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Police set to deploy live facial recognition cameras across the city of London
Jan24

Police set to deploy live facial recognition cameras across the city of London

These days there is always a feeling that someone somewhere is snooping on you. It gets even worse when those trusted with your safety and security are the exact same people giving you reasons to be worried and sleepless. The London Metropolitan Police has announced that it is deploying live facial recognition cameras across the city. The technology, according to the Met Police, has gone past the test stage, and is now ready for...

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Apple Watch Connected Program to Reward You for Working Out 
Jan23

Apple Watch Connected Program to Reward You for Working Out 

Apple just launched the Apple Watch Connected program to feature gyms that integrate with its Watch. It offers rewards for owners for wearing it while working out. Perks will include discounted membership fees. And if you regularly work out, you may get gifts cards, too.  Apple Watch Connected to Make It Easier for Watch Owners to Monitor Workouts  This new program is a series of partnerships with gyms. The goal here is to encourage...

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Microsoft Data Breach Exposed 250 Million Customer Data 
Jan22

Microsoft Data Breach Exposed 250 Million Customer Data 

Microsoft’s problems continue. A new report disclosed Microsoft data breach that exposed 250 million customer records of the company. The breach happened in December 2019.  Microsoft Data Breach Involving Internal Customer Support Database  The company stated in a blog post that its internal customer support database that stored anonymized user analytics was exposed online without proper protection.  Bob Diachenko of Security...

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Google Released New Digital Wellbeing Apps to Curb Phone Addiction
Jan21

Google Released New Digital Wellbeing Apps to Curb Phone Addiction

Android has Digital Wellbeing tools that can provide you with a daily view of your phone checking habit. With these tools, you can see how you use your phone apps. You can also set limits on how to use those apps through timers. Recently, Google released three new apps to further assist you in understanding your tech use.  Three New Digital Wellbeing Apps by Google  Google just added three new apps to its list of digital wellbeing...

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WhatsApp joins the prestigious league; hits 5 billion+ installs on the Play Store
Jan20

WhatsApp joins the prestigious league; hits 5 billion+ installs on the Play Store

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has hit 5 billion plus installs on the Play Store—and this is not coming as a surprise considering the Facebook factor. The story of the app has been one of success from the very first time it burst into limelight in 2009. Facebook is the only other app besides Google’s preinstalled app that comes with Android phones that has been able to cross the 5 billion plus install on the Play Store. This...

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New facial recognition tool being used by FBI, others could spell the end of privacy
Jan19

New facial recognition tool being used by FBI, others could spell the end of privacy

https://vp.nyt.com/video/2020/01/18/84827_1_19clearview-fast-sub_wg_1080p.mp4 Credit: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technology/clearview-privacy-facial-recognition.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes A new facial recognition tool currently available to law enforcement agencies including the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local cops in Florida is reportedly threating the online and offline privacy of millions of...

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