Daily Archives: July 27, 2018

Comcast installed Wi-Fi gear without approval—and this city is not happy

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1349855 Enlarge / A Comcast Service Vehicle in Indianapolis, Indiana, in March 2016. Getty Images | jetcityimage reader comments 6 Comcast recently installed Wi-Fi equipment in public rights of way without permits in the city of Corvallis, Oregon. But instead … Continue reading

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New Spectre attack enables secrets to be leaked over a network

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1349267 reader comments 43 When the Spectre and Meltdown attacks were disclosed earlier this year, the initial exploits required an attacker to be able to run code of their choosing on a victim system. This made browsers vulnerable, as suitably … Continue reading

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Facial Recognition Software Wrongly Identifies 28 Lawmakers As Crime Suspects

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/26/632724239/facial-recognition-software-wrongly-identifies-28-lawmakers-as-crime-suspects?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news The American Civil Liberties Union says that Amazon Rekognition, facial recognition software sold online, inaccurately identified lawmakers and poses threats to civil rights — charges that Amazon denies. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images The … Continue reading

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