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Teens love the video app TikTok. Do they love it too much?
/ from February 29, 2020
FROM the perspective of teens, TikTok is a major new outlet for self-expression, one proudly home to the silly, the loud and the weird.To others, the Chinese-owned online video service is an unnerving black box that could be sharing information with the Chinese government, facilitating espionage, or just promoting videos ...
Dating apps leak personal data, Norwegian group says
/ from January 15, 2020
LONDON — Dating apps including Grindr, OkCupid and Tinder leak personal information to advertising tech companies in possible violation of European data privacy laws, a Norwegian consumer group said in a report Tuesday, January 14, 2020.The Norwegian Consumer Council said it found “serious privacy infringements” in its analysis of how ...
As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt
/ from December 30, 2019
NORTH HAVEN, Connecticut -- Guess who's getting used to working with robots in their everyday lives? The very same warehouse workers once predicted to be losing their jobs to mechanical replacements.But doing your job side-by-side with robots isn't easy. According to their makers, the machines should take on the most ...
Volkswagen raises forecast for electric car production
/ from December 29, 2019
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Automaker Volkswagen is accelerating its move into battery-powered cars, saying it will reach its goal of one million electric cars per year two years earlier than planned. Friday's announcement came as European automakers are under pressure to meet lower emissions limits aimed at fighting global warming.The Wolfsburg-based ...
Researcher: Data on 267 million Facebook users exposed
/ from December 21, 2019
A UKRAINIAN security researcher reported finding a database with the names, phone numbers and unique user IDs of more than 267 million Facebook users -- nearly all United States-based -- on the open internet. That data was likely harvested by criminals, said researcher Bob Diachenko, an independent security consultant in ...
Dutch inventor unveils device to scoop plastic out of rivers
/ from October 27, 2019
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands -- Dutch inventor Boyan Slat is widening his effort to clean up floating plastic from the Pacific Ocean by moving into rivers, too, using a new floating device to catch garbage before it reaches the seas.The 25-year-old university dropout founded The Ocean Cleanup to develop and deploy a ...
Nasa lander captures marsquakes, other Martian sounds
/ from October 2, 2019
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- Nasa's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) InSight lander on Mars has captured the low rumble of marsquakes and a symphony of other otherworldly sounds.Scientists released an audio sampling Tuesday, October 1. The sounds had to be enhanced for humans to hear.InSight's seismometer has detected more than ...
Facing US ban, Huawei emerging as stronger tech competitor
/ from September 17, 2019
SHENZHEN, China -- Long before President Donald Trump threatened to cut off Huawei's access to U.S. technology, the Chinese telecom equipment maker was pouring money into research that reduces its need for American suppliers.Huawei's founder said instead of crippling the company, the export curbs are making it a tougher competitor ...
Apple, Google continue inclusive push with new emoji
/ from July 18, 2019
APPLE and Google are rolling out dozens of new emoji that include cute critters, of course, but also expand the number of images of human diversity.Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible ...
Myths and risks in app that gives you peek into older self
/ from July 18, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO -- Is a peek into the future worth your privacy in the present? That concern was pushed to the spotlight this week with the resurgence of a smartphone app that uses artificial intelligence to transform your current face into your younger and older selves.People raised fears on Twitter ...