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SEC: Amazon can't stop an investor vote on face recognition

SEC: Amazon can't stop an investor vote on face recognition | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Investor proposals limiting Amazon’s face recognition sales can now proceed after the company argued they concerned “an insignificant public policy issue.”
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can big brother be put on hold?  should it be?

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Amazon’s Project Kuiper aims to offer satellite broadband access –

Amazon’s Project Kuiper aims to offer satellite broadband access – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Amazon is joining the race to provide affordable broadband internet access around the globe via thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit.
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Amazon - The filings lay out a plan to put 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit...  more junk in space....

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Google Duplex starts rolling out to iPhones and more Android phones

Google Duplex starts rolling out to iPhones and more Android phones | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Google said Duplex would launch on iOS devices and other Android phones, and it looks like that’s now starting to happen. The service has appeared on a Galaxy S10 Plus, showing the rollout is underway.
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The Download

The Download | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Intel is investing $13 million in Untether AI, a startup that's working on a novel type of chip for artificial intelligence that promises to perform neural-network calculations at warp speed.
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chip that can transfer data 1,000 times faster

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Jeff Bezos’ security consultant says Saudi government hacked Amazon CEO’s phone –

Jeff Bezos’ security consultant says Saudi government hacked Amazon CEO’s phone – | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The Saudi government hacked into Jeff Bezos’ phone and accessed private information, according to new details shared by the Amazon CEO’s security consultant.
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say what?  do be careful about pictures on your phone!

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TSA to launch 3-D tech that will make going through security a walk in the park

TSA to launch 3-D tech that will make going through security a walk in the park | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The TSA has signed a $96.8 million contract with Smiths Detection, Inc. to go toward developing advanced technology at airport security checkpoints over a period of five years.
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welcome news for travel....

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The 10 best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

The 10 best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Make your Chrome experience better with these add-ons. Extensions to sort, save, and move faster on the internet.
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some really good stuff here - i added a few i did not already have....   check it out!

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Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text

Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Passwords were exposed for years to anyone who had internal access to the files. Between 200 million and 600 million Facebook users are believed to have been affected.
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probably the most needed tech fix is secure passwords - ouch!

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The U.S. Will Get the World's First Exascale Computer in 2021

The U.S. Will Get the World's First Exascale Computer in 2021 | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The most powerful computer, dozens of times faster than any other computer in the world, will be built just outside Chicago.
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a million times faster than the one i have now - i want one!

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This startup's holy grail of encryption could unlock our data dilemma

This startup's holy grail of encryption could unlock our data dilemma | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A company founded by one of cryptography’s heavyweights is making waves with a long-awaited approach to the data privacy problem.
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an encryption solution?

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Best apps for iPhone and Android that you'll use over and over

Best apps for iPhone and Android that you'll use over and over | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
From Spectre Camera to Shutterfly, these 14 apps cover a number of uses and each has the potential to become a personal game-changer.
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some seriously great apps mentioned here...

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What was the world wide web like 30 years ago?

What was the world wide web like 30 years ago? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Internet users and pioneers recall what the web looked like on its 30th anniversary.
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WORLD WIDE WEB TURNS 30...

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This robot named Stan can park your car at the airport

This robot named Stan can park your car at the airport | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
London's Gatwick Airport is testing out an electric, autonomous robot that parks customers' cars for them. Stan uses forklift-like arms and artificial intelligence to create up to 50% more space in a parking lot.
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yeah!  let Stan find the car!

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Here's what Twitter's new app, Twttr, looks like

Here's what Twitter's new app, Twttr, looks like | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Twitter has previewed an all-new prototype app to a group of hand-picked beta testers ahead of a potential global rollout. The app is purportedly a streamlined testbed of new features.
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will it inevitably roll out?

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Facebook app developers leaked millions of user records on cloud servers, researchers say

Facebook app developers leaked millions of user records on cloud servers, researchers say | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Facebook app developers left hundreds of millions of user records exposed on a publicly visible cloud server, researchers from security firm UpGuard said. The researchers said the larger of the two data sets came from a Mexican media company called Cultura Colectiva. A 146GB data set with information like user activity, account names, and Facebook IDs was found that included more than 540 million records, the researchers said.
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such regularity making it more acceptable?

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What happened when I discovered the men I managed were paid a lot more than me

What happened when I discovered the men I managed were paid a lot more than me | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Companies have been hiding read receipts in your emails for decades. Now everyone’s doing it. Here’s how to shut that down.
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the suggestion that one disable pictures from automatically opening seems in excess if the option to open them is one click away....   emails that one tends to "open" could be the pixel carrier  - why not just accept that privacy is no more and if you open an email someone knows you did?  best to have good virus protection in case you open one that is a little bit more menacing!

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Gmail adds email scheduling and Smart Compose improvements

Gmail adds email scheduling and Smart Compose improvements | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It’s Gmail’s 15th birthday, and Google is celebrating with a couple of minor updates. Gmail can now be used to schedule emails, and Google is improving the quality of its Smart Compose feature.
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better 15 years later than never....

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The glorious freedom of disabling read receipts

The glorious freedom of disabling read receipts | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
It’s time to reclaim your privacy–and your time–from your friends and coworkers.
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hmmm - i have blocked read receipts on email since the beginning of time - today, changed the iPhone to do the same on messages - we'll see what happens....

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A first look at Microsoft’s new Chromium-powered Edge browser

A first look at Microsoft’s new Chromium-powered Edge browser | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chromium, and The Verge has secured an exclusive first look. Microsoft’s new browser supports Chrome extensions, some Edge features, and sync. It also runs very fast on Windows 10
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hmmm - right on the edge of edgeness - Edge and Chrome - together - your thoughts?

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Workplace tracking is growing fast, but most employees don't seem conc

Workplace tracking is growing fast, but most employees don't seem conc | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
While the specter of employers widely abusing workers’ privacy looms large, it doesn’t appear to be much of a real issue in most offices, factories, and shops across the country.
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IMO – a very dangerous direction. Humanity will be lost in the future. Once again, we have not learned to manage technology nor realize its implications.

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Augmented reality when? We asked Magic Leap, Facebook, Google, and more

Augmented reality when? We asked Magic Leap, Facebook, Google, and more | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
“A ‘Black Mirror’ episode—in a good way!”: Key players in AR, MR and even XR talk about the near future, and explain what could go wrong.
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Augmented reality - next really big thing...

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Guardian Mobile Fireweall blocks the apps that grab your data

Guardian Mobile Fireweall blocks the apps that grab your data | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The apps on your phone may shuttle data off to third parties–maybe even in violation of Apple policies. Guardian Mobile Firewall is arriving to stop them.
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you can pre-order now...

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The ‘splinternet’ is already here

The ‘splinternet’ is already here | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet” is no longer just a concept, but now a dangerous reality.
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IMO - definitely not the right direction for the www!

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Tim Berners-Lee: world wide web inventor calls for 'fight' to protect internet on its 30th birthday

Tim Berners-Lee: world wide web inventor calls for 'fight' to protect internet on its 30th birthday | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The inventor of the world wide web has called for global efforts to tackle state-sponsored hacking, criminal behavior and abusive language on the internet, in an open letter marking the 30th anniversary of the revolutionary technology.
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The World Wide Web turns 30: our favorite memories from A to Z

The World Wide Web turns 30: our favorite memories from A to Z | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee proposed what would become the World Wide Web. For its anniversary, we’re looking back on some of our favorite sites, from Amazon to Zombo.
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