Time: London Police to Deploy Facial Recognition Cameras Despite Privacy Concerns and Evidence of High Failure Rate

January 24, 2020 at 04:29PM Police in London are moving ahead with a deploying a facial recognition camera system despite privacy concerns and evidence that the technology is riddled with false positives. The Metropolitan Police, the U.K.’s biggest police department with jurisdiction over most of London, announced Friday it would begin rolling out new “liveContinue reading “Time: London Police to Deploy Facial Recognition Cameras Despite Privacy Concerns and Evidence of High Failure Rate”

Time: Testing Tech in Public? San Francisco Says Get a Permit First

December 11, 2019 at 01:58AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are now requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of Supervisors unanimously approvedContinue reading “Time: Testing Tech in Public? San Francisco Says Get a Permit First”

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Twitter employees recruited by Saudi Arabia to spy on kingdom’s critics, US prosecutors say

November 07, 2019 at 12:07AM Men allegedly part of coordinated operation launched by Riyadh Twitter employees recruited by Saudi Arabia to spy on kingdom's critics, US prosecutors say … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Twitter employees recruited by Saudi Arabia to spy on kingdom's critics, US prosecutors say

WhatsApp accuses Israeli firm NSO Group of helping government spies to hack hundreds of phones

October 30, 2019 at 01:01AM Facebook owned firm says there was an ‘unmistakable pattern of abuse’, in court filing WhatsApp accuses Israeli firm NSO Group of helping government spies to hack hundreds of phones … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: WhatsApp accuses Israeli firm NSO Group of helping government spies to hack hundreds of phones

The five great reasons to attend TechCrunch’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF

August 19, 2019 at 04:36PM The vast enterprise tech category is Silicon Valley’s richest, and today it’s poised to change faster than ever before. That’s probably the biggest reason to come to TechCrunch’s first-ever show focused entirely on enterprise. But here are five more reasons to commit to joining TechCrunch’s editors on September 5 atContinue reading “The five great reasons to attend TechCrunch’s Enterprise show Sept. 5 in SF”

Adobe’s Amit Ahuja will be talking customer experience at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise

August 09, 2019 at 09:00PM As companies collect increasingly large amounts of data about customers, the end game is about improving the customer experience. It’s a term we’re hearing a lot of these days, and we are going to be discussing that very topic with Amit Ahuja, Adobe’s vice president of ecosystem development, next monthContinue reading “Adobe’s Amit Ahuja will be talking customer experience at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise”

Time: ‘I’m Back to Riding My Own Bike.’ Commuters Are Giving Up On-Demand Transportation As Prices Rise

August 09, 2019 at 05:00PM When JUMP’s bright red bikes started appearing on the streets of San Francisco last year, Ian Chesal was relieved. His lengthy commute, from the hills of Oakland to his tech company’s San Francisco office, involved driving to the subway, sitting for 40 minutes, and then walking a mile to hisContinue reading “Time: ‘I’m Back to Riding My Own Bike.’ Commuters Are Giving Up On-Demand Transportation As Prices Rise”

Segment CEO Peter Reinhardt is coming to TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise to discuss customer experience management

August 05, 2019 at 09:00PM There are few topics as hot right now in the enterprise as customer experience management, that ability to collect detailed data about your customers, then deliver customized experiences based on what you have learned about them. To help understand the challenges companies face building this kind of experience, we areContinue reading “Segment CEO Peter Reinhardt is coming to TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise to discuss customer experience management”

Facial recognition… coming to a supermarket near you

August 04, 2019 at 09:00AM The technology is helping to combat crimes police no longer deal with, but its use raises concerns about civil liberties Paul Wilks runs a Budgens supermarket in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Like most retail owners, he’d had problems with shoplifting – largely carried out by a relatively small number of repeat offenders.Continue reading “Facial recognition… coming to a supermarket near you”

An autonomous robot EV charger is coming to San Francisco

August 01, 2019 at 05:03PM Electric-vehicle chargers today are designed for human drivers. Electrify America and San Francisco-based startup Stable are preparing for the day when humans are no longer behind the wheel. Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over the diesel emissions cheating scandal,Continue reading “An autonomous robot EV charger is coming to San Francisco”

