Day: October 1, 2018

Bizarre augmented reality app allows children to play in ‘smart playgrounds’ with virtual adventure games like hunting for dinosaur bones

Text to Speech Harry Petit | The Daily Mail | Source URL A series of ‘smart’ playgrounds that come packed with augmented reality adventures for children played via smartphone app have opened in New Jersey. The free app projects activities and games onto equipment within outdoor play areas in a […]

Verizon launches ‘world first’ 5G home internet service in four US cities in bid to battle cable companies (but it won’t come to your phone for a few more years)

Text to Voice AP | Source URL Cellular companies are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Verizon’s wireless service for the home launches in four cities Monday using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G. The service promises […]

Travelers to New Zealand who refuse a digital strip search will be fined $5000

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Mark Frauenfelder | Boing Boing | Source URL New Zealand’s Customs and Excise Act 2018 went into effect today. That means travelers who refuse to give their phone or laptop password to customs officials will be fined NZ$5000. In addition, their devices will be confiscated and forensically searched. Customs Minister […]

Feds Force Suspect To Unlock An Apple iPhone X With Their Face

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Forbes | Source URL It finally happened. The feds forced an Apple iPhone X owner to unlock their device with their face. A child abuse investigation unearthed by Forbes includes the first known case in which law enforcement used Apple Face ID facial recognition technology to open a suspect’s iPhone. That’s by […]

As facial-recognition technology grows, so does wariness about privacy. Use at a school in Seattle fuels debate.

Speech Synthesis Rachel Lerman | The Seattle Times | Source URL RealNetworks is offering schools a new, free security tool: facial-recognition software. But as the technology moves further into public spaces, it’s raising privacy concerns and calls for regulation — even from the technology companies that are inventing the biometric […]

Privacy experts alarmed by Five Eyes demand for ‘backdoors’ on tech devices

iSpeech Stuart Thompson | National Post | Source URL In late August, the intelligence alliance comprised of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S. issued a renewed call for ‘lawful access to information’ to keep its citizens safe OTTAWA — Canada joined its intelligence allies recently in demanding […]

Team up your home surveillance camera with LVMPD to help catch the bad guys

Text to Speech NBC3 Las Vegas | Source URL LAS VEGAS (AP) — Surveillance cameras: It seems they are in service everywhere these days. At homes and businesses, these electronic eyes catch every move made in front of them. They are the reason local police came up with Project Safe Cam. […]