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Few Rules Govern Police Use of Facial-Recognition Technology
Groups call for Amazon to stop selling facial-recognition tech to police departments after documents reveal the practice.
4 hours ago
Wired
Few Rules Govern Police Use of Facial-Recognition Technology
How the LAPD Uses Data to Predict Crime
The Los Angeles Police Department is using "predictive policing" to prevent crime, but this innovative approach has its problems.
9 hours ago
Wired
How the LAPD Uses Data to Predict Crime
Mark Zuckerberg Ducks Pointed Questions From the EU Parliament
Just days before GDPR goes into effect, the Facebook CEO left European regulators wanting for answers about data protection, hate speech, bullying, and partisan bias.
10 hours ago
Wired
Mark Zuckerberg Ducks Pointed Questions From the EU Parliament
Capturing Humor in a Sea of Red Tape
Ole Witt's flash photographs make bureaucracy all too real?particularly India's, dubbed one of the worst in Asia.
11 hours ago
Wired
Capturing Humor in a Sea of Red Tape
Bell Labs' Gadget Communicates Human Emotions Through Touch
Thanks to some innovations at Bell Labs, you?ll soon be able to express your heart through your sleeve.
16 hours ago
Wired
Bell Labs' Gadget Communicates Human Emotions Through Touch
'Rogue One' and 6 More Great Sci-Fi Movies Streaming Now
It's time to catch up on the classics. Here's where to start.
17 hours ago
Wired
'Rogue One' and 6 More Great Sci-Fi Movies Streaming Now
FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands
The FBI seems to have been caught fibbing again on the topic of encrypted phones. FBI director Christopher Wray estimated in December that it had almost 7,800 phones that investigators were unable to access from 2017 alone. The real number is likely less than a quarter of that.
5 hours ago
Techcrunch
FBI reportedly overestimated inaccessible encrypted phones by thousands
Zuckerberg didn't make any friends in Europe today
Speaking in front of EU lawmakers today Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg namechecked the GDPR’s core principles of “control, transparency and accountability” — claiming his company will deliver on all that, come Friday, when a new European Union data protection framework, ...
5 hours ago
Techcrunch
Zuckerberg didn't make any friends in Europe today
Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU
Amazon hasn't exactly kept Rekognition under wraps. In late 2016, the software giant talked up its facial detection software in a relatively benign AWS post announcing that the tech was already being implemented by The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Oregon for suspect identification. The ACLU ...
7 hours ago
Techcrunch
Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU
Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results
A new coalition of activist groups led by Yelp and TripAdvisor are renewing the fight to get Google to give a fair opportunity to all sites instead of putting its Knowledge Cards atop the results for subjective search queries. The alliance that includes Fight For The Future and Consumer Watchdog.org ...
8 hours ago
Techcrunch
Watchdogs ask Googlers to stop it favoring its own search results
The birth of the Universal Digital Profile
It is a well-known fact that Europeans are generally more concerned about privacy than some other countries.
9 hours ago
Techcrunch
The birth of the Universal Digital Profile
Alexa gets smarter about calendar appointments
As digital assistants improve, we’re learning new things to expect from them, but the tasks that a real-life assistant may have handled before can still be a bit of a challenge to home assistants. Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is gaining functionality to help it get smarter about working ...
10 hours ago
Techcrunch
Alexa gets smarter about calendar appointments
Participatory Design: What It Is and Why You Should Be Using It
Participatory design is a method to bring customers into the design process through a collaborative approach. In web design, consumers work directly with experts to create user-friendly interfaces and designs to better improve the user experience. The traditional method of the design included only professional ...
14 hours ago
Readwrite
Participatory Design: What It Is and Why You Should Be Using It
Enterprises and AI Need to Connect Better – Here's Why
Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic across the board. Everyone from developers, to data scientists, journalists, and general user-bases of all profiles are talking about it on a global scale. Entrepreneurs have taken notice of the benefits of AI in most areas of everyday life, whether assistants, ...
