September 2019

Technology News Headlines



SOURCE: Amazon's dystopian plan to push its Alexa voice platform anywhere and everywhere
SOURCE: SCIENCE CATASTROPHE IN SOUTH AMERICA COULD KILL MILLIONS
SOURCE: UK workers are sabotaging and assaulting workplace robots
SOURCE: BITCOIN PRICE CHAOS AS CRYPTOCURRENCY LOSES A FIFTH OF ITS VALUE IN MYSTERIOUS RAPID CRASH
SOURCE: CCTV Video Captures Devastating Moment Iranian made drones attacked Aramco Abqaiq facility
SOURCE: Chinese police find cave dwelling fugitive using a drone after 17 years of hiding
SOURCE: Biometrics and anonymity - fight for democratic rights
SOURCE: U.S. online privacy rules not likely to come before Congress this year
SOURCE: US Social media platforms will have to share encrypted messages with UK police
SOURCE: New artificial skin developed, may aid rehabilitation and VR
SOURCE: Spanish security firm spying on Assange for CIA?
SOURCE: Unpatchable bug in millions of iOS devices exploited, developer claims
SOURCE: Amazon working on facial recognition regulation
SOURCE: China unveils super surveillance camera that can link to its social credit system
SOURCE: Microphones in Amazon smart glasses could secretly listen to conversations within earshot
SOURCE: Elon Musk — Anonymous bot swarms deserve a closer examination
SOURCE: Why Bitcoin Tumbled Below $8K
SOURCE: If Facebook owns reality, it'll be impossible to opt out
SOURCE: Boris Johnson warns about Google surveillance, says smart tech could create Orwellian world
SOURCE: Alexa will be able to take control your Wi-Fi in 2020
SOURCE: Nasa wants to send shapeshifting robots to the alien moons around saturn
SOURCE: Four hours from UK to Australia with 4,000mph passenger jet
SOURCE: Children from as young as seven exposed to pornography
SOURCE: China now a ‘global disinformation superpower’
SOURCE: The rise of anti-surveillance
SOURCE: McDonald’s is now using Alexa and Google Assistant to hire
SOURCE: Amazon brings Samuel L. Jackson's voice to Alexa
SOURCE: Facebook to launch new virtual social world Horizon
SOURCE: Google releases 3000 deepfakes to help create deepfake detection tools
SOURCE: Politicians have been exempt from Facebook's third-party fact-checking
SOURCE: US soldiers can now take out enemies with their minds using a brain chip
SOURCE: Comments from Reddit and Gab will used to Train AI to Battle Hate Speech
SOURCE: Drone killing PHASER weapon system deployed by US Air Force overseas
SOURCE: Vimeo's Clippy-for-video-bumpf app 'breaks biometric privacy law
SOURCE: Shape-changing swarm robots that visually display data
SOURCE: Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Practicing Parkour
SOURCE: Amazon RING wanted to use 911 calls to activate its video doorbells
SOURCE: AI powered virtual assistants have a gender bias problem
SOURCE: Big Techs Growing Accumulation of Power
SOURCE: Google: The right to be forgotten will only apply in Europe
SOURCE: Microsoft president said the age of self-regulation is now over for the technology industry
SOURCE: Pamela Anderson informs the British public Julian Assange has been psychologically tortured
SOURCE: Asylum Seekers Who Sheltered Edward Snowden now fear for their safety
SOURCE: Facebook anticompetitive dossier Project Voldemort may of been handed to FTC
SOURCE: WHY GOOGLE’S QUANTUM COMPUTING ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ COULD BE ABOUT TO CHANGE EVERYTHING
SOURCE: Google seeks permission to listen to you again
SOURCE: Japan roboticists predict the rise of highly intelligent machine
SOURCE: NSW Transport will be rolling out its AI cell phone detection cameras
SOURCE: The most surveilled cities in world
SOURCE: European Union’s top court has Google bracing for global privacy ruling
SOURCE: Germany Wants the World to Reject Stablecoins
SOURCE: Pennsylvania Man allegedly used a drone to drop bombs on ex-girlfriend’s home
SOURCE: Everything will soon be payed for with our fingerprint and face
