A 26-year-old man faked his own stabbing at the West Bloomfield synagogue where he worked and then reported he was attacked because of his Jewish faith, authorities say.
They claimed accidental activations are much more frequent than Apple lets on, especially with Apple Watch users – and wants the company to own up to the problem.“There have been countless instances of recordings featuring private discussions between doctors and patients, business deals, seemingly criminal dealings, sexual encounters and so on.
Getty Images Congress on Tuesday will be tackling one of the biggest questions facing the tech industry in decades: Have companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon become so big that they need to be broken up ?Already, the battle lines have been drawn.
Well, when you connect Apple Watch to MacBook, it allows you to bypass the need to enter a password before you can start using your Mac. Unfortunately, it’s possible to run into instances where your Apple Watch won’t unlock Mac products that are sitting on your desk, throwing out infuriating error messages like “Your Mac was unable to communicate with your Apple Watch.”.
And you don’t care?’ Today, every digital service you use (like application or mobile app) and every smart piece of hardware you buy (smart TV, your mobile phone or that fancy gym gadget…), is almost surely watching you.
But AI Now, which was established last year to grapple with the social implications of artificial intelligence, expresses in the document particular dread over affect recognition, “a subclass of facial recognition that claims to detect things such as personality, inner feelings, mental health, and ‘worker engagement’ based on images or video of faces.” The thought of your boss watching you through a camera that uses machine learning to constantly assess your mental state is bad enough, while the prospect of police using “affect recognition” to deduce your future criminality based on “micro-expressions” is exponentially worse.
In other words, if police are alerted by an Apple Watch of a possible injury, they do not need a warrant to enter a home under the "community caretaking" exception to the Fourth Amendment.
It will no longer be possible to buy a life insurance policy from John Hancock – one of the largest insurers in the US – without agreeing to use an activity tracker. What about an activity tracker logging a strenuous hike as a risk factor?