Technology

FCC Chief Sparks Clash With Call to Repeal Net Neutrality
Ajit Pai
Bloomberg | The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposed rolling back the Obama-era net-neutrality rule, prompting the regulation’s defenders to vow a “tsunami” of resistance. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he...
NSA Blimp Spied in the United States
Spy Blimp
TheIntercept | To residents of Maryland, catching an occasional glimpse of a huge white blimp floating in the sky is not unusual. For more than a decade, the military has used the state as a proving ground for new airships destined...
Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers
Cyborg
WSJ | Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday confirmed plans for his newest company, called Neuralink Corp., revealing he will be the chief executive of a startup that aims to merge computers with brains so humans...
School-Issued Computers Spy on Children in US Without Parental Consent – Digital Rights Group
School Computers
RT | School-issued computer devices – provided to one-third of school children across the US – collect excessive amounts of highly sensitive personal data on the students without parental consent or even prior notice, a new...
Mark Zuckerberg Sees Augmented Reality Ecosystem in Facebook
Zuckerberg
NYTimes | SAN JOSE, Calif. — Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has long rued the day that Apple and Google beat him to building smartphones, which now underpin many people’s digital lives. Ever since, he has searched...
New computers could delete thoughts without your knowledge, experts warn
fMRI
London Independent | “Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind,” wrote the playwright John Milton in 1634. But, nearly 400 years later, technological advances in machines that can read our thoughts mean the privacy of our brain is...
UBER secretly tracking iPhone users after they deleted app
Uber
NYTimes | SAN FRANCISCO — Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, visited Apple’s headquarters in early 2015 to meet with Timothy D. Cook, who runs the iPhone maker. It was a session that Mr. Kalanick was dreading. For...
Facebook Developing ‘Type With Your Brain’ Silent Speech Technology
INternet
RT | Facebook says it is developing non-invasive technology that will allow people to transform thoughts into text through sheer mind power, sparing them the time and effort required to type words. The project has received a...
Facial recognition is coming to US airports, fast-tracked by Trump
Airport
TheVerge | Soon, it may be hard for visa holders to board an international flight without submitting to a facial geometry scan. Customs and Border Protection began testing facial recognition systems at Dulles Airport in 2015, then...
Leaked NSA Malware Threatens Windows Users Around the World
Windows 10
TheIntercept | The ShadowBrokers, an entity previously confirmed by The Intercept to have leaked authentic malware used by the NSA to attack computers around the world, today released another cache of what appears to be extremely...
Big Internet Firms to Oppose GOP Plans to Roll Back Net-Neutrality Rules
Ajit Pai
WSJ | WASHINGTON—Big internet firms on Tuesday told federal regulators that they would oppose Republicans’ plans to roll back net Obama-era neutrality rules, adding to signs of a looming political clash. The Internet...
Chinese firm halves worker costs by hiring army of robots to sort out 200,000 packages a day
SCMP | A viral video showing an army of little orange robots sorting out packages in a warehouse in eastern China is the latest example of how machines are increasingly taking over menial factory work on the mainland. The...
Walmart plans fly drones in it stores to assist you in your shopping
Drones
TechnologyNewsExtra | Drone technology is now fully fledged with their functioning and majority of the failures are recovered such as a battery failure, handling the malfunction, hardware issues. It seems that drone will be the next helper...
FCC Chief Ajit Pai Develops Plans to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules
FCC
WSJ | Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai laid out preliminary plans to roll back the agency’s net neutrality rules in a meeting this week with trade associations, according to several people familiar with the...
Sensors on Everything: The Rise of the Smart City
Connected CIty
WSJ | Cities have a way to go before they can be considered geniuses. But they’re getting smart pretty fast. In just the past few years, mayors and other officials in cities across the country have begun to draw on the reams...
Humanoid Robot 'Fedor' Learns to Shoot Using Both Arms
Sputnik | “The robot of the F.E.D.O.R. platform showed skills of firing using both arms. Currently the work on fine motor skills and decision algorithms is underway,” Rogozin wrote on his Twitter. Робот платформы F.E.D.O.R....
That Fingerprint Sensor on Your Phone Is Not as Safe as You Think
Blog
NYTimes | SAN FRANCISCO — Fingerprint sensors have turned modern smartphones into miracles of convenience. A touch of a finger unlocks the phone — no password required. With services like Apple Pay or Android Pay, a fingerprint...
U.S. Navy funds development of robot surveillance system which can spy on humans in incredible detail
SPy
Sun.co.uk | THE U.S. Navy is funding the development of a new super-surveillance system which uses robots to snoop on humans in terrifying detail. It has handed a $1.7 million (£1.4 million) grant to researchers from Cornell...