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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Facebook is notifying more users about facial recognition, which it says refers to feature announced last December that scans photos for faces of untagged users   —  Facebook users have been noticing a strange new notification in their News Feeds, letting them know about the platform's …
Feb 27, 2018, 2:50 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Venmo reaches FTC settlement over bad security and transaction practices, with FTC Chairwoman Maureen K. Ohlhausen noting “consumers suffered real harm”   —  ‘Consumers suffered real harm,’ says commissioner  —  The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Venmo …
Feb 27, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Craig Wright, who once claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, sued for $10B by estate of deceased business partner Dave Kleiman, for allegedly stealing $5B in bitcoin   —  Dave Kleiman's estate wants ten billion dollars in bitcoin, allegedly taken by fraud  —  Craig Wright, who once claimed …
Feb 27, 2018, 1:25 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Russians used US VPNs, matching stolen photo IDs and SSNs, fake PayPal accounts to prevent Facebook and Twitter from spotting illicit influence on 2016 election   —  How do you stop a troll with an entire fake identity?  —  The Russian troll farm has been hit with its first major indictment.
Feb 16, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
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Jan 22, 2018, 1:42 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Researchers find that COMPAS algorithm, used to determine if a defendant will reoffend, is no better than average person's guess; developer disputes findings   —  Our most sophisticated crime-predicting algorithms may not be as good as we thought.  A study published today in Science Advances takes …
Jan 17, 2018, 5:25 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
How the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities stayed secret for 7 months but were eventually revealed after rumors and suspicious Linux kernel patches surfaced   —  How an industry-breaking bug stayed secret for seven months — and then leaked out  —  When Graz University …
Jan 13, 2018, 2:00 AMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Bill introduced to reauthorize NSA surveillance powers would legalize and expand “about the target” collection, with a vote expected by Thursday at the latest   —  A vote is expected this week  —  One of the NSA's most important surveillance authorizations is set to expire on December 31st …
Dec 20, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
US court orders Coinbase to give IRS details of users who moved $20K+ through their accounts within a year between 2013-2015; Coinbase says ~14K users affected   —  Anyone moving more than $20,000 on the platform is subject to the new order  —  Today, Coinbase suffered a major defeat …
Nov 29, 2017, 6:02 PMIn context
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple publishes updated privacy page and white paper on Face ID, detailing security measures   —  A new technical paper sheds light on Apple's facial recognition system  —  Today, Apple published a newly refreshed privacy page.  With it came the most new information the company has released …
Sep 27, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context

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