s A Good Idea

Disappointed that your Roomba can't clean your house while also telling you that you that shirt your girlfriend hates looks great on you? Researchers at Georgia Tech are working hard to solve that problem by teaching robots to lie, and they're taking lessons in lying from some of nature's most deceptive animals -- squirrels. Because hey, what could possibly go wrong with that plan, which you can see in action below?

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Stranger Danger: Taliban Posing as Sexy Ladies on Facebook

In what amounts to pure technology-inspired nightmare fuel, it seems that the more savvy Taliban insurgents are pretending to be sexy ladies on Facebook in order to sneakily learn about coalition soldiers. Given the amount of information that folks are more than willing to give up on the service without a second thought, it's not really all that surprising. Disturbing, and surreal, sure, but not surprising.

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