Amazon’s Doorbell Company Is Selling Fear

Amazon Ring is building “a team of news editors who deliver breaking crime news alerts to our neighbors,” reports the director Nieman Journalism Lab, in a post from The Atlantic: That’s right: A doorbell company wants to report crime news. It already is, actually. Several people on LinkedIn describe their jobs as “news editors” at Ring… I’m going to go out on a limb and say that this is a…

May 4, 2019
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Oracle Exec Mocks Google Arguments About Java’s APIs

“Whether it is consumers’ data or competitors’ code, Google’s view seems to be the same: What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine,” argues Oracle executive vice president Kenneth Glueck. Google had urged America’s Supreme Court to rule in their ongoing legal case about access to Java’s APIs, a case which Google says hinges on “whether developers should be able to create new applications using standard ways of accessing…

May 4, 2019
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After Facebook bans seven extremists, Trump, in a series of tweets, complains about the ban, retweeting extremists’ tweets, and issuing vague threats (CNN)

May 4, 2019

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Searching learning mates/mentor

Hey I‘m a pretty beginner lvl (ethical) hacker. I am familiar with linux as well as most hacking tools, but nothing more than that (besides wireless hacking & social engineering, there I‘m somehow advanced level I‘d say). Now, I noticed that I coul…

May 4, 2019
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How Amazon’s Facial-Recognition Technology is Supercharging Local Police

An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post: Deputies in this corner of western Oregon outside ultraliberal Portland used to track down criminals the old-fashioned way, faxing caught-on-camera images of a suspect around the office in hope that someone might recognize the face. Then, in late 2017, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office became the first law enforcement agency in the country known to use Amazon’s artificial-intelligence tool Rekognition, transforming this thicket…

May 4, 2019
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