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Amazon pauses police use of its facial recognition software Amazon pauses police use of its facial recognition software
- June 11, 2020

Answering widespread demands for new curbs on aggressive policing in the wake of George Floyd's killing, Amazon is halting law enforcement use of its facial recognition platform for one year, the company said Wednesday. Amazon is putting a year-long "moratorium" on police use of its Rekognition facial recognition technology. "It fuels police abuse". The announcement comes two days after IBM said it would wind down its facial recognition products in response to the national racial ... (more...)
Changes to Disney World Merchandise when Walt Disney World reopens next month Changes to Disney World Merchandise when Walt Disney World reopens next month
- June 11, 2020

On Wednesday, Walt Disney World released an official statement on new safety protocols that will be implemented at WDW hotels and Vacation Club resorts when they reopen and it appears to be a pretty proactive regimen of new cleaning and safety protocols. (more...)
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max's next sale on June 10 Redmi Note 9 Pro Max's next sale on June 10
- June 11, 2020

The smartphone will be powered by MediaTek Helio G80 processor paired with ARM Mali- G25 GPU. The 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant is priced at ₹17,999. Launched in March alongside Redmi Note 9 Pro, the availability of Redmi Note 9 Pro Max was delayed due to nationwide lockdown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (more...)
What’s New in Android 11 Beta! What’s New in Android 11 Beta!
- June 11, 2020

Just be aware that the Android 11 beta is only for owners of the Pixel 2 and newer: for the first time, original Google Pixel and Pixel XL owners have been left out. And media controls will allow a user to switch the device that will deliver the sound of video or audio streams. Google also says that Android 11 will automatically reset the permissions of an app that you haven't used for a while. (more...)
Nokia 5310 feature phone teased to launch soon in India Nokia 5310 feature phone teased to launch soon in India
- June 11, 2020

But are feature phones still relevant? HMD Global has three new Nokia smartphones in development, namely Nokia 6.3, Nokia 7 .3, and the Nokia 9.3 PureView. The Nokia 6.3 will be the cheap and cheerful of the bunch, with a reported Snapdragon 675 processor (even 670 has been touted) and quad-camera unit on the rear. (more...)
Elderly Buffalo Protester May Be an 'Antifa Provocateur' Elderly Buffalo Protester May Be an 'Antifa Provocateur'
- June 11, 2020

Trump has regularly downplayed the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd . "Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur", Trump tweeted . "I do not know the answer to that", Mayor Brown responded. Gugino serious but stable condition, according to his attorney. He is involved with the Western New York Peace Center and Latin American Solidarity Committee, said Vicki Ross, the centre's executive director. (more...)
Google kicks off Android 11 Beta OTA and factory images Google kicks off Android 11 Beta OTA and factory images
- June 11, 2020

The Android 11 beta is live and available to download as of today, revealing refreshed conversation tools, improved notification menu and several more upgrades over the Android 10 operating system now found in a number of new and flagship smartphones. (more...)
Windows 10 May 2020 update flaw causes external monitors to go dark Windows 10 May 2020 update flaw causes external monitors to go dark
- June 10, 2020

As Childs pointed out, "users are often conditioned into trusting printer drivers when offered one, so it would not be surprising to see this get exploited". Though CVE-2020-1284 (also dubbed SMBleed) could be combined with SMBGhost to achieve pre-auth remote code execution. Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player (for Windows , macOS, Linux and Chrome OS), Adobe Framemaker (for Windows ) and Adobe Experience Manager . (more...)
Twitter rolls out fleets to India Twitter rolls out fleets to India
- June 10, 2020

But Fleet won't circulate on Twitter's network, show up in Search or Moments, and it can't be embedded on a third-party website. He said the idea of Fleets emerged as a way to address feedback from people saying they don't like tweeting because tweets can be seen and replied to by anybody and feel "permanent". (more...)
Google Meet adds AI noise cancellation feature to reduce background noise Google Meet adds AI noise cancellation feature to reduce background noise
- June 10, 2020

In a bid to take on Zoom and cash in on the exploding demand for video conferencing, Google is updating its premium virtual meeting app, Google Meet , with the much-needed noise cancellation capability. Google can also be offering finish to finish encryption for Meet and the precise denoising bit is finished on Google servers stay throughout calls and despatched again to the customers. (more...)
Motorola One Fusion has Snapdragon 710 & 48 Megapixel camera Motorola One Fusion has Snapdragon 710 & 48 Megapixel camera
- June 10, 2020

