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Employees ask Amazon not to sell face recognition to law enforcement
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A group of Amazon employees has penned a letter to company chief Jeff Bezos, asking him to stop selling facial recognition to law enforcement. They said that "in the midst of historic militarization of police, renewed targeting of Black activists, an…

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UK Car Industry On Alert Over Reports Some Hybrids Face a Ban
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The UK’s car industry has hit out at the government over unconfirmed reports ministers will target hybrid vehicles as part of a new emissions crackdown. New cars unable to do at least 50 miles on electric power may be banned by 2040, a ruling that would […]

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AT&T, Verizon face DOJ investigation for allegedly trying to lock eSIMs
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Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 3, with eSIM technology for connecting to cellular networks. (credit: Apple) AT&T and Verizon are being investigated by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over whether they colluded in order to prevent customers from easily switching carriers. The antitrust investigation, reported by The New York Times yesterday, relates to the eSIM […]

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OnePlus May 'Face' Court Over Face Unlock Feature
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OnePlus 5T is one of the first few Android smartphones to get the face recognition technology right. Unlike the Note 8, this handset cannot be easily fooled when it comes to security. Unfortunately, for OnePlus, this very technology could land it in a legal trouble. A Florida-based company SensibleVision claims that OnePlus might be using […]

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Printed photos can fool Windows 10's Hello face authentication
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Windows 10's facial authentication system might be able to tell the difference between you and your twin, but it could apparently be fooled with a photo of your face. According to researchers from German security firm SySS, systems running previous v…

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Did iPhone X's Face ID already get fooled?  (The 3:59, Ep. 316)     – CNET
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A security company says it was able to trick Face ID. Also: a worthy alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy S8, and Firefox’s big new upgrade.

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Hackers say they broke Apple’s Face ID. Here’s why we’re not convinced
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Enlarge (credit: Bkav) Security researchers say they used a $150 mask to break the Face ID facial recognition that locks Apple’s new iPhone X. The work may be a significant, it may be little more than a stunt with few real-world consequences, or it could possibly be something in the middle. So far, it’s impossible […]

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iPhone X review: Day one with Face ID and animojis     – CNET
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Face ID, the edge-to-edge OLED screen and life with no home button. This week we’re collecting all we learn about the iPhone X right here. Welcome to our living review.

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Apple May Have Fudged iPhone X's Face ID
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Apple reportedly has reduced the accuracy of the iPhone X Face ID feature to speed up production. It’s not clear how much the new specs will reduce Face ID’s efficacy, but if the reporting is accurate, there could be problems recognizing changes in facial hair, glasses and other ancillary features, suggested Gerrit Schneemann, senior analyst […]

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