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Clearview AI Reportedly Worked On a Mug Shot Repository to Go With Its Face Recognition App

The controversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI has already landed in hot water for purportedly letting both law enforcement and rich investors play around in its database of billions of photos scraped from the public internet. However, a new report suggests the company didn’t just stop there. Apparently, at…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, ClearView, Surveillance Tech, Clearview AI


From "flat Earth" to climate denial, kids are deluged with fake science

"It's a big issue that goes way beyond science education," one educator says.
Tags: Science, Earth


Coronavirus latest updates: Trump admits outbreak 'might' impact US economy

Pence acknowledges shortage of testing kits; WHO warns of sustained community transmission; first death in UK. Follow live news:Greece shuts schools as WHO warns about local transmissionVietnamese curator dropped because of ‘coronavirus prejudice’Cruise ship held near San Francisco for testing as city confirms two casesHas Covid-19 mutated into a more deadly strain? Busting the mythsTrump calls WHO’s global death rate from coronavirus ‘a false number’‘Really stressful’: Italians struggle to cope...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, China, US, San Francisco, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Who, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus latest updates: Trump admits coronavirus 'might' impact US economy

Pence acknowledges shortage of testing kits; WHO warns of sustained community transmission; first death in UK. Follow live news:Greece shuts schools as WHO warns about local transmissionVietnamese curator dropped because of ‘coronavirus prejudice’Cruise ship held near San Francisco for testing as city confirms two casesHas Covid-19 mutated into a more deadly strain? Busting the mythsTrump calls WHO’s global death rate from coronavirus ‘a false number’‘Really stressful’: Italians struggle to cope...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, Science, Greece, China, US, San Francisco, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Who, Donald Trump, Trump


Coronavirus latest updates: global infections climb towards 100,000

WHO warns of sustained community transmission; first death in UK; test kits delivered to San Francisco cruise ship. Follow live news:Greece shuts schools as WHO warns about local transmissionVietnamese curator dropped because of ‘coronavirus prejudice’Cruise ship held near San Francisco for testing as city confirms two casesHas Covid-19 mutated into a more deadly strain? Busting the mythsTrump calls WHO’s global death rate from coronavirus ‘a false number’‘Really stressful’: Italians struggle to...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, China, San Francisco, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Coronavirus outbreak


'This is not the ticket dispenser at the deli counter; it's a public health emergency': A California nurse in self-quarantine condemns delays in coronavirus testing

A nurse in self-quarantine anonymously penned an open letter condemning the delay in coronavirus testing for medical workers who contract the disease.
Tags: Science, California


Apple Cracks Down on Coronavirus Apps, Which Is Probably for the Best

As social networks race to curb the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 and Amazon tries to weed out price-gouging Purell listings, Apple is taking its own stance: rejecting coronavirus apps submitted by iOS app developers who aren’t affiliated with official health organizations or governments, CNBC reported.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Cnbc, Coronavirus


Self-Driving Car Guru Ordered to Pay Google $179 Million Over Messy Contract Dispute

A former employee of Google and Uber credited as being one of the top engineers in the self-driving vehicle space, Anthony Levandowski, has reportedly filed for bankruptcy after he was ordered to cough up $179 million to settle with Google over an apparent contract breach.Read more...
Tags: Google, Uber, Science, Self Driving Cars, Arbitration, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski


Encryption Flaws Leave Millions of Toyota, Kia, and Hyundai Cars Vulnerable to Key Cloning

Millions of cars with radio-enabled keys made by Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia may be vulnerable to hijacking thanks to a flaw in their encryption implementation, Wired reported this week, citing the results of a KU Leuven in Belgium and University of Birmingham study.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Cars, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Automotive, Hacking, Belgium, Hackers, Automobiles, Hyundai, Kia, University of Birmingham, Leuven, Toyota Hyundai


