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The American Civil Liberties Union has sued Clearview AI for scraping billions of photos from public social media profiles, without people’s explicit consent, to train its facial-recognition system. The lawsuit [PDF], filed on Thursday at the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, claims Clearview violated the state’s stringent Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Companies operating
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Opinion “In their natural habitat, when chimpanzees become angry, they often stand up, wave their arms, and throw branches or rocks – anything nearby that they can get their hands on. When chimps are removed from the wild and kept in captivity, they experience stress and agitation, which can cause them to react in the
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Facebook’s virtual wallet for yet-to-be-minted Libra digital coins was renamed “Novi” on Tuesday. The rebranding replaces the original name of “Calibra” for the Facebook digital wallet which would work with the planned virtual currency. The Novi digital wallet set to launch when Libra coins debut promises to give Facebook opportunities to build financial services into
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After Twitter shuttered Vine in January 2017, the question over what happened to all those six-second videos has been a source of confusion. Twitter released the Vine Archive shortly after closing Vine, but, as of 2019, the Vine Archive is no longer supported. Advertisement If you were as heartbroken as we were when Vine closed,
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One of China’s biggest tech companies has criticised the Trump administration for “politicising business” after it slapped export sanctions on 33 more Chinese enterprises and government entities. The new measures announced Friday expanded a US campaign against Chinese companies Washington says might be security threats or involved in human rights abuses. Beijing criticised curbs imposed earlier
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China demanded Monday that Washington withdraw export sanctions imposed on Chinese companies in the latest round of a worsening conflict over technology, security and human rights. The foreign ministry accused the Trump administration of interfering in China’s affairs by adding eight companies accused of playing roles in a crackdown in its Muslim northwestern region of
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Roundup It’s once again time to catch up on the latest happenings from the world of infosec. Cisco emits critical fix in latest patch bundle We have a bunch of new security patches from Switchzilla, including one for a critical hole in its call-center software. CVE-2020-3280 is a remote-code-execution vulnerability in the Java remote management
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Realme today expanded its footprints in the market of Internet of Things (IoT) by launching the much-anticipated Realme Watch. The smartwatch comes with touchscreen support and features a colour display with a 2.5D curved glass. The Realme Watch has a total of 12 preloaded watch faces initially, though Realme is set to offer over 100
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Sites like Omegle and Chatroulette are well-known for connecting you with strangers when you want to have a conversation with someone. Anyone. A lot of the time these conversations are weird, but what if you want to take your random chats to the next level? In this article, we list some tips to start better
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