17 hours ago
Readwrite
Enterprises and AI Need to Connect Better – Here's Why
The 5 Ways IoT Is About to Change Healthcare as We Know It
The internet-of-things (IoT) is about to take over the healthcare industry. By the end of this year, there will be more than 23 billion connected devices, with that number set to grow to more than 75 billion by the end of 2025. While many of these devices will be used to toast your bread to […]
17 hours ago
Readwrite
The 5 Ways IoT Is About to Change Healthcare as We Know It
Dodd-Frank: Congress just wound back Wall Street’s clock and throttled innovation
Congress has just approved a bipartisan rollback of major banking regulations. This evening the House of Representatives passed a bill that cleared the Senate last March in a 67–31 vote, a rare example of cooperation across the aisle. The legislation takes aim at parts of the Dodd-Frank Act, the ...
11 hours ago
Fast Company
Dodd-Frank: Congress just wound back Wall Street’s clock and throttled innovation
Stacey Cunningham: 4 things to know about the NYSE’s first woman president
For the first time in its 226-year history, the New York Stock Exchange has a woman president. Stacey Cunningham, who is currently the NYSE’s chief operating officer, will become the exchange’s 67th president as of Friday. The NYSE has a long history of overlooking the existence of women. ...
19 hours ago
Fast Company
Stacey Cunningham: 4 things to know about the NYSE’s first woman president
These are the 10 best U.S. cities for urban parks
If you live in Minneapolis or New York City, you’re probably within a 10-minute walk of a park.
6 hours ago
Fast Company
These are the 10 best U.S. cities for urban parks
Tech-Pentagon tension probably isn’t going away anytime soon
Google is still working with the U.S. Defense Department on an initiative known as Project Maven, training computers to recognize objects in images, such as photographs taken by drones, Gizmodo reports. That’s despite the reservations of thousands of employees who’ve reportedly petitioned ...
11 hours ago
Fast Company
Tech-Pentagon tension probably isn’t going away anytime soon
Software is making it easier to cheat workers
Jara Neal Willis, a nurse at a hospital in Texas, usually clocked in a few minutes before the start of her shift and stayed late whenever her patients needed help. Her lunch breaks were often cut short by requests from doctors, patients or their families. Willis and her colleagues, however, claimed they ...
11 hours ago
Fast Company
Software is making it easier to cheat workers
Instagram’s mute button is fine. Here’s what would be better
Following the lead of Twitter and Facebook, Instagram is rolling out a mute button. It lets you remove other users from your feed without unfollowing them, and it’s a good way to curate what you see without hurting anyone’s feelings. However, what I’d kill for—on any social ...
12 hours ago
Fast Company
Instagram’s mute button is fine. Here’s what would be better
FBI admits to 'over-counting' inaccessible mobile devices
For the last two years, the FBI has repeatedly claimed that thousands of phones linked to criminal investigations were inaccessible due to locks and encryption. Last year FBI Director Christopher Wray said it had failed to access 7,800 mobile devices...
3 hours ago
Engadget
FBI admits to 'over-counting' inaccessible mobile devices
BMW's speedy, stylish EV chargers will spread across Europe
Who said EV chargers had to be plain and utilitarian? Not BMW. Its Designworks team has been tapped to create ultra-fast 350kW chargers for Ionity's Europe-wide network, and you might actually enjoy using them. They're designed to be "inviting" wi...
5 hours ago
Engadget
BMW's speedy, stylish EV chargers will spread across Europe
Twitter brings modern features to its web and Windows apps
Twitter's other clients now have some of the features you take for granted using its main apps. Its mobile web version, Twitter Lite and Twitter for Windows now support night mode, real-time updates on replies, likes and retweets as well as a newer T...
7 hours ago
Engadget
Twitter brings modern features to its web and Windows apps
MIT teaches self-driving cars to change lanes like real drivers
Autonomous vehicles really don't know how to switch lanes as well as people do. They tend to rely on either relatively static data models that are difficult to study in the thick of traffic, or are basic enough that the car might only change lanes wh...
8 hours ago
Engadget
MIT teaches self-driving cars to change lanes like real drivers
Watch live World Cup games in Spanish on the NBC Sports app
You'll soon have a few easy ways to watch the 2018 World Cup en español. NBC's Telemundo Deportes has unveiled plans to stream live World Cup games in Spanish through the NBC Sports app (on mobile and living room devices) in addition to the ap...
