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Sean Hollister / CNET:
Amazon disputes results of ACLU's test of its Rekognition tool and says it's reasonable for government to weigh in on how police use facial recognition tech   —  When Amazon's controversial facial recognition system mistakenly matched 28 members of Congress with criminal mugshots, it caused quite a stir.
Jul 27, 2018, 8:40 PMIn context
Steven Musil / CNET:
Facebook bans Alex Jones from using his account for the next 30 days after removing four of his videos for violating its community standards   —  Alex Jones, the founder and star of conspiracy site Infowars, has been suspended by Facebook — and may face harsher consequences.
Jul 27, 2018, 12:45 AMIn context
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Amid patent dispute, Qualcomm says it believes Apple intends to solely use modems from a competitor, likely Intel, for the next iPhone release   —  Apple appears to be making some big changes to the chips in its upcoming iPhones — and that could mean your next iPhone downloads data slower than rival Android devices.
Jul 25, 2018, 5:50 PMIn context
Ry Crist / CNET:
Amazon's Cloud ESP, a feature for third-party Alexa devices that lets the device closest to a user respond to a question or command, is now generally available   —  One of the biggest parts of Amazon's strategy for expanding the voice-activated Alexa ecosystem is to help third-party manufacturers make Alexa gadgets of their own.
Jul 25, 2018, 3:15 PMIn context
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Google unveils Titan Security Key, a phishing resistant 2FA device that has USB and Bluetooth versions for ~$20 and ~$25 each, coming to all within a few months   —  When Google boasted that none of its 85,000-plus employees had their accounts hacked since early 2017, it was all thanks …
Jul 25, 2018, 12:50 PMIn context
Dan Ackerman / CNET:
Apple issues a fix for 2018 MacBook Pro CPU throttling/thermal management issues via macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update   —  Apple has been catching heat over the performance of its new MacBook Pro laptops, but the company hopes a new software update will cool off outraged power users.
Jul 24, 2018, 1:10 PMIn context
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Chrome 68, rolling out today, shows a “not secure” warning for any HTTP website; in October the warning's color will change to red   —  Three and a half years ago, Google predicted the day would come when Chrome would warn us all of the security risks of using the web's seminal HTTP technology …
Jul 24, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Ry Crist / CNET:
Amazon adds audio equalizer controls for Echo devices in Alexa app, as well as via English voice commands in US, and opens the EQ functionality to third parties   —  Audiophiles love to nitpick over the way their music sounds, but until now, you haven't been able to do that with any of Amazon's Echo smart speakers.
Jul 23, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Ry Crist / CNET:
Amazon rolls out “Tap to Alexa” feature for Echo Show, to let hearing- and speech-impaired users trigger customizable Alexa skills with a few taps on the screen   —  Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo have brought voice controls into millions of homes — but what if you can't hear what Alexa has to say?
Jul 23, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Qualcomm unveils first mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz antenna modules for 5G smartphones and mobile hotspots in 2019   —  Qualcomm has solved a big problem for a certain variation of 5G: getting the chips small enough to fit in handheld devices.  —  On Monday, Qualcomm unveiled its new QTM052 millimeter wave …
Jul 23, 2018, 7:55 AMIn context

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