SOURCE: The AI arms race is spawning new specialized hardware
SOURCE: Machine learning may cause racial discrimination in policing
SOURCE: Data Privacy and Security Concerns With Facebook's 'Portal'
SOURCE: Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service
SOURCE: ID2020 and partners launch program to provide digital ID with vaccines
SOURCE: ‘Stop Child Predators’ Asks Congress to Investigate Big Tech’s Snooping on Children
SOURCE: Six months after Christchurch shootings, videos of attack are still on Facebook
SOURCE: You’ve been warned: Full body deepfakes are the next step in AI-based human mimicry
SOURCE: Genius AI creates eerily lifelike human faces – but none of these people actually exist
SOURCE: FACEBOOK WALKS INTO LEGAL TRAP AFTER CLAIMING TO BE ‘PUBLISHER’
SOURCE: Microsoft chief Brad Smith says rise of killer robots is 'unstoppable'
SOURCE: ‘Perfectly real’ deepfakes will arrive in 6 months to a year, technology pioneer Hao Li says
SOURCE: Google Claims ‘Quantum Supremacy,’ Marking a Major Milestone in Computing
SOURCE: Google sued by engineering executive over gender pay discrimination
SOURCE: Local authorities want to sue Facebook for Alienstock Area 51 event
SOURCE: Artificial intelligence in the workplace could disproportionately affect women
SOURCE: iPhone superfans queue for 18 HOURS
SOURCE: Home Depot And Lowe’s Accused Of Scanning Millions Of Customers Faces
SOURCE: Chinese scientists develop handheld sonic weapon for crowd control
SOURCE: Twitter discloses another 10,000 accounts suspended for fomenting political discord globally
SOURCE: U.K., Salesforce, and World Economic Forum debut AI procurement guidelines for governments
SOURCE: All school children now targeted by the state
SOURCE: Facebook and Google have ad trackers on your streaming TV
SOURCE: Twitter launches its controversial ‘Hide Replies’ feature in the US and Japan
SOURCE: A new mouth-operated remote control could help AR become truly mobile
SOURCE: Apple's iPhone iOS 13 upgrade is privacy battle against rival tech giants Facebook, Google
SOURCE: Facebook employee dies after apparent suicide at company’s Menlo Park headquarters
SOURCE: Walgreens to test drone delivery service with Alphabet’s Wing
SOURCE: Storm Area 51 fans arriving, setting up roadside campsites
SOURCE: How artificial intelligence is already changing healthcare, and what’s coming next
SOURCE: Facial recognition algorithms being deployed to hunt for dark matter
SOURCE: Report warns AI can’t offer protection from ‘deepfakes’
SOURCE: Flying Taxi Pulled Over By Police In Paris
SOURCE: Mystery Vaping Disease Cases Rise To 530
SOURCE: ImageNet an Artificial intelligence app has been spewing out vile and racist labels
SOURCE: Google has finally absorbed the healthcare unit of its artificial intelligence company DeepMind
SOURCE: Edward Snowden: Germany a 'primary example' of NSA surveillance cooperation
SOURCE: Instagram tightens rules on diet and cosmetic surgery posts
SOURCE: Google launches AI lab in Bangalore, India
SOURCE: Don't Storm Area 51, Begs the Webmaster of the UFO Kingdom
SOURCE: GENETICALLY modified mosquitoes that were designed by scientists botched
SOURCE: Scientific breakthrough may eventually allow many blind people to see
SOURCE: Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations
SOURCE: Brain-computer interfaces without the mess
SOURCE: Facebook rolls out new line of creepy home speakers
SOURCE: Facebook ‘teaming up with Ray-Ban’ for augmented reality glasses
SOURCE: Health fears prompt Swiss 5G revolt
SOURCE: Smart TVs, smart-home devices found to be leaking sensitive user data
SOURCE: BBC launches 'digital wellbeing' Own It app for children
SOURCE: Gatwick becomes first British airport to roll out facial recognition
SOURCE: Live facial recognition surveillance 'must stop'
SOURCE: Facebook auto-generating pages for Islamic State, al-Qaida
SOURCE: Can Mark Zuckerberg's 'supreme court' end Facebook's era of absolute monarchy?
