The CIA wants to upgrade its cloud tech without DoD’s JEDI drama
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The CIA wants to upgrade its cloud tech without DoD’s JEDI drama

The CIA is ready to update its cloud technology, and multiple reports this week indicated that the agency has begun a multi-billion-dollar procurement process. A CIA spokesperson was tight-lipped when asked to confirm. That could be because an agency used to working in secret simply wants to avoid all the attention that the Pentagon’s JEDI…

Europe might ban facial recognition in public spaces for up to 5 years
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Europe might ban facial recognition in public spaces for up to 5 years

Facial recognition tech in the EU might have to wait 3-5 years, at least when it comes to public spaces. Image: istock / Getty Images By Stan Schroeder2020-01-17 14:41:40 UTC Facial recognition technology may soon be banned in the public spaces of the European Union.  The European Commission is considering a temporary ban, lasting 3-5…

AI License Plate Readers Are Cheaper—So Drive Carefully
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AI License Plate Readers Are Cheaper—So Drive Carefully

The town of Rotterdam, New York, has only 45 police officers, but technology extends their reach. Each day a department computer logs the license plates of around 10,000 vehicles moving through and around town, using software plugged into a network of cameras at major intersections and commercial areas.“Let’s say for instance you had a bank…

Can we keep facial recognition from enabling a surveillance state?
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Can we keep facial recognition from enabling a surveillance state?

Researchers have been pursuing facial recognition technologies since the 1960s but its only been in the last few years that these systems have become so alarmingly capable. Neural networks able to match faces across thousands of features with better than 98 percent accuracy as well as an explosion of available training data sets have fueled…

Former House staffer at center of debunked conspiracy theory sues The Daily Caller
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Former House staffer at center of debunked conspiracy theory sues The Daily Caller

(CNN)The former House information technology staffer whose proximity to Democratic Party leadership made him a linchpin of conspiracy theories pushed by Republicans up to the President is suing a conservative news outlet and its reporter for defamation.Imran Awan, along with his wife, two brothers and a friend who all worked for House Democrats in recent…

Subaru plans to sell only electric cars by the middle of the 2030s
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Subaru plans to sell only electric cars by the middle of the 2030s

The announcement comes in the wake of ever-stricter emissions regulations around the globe, notably in China and in the European Union. The firm isn’t going to turn the tap off overnight, though. Toyota owns an 8.7 percent stake in Subaru, and the two partners are jointly developing a pair of electric cars due out during…

TimeQube: Technology that Builds Time Awareness
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TimeQube: Technology that Builds Time Awareness

With the speed of business accelerating and expectations about what can be done in a day/week/month, tracking time becomes more important to everyone from the CEO and sales team member to an entrepreneur and freelancer. In looking beyond the typical time tracking tools, one company has developed an innovative approach for time management. TimeQube is…

Catching up with the Primitive Technology channel
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Catching up with the Primitive Technology channel

It’s been a while since we’ve looked in on John Plant, the Primitive Technology guy. Here are some of his recent videos. It’s always good to stay current on your post-apocalyptic, nothing but bare hands, bare feet, and cargo shorts survival skills. Retired Navy SEAL explains how to prepare for dangerous situations In this Wired…

Seems Like the Motorola Razr Might Already Be a Mess
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Seems Like the Motorola Razr Might Already Be a Mess

Motorola’s Razr launch event last November was clearly aimed at influencers. I was there. I was influenced.Photo: Caitlin McGarry (Gizmodo)Motorola seemed poised to hit a home run with the rebooted Razr, which taps into early 2000s nostalgia while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of foldable display technology in ways Samsung only dreamed of doing. When I…