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Canadian Privacy Commissioners to Investigate Creepy Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI

Canadian authorities are investigating shady face recognition company Clearview AI on the grounds that its scraping of billions of photos from the web might violate privacy laws, Reuters reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Surveillance, Canada, Facial Recognition, Biometrics, Mass Surveillance, Reuters, Face Recognition, Clearview AI


Private Equity Firm Trying to Take Over .Org Registry Pinkie Swears to Only Be Sort of Evil for a Limited Time

There’s no good reason for the nonprofit Internet Society’s Public Interest Registry, which controls .org registration across the planet, to be sold off to private equity vampires that exist only to suck value out of other ventures. But that’s slated to happen, and buyer Ethos Capital is trying to sweeten the deal by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Internet, Domain Registration, Icann, Internet Society, Public Interest Registry, Org, Ethos, Ghouls, Non Profits, Ethos Capital, Ghouls Of Late Capitalism, Internet Society 's Public Interest Registry


NIT Meghalaya Non Faculty vacancy recruitment 2020

Non Faculty vacancy in NIT Meghalaya 2020 The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Meghalaya at Imphal invites online applications in the prescribed format from Indian Nationals for recruitment and appointment for various Non-Faculty Sarkari Naukri Vacancy positions on a permanent basis (Advertisement No. NITMGH/ES/REC/N-F/Vol.IV /2019-20/2197) NIT Meghalaya Non-Faculty recruitment... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected]blogger.com (Manisha)]
Tags: Science, Technology, Jobs, Engineer, Assistant, Technical, Institute, Imphal, Meghalaya, Manisha, Technician, Attendant, North-East, Laboratory, NIT, Diploma Engineer


Swiss Court Finds That Clicking 'Like' to Spread Hateful or Defamatory Content May Be a Crime

Mashing the Facebook share or like buttons on defamatory content as well as anti-Semitic propaganda or other far-right drivel could amount to a crime in Switzerland as a result of a ruling in Swiss Federal Court this week.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Switzerland, Hate Speech, Free Speech, Swiss Federal Court, Defemation


Twitter Update Makes It Easier to Continue One of Your Awful Threads

A new Twitter update makes it easier for users to follow up their dumb, old tweets via a “Continue thread” menu, allowing users to continue a thread without actually having to navigate to the tweet in question.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Media, Platforms


Report: Firm Tracking Purchase, Transaction Histories of Millions Maybe Not Really Anonymizing Them

The nation’s largest financial data broker, Yodlee, holds extensive and supposedly anonymized banking and credit card transaction histories on millions of Americans. Internal documents obtained by Motherboard, however, appear to indicate that Yodlee clients could potentially de-anonymize those records by simply…Read more...
Tags: Credit Cards, Science, Technology, Privacy, Finance, Banking, Data, Cybersecurity, Motherboard, Yodlee, Pseudoanonymized


Julian Assange Says Trump Offered Him a Pardon to Deny Russia Hacked Democrats in 2016

Lawyers for beleaguered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claim that Donald Trump offered him a pardon if he’d claim the 2016 hacks of Democratic Party email systems had nothing to do with Russia, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Russia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Guardian, Espionage, Julian Assange, 2016 Election, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Guccifer 20, Julian Assange Says Trump


Flywheel Bikes No Longer Work, So You Get a Free Peloton Instead

Peloton accused rival stationary bike company Flywheel of stealing its ideas back in 2018, and now the two companies have settled. Flywheel is ending its at-home classes—both live-streamed and on-demand—in March, The Verge reported, which means Flywheel bike owners won’t have anything to watch on their giant screens.…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Courts, Exercise, Flywheel, Peloton


This Japanese Smartphone Uses AI to Prevent Users From Saving and Sharing Naked Selfies

Worried about what online shenanigans your child might get into with their first smartphone? In Japan, a company has released a budget phone with at least one feature you won’t find on a flagship iOS or Android device: an AI-powered sensor that prevents naked selfie shots from being saved or shared.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Japan, Science, Technology, Teens, Selfies, Censorship, Tech, Smartphones, Tone Mobile, Tone E20


