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Japan in race with China for facial-recognition supremacy - Nikkei Asia - 0 views

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    "TOKYO/GUANGZHOU -- From shopping to banking to boarding airplanes, an economy based on facial recognition is taking root in Japan, enabling consumers to live a cashless, bag-free life. "
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Top four highlights of Elon Musk's Tesla AI Day | TechCrunch - 0 views

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    "Elon Musk wants Tesla to be seen as "much more than an electric car company." On Thursday's Tesla AI Day, the CEO described Tesla as a company with "deep AI activity in hardware on the inference level and on the training level" that can be used down the line for applications beyond self-driving cars, including a humanoid robot that Tesla is apparently building."
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How to Solve Captchas-and Why They've Gotten So Hard | WIRED - 0 views

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    "It can be a tricky balance, especially as machines become more sophisticated. "Usually artificial intelligence systems are capable of coping better than humans because, as an example, they don't suffer from annoyance. They are infinitely patient, they don't care about wasting time," says Mauro Migliardi, associate professor at the University of Padua in Italy. He recently coauthored a paper summarizing 20 years of captcha versions and their effectiveness."
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Forget Passwords: How Playing Games Can Make Computers More Secure - Scientific American - 0 views

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    Sounds a bit extreme just to make sure no one can log on to your laptop or smartphone, but a team of researchers from Stanford and Northwestern universities as well as SRI International is nonetheless experimenting at the computer-, cognitive- and neuroscience intersection to combat identity theft and shore up cyber security-by taking advantage of the human brain's innate abilities to learn and recognize patterns.
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Are we trapped in our own web bubbles? - BBC News - 0 views

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    "Is the internet entering the era of personalisation, where web firms know so much about us that they are able to serve us up a view of the world which is like looking in the mirror?"
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Spam's new frontier? Now even spinach can send emails | Vegetables | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "It means the specially engineered spinach has embedded within its leaf mesophyll single-walled carbon nanotubes capable of fluorescing with an intensity relative to the level of nitroaromatics taken up by the roots. And then it sends an email."
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Dating apps are refuges for Egypt's LGBTQ community, but they can also be a trap - The ... - 1 views

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    "As LGBTQ Egyptians flock to apps like Grindr, Hornet, and Growlr, they face an unprecedented threat from police and blackmailers who use the same apps to find targets."
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The digital rights of LGBTQ+ people: When technology reinforces societal oppressions - ... - 0 views

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    "It's hard to incentivise profit-driven companies to change their services according to specific needs while maintaining them free and accessible for all."
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McAfee Finally On The Right Path - 0 views

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    "McAfee became a wholly owned subsidiary of a chip manufacturer. Crazy right? "
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Israel's Virus Surveillance Tool Tests Its Democratic Norms | Voice of America - English - 0 views

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    "In the early days of the pandemic, a panicked Israel began using a mass surveillance tool on its civilians, tracking people's cellphones in hopes of stopping the spread of the coronavirus."
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Huawei tested AI to find Uighurs, alert Chinese police: Report - Business Insider - 0 views

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    "The software reportedly could set off a "Uighur alarm" when it pinpointed someone from the minority group. Uighurs are a largely Muslim group, and have been subjected to extensive persecution by the hands of the Chinese government."
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Apple supplier Lens Technology used forced Uighur laborers - The Washington Post - 0 views

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    "One of the oldest and most well-known iPhone suppliers has been accused of using forced Muslim labor in its factories, according to documents uncovered by a human rights group, adding new scrutiny to Apple's human rights record in China."
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Apple loses copyright claims against 'virtual iPhone' maker, Technology - THE BUSINESS ... - 0 views

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    "Corellium's actions fell under an exception to copyright law because it "creates a new, virtual platform for iOS and adds capabilities not available on Apple's iOS devices," District Court Judge Rodney Smith in West Palm Beach ruled on Tuesday."
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Chemical traces on your phone reveal your lifestyle, scientists say | Forensic science ... - 0 views

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    "Scientists say they can deduce the lifestyle of an individual, down to the kind of grooming products they use, food they eat and medications they take, from chemicals found on the surface of their mobile phone."
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Features of digitally captured signatures vs. pen and paper signatures: Similar or comp... - 0 views

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    "Recent studies concluded that the smoothness of a tablet screen leads to an alteration of handwriting features, whereby the impact on graphomotor execution varies according to the level of the writer's handwriting skills"
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XBox Forensics -- ScienceDaily - 1 views

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    "Criminals often hide illicit data on the XBox in the hope that a gaming console will not be seen as a likely evidence target especially when conventional personal computers are present in the same premises, for instance"
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Audio Deepfakes: Can Anyone Tell If They're Fake? - 0 views

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    ""It's like Photoshop for voice," said Zohaib Ahmed, CEO of Resemble AI, about his company's voice-cloning technology."
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