8 hours ago
Engadget
Watch live World Cup games in Spanish on the NBC Sports app
'Thomas Was Alone' developer launches another sci-fi text game
Here we go again. In August of last year, developer Mike Bithell, responsible for popular games Thomas Was Alone and Volume, did something rather unique. He released a small, $5 narrative game called Subsurface Circular -- first on PC and Mac and th...
8 hours ago
Engadget
'Thomas Was Alone' developer launches another sci-fi text game
Sleep Tight pits kids against monsters from under the bed on July 26
When the creepy-crawlies come out from under the bed, some kids might pull the covers over their heads. But not the ones in Sleep Tight. In this twin-stick shooter, you fight back against the bogeyman by building forts and arming yourself with an arsenal of toy weapons. It’s developer We Are Fuzzy’s ...
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
Sleep Tight pits kids against monsters from under the bed on July 26
Fortnite powers game currency card spending to an all-time record high
The Fortnite effect has consumers spending more money than ever on those cards that turn cash into digital currency on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and the Epic Games launcher. These game cards have seen increased sales in recent months, but with the launch of the Season Four pass for Epic’s ...
6 hours ago
Venturebeat
Fortnite powers game currency card spending to an all-time record high
Europe's Seedcamp closes 4th fund at $81 million, partners with equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs
Early-stage fund Seedcamp has closed its fourth fund at £60 million ($81 million). Founded in 2007 by around 30 European investors, London-based Seedcamp is often described as the Y Combinator of Europe. The fund has invested in more than 250 startups since its inception, including TransferWise, UiPath, ...
7 hours ago
Venturebeat
Europe's Seedcamp closes 4th fund at $81 million, partners with equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs
God of War had the best debut month ever for a PlayStation exclusive
God of War has had a better debut than any other PlayStation exclusive ever, according to The NPD Group. Not only was it the best-selling game in the U.S. in April, but it’s performance in its first month also outpaces all other PlayStation exclusives. That’s not just PlayStation 4 — ...
7 hours ago
Venturebeat
God of War had the best debut month ever for a PlayStation exclusive
April 2018 NPD: PlayStation 4 outsold Switch, Xbox One
Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to outsell the competition in a healthy console market, according to industry-tracking data firm The NPD Group. As a platform, which includes PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro, the Sony family of consoles generated more revenue than any other system last month. But God of ...
7 hours ago
Venturebeat
April 2018 NPD: PlayStation 4 outsold Switch, Xbox One
April NPD 2018: God of War is the big daddy
Both video game spending and dad jokes were up in April. Consumer spending grew 18 percent year-over-year from $699 million to $823 million across the board, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Santa Monica Studio’s God of War had the best launch month ever for a PlayStation ...
7 hours ago
Venturebeat
April NPD 2018: God of War is the big daddy
Police use of Amazon's face-recognition service draws privacy warnings
Cloud-based service can index millions of faces and recognize 100 people in an image.
7 hours ago
Ars Technica
Police use of Amazon's face-recognition service draws privacy warnings
EPA boots reporters from meeting on chemicals called a PR disaster
The EPA was already under scrutiny about its actions regarding these contaminants.
7 hours ago
Ars Technica
EPA boots reporters from meeting on chemicals called a PR disaster
Netflix and other online video are killing cable in customer satisfaction
Cable and broadband companies are still widely hated by US customers.
9 hours ago
Ars Technica
Netflix and other online video are killing cable in customer satisfaction
Navy's F-35 doesn't have range for real stealth strikes, House report says
Risks to carriers, absence of stealth tankers puts "necessary targets" out of reach.
9 hours ago
Ars Technica
Navy's F-35 doesn't have range for real stealth strikes, House report says
'Like slavery': Rehab patients forced into unpaid labor to cover 'treatment'
Untrained rehab patients worked in adult care homes to pay for "treatment."
9 hours ago
Ars Technica
'Like slavery': Rehab patients forced into unpaid labor to cover 'treatment'
Waiting for cheaper renewables can cost more in the long run
If your aim is to cut emissions, aggressive investments now are the way to go.
10 hours ago
Ars Technica
Waiting for cheaper renewables can cost more in the long run
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