Put a Fork in It: Blue Apron Could Be Cooking Up a Sale Amid Dire Quarterly Results

Meal kit delivery service Blue Apron is “evaluating a broad range of strategic options”—phrasing that usually indicates a company is instead running out of said options—after posting dismal Q4 2019 results on Tuesday that came in below investor estimates, CNN Business reported.Read more...
Tags: Food, Business, Science, Technology, Blue Apron, Hellofresh, Meal Delivery, Meal Kits, Hanging It Up


Devs Review: Alex Garland's Foray Into TV Is a Messy Trip Filled With Intriguing Concepts

Alex Garland has covered a lot of ground in his career—from authoring novels to screenwriting and directing. You might have noticed that he leans toward sci-fi; his directing debut, Ex Machina, dealt with artificial intelligence, and its follow-up, Annihilation, focused on alien life. Devs, his new television…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Streaming, Nick Offerman, Hulu, FX, Quantum Computing, Alex Garland, Sonoya Mizuno, Devs


Alex Garland's Foray Into TV Is a Messy Trip Filled With Intriguing Concepts

Alex Garland has covered a lot of ground in his career—from authoring novels to screenwriting and directing. You might have noticed that he leans toward sci-fi; his directing debut, Ex Machina, dealt with artificial intelligence, and its follow-up, Annihilation, focused on alien life. Devs, his new television…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Streaming, Nick Offerman, Hulu, FX, Quantum Computing, Alex Garland, Sonoya Mizuno, Devs


Watch This Jetpack Pilot Zip Around Like a Real-Life Iron Man

Holy hell, that is fast.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Flight, Jetman, Jetman Dubai, Jetpacks, Jetpack


AI systems claiming to 'read' emotions pose discrimination risks

Expert says technology deployed is based on outdated science and therefore is unreliableArtificial Intelligence (AI) systems that companies claim can “read” facial expressions is based on outdated science and risks being unreliable and discriminatory, one of the world’s leading experts on the psychology of emotion has warned.Lisa Feldman Barrett, professor of psychology at Northeastern University, said that such technologies appear to disregard a growing body of evidence undermining the notion t...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Technology, UK News, Computing, Consciousness, Northeastern University, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Artificial intelligence (AI


Hate Those Robocalls? This Service Lets You Sue Them for Up to $3,000 Per Annoying Call

Until now, the majority of us might have simply hung up on robocallers. However, there’s now a way to get back at the companies who torment you with endless robocalls that ask you for your information or try to sell you stuff. The solution is called Robo Revenge, a service that lets you sue the unwanted caller for up…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Robocalls


New Documents Reveal One Driver’s Agony and Confusion During the Fatal Tesla Model 3 Crash in Florida

New documents released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week reveal the agonizing experience of one of the drivers involved in the fatal crash with a Tesla Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida in 2019. The Tesla crash in Florida is one of two recent cases that have captured the federal government’s…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Autopilot, Tesla Model, Delray Beach Florida, National Transportation Safety Board NTSB


Google's Autoflip Can Intelligently Crop Videos on the Fly to Fit Any Aspect Ratio

Google has released an open-source tool, Autoflip, that could make bad cropping a thing of the past by intelligently reframing video to correctly fit alternate aspect ratios.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Ai, Algorithms, Videography, Aspect Ratio, Smart Cropping


Shitty Person Wins Case Against UK Police Who Warned Him About His Transphobic Tweets

A high court in the UK ruled on Friday that police should not have visited a man who sent out “transphobic” tweets at his place of work and that they had a “substantial chilling effect” by doing so, the Guardian reported.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, UK, Science, Technology, Social Media, Courts, Lgbtq, Trans, Hate Speech, Free Speech, LGBTQA, Shitty Person Wins Case Against UK Police


Trafficking industry hit as ‘sex worker’ chatbots fool thousands

Campaign to lure men seeking to buy sex triggers big decline in online searches in SeattleSex trafficking in a US city was significantly disrupted by a non-profit group that deployed decoy chatbots in conversations with tens of thousands of men.During a two-year period, Seattle Against Slavery posted fake online adverts that connected people with chatbots that initially posed as sex workers, before delivering a deterrence message. The campaign, which also involved placing more than 2m Google adv...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Prostitution, US, Society, World news, US news, Seattle, Sex trade, AAAS, Chatbots, SeattleSex, Seattle Against Slavery