Lyft halts San Francisco e-bike program after bicycles catch fire

August 01, 2019 at 01:09AM Decision to temporarily pull bikes comes nearly two months after ride sharing company launched its fleet in the city Lyft has put the brakes on its electric bike program in San Francisco, after the batteries on multiple vehicles caught fire. On Wednesday, a Twitter user posted an image of aContinue reading “Lyft halts San Francisco e-bike program after bicycles catch fire”

Bindu Reddy, co-founder and CEO at RealityEngines, is coming to TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise

July 29, 2019 at 05:00PM There is surely no shortage of data in the modern enterprise, and data is the fuel for AI. Yet packaging that data in machine learning models remains a huge challenge for large companies. Without that capability, automating processes with AI underpinnings remains elusive for many companies. RealityEngines wants to changeContinue reading “Bindu Reddy, co-founder and CEO at RealityEngines, is coming to TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise”

Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Enterprise | San Francisco, September 5

July 22, 2019 at 05:00PM TechCrunch Sessions is back! On September 5, we’re taking on the ferociously competitive field of enterprise software, and thrilled to announce our packed agenda, overflowing with some of the biggest names and most exciting startups in the enterprise industry. And you’re in luck, because $249 early-bird tickets are still onContinue reading “Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Enterprise | San Francisco, September 5”

‘We all suffer’: why San Francisco techies hate the city they transformed

July 01, 2019 at 08:00AM San Franciscans have long complained that tech workers ruined their city, driving up rents and homelessness and eliminating diversity. Now even the tech workers agree Photographs by Jason Henry It was a beautiful winter day in San Francisco, and Zoe was grooving to the soundtrack of the roller-skating musical XanaduContinue reading “‘We all suffer’: why San Francisco techies hate the city they transformed”

I spent a day eating food cooked by robots in America’s tech capital

June 25, 2019 at 06:00AM Vivian Ho befriended an electronic arm and grappled with a defunct tea maker during a trip through Silicon Valley Around the world, an industry has emerged around automating food service through robotics, raising questions about job security and mass unemployment while also prompting praise for streamlining and innovation. In theContinue reading “I spent a day eating food cooked by robots in America’s tech capital”

San Francisco DA Looks To AI To Remove Potential Prosecution Bias

June 15, 2019 at 10:07PM NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with San Francisco district attorney George Gascon about his plan to use artificial intelligence to combat racial bias in criminal sentencing. San Francisco DA Looks To AI To Remove Potential Prosecution Bias…

San Francisco Is First U.S. City To Ban Facial Recognition Technology

May 15, 2019 at 10:02AM Police in San Francisco will be banned from using facial recognition, part of sweeping restrictions put on surveillance technology used by the city’s agencies. San Francisco Is First U.S. City To Ban Facial Recognition Technology…

San Francisco becomes first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by police

May 14, 2019 at 06:35PM San Francisco has become the first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by police. San Francisco becomes first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by police … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: San Francisco becomes first US city to ban use of facial recognitionContinue reading “San Francisco becomes first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by police”

San Francisco Considers Ban On Government’s Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

May 14, 2019 at 04:22PM The city is home to some of the world’s largest technology companies, but it may ban use of facial recognition software by police and city agencies. San Francisco Considers Ban On Government’s Use Of Facial Recognition Technology…

Announcing TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise this September in San Francisco

May 14, 2019 at 12:30AM Of the many categories in the tech world, none is more ferociously competitive than enterprise. For decades, SAP, Oracle, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM and Salesforce, to name a few of the giants, have battled to deliver the tools businesses want to become more productive and competitive. That market is closing inContinue reading “Announcing TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise this September in San Francisco”

Beheaded in Philadelphia, punched in Silicon Valley and smeared in barbecue sauce in San Fransisco: Why do humans hurt robots?

January 28, 2019 at 10:54AM Jonah Engel Bromwich explores human aversion to machines Beheaded in Philadelphia, punched in Silicon Valley and smeared in barbecue sauce in San Fransisco: Why do humans hurt robots? … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Beheaded in Philadelphia, punched in Silicon Valley and smeared in barbecue sauce in San Fransisco: WhyContinue reading “Beheaded in Philadelphia, punched in Silicon Valley and smeared in barbecue sauce in San Fransisco: Why do humans hurt robots?”

Daily Crunch: How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs

January 10, 2019 at 05:10PM The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security The government has been shut downContinue reading “Daily Crunch: How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs”