October 2019

Technology News Headlines



SOURCE: Nasa share spectacularly spooky images from space to celebrate Halloween
SOURCE: French privacy regulator finds facial recognition gates in schools illegal
SOURCE: Pluribus: Facebook heralds its 'superhuman' poker-playing AI
SOURCE: FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM CENSOR 'SEXUAL' EMOJI 😛 🍑🍆
SOURCE: We’re very close to disrupting the cow
SOURCE: CRISPR used to edit rice DNA as defense against pathogen
SOURCE: A robot puppet can learn to walk if it’s hooked up to human legs
SOURCE: Facial recognition is on the rise, but AI is already being trained to recognize humans in new ways
SOURCE: Spider eyes inspire a new kind of depth-sensing camera
SOURCE: Scientists want photos of your poop to create the world’s first poop database
SOURCE: Australia wants to use face recognition for porn age verification
SOURCE: Facebook’s New De-Identification Tech that Modifies a Person’s Face in Video Content
SOURCE: Tim Berners-Lee warns internet’s power for good is ‘under threat’
SOURCE: Meet the robots that will be your colleagues—not your replacements
SOURCE: AG William Barr makes his case for a domestic surveillance system to tackle “potential mass shootings”
SOURCE: Samsung pseudo satellite falls out of the sky, lands in rural Michigan neighborhood
SOURCE: SOCOM Used Facial Recognition Tech and fast DNA analysis to ID Baghdadi
SOURCE: AI Rising: How companies, police and the public are already grappling with artificial intelligence
SOURCE: Chinese startup builds smart toilet that can analyze human waste
SOURCE: UPS Drones Will Now Deliver CVS Prescriptions To Your Home
SOURCE: Britain to release more mobile airwaves in 2020 auction
SOURCE: Big Brother Meets Big Pharma: Harvesting Biometrics Of Everyone
SOURCE: Human skills still matter despite advances in robots and AI
SOURCE: What You Think Is Controlled By What You Watch, And What You Watch Is Controlled By The Elite
SOURCE: Spacetime tunnels: Scientists reveal how to find wormholes
SOURCE: Cannibalistic salamander could hold the answer to human limb regeneration
SOURCE: Doctors warn of eye stroke after man ‘blinded’ by phone games
SOURCE: DARPA is betting on AI to bring the next generation of wireless devices online
SOURCE: Military Algorithm Can Predict Illness 48 Hours Before Symptoms Show
SOURCE: US Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says
SOURCE: Google researchers taught an AI to recognize smells
SOURCE: World War 3 in SPACE would destroy ‘GPS, banking systems and even TV’, astro-physicists warn
SOURCE: Get Paid £100,000 ($130,000) To Put Your Face On A Robot
SOURCE: Russia Will Test Its Ability to Disconnect from the Internet
SOURCE: China has developed advanced surveillance tools to track Uighurs
SOURCE: Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’
SOURCE: Forget the Galaxy Fold: This zigzagging foldable phone from TCL bends into thirds
SOURCE: Meet America’s newest military giant... Amazon
SOURCE: Streaming services are causing a 'mass of customer confusion' and decision paralysis
SOURCE: Smart light bulbs can hack your personal information
SOURCE: Mind-reading tech? How private companies could gain access to our brains
SOURCE: Twitter Exploring New Rules to Combat the Rise of Deepfakes
SOURCE: Wacky robot hotel admits its bedside cameras could have exposed guests to peeping hackers
SOURCE: The ‘smart drugs’ revolution
SOURCE: Scientists develop artificial leaf capable of producing clean gas
SOURCE: Facial recognition payments not a hit yet in China, but new services launching
SOURCE: Rats learn to drive tiny electric cars to collect food in world-first experiment
SOURCE: Hey Google, make me a grilled cheese!