For instance, on the outside of the phone, there is a quad-camera array on the rear. There is, however, something of a chin, so it's not exactly bezel-less. The rear camera consists of a 16MP main shooter with f/1.7 aperture, 8MP 118° ultra-wide-angle camera with f/2.2 aperture, 2MP 2cm macro camera with f/2.2 aperture. (more...)
Windows 10 vulnerable to unsafe 'worm' attack - patch your PC ASAP Windows 10 vulnerable to unsafe 'worm' attack - patch your PC ASAP
- June 10, 2020

CISA goes on to say that hackers are targeting unpatched Microsoft systems with the new code. Such an attack would require both an unpatched and vulnerable Windows 10 or Windows Server Core machine and, crucially, working and available exploit code. (more...)
Google Duo Now Has Invite Links for Group Video Calls Like Zoom Google Duo Now Has Invite Links for Group Video Calls Like Zoom
- June 10, 2020

The feature was first spotted by Android Police and independently verified by Gadgets 360. At the bottom of the screen then, the user would get a link. They bumped the call size from 4 people to 8 and then to 12 . On the other hand, the receiver just has to click on the link to access the video call. (more...)
Honda's global factories brought to a standstill by cyber attack Honda's global factories brought to a standstill by cyber attack
- June 10, 2020

In total, the cyberattack affected 11 Honda plants - including five in the USA, according to local media reports. Production at Honda's United Kingdom factory in Swindon has been suspended during the COVID-19 lockdown and the attack is not expected to significantly alter its plans to resume operations this week. (more...)
Trump is terrified of Antifa Grandpa Trump is terrified of Antifa Grandpa
- June 10, 2020

Officers can be heard in the video yelling "move" before two of the officers then push Gugino , who stumbles backward and falls to the ground. Trump has regularly downplayed the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd . "Mr. President, the City of Buffalo is laser focused on healing, taking action against racial injustice and building a good future for our residents", Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown added . (more...)
Itch.io's Racial Justice & Equality Bundle Offers 700 Itch.io's Racial Justice & Equality Bundle Offers 700
- June 10, 2020

The average donation to the bundle is about US$11 and the max donation made is a staggering US$5,000. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund focuses on racial justice through litigation, advocacy and public education. So if you're into stealth games, maybe Not The Robots will be a fun game for you, or if you want a game that is reminiscent of the ongoing protests in the world, give Tonight We Riot a shot. (more...)
Nintendo says a total of 300000 accounts have been hacked Nintendo says a total of 300000 accounts have been hacked
- June 10, 2020

A wave of hacks affecting Nintendo customers affected double the number of users previously reported, the game giant has confirmed. In April, the company says that the account passwords were "obtained illegally by some means other than our service" and were used to access accounts and make fraudulent purchases. (more...)
Destiny 2 Destiny 2 "Beyond Light" Expansion Revealed; Coming September 22
- June 10, 2020

Rooted in Darkness, Guardians will wield this new elemental power alongside Arc, Solar, and Void to dominate the battlefield. Updated (6/9/2020 - 9:10AM PT): Bungie's early stream countdown has confirmed that the name of the new season is indeed Destiny 2: Season of Arrivals. (more...)
IBM drops facial recognition software amid racial profiling concerns IBM drops facial recognition software amid racial profiling concerns
- June 10, 2020

IBM's chief executive sent a letter to members of US Congress on Monday saying it is no longer selling general-purpose facial recognition software and is opposed to using such technology for racial profiling or mass surveillance. "Vendors and users of (artificial intelligence) systems have a shared responsibility to ensure that Al is tested for bias, particularity when used in law enforcement", he contended. (more...)
Apple could announce shift away from Intel chips for Macs Apple could announce shift away from Intel chips for Macs
- June 09, 2020

Citing "people familiar with the plans", Bloomberg claims that the announcement could come as soon as this month's online-only WWDC conference, which will be held on June 22nd. Sources tell Bloomberg that diminishing returns from Intel's annual chip performance are what prompted the move. But the company has been using Intel chips based on x86 architecture for its Mac desktop and laptop computers for more than a decade. (more...)

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