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Saturday April 2, 2022. 03:25 AM
A controversial facial recognition company that's built a massive photographic dossier of the world's people for use by police, national governments and -- most recently -- the Ukrainian military is now planning to offer its technology to banks and other private businesses....
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New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average at least 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2026, up from about 28 mpg, under new federal rules unveiled Friday that undo a rollback of standards enacted under President Donald Trump. The Associated Press reports: The...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: What makes the ['Infinite Mac'] project unique isn't necessarily the fact that it's browser-based; it has been possible to run old DOS, Windows, and Mac OS versions in browser windows for quite a while now. Instead, it's ...
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A Twitter user from the UK named Joseph Kelly has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service for posting a 'grossly offensive' tweet about Captain Sir Tom Moore, a British Army officer who raised money for the NHS during the pandemic. The Verge reports: Moore became a...
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GitLab has addressed a critical severity vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over user accounts using hardcoded passwords. Bleeping Computer reports: The bug (discovered internally and tracked as CVE-2022-1162) affects both GitLab Community Edition (CE)...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Washington Post: In the depths of the Amazon jungle, a dispute over WiFi turned deadly earlier this month when four Yanomami were killed in what the government is calling a 'clash' between the Indigenous group and Venezuelan...
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Tim Bray, writing in a blog post: When I was working at AWS, around 2017 we started getting excited pitches from companies who wanted to be part of the 5G build-out, saying that obviously there'd be lots of opportunities for public-cloud providers. But I never walked away...
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Friday April 1, 2022. 11:20 PM
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has opened an investigation into Amazon's labor practices during severe weather events, according to a letter members sent to Andy Jassy, Amazon's chief executive. From a report: 'We are concerned by recent reports that Amazon may...
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In a market gripped by concerns over rising interest rates and soaring inflation, investors are avoiding European food delivery companies, turned off by their steep losses and determined efforts to expand. From a report: Shares in Delivery Hero SE plunged 59% last quarter,...
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Google's billing system for app developers is 'unfair and discriminatory,' India's antitrust regulator said in the initial findings of an extensive investigation, paving the way for potential penalties in future. From a report: The Competition Commission of India found...
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Three newly released CIA reports from 1963 and 1964 investigate the Soviet Union's apparent use of extrasensory perception (ESP) and attempted development of 'cybernetic telepathy.' Motherboard: The documents detail conversations an agent had with Soviet scientists and a...
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Sweden has long been at the forefront of road innovation and is again leading the way with trials of a technology known as geofencing. From a report: In April 2017, a man drove a stolen truck into a crowded shopping district in central Stockholm and crashed it into a...
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In the past five years, reports of staggering insect declines have stoked anxiety and debate concerning the fate of the 'little things that run the world,' as the late biologist E. O. Wilson once called them. As for the how and why of these declines, the prime culprits are...
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Long associated with Wall Street and Silicon Valley, the Patagonia vest has endured as a tribal symbol of finance and tech. But those who've dared in recent weeks to put on their vests in San Francisco have been the target of a resistance of sorts. From a report: 'Urgent:...
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Amazon.com workers at a New York warehouse voted to join an upstart labor union, a historic victory that gives organized labor its first foothold in the company's U.S. operations. Bloomberg adds: The election at Amazon's JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island wasn't close. ...
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Amazon.com workers at a New York warehouse voted to join an upstart labor union, a historic victory that gives organized labor its first foothold in the company's U.S. operations. Bloomberg adds: The election at Amazon's JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island wasn't close. ...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: On a winter night in early 2016, Jeremy Kitson gathered in his buddy's large shed with some neighbors to plan their fight against a proposed wind farm in rural Van Wert County, Ohio. The project would be about a mile from his home. From...
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Genetic testing to predict how individuals will respond to common medicines should be implemented without delay to reduce the risk of side-effects and ensure that everyone is given the right drug at the right dose, experts have said. From a report: About 6.5% of UK hospital...
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Two teenagers from the UK have been charged by police over hacking for a notorious cyber-crime gang. From a report: A 16 and 17-year-old will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Friday. The boys have been charged with multiple cyber-offences and remain in police...
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Russia's tech workers are looking for safer and more secure professional pastures. By one estimate, up to 70,000 computer specialists, spooked by a sudden frost in the business and political climate, have bolted the country since Russia invaded Ukraine five weeks ago. Many...
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