While police body cameras have been valuable tools to verify police accounts of incidents, FastCo takes a look at the ways in which they’re also evolving in ways that could undermine privacy. The latest in body cam tech includes features like face recognition and even artificial intelligence. While they’re implemented in the name of safety, they raise questions about whether body cams are in the service of the communities they monitor, or are just another way to surveil them.
*”The many exposure parameters such as frequency, orientation, modulation, power density, and duration of exposure make direct comparison of many experiments difficult…. It is concluded that the diverse methods and experimental designs as well as lack of replication of many seemingly important studies prevents formation of definite conclusions concerning hazardous nervous system health effects from RF [radio frequency] exposure.” *
The i2hub software is a peer-to-peer, file-sharing application developed for “student collaboration” on Internet2, according to the software’s website. “I2hub is the conduit in which students across the globe connect to share ideas, collaborate and form social networks in a real-time environment never before achieved,” the site says.
Amazon won. Trounced, really. As of the end of 2017, about 45 percent (up from 37 percent in 2015) of all print sales and 83 percent of all ebook sales happen through Amazon channels. There are few alternatives with meaningful mind- or market share, especially among digital books.
CrashPlan also has an interesting feature to backup to a friend’s computer, encrypting your data along the way; backup to another computer locally; or backup to a folder on your computer, for free. To back things up to CrashPlan Central, however, it takes a paid subscription. My unlimited year long trial only would cost me $49, however. This is a bargain when compared with losing important data. CrashPlan also has a lot of security built in. Check out their site for more details.
However, one analyst argues, neither should people running online businesses think they can avoid paying tax. “People tend to think that because anything has an ‘e’ in front of it, (it) tends to have special rules. All the recent dot-com failures demonstrate that is just not so,” said Patrick Pilcher, research manager for e-commerce analyst IDC New Zealand.
The VA’s digital incompetence frustrating Dominic was far from an anomaly. Dysfunction and incoherence are so built into government systems that you’d think it was a contract provision. (We know it isn’t, because vendors seldom live up to their contracts.) For many years, a sense of despondency and hopelessness permeated the world of government information technology (IT), as contractors pocketed billions for systems that didn’t work, and many agencies relied on legacy systems predating the internet. Meanwhile, the private sector makes technology accessible and routine. The gap kept widening between government sites and the ridiculously easy-to-use apps people accessed on their phones every day. The pot finally boiled over with the healthcare.gov debacle. The epic fail of the site, intended to implement the centerpiece legislation of the Obama administration, was a tire-fire political crisis, not to mention a threat to the medical well-being of millions of citizens.
“The U.S. Department of Commerce has never authorized or permitted the offering of proxy or anonymous domain registration services in the .us space,” said NTIA and Commerce Department spokesman Clyde Ensslin. “The policy of the Department of Commerce remains that a searchable, accurate and current whois database is required for the .us domain.”
But HTC didn’t say how many handsets have been cleared, which models were approved (was it the One X, the Evo or both?), or when the issue as whole would be resolved. ITC and Customs officials weren’t available to comment on the matter by press time.
“The right to criticize is certainly protected in general, but it is not unlimited,” Isenberg said. “Some of those limits include how you can use someone else’s trademark.”
For designers, the true development of interactive television will result when it goes mobile, allowing users to constantly visit the worlds created by content providers through their wireless devices.
Ex-employees disagree on where Lily went wrong. I was repeatedly told that hardware (like a drone) is much more difficult to fund and produce than software (like an app). Other sources told me that it wasn’t the hardware at all—it was a failure of management. “It was a combination of hubris plus optimism,” someone close to the company said. Balaresque and Bradlow were not polished enough to be able to secure further funding. “I felt sorry for them,” that source said. Multiple ex-employees described Balaresque and Bradlow as hard workers who underestimated how capital-intensive drone production was.
According to the hacker, Cryptome’s WikiLeaks files contain ample communication between Young and about half-a-dozen supposed WikiLeaks insiders who, out of purported discontent with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his management of the organization, have sent Cryptome unverified tips about supposed malfeasance and other activities inside WikiLeaks.