SOURCE: The Intelligence Community is Exploring Long-Range Biometric Identification
SOURCE: Facebook to train AI systems using police video
SOURCE: AI researcher is fighting unsolicited dick pics… with more dicks
SOURCE: OpenAI teaches AI teamwork by playing hide-and-seek
SOURCE: HORROR: US and Russia nuclear war 90 million people dead and injured within hours of conflict
SOURCE: Edward Snowden Implores Macron To Grant French Asylum
SOURCE: Revealed: catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator
SOURCE: Database leaks data on most of Ecuador's citizens, including 6.7 million children
SOURCE: AI Expert Says We Are Summoning Robot “Entities” Who Will Treat Us Like Ants
SOURCE: Oracle Launches Completely Autonomous Operating System
SOURCE: US Army Seeks Blockchain Experts Who Can Trace Bitcoin in Real-Time
SOURCE: Facebook attempts to trademark the word 'book' – after successfully registering 'face'
SOURCE: The connection between video games and mass shootings isn’t just wrong—it’s racist
SOURCE: China-Based TikTok App Suspected of Censoring Hong Kong Protest Videos
SOURCE: Twitter suspends social justice hero Titania McGrath
SOURCE: Vapers Are Quitting E-Cigarettes... And Switching To Regular Cigs Instead
SOURCE: Futuristic Vision Simplex: Mercedes-Benz redesigns its century-old hot rod
SOURCE: Facebook to stop news headline changes from advertisers
SOURCE: Predictive policing poses discrimination risk, thinktank warns
SOURCE: Brain computers are coming and will create new superior human species
SOURCE: Body scanners screen 2,000 London commuters every hour for weapons
SOURCE: AI and ethics: The debate that needs to be had
SOURCE: A former Google engineer warned that robot weapons could cause accidental mass killings
SOURCE: Flirty or Friendzone? New AI Scans Your Texts for True Love
SOURCE: Google Is Evil: YouTube Censors Top Trump Media Outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network
SOURCE: Britain’s FBI secretly builds 'voiceprint' recordings database
SOURCE: To understand artificial intelligence in 2019, watch this 1960 TV show
SOURCE: ELON MUSK PLANS FIRST SUBORBITAL TESTFLIGHT OF MARS-BOUND STARSHIP SPACECRAFT
SOURCE: Chinese Scientists Attempt To Cure Man's HIV And Leukemia Using CRISPR
SOURCE: The World’s Most Important Political Prisoner
SOURCE: YouTubers arrested near Area 51 secret base after trying to ‘see them aliens’
SOURCE: Russian Scientists Build Biomorphic Neuron Able to Imitate Brainwork
SOURCE: App that cancels subscriptions launches in UK
SOURCE: NASA investigating a silver "flying saucer" in Alicante, Spain
SOURCE: Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake. Regulate Big Tech
SOURCE: The hobbyists competing to make AI human
SOURCE: RUSSIAN billionaire plans to save humanity by creating a floating “garden of gods”
SOURCE: Facebook of the Sky: Airbus Tests Program to Track Everything You Do During Flights
SOURCE: Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison for fatal 'swatting' case
SOURCE: Scientists try but fail to make a KNIFE from their own frozen faeces
SOURCE: Engineers Just Unveiled a New Blackest-Ever Material, Even Darker Than Vantablack
SOURCE: DRONE ATTACKS: Saudi Arabia's largest oil processing facility on fire
SOURCE: Tech now has two trillion-dollar giants
SOURCE: Facebook, Instagram And YouTube Will Now Be Banned, Russians Warned
SOURCE: Julian Assange To Remain Jailed After Serving Sentence
SOURCE: Google and Facebook's latest efforts to 'save' journalism are already getting eye rolls
SOURCE: The greatest danger still lies ahead, with the refinement of AI capabilities
SOURCE: Police will use hi-tech scanners to create a 'knife database'
SOURCE: House built by robots promises to revolutionize the construction industry
SOURCE: A MYSTERY PERSON MOVED $1 BILLION WORTH OF BITCOIN AND NO ONE KNOWS WHY
SOURCE: In Edward Snowden’s New Memoir, the Disclosures This Time Are Personal
SOURCE: People say their older iPhones stopped working as soon Apple announced iPhone 11
SOURCE: Secondhand vaping: The latest vaping health risk
SOURCE: YOU ARE BEING TRACKED! MASSIVE 30 STATE, REAL-TIME LICENSE PLATE (ALPR) DATABASE REVEALED
SOURCE: AI 'synthetic brains' will allow humans to be in '500 places at once'
SOURCE: Hackers are exploiting a platform-agnostic flaw to track mobile phone locations
SOURCE: Startup HiQ Labs may collect data from people's LinkedIn profiles, court rules
SOURCE: Social media firms to testify on violent, extremist online content
SOURCE: Many Android Flashlight Apps Request Invasive Access to Your Phone
SOURCE: Why is everyone so worried about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency?
