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Google hits pause on promoting facial popularity tech over abuse fears

The ethical dilemma swirling around facial recognition technology has prompted Google to hit pause on selling its own system to the public. On Thursday, Google’s Cloud business said it was holding off on offering a facial recognition system for general-purposes, citing the potential for abuse. “We continue to work with many organizations to identify and...CONTINUE READING
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‘123456,’ ‘donald,’ and different horrible passwords folks used this yr

For what seems like the umpteenth time, “123456” and “password” are the most commonly used passwords this year.  Those combinations sit in the number one and two spots respectively, according to SplashData, who evaluates millions of leaked passwords each year for its worst 100 passwords list. SEE ALSO: How to concoct (and remember!) an insanely...CONTINUE READING
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Tremendous Micro record says no, there used to be no secret Chinese language {hardware} implant

Super Micro has not moved on. The San Jose-based motherboard manufacturer found itself mired in controversy after an Oct. 4 Bloomberg Businessweek article claimed, with a robust 17 sources allegedly backing up the story, that Chinese spies had managed to implant a chip on some of the company‘s boards. Super Micro Computer Inc. denied the...CONTINUE READING
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Facial popularity tech spreads to automotive leases

Why take out your wallet and photo ID if a camera and software program can scan your face, verify your identity, and send you on your way in 30 seconds? That’s what Hertz rental cars is asking with its new partnership with Clear, the biometric face and fingerprint scanning company you’ve seen at airport security...CONTINUE READING
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Save $45 on Norton Security Deluxe on Amazon and secure up to 5 devices

The holiday season presents plenty of “stranger danger” moments for you and your family. The only risk that’s greater than strange people is strange people on the internet, all trying to get ahold of your personal information. And since 2017 saw a 3.5% increase in air travel from Dec. 15 to Jan. 4, you can...CONTINUE READING
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National Republican Congressional Committee emails hacked during 2018 campaign

It turns out that hackers are an equal opportunity bunch.  During the lead up to the 2016 U.S. election, much ado was made of the hack of the Democratic National Committee and subsequent publishing of stolen emails.  Now, thanks to a report by Politico, we know that in 2018 the National Republican Congressional Committee suffered...CONTINUE READING
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Save on cybersecurity apps: Get 4 for less than $10 per month

Between your streaming service charges, monthly payments to the cloud, regular curated box deliveries, and that gym membership you rarely use, you and your wallet are probably tormented with way too many subscription services. According to a recent survey, one in ten millennials shells out over $200 or more on monthly subscriptions alone. That’s way...CONTINUE READING
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U.S. says 5G networks are ‘vulnerable’ to undermine Chinese suppliers: report

It’s no secret that the U.Sdoesn’t want Huawei or any other Chinese tech company selling its networking equipment in America. Now it’s taking that cause beyond its borders. The U.S. government is actively pressuring allies and telecom companies in those countries to stop them from using networking equipment from Huawei and other China-based tech companies,...CONTINUE READING
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The best VPN for Netflix in 2018: Deals and how to watch American Netflix in the UK

VPNs are becoming increasingly popular because they can ensure your security and privacy when browsing the web. Another reason is that they can get you access to Netflix content in other “regions”. SEE ALSO: The best VPN deals of 2018 in the UK VPNs give you the ability to access a region’s Netflix content that...CONTINUE READING
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