Met police chief: facial recognition technology critics are ill-informed

February 24, 2020 at 03:43PM Cressida Dick defends tech after civil liberties groups raise fears over accuracy and privacy The Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, has attacked critics of facial recognition technology for using arguments she has claimed are highly inaccurate and ill-informed. The Met began operational use of the technology earlier this month despiteContinue reading “Met police chief: facial recognition technology critics are ill-informed”

Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B

February 18, 2020 at 07:29PM Dell Technologies announced today that it was selling legacy security firm, RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group. Other investors include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners. RSA came to Dell when it bought EMC for $67 billion in 2015. EMCContinue reading “Dell sells RSA to consortium led by Symphony Technology Group for over $2B”

Time: The World’s Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears

February 12, 2020 at 08:21PM (LONDON) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern andContinue reading “Time: The World’s Biggest Mobile Technology Fair Has Been Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears”

How Political Campaigns Are Using ‘Geofencing’ Technology To Target Catholics At Mass

February 6, 2020 at 09:21PM NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Heidi Schlumpf of the National Catholic Reporter about how one political group is using “geofencing” of cellphone data to target Catholic voters at Sunday Mass. How Political Campaigns Are Using ‘Geofencing’ Technology To Target Catholics At Mass…

The rise of facial recognition technology – podcast

February 04, 2020 at 03:00AM Facial recognition technology is getting more sophisticated each year and is now being used commercially as identification instead of passwords as well as being adopted by the Metropolitan police in London. Our UK technology editor, Alex Hern, explores the questions it raises about privacy. Also today: Jamie Grierson on theContinue reading “The rise of facial recognition technology – podcast”

Time: Britain Sides With China In Technology Cold War

In the battle over the next generation of telecommunications, China is winning. On Jan. 28, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided not to ban hardware made by the market-leading Chinese firm Huawei as the U.K. builds out its infrastructure for 5G wireless technology. The choice was a blow to the Trump Administration, which has wagedContinue reading “Time: Britain Sides With China In Technology Cold War”

Technology in 2050: will it save humanity – or destroy us?

January 03, 2020 at 06:00AM Amid the calamitous effects of climate change, artificial intelligence could make the difference between a livable future or a dystopian one Futurism is a mug’s game: if you’re right, it seems banal; if you’re wrong, you look like the founder of IBM, Thomas Watson, when he declared in 1943 thatContinue reading “Technology in 2050: will it save humanity – or destroy us?”

Technology will never replace human judgment. Look at football… | Kenan Malik

November 16, 2019 at 08:02PM Technical advances are a boon, but VAR proves they rely on the people using them Even if you can’t tell your offside from your elbow (in the face), you’ve probably heard of VAR. The video assistant referee has been introduced into top-level football to cut out errors by referees. AtContinue reading “Technology will never replace human judgment. Look at football… | Kenan Malik”

The rise of microchipping: are we ready for technology to get under the skin?

November 08, 2019 at 10:00AM As implants grow more common, experts fear surveillance and exploitation of workers. Advocates say the concerns are irrational On 1 August 2017, workers at Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based company specializing in vending machines, lined up in the office cafeteria to be implanted with microchips. One after the other, theyContinue reading “The rise of microchipping: are we ready for technology to get under the skin?”

Google Pixel 4: Update to fix security flaw in phone’s facial recognition technology, company says

October 21, 2019 at 01:51PM Handset can be unlocked even if you are asleep Google Pixel 4: Update to fix security flaw in phone's facial recognition technology, company says … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Google Pixel 4: Update to fix security flaw in phone's facial recognition technology, company says

‘We are hurtling towards a surveillance state’: the rise of facial recognition technology

October 05, 2019 at 10:00AM It can pick out shoplifters, international criminals and lost children in seconds. But as the cameras proliferate, who’s watching the watchers? Gordon’s wine bar is reached through a discreet side-door, a few paces from the slipstream of London theatregoers and suited professionals powering towards their evening train. A steep staircaseContinue reading “‘We are hurtling towards a surveillance state’: the rise of facial recognition technology”

What will more advanced technology mean for climate change?

September 25, 2019 at 07:24PM The farming and carmaking industries have been transformed by automation – but if we allow ourselves to run away with advanced tech, the planet will suffer What will more advanced technology mean for climate change? … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: What will more advanced technology mean for climate change?

Time: Australia Is Using New Technology to Catch Drivers on Phones

September 23, 2019 at 10:43AM CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state is attempting to persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. New South Wales Roads Minister Andrew Constance said Monday that Australia’s most populous state is the first jurisdiction in the world to useContinue reading “Time: Australia Is Using New Technology to Catch Drivers on Phones”

Smile-to-pay: Chinese shoppers turn to facial payment technology

September 04, 2019 at 06:08AM New technology is rolling out across the country, despite concerns over privacy China’s shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country embraces facial payment technology. In a country where mobile payment is already one of the most advanced in the world, customers canContinue reading “Smile-to-pay: Chinese shoppers turn to facial payment technology”

Facial recognition technology scrapped at King’s Cross site

September 02, 2019 at 06:00PM Surveillance software switched off at prestigious development after backlash Facial recognition technology will not be deployed at the King’s Cross development in the future, following a backlash prompted by the site owner’s admission last month that the software had been used in its CCTV systems. The developer behind the prestigiousContinue reading “Facial recognition technology scrapped at King’s Cross site”

How A Tip — And Facial Recognition Technology — Helped The FBI Catch A Killer

August 21, 2019 at 10:01AM Even as civil libertarians warn about the increased use of facial recognition by federal authorities, the bureau is using it to track down some of its most wanted suspects. How A Tip — And Facial Recognition Technology — Helped The FBI Catch A Killer…

Tweet, web, cloud: technology transforms meaning of nature words

July 31, 2019 at 09:25AM Usage changes from describing outdoors to depicting digital life in just one generation Tweet, web, stream and cloud may once have evoked the wild outdoors, but they are now predominantly used to describe technology, according to new linguistic research. A study of datasets of informal conversations from different decades hasContinue reading “Tweet, web, cloud: technology transforms meaning of nature words”

Nike unveils new Joyride technology, which fills shoes with tiny beads to make them more comfortable

July 25, 2019 at 12:20PM Joyride beads join other technology like Nike’s Air sneakers, and looks set to compete with Adidas’ popular boost soles Nike unveils new Joyride technology, which fills shoes with tiny beads to make them more comfortable … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Nike unveils new Joyride technology, which fills shoes withContinue reading “Nike unveils new Joyride technology, which fills shoes with tiny beads to make them more comfortable”

Is this the future – five-year-olds designing smart technology? | Anna Bawden

July 18, 2019 at 09:46AM Mihika Sharma’s smart stick, which helps blind people cross the road, is one of the winning entries in this year’s Tech4Good awards Nine months since the government unveiled its social prescribing strategy to tackle loneliness, progress is still patchy. One in 20 adults in England feel lonely often or always,Continue reading “Is this the future – five-year-olds designing smart technology? | Anna Bawden”