SOURCE: YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos
SOURCE: Facebook Suspends Netanyahu Page Function For Hate Speech
SOURCE: Have You Noticed How Social Media Purges Always Align With The US Empire?
SOURCE: Facebook shuts down Italian neo-fascist parties' accounts
SOURCE: Mysterious object from interstellar space ‘approaching our solar system’
SOURCE: Teens are anxious and depressed after three hours a day on social media
SOURCE: Over 60 universities in the US, the UK, Australia and more targeted by Iranian hackers
SOURCE: Queensland Police Want Telco Data Held For Seven Years
SOURCE: Vodafone 5G takes off at London Gatwick Airport
SOURCE: FACEBOOK'S LIBRA CRYPTOCURRENCY WILL BE BLOCKED IN EUROPE
SOURCE: Shocking Instagram Flaw Reveals Private Accounts Aren’t So Private After All
SOURCE: GOOGLE NEST IS CENSORSHIP & SURVEILLANCE IN YOUR HOME
SOURCE: Scientists find a 'super Earth' with WATER 110 light-years away
SOURCE: Project Oberon: UK eyes cluster of military radar satellites
SOURCE: Is Orwell's Ministry Of Truth Alive? Why Don't We Hear Much About Julian Assange?
SOURCE: Airports and airlines embracing facial recognition technology
SOURCE: Google is now collecting face data with Face Match technology
SOURCE: McDonald’s plans to bring AI voice technology to its drive-thrus
SOURCE: After 15 years, Facebook has now decided to ban self-harm images
SOURCE: Facebook makes plea to iPhone users, recommends not turn off location tracking
SOURCE: A Few Ways To Prepare For An Electromagnetic Pulse
SOURCE: Mozilla pilots its VPN service for Firefox desktop users in the US
SOURCE: This algorithm can predict when workers are about to quit
SOURCE: Artificial leaf turns sunlight into medicine
SOURCE: Google’s future baby monitor could spy on your kid to alert you before they cry
SOURCE: Mind-Reading AI Could Mean The End Of Humanity
SOURCE: Do Our Faces Deserve the Same Protection as Our Phones?
