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Sam Thielman / The Guardian:
After accidents, Tesla has selectively released driver data logs to media that even drivers can't access, raising concerns over privacy, incomplete storytelling   —  The luxury car maker is quick to divulge data to suggest its technology was not responsible for crashes but refuses to let drivers themselves see the data logs
Apr 4, 2017, 5:30 AMIn context
Haroon Siddique / The Guardian:
Number of incidents in UK involving drones reported to police is up over 12x in past 2 years to 3,456; allegations include burglary “scoping” exercises   —  Complaints to police include claims of burglary ‘scoping’, mid-air near-misses and the smuggling of contraband into prisons
Apr 3, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Jon Henley / The Guardian:
Uber to shut down in Denmark next month, where it has ~2K drivers, after new taxi laws mandate cabs be fitted with seat occupancy sensors and fare meters   —  US firm says it ‘must take the consequences’ of new rules requiring cabs to be fitted with seat occupancy sensors and fare metres
Mar 28, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Olivia Solon / The Guardian:
Facial recognition databases used by FBI have photos of about half of US adults without consent; algorithm for matches more likely to misidentify black people   —  Database contains photos of half of US adults without consent, and algorithm is wrong nearly 15% of time and is more likely to misidentify black people
Mar 27, 2017, 2:05 PMIn context
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
UK regulator Ofcom proposes rules that would force ISPs to automatically compensate customers for slow repairs or missed deadlines and appointments   —  Telecoms watchdog proposes making providers pay automatic compensation for 7.2m customer service failings each year
Mar 27, 2017, 4:00 AMIn context
Elle Hunt / The Guardian:
Facebook starts flagging potential fake news stories as “disputed by multiple, independent fact-checkers”   —  Feature - which flags content as ‘disputed’ - trialled on story that falsely claimed thousands of Irish people were brought to the US as slaves
Mar 23, 2017, 5:35 AMIn context
Ewen MacAskill / The Guardian:
According to WikiLeaks docs, CIA and MI5/BTSS developed program that used Samsung F8000 TVs as covert listening devices   —  The 8,761 documents published by WikiLeaks focus mainly on techniques for hacking and surveillance  —  The US intelligence agencies are facing fresh embarrassment …
Mar 7, 2017, 2:25 PMIn context
Elena Cresci / The Guardian:
DoNotPay, a free bot service for appealing parking tickets, can now help refugees fill out asylum applications for the US, Canada, and the UK   —  ‘Robot lawyer’ DoNotPay is giving free legal aid to refugees seeking asylum in US and Canada, and asylum support in UK
Mar 7, 2017, 4:40 AMIn context
Jasper Jackson / The Guardian:
In an unusual move, Wikipedia editors vote to ban The Daily Mail as a source after finding it “generally unreliable”   —  Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’
Feb 8, 2017, 4:20 PMIn context
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
Chrome, Safari, Opera autofill features and extensions such as LastPass can be tricked into leaking private information using hidden text boxes, developer finds   —  Chrome, Safari, Opera and extensions such as LastPass can be tricked into leaking private information using hidden text boxes, developer finds
Jan 11, 2017, 5:55 AMIn context

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