Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

Police Robots Are Not a Selfie Opportunity, They’re a Privacy Disaster Waiting to Happen

Instead, a robot snitch that looks like a rolling trash can is programmed to decide whether a person looks suspicious—and then call the human police on them.This begs the question: Who gets reprimanded if a robot improperly harrasses an innocent person, or calls the police on them?

Children’s computer game Roblox insider tricked by hacker for access to users’ data

Children’s computer game Roblox insider tricked by hacker for access to users’ data

A hacker who bribed a worker for the online video game Roblox managed to gain access to the personal information of a smaller number of users, the ability to change passwords and email addresses, and allocate in-game currency.

Don't click on the traffic lights: upstart competitor challenges Google's anti-bot tool

Don't click on the traffic lights: upstart competitor challenges Google's anti-bot tool

The company’s founder and chief executive, Matthew Prince, said: “It would have added millions of dollars in annual costs just to continue to use reCaptcha for our free users.

Spot is a Cop

Spot is a Cop

According to a report by Boston news station WBUR, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts show that the state’s bomb squad had Spot on loan from Boston Dynamics for three months, from August to November this year.

How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts

How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts

Disconnecting third-party apps and services from Facebook, Twitter, and Google usually only takes a click or two from the pages we've just linked to, but bear in mind that this won't actually close down your unused accounts—it just means they can't get into your main accounts quite as easily.

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

Google admits workers listen to private audio recordings from Google Home smart speakers

In a statement, the company said a small number of anonymous recordings were transcribed by its experts, and revealed that an investigation had been launched after some Dutch audio data had been leaked.

Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympic Games to use facial recognition

Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympic Games to use facial recognition

Select attendees of the games — including athletes, media, staff, and volunteers — will have their identities verified via a face scan to enter venues, the Tokyo Organizing Committee said in an announcement.

'WhatsApp will never be safe': Telegram boss attacks Facebook-owned messaging app

'WhatsApp will never be safe': Telegram boss attacks Facebook-owned messaging app

A huge security flaw with WhatsApp that compromised the privacy of 1.5 billion users this week will not be the last and may not even be the worst incident of its kind, the founder of rival messaging app Telegram has warned.

Google employees suspect it is still working on secret Chinese 'Dragonfly' project

Google employees suspect it is still working on secret Chinese 'Dragonfly' project

At this biennial event, the participating companies exhibit their latest service robotic technologies and components 42/42 The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight Google told Dragonfly workers in December that it had ceased plans to launch the search engine and would move them onto different projects within the company.

Facebook plans to turn your profile into ‘virtual grave’ when you die

Facebook plans to turn your profile into ‘virtual grave’ when you die

2 'Legacy contacts' were notified of the new feature today Depending on the privacy settings of a memorialised account, Facebook friends can still write on the wall of its Timeline or comment on any posts the account holder made before they died.

Apple admits giving governments access to thousands of iPhones and other devices

Apple admits giving governments access to thousands of iPhones and other devices

At this biennial event, the participating companies exhibit their latest service robotic technologies and components 42/42 The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight 1/42 5G wireless internet is expected to launch in 2019, with the potential to reach speeds of 50mb/s 2/42 Uber has halted testing of driverless vehicles after a woman was killed by one of their cars in Tempe, Arizona.

FCC Does Wireless Carriers Another Favor By Reclassifying Text Messages

FCC Does Wireless Carriers Another Favor By Reclassifying Text Messages

The FCC this week voted yes on a new proposal the agency says will help combat the scourge of robocalls, but critics and consumer groups say opens the door to wireless carriers being able to censor text message campaigns they don't like, or SMS services that may compete with their own offerings.

​iRobot and Google team up to understand your smart home

​iRobot and Google team up to understand your smart home

"Robots with mapping and spatial awareness capabilities will play an important role in allowing other smart devices in the home to more seamlessly work together," said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot in a statement.