SOURCE: Leftist US Donors Using Secretive Arabella Advisors to Push Government Control of the Internet
SOURCE: BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE WILL MAKE PEOPLE TELEPATHIC, SCIENTISTS SAY
SOURCE: Brain hack devices must be scrutinised, say top scientists
SOURCE: AI cameras are being installed by schools to identify and detect peoples movements
SOURCE: Apps May Tell Facebook About Last Time Users Had Sex
SOURCE: YouTube star, who makes £17MILLION a year is probed for deceiving kids
SOURCE: Clerk uses photographic memory to steal credit card info from 1,300 customers
SOURCE: 50 US Prosecutors have launched an anti-trust investigation into Google
SOURCE: YK Police team up with Amazon Ring to hand out free camera doorbells
SOURCE: Texas says no to ransom demand as it recovers from a ‘coordinated ransomware attack’
SOURCE: Google bans Fanny's Rest Stop Café for posting photo of faggots and peas
SOURCE: Chicago biotech company 3D prints a mini human heart
SOURCE: Facebook To Make Its Own Deepfake Videos To Detect AI-Manipulated Footage
SOURCE: BIG TECH & BIG BROTHER ARE GOING TO JOIN FORCES TO “SECURE ELECTIONS”
SOURCE: The secrets of controlling your internet profile
SOURCE: A cyborg magician explains why she implanted 26 microchips
SOURCE: Google's new Nest Hub Max is always scanning for faces
SOURCE: 'Deepfake' app Zao sparks major privacy concerns in China
SOURCE: CDC says stop vaping as mystery lung condition spreads
SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA DOWN: ‘MALICIOUS ATTACK’ BRINGS DOWN ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA
SOURCE: Sophia, A Human-Like Robot, Meets 'Westworld' Star Evan Rachel Wood
SOURCE: Scientists want to invent telepathy with mind-reading chips in our brains
SOURCE: Silicon Valley’s final frontier, taking over the human body
SOURCE: Huawei eyes ProtonMail as possible Gmail replacement
SOURCE: A quarter of youths have seen drugs including cocaine and heroin advertised on social media
SOURCE: LINKING HUMAN BRAINS TO COMPUTERS COULD LEAD TO “TOTALITARIAN MIND CONTROL”
SOURCE: Oxford University Scientists Will Create Deepfakes
SOURCE: Apple rewrote Siri to 'deflect' questions about feminism
SOURCE: Contaminant That May Be Causing the Mysterious Vaping-Related Illnesses Found
SOURCE: Feds Demand Apple And Google Hand Over Names Of 10,000+ Users Of A Gun Scope App
SOURCE: Satellite crashes will plague us unless we manage space traffic better
SOURCE: APPLE HAS BLASTED GOOGLE FOR STOKING FEAR AMONG IPHONE USERS
SOURCE: Finnish politician’s bible quote on Facebook lands her with a “hate crime” investigation
SOURCE: Top VPN servers are currently under attack by Chinese state-sponsored APT5 hackers
SOURCE: Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin hash rate over 100,000 PH/s for the first time’
SOURCE: Twitter suspends SMS tweeting after CEO hacked
SOURCE: China Drone Attack on Crop-Eating ‘Monster’ Shows 98% Kill Rate
SOURCE: Robot hires human being in world first AI job interview
SOURCE: China hacked Asian telcos to spy on Uighur travelers
SOURCE: Survey: Minorities Less Likely to Trust Facial Recognition Technology
SOURCE: 8chan owner vows to put website back online
SOURCE: Michigan Becomes First State To Ban E-Cigarette Sales, Citing Youth 'Health Emergency'
SOURCE: Facebook teams up with Microsoft and MIT to fight deepfakes
SOURCE: Humanoid Robot Fedor Filmed Using Electric Drill On ISS
SOURCE: First Long-Distance Heart Surgery Using Precision Vascular Robot
SOURCE: Facebook met with U.S. intelligence to discuss 2020 election security
SOURCE: Activists pushing for federal facial recognition ban
SOURCE: NSA Working To Develop Quantum-Resistant Cryptocurrency
SOURCE: Facebook Dating App is now available in 20 countries
SOURCE: Silicon Valley Techs Want To Colonize the Moon
SOURCE: AI-powered deepfake app takes off in China
SOURCE: Facebook leak contained 419 million users phone numbers