Even with all of those system-wide settings turned on, you’ve probably got some data-intensive apps that can zap your monthly data.
That realization propelled Albright on to New Zealand and a PhD program at the University of Auckland in 2010, a critical juncture for the world of tech. Just a year before, Twitter had begun hyperlinking hashtags, transforming what had been simply a static flourish into a functional tool for navigating the Wild West of social media. For the first time, users could click on a hashtag and see all the tweets that included it. This digital link allowed people to form entirely new communities online—including dark ones. Albright studied how this new feature helped people organize around events like the Occupy protests and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011. Hashtags, he believed, were the new front page, and were poised to transform both media and media consumption.
Salesforce.com chief exec Marc Benioff is convinced Larry Ellison is out to get him – yet again. And there may be some truth to that.
Traditionally, to find out about a great game, you needed to know someone who owned the game. Although the internet is slowly changing this.
Interest in HTML5 video is reaching a fever pitch. It’s being fueled mostly by the iPad and other mobile browsing devices that can’t play Flash. Also, the recent launch of the new WebM video format, and the HTML5 video capabilities being built into the latest browser releases have publishers and video services exploring non-Flash alternatives for their viewers.
The website includes a timeline that puts this history in the context of a single year. The first three thresholds would appear in the first week of January, planets and life occur in September, and the rest are at the final week of the “year.” That’s a lot of space in between Goldilocks moments, as Christian calls it, when everything is just right for increased complexity to occur.
If you’re able to take the pictures you want with it, who’s to say that the Olympus E-1 (we assume this is the camera you’re referring to) is orphaned if another camera turns out to be more popular?
In the past, websites simply vanished after the computer servers that hosted them landed in police property rooms. But in the recent cases, the sites remained alive, greeting visitors with stern warnings from government agencies.
The formula appears to give 2.5 percent of the webcasters’ music-related revenue to music publishers. In determining the formula, the judge looked at what Real and MusicNet have been paying ASCAP competitor BMI for on-demand streams, the percentage terrestrial radio stations pay to ASCAP, the mix of interactive/non-interactive features in the services and other factors.
NT: Thank you. So you just raised a lot of money. You’ve already raised a lot from Capital G and from Verily, so this sounds more like a strategic partnership. What do you get out of it?
The companies have deployed the software on handsets for years now. But it had only received mainstream attention last month when a Connecticut researcher publicized its presence on YouTube. The ensuing furor over the video prompted Franken to demand answers.
Even Raytheon admits that a program as powerful as SilentRunner gives employers the ability to step over the line.
To keep sales going, McDonald’s is trying to better target youth with messages tailored to their concerns.
Bruce Schneier is the CTO of Counterpane Internet Security and the author of Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World. You can contact him through his website.
And even though the iPad isn’t yet ideal for professionals, that’s just one audience for the device, Demirbilek said. He believes the iPad has already introduced an interface beneficial to learning, especially for children.
Even though cryptojacking schemes have gotten more sophisticated, attackers are still going back to their roots, hijacking high-profile websites when the opportunity presents itself. Just last month, cryptojackers injected the Make-A-Wish Foundation website through its content management system, a type of web framework that hackers frequently target with cryptojacking scripts. And cryptojackers have learned to append cryptojacking onto lots of classic web attacks—adding malicious miners to phishing websites or bundling them into other malware downloads.
It’s up to five. According to Google, this achieves a balance between monetizing content and allowing Googlebot and Google users some degree of free access.
Most RSS feeds don’t have much in the way of news sensibility. But this digest is curated by real people in design and technology—and it shows.
Fairphone 2 will be a modular phone like Google’s Project Ara, but with an emphasis on extending its lifetime, not increasing its personalization. Parts won’t be that easy to swap, and users will deal with clips and screws instead of magnets; but they will still be able to replace everything inside and out of the rubberized protective case, from the display to processor, camera or even the headphone jack. Owners will have the chance to keep their smartphone running for years, replacing broken or outdated components rather than replacing the entire device. Replacements will be available through Fairphone’s website, and old ones can be returned for recycling. Last year, Fairphone announced a partnership with iFixit to help customers repair their phones; modularity brings this opportunity to a whole new level.