Monthly Archives: October 2017

Verizon Wants To Ban States From Protecting Your Privacy

DSLReports that Verizon sent a letter and white paper last week to the FCC, insisting that “the FCC has ample authority to pre-empt state efforts to protect consumer privacy, and should act to prevent states from doing so.” Verizon’s letter

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AMD, Which Lost Over $2.8 Billion In 5 Years, Takes a Hit After New Report

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Monday, AMD’s stock price plunged nearly 9 percent after a report by Morgan Stanley, a major investment bank, which found that “microprocessor momentum” has slowed. According to CNBC, a new

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Apple Uses Machine Learning To Chronicle All the Bra Pics On Your iPhone

New submitter bumblebaetuna shares a report from Motherboard: It’s already well known that iOS 11 included some advanced updates to the phone’s artificial intelligence, and this includes improving the photo app’s ability to identify and categorize what is in each

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Vendor Tracks LinkedIn Profile Changes To Alert Client Employers

dcblogs shares a report from TechTarget: IT managers have long had the ability and right to monitor employee behavior on internal networks. Now, HR managers are getting similar capabilities thanks to cloud-based services — but for tracking employee activity outside

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New VibWrite System Uses Finger Vibrations To Authenticate Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: Rutgers engineers have created a new authentication system called VibWrite. The system relies on placing an inexpensive vibration motor and receiver on a solid surface, such as wood, metal, plastic, glass,

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Apple Limits Lengthy iPhone X Testing for Most Reviewers

Tripp Mickle, reporting for the Wall Street Journal: Apple departed from its traditional preview strategy for what it bills as its most important new iPhone in years, prioritizing early access to the iPhone X for YouTube personalities and celebrities over

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The Future of Work Might Not Be So Bleak

From a report, shared by readers: That said, technology can also favor standard salaried employment. The economists George Baker and Thomas Hubbard, for example, have noted how onboard computers could change U.S. trucking. By monitoring behavior, they would solve a

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Google Docs Is Randomly Flagging Files for Violating Its Terms of Service

Louise Matsakis, writing for Motherboard: Google Docs, the collaborative, cloud-based word processing software, appears to be randomly flagging files for supposedly “violating” Google’s Terms of Service. A member of Motherboard’s team, as well as numerous users on Twitter, report that

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Game Studio CCP Scales Back Virtual Reality Development

Developer CCP Games has significantly cut the time and money it is investing in virtual-reality based games. From a report: The Iceland-based studio is best known for sci-fi title Eve Online but has also created several VR-centred games. Spaceship dog-fighting

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Three Women Suing Microsoft for Bias Want To Add 8,630 Peers

A reader shares a report: A lawsuit accusing Microsoft of discriminating against women in technical and engineering roles is poised to grow a lot bigger if it wins class-action status. With the technology sector awash in challenges to white male

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