SOURCE: Human telepathy ‘is the natural progression for communication’
SOURCE: A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test
SOURCE: THIS IS WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA IS DOING TO US
SOURCE: Book reveals how Chinese intelligence steals U.S. tech secrets to dominate world
SOURCE: Met Police gave images for King's Cross facial recognition scans
SOURCE: YouTube fined $170m in US over children's privacy violation
SOURCE: Police use of facial recognition is legal, Cardiff high court rules
SOURCE: Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun
SOURCE: CHINA USED TWITTER PORN ACCOUNTS TO SPREAD HONG KONG PROPAGANDA
SOURCE: Amazon tests Whole Foods payment system that uses hands as ID
SOURCE: Firefox 69 now blocks third-party trackers by default
SOURCE: Wi-Fi 6 is barely here, but Wi-Fi 7 is already on the way
SOURCE: Pentagon Declares War On Memes using DARPA's new project called Semantic Forensics (SemaFor)
SOURCE: YouTube says it has shut down more than 17,000 accounts
SOURCE: Facebook brings face recognition to all users, discontinues 'Tag Suggestions'
SOURCE: The World’s First Ambassador to the Tech Industry
SOURCE: Russian Blogger Jailed for 5 Years Over ‘Hateful’ Tweet
SOURCE: WikiLeaks-Connected Hacker Called to Testify
SOURCE: SOUTH KOREANS USING HIGH-TECH SPY GADGETS TO RECORD WORKPLACE BULLYING
SOURCE: Huawei claims U.S. threatened employees and attacked its network
SOURCE: 15 Apps to Look Out For on Your Child’s Phone
SOURCE: US, Poland Sign 5G Pact Taking Aim At China & Russia Cyber Espionage
SOURCE: SOCIAL CREDIT SYSTEM: Chinese school uses facial recognition to monitor students behavior
SOURCE: Coming Soon to a Battlefield: Robots That Can Kill
SOURCE: Technology To Blame For Lower Patience Thresholds
SOURCE: How Hong Kong protesters are embracing ‘offline’ messaging apps to avoid being snooped on
SOURCE: 13 ways to screw over your internet provider
SOURCE: Chinese-style social media censorship is increasingly influencing Western platforms
SOURCE: Airport Body Scanners Have a Gender Problem
SOURCE: Cyberpunk 2077 gets 15 minutes of dazzling new gameplay footage
SOURCE: Instagram really is as addictive as drugs
SOURCE: Shock new threat affecting WhatsApp
SOURCE: Revealed: How a secret Dutch mole aided the U.S.-Israeli Stuxnet cyberattack on Iran
SOURCE: Using cloud, big data and biometrics to build the airport of the future
SOURCE: What Is An ESIM? How Is It Different From A Sim Card?
SOURCE: SCIENTISTS FIND UNEXPLAINED 'GEL-LIKE SUBSTANCE' ON FAR SIDE OF THE MOON
SOURCE: Amazon Alexa Can Now Keep Track Of People's Personal Belongings
SOURCE: NBC DECLARES WE WILL ALL BE CRUSHED BY A CYBORG HELL ON EARTH
SOURCE: World's first SPACE hotel revealed
SOURCE: China Took an Advantage of iPhone hack to Target Muslim Community
SOURCE: US Department of Defense to start scanning articles, photos, videos, and audio
SOURCE: Viral Chinese deepfake app Zao lets people superimpose their faces onto celebrities
SOURCE: Your boss is going to start using AI to monitor you and labor laws aren’t ready
SOURCE: HACK ATTACK Alarming Google Chrome bug lets hackers hijack your computer
SOURCE: BIG TECH USING SMART SPEAKERS FOR SURVEILLANCE
SOURCE: UK, Norwich drone flies too close to city's castle
SOURCE: Governments Shut Down the Internet to Stifle Critics
SOURCE: NSPCC slams Facebook Messenger encryption claiming it will endanger children
SOURCE: Twitter’s use of phone numbers for 2-factor authentication could have dangerous consequences
SOURCE: Robot pole dancers to debut at French nightclub
SOURCE: China Intercepting WeChat Messages from Both Domestic and Foreign Users
SOURCE: Brazilian citizen data under threat with sale of national tech firms
SOURCE: Britain faces Big Brother surveillance society WORSE than George Orwell's 1984
SOURCE: Excessive state surveillance is now ‘undermining British democracy’
SOURCE: Introducing BotX The Robotic Welder