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AWS outage impacts Ring, Netflix, and Amazon deliveries

Amazon AWS in the US-EAST-1 Region is suffering an outage that affected numerous online services, including Ring, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Roku.The ongoing outage started at approximately 12 PM EST and is caused by problematic network equipment affecting the US-EAST-1 AWS region, which feeds a good portion of the connectivity for people in the northe
Publish At:2021-12-07 18:33 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Eurostar tests facial recognition system on London train station

Eurostar is testing a new biometric facial recognition technology on passengers traveling from London’s St Pancras International station to continental Europe.The passengers will be given the opportunity to complete their pre-departure ticket and passport checks via the new biometric system, called the “SmartCheck” lane.Those who take this
Publish At:2021-12-06 18:33 | Read:179 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Who will win the metaverse battle?

Facebook, recently rebranded as Meta, led by Mark Zuckerberg, decided to heavily bet on developing the metaverse. Facebook’s CEO is one of the wealthiest people in the world, and Facebook is one of the most recognized tech brands in the world, so one way or another, we will see the metaverse slowly going mainstream over the following years. However, th
Publish At:2021-11-30 12:31 | Read:228 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media Technology artificial intelligence

What is crypto gaming?

The online gambling industry is worth an estimated $53.7 billion every year. From virtual cards and online sports betting to bingo and video slots, there are thousands of ways to wager cash through digital casinos. And now some are offering crypto gaming to their customers. What is crypto gaming? Crypto gaming blends online casino games and betting with cryp
Publish At:2021-11-29 12:30 | Read:279 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology cryptocurrency gaming securi

Google, Apple fined by Italian authority for aggressive data collection

Italy's competition authority (Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato) has announced a fine of 10 million Euros ($11.3 million) against Google and Apple.The companies were fined due to violations of the Consumer Code involving lack of information on how personal data is used and aggressive consumer data acquisition practices for commercia
Publish At:2021-11-26 14:50 | Read:298 | Comments:0 | Tags:Legal Technology Apple Google

Germany to force ISPs to give discounts for slow Internet speeds

A new regulation coming in the form of an amendment in the Telecommunications Act of Germany could radically change the relationship between consumers and internet service providers.According to the draft, users will be able to test their internet speeds and, if there’s a too large deviation between their real-world results and what their ISPs promised
Publish At:2021-11-24 18:32 | Read:213 | Comments:0 | Tags:Legal Technology

Facebook to Delete the Faceprints of Over 1 billion People

Facebook, a social media giant that recently rebranded as Meta, confirmed plans to completely shut down its facial recognition system by the end of the month and are actively working towards deleting the facial scans of more than 1 billion people. The drastic measures result from the company’s concerns that Meta may struggle to keep up with regulators. Many
Publish At:2021-11-24 04:20 | Read:275 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Technology Facebook facial recognition P

How the British health service is using AI to make healthcare fairer

Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is famous for offering free medical treatment to all UK citizens. Despite this, uptake of some services remains low, particularly in certain ethnic demographics. The British government has spent many years trying to reduce these inequalities – and now they are investigating how artificial intelligence (AI) can help bri
Publish At:2021-11-23 12:30 | Read:310 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology healthcare sector nhs

Biometric auth bypassed using fingerprint photo, printer, and glue

Researchers demonstrated that fingerprints could be cloned for biometric authentication for as little as $5 without using any sophisticated or uncommon tools.Although fingerprint-based biometric authentication is generally considered superior to PINs and passwords in terms of security, the fact that imprints can be left in numerous public places makes it rip
Publish At:2021-11-22 14:10 | Read:260 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Technology

Some Tesla owners unable to unlock cars due to server errors

Some Tesla owners worldwide are unable to unlock their cars or communicate with it using the app due to problems with the company's servers.Starting around 4 PM EST, Tesla owners have taken to social media reporting that the Tesla app is returning a "500 server error" when attempting to communicate with the car.Tesla app showing a 500 server errorSource: Twi
Publish At:2021-11-19 18:56 | Read:303 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Tesla owners unable to unlock cars due to server errors

Tesla owners worldwide cannot unlock their cars or communicate with it using the app due to problems with the company's servers.Starting around 4 PM EST, Tesla owners have taken to social media reporting that the Tesla app is returning a "500 server error" when attempting to communicate with the car.Tesla app showing a 500 server errorSource: TwitterThis out
Publish At:2021-11-19 18:32 | Read:415 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

UK Covid App Goes Offline

As winter sets in and Covid cases begin to rise again, governments are starting to reintroduce restrictions on social activities. Many countries are imposing additional restrictions for indoor venues like restaurants and bars for instance. Customers must show proof of vaccination before they are allowed entry. As part of these new containment protocols, most
Publish At:2021-11-16 08:34 | Read:398 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology apps covid-19

Researchers show that Apple’s CSAM scanning can be fooled easily

A team of researchers at the Imperial College in London have presented a simple method to evade detection by image content scanning mechanisms, such as Apple's CSAM.CSAM (Child Sexual Abuse Material) was a controversial proposal submitted by Apple earlier this year. The proposal was eventually retracted in September, following strong backlash from customers,
Publish At:2021-11-10 18:57 | Read:400 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Security

Softbank plans to charge electronic gadgets using 5G antennas

Japanese tech giant SoftBank plans to trial wireless charging of smartwatches and earbuds using power transmitted through 5G antennas.The small electronics will be charged automatically as soon as the wearer comes close to a mobile 5G station, and the charging will continue for as long as they’re in range.According to the first technical details shared
Publish At:2021-11-08 18:32 | Read:430 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology

Samsung sued for flawed Chromebook hinges cracking displays

Samsung is being sued for selling the Samsung Chromebook Plus 2-in-1 even though they allegedly knew for years of a defect that caused displays to break.The class action lawsuit has been filed by Tony McCoy out of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and claims that Samsung concealed the defect of the Chromebook and denied coverin
Publish At:2021-11-06 14:36 | Read:563 | Comments:0 | Tags:Legal Hardware Technology

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