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time [Update: Huawei Responded]

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


Police Use Family-Tracking App on Son's Phone to Show His Dad Was Near Huge Blaze at Ex-Employer

Authorities linked a man to a factory arson that destroyed “well over a million” dollars in property last month by convincing his son to give them access to an app that would allow them to view the suspect’s movements, Forbes reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Police, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Location, Forbes, Life360, Family Tracker


Elizabeth Holmes Gets Theranos Conspiracy Charges Thrown Out, Not Off the Hook Yet

A judge in the sprawling case against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and former company president Ramesh Sunny Balwani has thrown out some of the charges after her defense team argued prosecutors’ case was too broad and too vague, SFGate reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Startups, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Fraud, Scams, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Blood Tests, Ramesh Sunny Balwani


Intel and Vivo latest to cancel MWC plans over coronavirus

Barcelona event to go ahead with measures including ‘no handshake policy’ for global attendeesCoronavirus - live updatesSpanish and Catalan authorities have insisted the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona will go ahead later this month despite some of the world’s biggest tech firms pulling out because of coronavirus fears.The MWC – which is billed as “the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry” and which attracts around 100,000 visitors from almost 200 countries – looks set to ...
Tags: Business, Science, Technology, Spain, Barcelona, World news, Intel, Infectious Diseases, Telecommunications industry, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Vivo, Congress MWC, Coronavirus outbreak


Robots steady breast cancer surgeon's hands in first human trial

It is hoped delicate procedure to divert 0.3mm vessels could benefit more patientsDoctors have used a robot to perform extremely delicate surgical operations on breast cancer patients in the first human trial of the technology.Eight women had the robot-assisted procedure at Maastricht University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, to alleviate a common complication of breast cancer surgery. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Cancer, Society, Robots, Netherlands, Maastricht University Medical Center


The Yang Gang Is Now Up for Grabs, With Andrew Yang Dropping Out

Entrepreneur and Venture for America founder Andrew Yang, the technocratic Silicon Valley bro candidate in the 2020 Democratic primaries, is out after scoring just three percent in the New Hampshire primaries.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, America, New Hampshire, Silicon Valley, New Hampshire Primary, Tech Policy, Andrew Yang


Amazon Exec Jay Carney Cites Sanders Praise Out of Context, Promptly Melts Down on Twitter

Jay Carney, the former Obama White House press secretary, has worked as Amazon’s senior vice president of global corporate affairs at Amazon since 2015. That factually makes him a paid voice for the company that controls around half of online commerce and which is owned by the world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Science, Technology, Media, Labor, Social Media, Minimum Wage, Pr, Bernie Sanders, Obama White House, Jay Carney, Amazon Exec, Fightfor15


Reports: Judge to Rule in Favor of Dreaded T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero is set to allow the $26.5 billion T-Mobile and Sprint merger to go forward, clearing the path to merge the nation’s third and fourth-largest wireless carriers into a single behemoth that would rival Verizon and A&T, reports indicated on Monday night.Read more...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Science, Technology, Fcc, Telecommunications, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless, Mergers, Att, Courts, Department Of Justice, Doj, T Mobile, Victor Marrero


Lawyers for Elizabeth Holmes Try to Have Theranos Case Thrown Out, Saying Indictment Too Diluted

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the disastrously failed blood testing/scam startup Theranos, is trying to have charges against her and former company president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani thrown out on the grounds they’re “too vague” and leave prosecutors too much room to cherry pick evidence, Bloomberg reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Bloomberg, Fraud, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Ramesh, Blood Tests, Balwani, Ramesh Sunny Balwani


Chinese military stole masses of Americans’ data, U.S. says

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history to target consumer data. The 2017 breach affected more than 145 million people, with the hackers successfully stealing names, addresses, Social Security and drive...
Tags: Business, New York, Science, Technology, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, China, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Sport, World news, Beijing, Soccer, United States



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