SOURCE: Google Rival: The Web Is a Mass Surveillance Machine
SOURCE: Axon adds license plate recognition to police dash cams, but heeds ethics board’s concerns
SOURCE: Quantum leap in computing as scientists claim 'supremacy'
SOURCE: Blob-like brains created in lab could have ‘thoughts’ and are ‘suffering’, scientists warn
SOURCE: The Holy Grail Of Energy Is Finally Within Reach
SOURCE: Elon Musk on His Space Internet: 'Whoa, It Worked'
SOURCE: A futuristic electric-jet startup has nailed the complex takeoff procedure required to make $70 flying taxis a reality
SOURCE: Facial recognition: New AI tool can spot when you are nervous or confused
SOURCE: US Army’s light robotic combat vehicle competition
SOURCE: Futuristic 'invisibility cloak' unveiled - and experts say it could hide an entire building
SOURCE: Putting killer robots in charge of life and death 'can never be undone' UN told
SOURCE: The newest gene editor radically improves on CRISPR
SOURCE: Self-driving SCOOTERS that can drive themselves directly to commuters
SOURCE: UK police to start monitoring Twitter for “hate tweet” pre-crimes
SOURCE: UK police to start monitoring Twitter for “hate tweet” pre-crimes
SOURCE: Why Elon Musk is wrong about LiDAR technology
SOURCE: Scientists create 'artificial skin' that could make smartphones ticklish
SOURCE: nooping on your neighbor with a drone could soon be ILLEGAL
SOURCE: Scientists fuse brains with AI implants to 'give people superhuman intelligence'
SOURCE: How Photos of Your Kids Are Powering Surveillance Technology
SOURCE: SpaceX begins construction of its next-generation Starship rockets
SOURCE: Navy Patents UFO-Like Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor and Hybrid Space/Sea Crafts
SOURCE: Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town
SOURCE: Red Cross adopts new biometric data policy
SOURCE: Facebook was censoring comments on Mark Zuckerberg’s “free speech” livestream
SOURCE: Robot judges 'will pass sentence with no human bias' in AI courts
SOURCE: New stable form of plutonium discovered
SOURCE: U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Discs to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

SOURCE: Juiced Bikes: Riding over 400 miles on one of the best e-bikes around
SOURCE: Argonne Team Looks to Insect Brains as Models for Computer Chip Innovation
SOURCE: Army researchers test human-like robots
SOURCE: Another reason to get off your phone: The blue light might be making you age faster
SOURCE: The FBI Wants Your Info – And They’re Getting It
SOURCE: 88% of Chinese workers trust a bot over their human boss
SOURCE: Can you make AI fairer than a judge?
SOURCE: Botnet spreads 30,000 sextortion emails in an hour
SOURCE: Apple smart ring that lets you control your iPhone without touching it
SOURCE: Monkeys beat humans at computer game in groundbreaking intelligence study
SOURCE: Gov Testing Mass Surveillance on the Border Before Turning It on Americans
SOURCE: The UK’s controversial porn block law has been scrapped for good
SOURCE: Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse
SOURCE: Unmanned ship to go on 400-year-old journey across the Atlantic
SOURCE: Elon Musk got high, so NASA charged US taxpayers $5M for SpaceX safety review
SOURCE: Are Secret Human Experiments Advancing Brain Chip Tech?
SOURCE: DARPA research program is developing brain-computer interfaces
SOURCE: Super robots are about to lap the world's fastest human
SOURCE: Virgin Galactic spacesuits unveiled for space tourists to wear next year
SOURCE: UK police units adopt mobile fingerprint scanners
SOURCE: ‘DeepSqueak’ A.I. Decodes Mice Chatter
SOURCE: Sleep robot – like being in bed with a baby Darth Vader
SOURCE: Nasa genius invents engine concept that travels at 99% the speed of light
SOURCE: Without encryption, we will lose all privacy. This is our new battleground
SOURCE: CLIMATE CHANGE? SOLAR STORMS CAN DEVASTATE CIVILIZATION & ARE MORE COMMON THAN THOUGHT, STUDY SAYS
SOURCE: Russia wants to remove space robot’s legs, give it wheels, send it to the Moon
SOURCE: Mind-reading technology is everyone's next big security nightmare
SOURCE: Google Is Coming for Your Face
SOURCE: OpenAI Robot Hand: Today Rubik’s Cube, Tomorrow the Real World?
