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Poll Finds Americans Trust Police Use of Facial Recognition

Poll Finds Americans Trust Police Use of Facial Recognition

In May, San Francisco banned city agencies like the police and sheriff’s departments from using facial recognition technologies over concerns they would be “coercive and oppressive.” The cities of Oakland and Somerville, Massachusetts followed suit this summer. Congress, too, is considering action.Despite the concerns, a new poll finds that a majority of Americans—56 percent—trust law…
Study Finds Nearly 400 Medical Devices, Procedures And Practices That Are Ineffective

Study Finds Nearly 400 Medical Devices, Procedures And Practices That Are Ineffective

(BeyzaSultanDURNA/iStock) CARLY CASSELLA 13 JUN 2019 We like to view modern medicine as based on rigorous science, and while it certainly beats the various dangerous alternatives out there, sometimes physicians still end up adopting practices based on little evidence. When a medical treatment, device or procedure is no better than previous or lesser alternatives, it's…
Obsessed fan finds Japanese idol’s home by zooming in on her eyes

Obsessed fan finds Japanese idol’s home by zooming in on her eyes

Did you know that high-resolution phone cameras can expose more than just pimples and pores? You might be revealing your location to internet predators without even realising it. Japanese idol Ena Matsuoka was attacked outside her home last month after a fan figured out her address from selfies she posted on social media — just by zooming in…
Google finds Android zero day that can take control of Pixel and Galaxy devices

Google finds Android zero day that can take control of Pixel and Galaxy devices

Security researchers with Google’s Project Zero team have disclosed an Android vulnerability that appears to have been exploited in the real world, ZDNet reports. The issue affects phones manufactured by Samsung, including the Galaxy S7, S8, and S9, as well as the Huawei P20, Pixel 1, and Pixel 2. An Android spokesperson said that an…
Study finds blue light filters like ‘Night Light’ might actually keep you awake – 9to5Google

Study finds blue light filters like ‘Night Light’ might actually keep you awake –...

A couple of years ago, science was convinced that the blue light coming from our screens was not only harmful, but could keep us awake at night, too. The countermeasure to that was blue light filters that were widely adopted, but now it seems those filters are just as bad. Nomad case for Pixel 3…
Kaspersky finds Uzbekistan hacking op… because group used Kaspersky AV

Kaspersky finds Uzbekistan hacking op… because group used Kaspersky AV

Thanks for the zero day — SandCat revealed because Uzbek intelligence agency is bad at OPSEC. Sean Gallagher - Oct 3, 2019 5:30 pm UTC Enlarge / SandCat is a "Pez dispenser" of zero-days, a Kaspersky researcher said, handing over new exploits for free. William Thomas Cain / Getty ImagesA new "threat actor" tied to…
Google finds Android zero-day impacting Pixel, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi devices – ZDNet

Google finds Android zero-day impacting Pixel, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi devices – ZDNet

Google disclosed today that they found evidence of an Android unpatched vulnerability being used in attacks in the real world -- a so-called "zero-day." The vulnerability resides in the Android operating system's kernel code and can be used to help an attacker gain root access to the device.Ironically, the vulnerability was patched in December 2017…
New poll finds the US generally trusts scientists, with some exceptions

New poll finds the US generally trusts scientists, with some exceptions

Trust and funding — General trust, but partisan skepticism, and worries about conflicts of interest. John Timmer - Aug 4, 2019 2:00 pm UTC Yesterday, the Pew Research Center released an analysis of polling results on Americans' views of science. In general, the poll was good news for the research community, showing a gradual-but-steady rise…
Man Finds Rare NES Game In Attic, Sells It For $9000 – Kotaku

Man Finds Rare NES Game In Attic, Sells It For $9000 – Kotaku

Reno man Scott Amos was going through some possessions from the attic of his childhood home the other day when he came across something: an unopened copy of Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with receipt from 1988.As the Reno Gazette Journal reports, nobody from Amos’ family can exactly remember why the game…
Algolia finds $110M from Accel and Salesforce for its search-as-a-service, used by Slack, Twitch and 8K others

Algolia finds $110M from Accel and Salesforce for its search-as-a-service, used by Slack, Twitch...

Algolia, one of the group of startups that provides search as a service for websites and apps as an alternative to Google and other search engines, is announcing a major round of funding today to fuel its growth. The startup — which already has over 8,000 customers, including big names like Twitch, Slack, Discovery and…

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The perfect stocking stuffer for the smartphone-addicted pal in your life...

Yahoo Lifestyle is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability is subject to change.Fact: Smartphone accessories make the perfect stocking stuffers. Everyone can use an extra charger or an external battery, yet few actually think…

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