Coronavirus latest updates: global infection rate climbs towards 100,000

WHO warns of sustained community transmission; first death in UK; test kits delivered to San Francisco cruise ship. Follow live news:Greece shuts schools as WHO warns about local transmissionVietnamese curator dropped because of ‘coronavirus prejudice’Cruise ship held near San Francisco for testing as city confirms two casesHas Covid-19 mutated into a more deadly strain? Busting the mythsTrump calls WHO’s global death rate from coronavirus ‘a false number’‘Really stressful’: Italians struggle to...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Greece, Australia, China, San Francisco, UK News, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Who, Coronavirus outbreak


YouTube Demonetizes 'Coronavirus', Prompting Creators to Tiptoe Around Certain Recent Events

YouTube creators from gaming commentators to Perez Hilton have been raising hell over the past month after realizing that the platform is demonetizing any content mentioning the coronavirus. Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Perez Hilton, Coronavirus


How to clean your home to prevent coronavirus spread

The CDC suggests you clean and disinfect all "high-touch areas" in your home, from doorknobs to phones.
Tags: Science, Cdc


Goodyear's Latest Concept Is A Tire That Can Be Changed Using A Pill

Technology in pill form is one of the longest enduring science fiction tropes, so it was only a matter of time before pill-based features entered the dreamy world of automotive concepts. Goodyear took the plunge into this futuristic form automotive tech this week with its reCharge concept, a tire that can be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tires, Concept Cars, Geneva Motor Show, Goodyear


Clearview AI Lured Rich Investors by Letting Them Rummage Around in Its Creepy Face Recognition App

Creepy facial recognition firm Clearview AI—which claims to have built an extensive database from billions of photos scraped from the public web—allowed the rich and powerful to use its app as a personal plaything and spy tool, according to reporting from the New York Times on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, New York Times, Facial Recognition, Mass Surveillance, Face Recognition, ClearView, Clearview AI


Playing This Free Game Might Help Find a Coronavirus Vaccine

Want to help researchers understand and find a vaccine for the coronavirus? Help them out by playing this video game.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


Tito's Spent the Past Day Tweeting That Vodka Is Not Hand Sanitizer

Tito’s, the reasonably-priced Texas vodka brand with a lively Twitter presence, has sent 11 tweets over the past 24 hours clarifying that, no, its beverage does not meet the CDC’s recommended minimum alcohol content for hand sanitizer. Contrary to what various Twitter users apparently believe.Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Cdc, Tito, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Vodka Is Not Hand Sanitizer


The Coronavirus Will Probably Come for the Baby Yoda Toys [Updated]

The spread of COVID-19 has already had an impact beyond the health crisis it has sparked across the world—from canceled conferences and refunded convention tickets to delayed films. An impact on manufacturing is inevitable as production in China is hit hard by continued shutdowns. This means, as much as you may want…Read more...
Tags: Health, Star Wars, Toys, Science, China, Disney, Streaming, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda Toys, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID


Spotify's Weird LinkedIn Playlists Sound Like a Cash Register

Like the brief romance between Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, the new Linkedin-owned Spotify playlists are confusing at best. That seemed to be the consensus across the web after the job-hunter’s platform of choice announced these bops in a tweet earlier this week, promising to keep listeners company during “every…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Linkedin, Ariana Grande, Sigur Ros, Pete Davidson, Adtech


Starbucks baristas won't be filling up your reusable mugs during the coronavirus outbreak

Starbucks has suspended the practice of filling up customers' reusable cups as a way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Tags: Science, Starbucks


DuckDuckGo Made a Giant List of Jerks Tracking You Online

DuckDuckGo, a privacy-focused tech company, today launched something called Tracker Radar—an open-source, automatically generated and continually updated list that currently contains more than 5,000 domains that more than 1,700 companies use to track people online. Read more...
Tags: Science, Ad Tech, Duckduckgo, Online Tracking, My Ad Are All Products Ive Reviewed For Giz


To Complete One Rotation, This Machine Requires More Turns Than There Are Atoms in the Universe

Machines like blenders, washing machines, and even your car used reduction drives made of multiple gears to increase the torque or decrease the speed of rotation coming from a motor. Taking that idea to its extreme, Daniel De Bruin built a machine with 100 connected gears that turns so slowly on one end that a full…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hacks, Machines, Daniel de Bruin, Reduction Drive


