Technological Revolution

Facial recognition software mistook 1 in 5 Kalifornia lawmakers for criminals

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 08/22/2019 - 20:22

SACRAMENTO, Kalifornia (PNN) - August 13, 2019 - Kalifornia Assemblyman Phil Ting has never been arrested, but he was recently mistaken for a criminal.

He’s not surprised.

Ting (San Francisco), who authored a bill to ban facial recognition software from being used on terrorist pig thug cop body cameras, was one of 26 Kalifornia legislators who was incorrectly matched with a mug shot in a recent test of a common face-scanning program by the Amerikan Civil Liberties Union.

New social media platform is a game changer

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:07

Josh Sigurdson talks with Kingsley Edwards, CEO of Flote.app, the new social media site that is aiming to replace so many of the old guard systems like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, Twitch, Tumblr, and Patreon. Just launched and in beta phase, Flote is both simplistic and wildly complicated. For the user it's incredibly simple, but the work being put into Flote on the back end to ensure privacy and countless functional options is enormous.

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Ebola virus is no longer incurable

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:06

Congo trial reports over 90% success.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo - August 14, 2019 - A randomized clinical trial taking place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been terminated early due to the extraordinary success of two drugs being investigated to treat the Ebola virus. Four new treatments were being tested in the trial, but two have displayed incredible survival rates, especially if given at the earliest stages of infection.

Scientists find huge world of hidden galaxies

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 00:00

This changes our understanding of the universe.

TOKYO, Japan (PNN) - August 7, 2019 - Scientists have found a vast array of hidden galaxies, which together could change our understanding of how the universe works.

The mysterious galaxies, which were previously unknown to researchers, were discovered by a breakthrough new approach that allowed astronomers to look more deeply than ever before into the universe.

Amazon forced to give Alexa users the option to stop recording them having sex

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 23:57

ARLINGTON, Virginia (PNN) - August 7, 2019 - Amazon finally gave its Alexa users the option to block recordings of them having sex.

It came after it was revealed last week that staff have regularly listened in when smart speakers ick up private conversations and other, saucier activities.

Amazon is now updating the settings to let users opt out.

Military will use Big Brother monitoring technology to track all movement in the FPSA

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 23:56

WASHINGTON (PNN) - August 6, 2019 - The Fascist Police States of Amerika military will conduct high altitude MESH networking radar tests over South Dakota to provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats.

NASA mission to touch the sun produces surprises during first data delivery

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 23:47

LAUREL, Maryland (PNN) - August 1, 2019 - Right now, there's a tiny little spacecraft zipping around the sun moving faster than any other man-made object has ever flown. The spacecraft, known as the Parker Solar Probe, is approaching the one-year anniversary of its launch on August 12 and it's been delivering some pretty stellar observations so far. After two flybys, Parker has been dumping data back to Earth for scientists to examine, and it's exceeding researchers' expectations.

Siri regularly listens in on your sexual encounters

Submitted by Freedomman on Thu, 08/01/2019 - 18:17

Apple insists it’s only for a few seconds.

CUPERTINO, Kalifornia (PNN) - July 28, 2019 - Should it come as any surprise? A whistleblower working for Apple has revealed that its popular voice activated spying device helpful virtual assistant Siri, now in millions of households, "regularly" records people having sex, and captures other "countless" invasive moments, which it promptly sends to Apple contractors for their listening pleasure "quality control".

DIY gun turret takes down mini-drones

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/03/2019 - 20:16

MONTPELIER, Vermont (PNN) - June 20, 2019 - A technology-enthusiast has invented a Nerf gun turret that can automatically track and shoot down small drones. The ingenious contraption uses the Lidar capabilities of a Kinect v2 sensor, and a milled steel two-axis gimbal, all controlled by software based on the OpenCV AI library, which is geared towards realtime computer vision.

Google Chrome is tracking and storing your every move

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 06/26/2019 - 23:12

This is how to stop it.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Kalifornia (PNN) - June 24, 2019 - It is no secret that the tech behemoth, Google, is in the data mining business. From cookies to targeted ads, the amount of specific information it has on individuals is mind blowing.

While these “features” are marketed to users to improve their user experience, the Orwellian tracking systems employed by Google to do so are shocking, especially the location tracking and history.

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