Weekly Updates from Facebook and Google

Here are this week's three links that are worth your time:
1. Facebook just announced they have a team of 60 engineers working on a way to literally read your mind. Their brain scanning technology would read patterns in your brain activity so it can listen for your mind's inner voice. They claim this would help you type faster. While this could revolutionize user experience, it has terrifying privacy implications (5 minute read): http://tcrn.ch/2o80YyY
2. Google is planning a built-in ad-blocker for Chrome. This will get rid of most annoying ads, but it's bad news for websites that depend on ads as their business model - including most newspapers (2 minute read): http://on.wsj.com/2o7ZHrI
3. Putting comments in code: the good, the bad, and the ugly (5 minute read): http://bit.ly/2ouGzQe
Bonus: freeCodeCamp has more than 1,800 study groups around the world. You can hang out with like-minded campers and learn to code together in-person. Find the study group nearest you seconds: https://www.freecodecamp.com/study-group-directory/


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