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JetBlue is the latest to use facial recognition technology in airports - 0 views

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    "However, there is some concern about how accurate these new procedures will be. Apparently the facial recognition technology doesn't recognize all people will the same accuracy. White women and black people aren't as easily recognized as white men, meaning there could be some mismatching of identities. Some are also concerned that this is crossing the line in terms of passenger privacy."
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Twitter takes on Facebook, Snapchat with improved photo tools | Gigaom - 0 views

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    "The new tools appear to allow Twitter users to share images with text overlays, stickers, and other modifications. Twitter's existing tools merely allow people to crop images or run them through filters that greatly change their appearance, whether it's by upping the contrast or making them look like old Polaroid shots."
dr tech

Microsoft's Excel Might Be The Most Dangerous Software On The Planet - Forbes - 0 views

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    "No, really, it's possible that Microsoft's Excel is the most dangerous software on the planet. Yes, more dangerous than rogue code running a nuclear power plant, than the Stuxnet that was deliberately sent off to sabotage Iran's nuclear program, worse, even, than whatever rent in the fabric of space time led to the invention of Lolcats. Really, that serious."
dr tech

Cory Doctorow's craphound.com >> Blog Archive » Promoting statistical literac... - 0 views

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    Youngtroopz - right up your EE alley!
Max van Mesdag

Google engineer fired for privacy breach after 'stalking and harrassing teenagers' - 0 views

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    A worker at Google was fired for breaking company rules.
Max van Mesdag

iPhone 'malware' writer gets job - 0 views

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    The writer of a worm that can enter jailbroken iPhones has accepted a job to be a hacker full time. Although he will be doing his work for good, are iPhone owners so happy about the situation?
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