The Coronavirus Will Probably Come for the Baby Yoda Toys

The spread of COVID-19 has already had an impact beyond the health crisis it has sparked across the world—from canceled conferences and refunded convention tickets to delayed films. An impact on manufacturing is inevitable as production in China is hit hard by continued shutdowns. This means, as much as you may want…Read more...
Tags: Health, Star Wars, Toys, Science, China, Disney, Streaming, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda Toys, Coronavirus, Covid 19, COVID


The next Mars rover will be named 'Perseverance'

During a live webcast on Wednesday, NASA administrators unveiled the official name of the upcoming Mars 2020 Rover mission. Say hello to Perseverance.
Tags: Science, Nasa, Mars


NASA won't be able to talk to Voyager 2 for the next year

For the next year or so, the NASA Deep Space Network's 70-meter-wide (230-feet-wide) radio antenna in Canberra, Australia will have limited functionality is it undergoes critical upgrades. As a result, NASA won't be able to transmit commands to the intrepid Voyager 2 space probe that recently recovered quite beautifully from a glitch. Like its twin, Voyager 2 is currently hurtling through the interstellar space about 12 million miles from Earth, both carrying a Golden Record ready to be played...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Canberra, Jpl, CANBERRA Australia, Dodd, Deep Space, Radio Telescopes, Suzanne Dodd Voyager, NASA Deep Space Network


Perseverance Will Be the Next NASA Rover on Mars

After months of anticipation and a naming contest that involved hundreds of thousands of voters, NASA has finally settled on a name for its upcoming Mars rover: Perseverance.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Mars, Rovers, Mars 2020 Rover, Naming Contests, Perseverance Rover


Altered Carbon's Stars on Love and Getting a Happy Ending in Cyberpunk

In the world of cyberpunk fiction, is there such a thing as a truly happy ending? For the second season of Altered Carbon, the answer is: kind of. As the series moves from explorations of identity to interpersonal relationships, every character is trying to figure out the role of love in their complicated and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Streaming, Altered Carbon, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Anthony Mackie, Chris Conner, Simone Missick, Lela Loren, Torben Liebrecht, Dina Shihabi


Gusty winds following clipper storm to create flood risk, pounding surf along Great Lakes

A period of strong winds will immediately follow a clipper storm and is forecast to create pounding waves and flooding along the shores of lakes Michigan, Erie, Huron and Ontario to end this week.Gusty north to northwest winds will be associated with the backside of a vigorous storm from western Canada, known as an Alberta Clipper. Wind blown waves from Lake Michigan break around the Shedd Aquarium as a winter storm moves across Illinois Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) ...
Tags: Science, Indiana, Chicago, Canada, Michigan, Great Lakes, Illinois, Accuweather, Alberta, Anderson, Ontario, Brett Anderson, Montague, Lake Michigan, United States Army Corps of Engineers, DirecTV Frontier


Candidates, Please Steal* Elizabeth Warren's Climate Plans

Elizabeth Warren is out. The Massachusetts senator announced she’s dropping her bid to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, the New York Times reported Thursday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, New York Times, Climate Policy, 2020 Election, Green New Deal, Climate Plan


13 tips for protecting your child against the coronavirus, according to a pediatrician

Tips include washing hands thoroughly with soap and water, exercising outside, and stocking up on essentials like diapers, medications, and wipes.
Tags: Science


Everything you need to know about coronavirus

As COVID-19 spreads around the United States and the world, fear is also spreading and both may not let up for many more months. With the total confirmed cases closing in on the six-digit threshold, with potentially many thousands of other cases still unconfirmed, here are answers to some basic questions people may have about the virus, the disease and what relationship it has to weather.Here is what we know and everything you need to start your smart preparations:In humans, coronavirus is a res...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Science, Australia, Cdc, China, Singapore, Ap, Bbc, United States, New Zealand, Who, World Health Organization, Cctv, Accuweather, Wuhan



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