SOURCE: Solar powered cars set off for Australia's outback race
SOURCE: Giant AI robots are being trained to 3-D print rockets for space travel
SOURCE: Space ‘elevator’ to the moon may soon be a reality
SOURCE: The U.K. just used more renewables than fossil fuels for the first time since the Industrial Revolution
SOURCE: AI in health care: Capacity, capability, and a future of active health in Asia
SOURCE: Smart cities: This city runs on its own operating system
SOURCE: These deepfake celebrity impressions are equally amazing and alarming
SOURCE: 'Apocalypse in The Making': Authorities to Use Drones to Kill Infected North Korean Pigs
SOURCE: Facebook admits its moderation tools are a “blunt instrument”, can’t understand context
SOURCE: THE ULTIMATE HERESY: TECHNOLOGY CAN’T FIX WHAT’S BROKEN
SOURCE: ID, wallet, keys all in your hand: Sweden moves into the future with microchipping
SOURCE: Phones In Bed Taking A Toll On Relationships, Sex Lives
SOURCE: Mark Zuckerberg Teases AI ‘Brain Chip’—But It Will Be Different Than Elon Musk’s
SOURCE: Readers Beware: AI Has Learned to Create Fake News Stories
SOURCE: Expert says deepfakes will cause global chaos and tear society apart
SOURCE: UK to send 'walking' spider robot to the moon in its first lunar rover mission
SOURCE: It's Not A Game When It's Real-Life - China's Social Credit System
SOURCE: Apple tipped to launch cheapest iPhone in years at just £399/$399
SOURCE: Robotic inspectors developed to fix wind farms
SOURCE: Turkey Blocking Social Sites Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram
SOURCE: Chinese app on Xi's ideology allows data access to 100 million users' phones
SOURCE: Visualizing The Rise And Fall Of Social Media Platforms
SOURCE: Gaming manufacturers bringing facial biometrics to Vegas industry event
SOURCE: How AI Is Modernizing Chinese Agriculture
SOURCE: Sex robots are now 'hard to tell apart from humans' after AI upgrade
SOURCE: GE’S INNOVATIVE TYPHOON PROOF WIND TURBINE WITHSTANDS HEAVY WINDS
SOURCE: THE “SAFE DRIVERS ACT” IS A REAL-TIME NATIONAL DRIVER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM
SOURCE: Super Typhoon Hagibis: could new tech turn Japan’s super storms into 50 years of power?
SOURCE: Payments giants abandon Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency
SOURCE: Terminally-ill scientist is about to 'transform' into world's first full cyborg
SOURCE: MIT's AI can now detect human actions through walls
SOURCE: A RoboCop, a park and a fight: How expectations about robots are clashing with reality
SOURCE: Facebook still won't let you "friend" Christopher Wylie
SOURCE: Iran shows off new killer wheeled robots designed to take on tanks, infantry
SOURCE: Chinese Citizens Will Have to Scan Their Faces to Get Internet Access and New Phone Numbers
SOURCE: Swedish company Yubico sends free security Yubikeys to Hong Kong protestors
SOURCE: Your mass consumer data collection is destroying consumer trust
SOURCE: UFO-like helicopter dubbed 'Super Great White Shark' unleashed by China
SOURCE: STALKER FINDS JAPANESE IDOL'S HOME FROM REFLECTIONS IN HER PUPILS
SOURCE: Hong Kong protester RPG suspended from Google Play Store
SOURCE: Forget Facial Recognition: DHS’s New Database, HART, Also Uses Scars, Tattoos, and Your VOICE to ID You. And Amazon Is Storing All the Data.
SOURCE: Shirt embedded with music sensors creates vibrations for deaf people
SOURCE: 2,200 people watched German gunman LIVE on Twitch
SOURCE: Apple pulls police-tracking app used by Hong Kong protesters after consulting authorities
SOURCE: Mass shooting rumor in Facebook Group shows private chats are not risk-free
SOURCE: UK passport program uses AI to create a virtual speed-line for white people
SOURCE: Germany shooting streamed on Amazon's Twitch site
SOURCE: What Happens If China Achieves Quantum Supremacy?
