U.S. civil liberties groups on Tuesday called on Amazon.com Inc. to stop offering facial recognition services to governments, warning that the software More than 40 groups sent a letter to Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos saying technology from the company's cloud computing unit was ripe for abuse. The letter underscores how new tools for identifying and tracking people could be used to empower surveillance states. Amazon has marketed a range of uses for its Rekognition service, unveiled in late 2016. These include detecting offensive content, identifying celebrities and securing public safety. In a blog post last year, Amazon said a new feature let customers "identify people of interest against a collection of millions of faces in near real-time, enabling use cases such as timely and accurate crime prevention." Customers provide the data for Amazon's tool to search. "Seconds saved in the field can make the difference in saving a life," Chris Adzima, an analyst in … [Read more...] about Amazon Is Warned About Government Use of Facial Recognition
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 30 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Google processes over 40,000 searches every single second, according to InternetLiveStats.com. Did you know that there are some things you should never search for? Tap or click for seven Google searches that can land you in serious trouble . For your more embarrassing or private queries, you may think you’re protecting yourself entirely with incognito mode, but that only goes so far. Tap or click here to see what incognito mode is really good for and what it can’t do . Let's take a closer look at the privacy options available to you. This post should be required reading for anyone in today’s digital age. So, be sure to share it out on your social media accounts. 1. Know what private windows do In most browsers, select File > New Private Window or hit the three-dot menu near the search bar to open … [Read more...] about 5 ways to keep your online searches private
By Aaron Krolik and Kashmir Hill, The New York Times Company I wanted to slander someone. My colleague Kashmir Hill and I were trying to learn who is responsible for — and profiting from — the growing ecosystem of websites whose primary purpose is destroying reputations. So I wrote a nasty post. About myself. Then we watched as a constellation of sites duplicated my creation. To get slander removed, many people hire a “reputation management” company. In my case, it was going to cost roughly $20,000. We soon discovered a secret, hidden behind a smoke screen of fake companies and false identities. The people facilitating slander and the self-proclaimed good guys who help remove it are often one and the same. The stain At first glance, the websites appear amateurish. They have names like BadGirlReports.date, BustedCheaters.com and WorstHomeWrecker.com. Photos are badly cropped. Grammar and spelling are afterthoughts. They are clunky and text-heavy, as if they’re … [Read more...] about An inside look at the slander industry, where reputations are destroyed
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An extra layer of privacy is now in the hands of iPhone users. The new update should help alleviate the feeling that something is eavesdropping on your conversations. That had us wondering, how much does the internet know about us? And how can we keep our lives private? READ MORE: How Do Communities Decide Where To Plant Trees? Good Question. Jeff Wagner learned it’s ultimately up to the user. If you own a smartphone, you likely have one of these tales to tell. “My coworker was getting this new jacket for her boyfriend for Christmas and then my phone all of a sudden started getting targeted ads for that same jacket even though I had never like searched it or anything,” said Erin Ryan-Mosley. “We joke like the FBI is in our phone,” said Tony Preston after having ads pop up on his phone related to recent conversations. How much does the internet know about us? “I would argue that the internet knows pretty much everything about us,” said Mark … [Read more...] about How Much Does The Internet Know About Us?
close Video Hands-off with Cadillac's Super Cruise The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is available with the latest version of GM's hands-free Super Cruise highway driving aid. Fox News Autos Editor Gary Gastelu lets it take him for a ride. General Motors is developing autonomous vehicles through its Cruise division, which is already testing the vehicles on the streets of San Francisco without a driver behind the wheel , but you won't be able to buy one. The vehicles are intended for use in a ride-hailing servic e the company is hoping to launch in select cities soon, including Dubai where it recently signed a deal to become the city's exclusive self-driving taxi service. The Cruise Origin is a fully autonomous electric taxi GM plans to begin producing soon. (Cruise) For now, GM's retail customers have to settle for the Super Cruise driver-assist system, which is currently available on the Cadillac Escalade and Bolt EUV and will be … [Read more...] about General Motors CEO says autonomous vehicles may be on sale by 2030