SOURCE: FACEBOOK WHATSAPP BUG ALLOWS HACKERS TO HIJACK PHONES WITH BIZARRE GIF
SOURCE: The pizza of the future made with cricket-based dough
SOURCE: UK Ex-Spy Chief Reveals Big Tech Companies Like Google, Facebook ‘Know More About Us’ Than MI5
SOURCE: Chinese citizens will be forced to pass a facial recognition test to use the Internet
SOURCE: U.S. drops Entity List hammer on Chinese facial recognition unicorns and biometrics providers
SOURCE: JFK Airport’s Terminal 1 launches facial recognition boarding
SOURCE: Twitter admits phone numbers meant for security used for ads
SOURCE: Paralyzed Man Walks Thanks To Brain-Controlled Exoskeleton Suit
SOURCE: EPIC GAMES HIRED PSYCHOLOGISTS TO MAKE GAME ‘VERY, VERY ADDICTIVE’
SOURCE: U.S., U.K. sign deal to access data from tech companies like Facebook and Google
SOURCE: Facebook’s Definition of Privacy: Tracking Everything You Do
SOURCE: Worker pay is stagnant — economists blame robots
SOURCE: This is how you kick facial recognition out of your town
SOURCE: Mysterious hacking campaign snooped on a popular form of VoiP software
SOURCE: Toyota is using VR to train robots as in-home helpers
SOURCE: Twitter and HSE join forces to combat vaccine misinformation
SOURCE: British Liberal Democrats party collecting personal data on “every voter in the country”
SOURCE: iPhone repairs could become much cheaper thanks to these laser machines
SOURCE: “Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before it’s too late
SOURCE: California makes deepfakes illegal
SOURCE: World on brink of unavoidable 'black swan' apocalypse, security panel warns
SOURCE: ‘QUANTUM APOCALYPSE’ ULTRA-POWERFUL COMPUTERS COULD CRIPPLE GOVERNMENTS AND BREAK THE INTERNET
SOURCE: Scientists Want To Turn Asteroids Into Gas Stations
SOURCE: UK iPhone users may get £750 each from Google over ‘illegal’ data snooping
SOURCE: Printed electronic tattoos could transform healthcare and the battlefield
SOURCE: Death threats spread on Brexit Facebook groups
SOURCE: Facebook ‘can’t be a policeman’ for the Internet
SOURCE: WW3 to break out over deepfake intelligence 'fabricated as pretext to strike'
SOURCE: A Federal Privacy Board Is Reviewing DHS’ Airport Facial Recognition Programs
SOURCE: Met police admits it lacks records of King's Cross face matches
SOURCE: Google targeted black people to help improve its facial recognition software
SOURCE: What’s the Big Problem With Facial Recognition?
SOURCE: Asking for access to Facebook encrypted messages is a bad idea
SOURCE: Facebook's Zuckerberg defends encryption, despite child safety concerns
SOURCE: Russian iPhone User Sues Apple for Turning Him Gay
SOURCE: School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students’ Free Speech And Social Media Posts
SOURCE: Augmented Reality is making industrial work more productive
SOURCE: Apple has rejected an app that helped protesters in Hong Kong track police
SOURCE: Facebook can be forced to remove illegal content worldwide
SOURCE: Facial recognition and social fingerprint analysis to collect online footprint
SOURCE: DeepMind Uses GANs to Convert Text to Speech
SOURCE: London court allows mass claim against Google over iPhone data
SOURCE: NASA SCIENTIST: WE ARE CLOSE TO FINDING LIFE ON MARS, BUT THE WORLD ISN’T PREPARED
SOURCE: Facebook bans charity's breast cancer awareness video
SOURCE: Yahoo software engineer hacked into 6,000 user accounts searching for nudes
SOURCE: Artificial blood created by scientists can be used by anyone regardless of their blood type
SOURCE: Russian company Promobot starts mass production of humanoid robots that can look like you
SOURCE: Bitcoin Mining Mega Farm Burns Down, 2-Hour Block Time Recorded
SOURCE: Advanced alien species could be spying on Earth
SOURCE: NASA Visualization Shows a Black Hole’s Warped World
SOURCE: Self-Driving Robotic Garbage Can Takes the Trash to the Curb
SOURCE: The future of CRISPR babies may lie in the hands of Putin
SOURCE: Woman who sleeps in $500 EMF-blocking sack wants area-wide Wi-Fi limits
SOURCE: What Would It Take to Shut Down the Entire Internet?
SOURCE: Early reports about a US-UK message sharing partnership won’t include encryption “back doors”
SOURCE: AI used for first time in job interviews in UK to find best applicants