Daily Archives: August 10, 2019

A Remote-Start App Exposed Thousands of Cars to Hackers

https://www.wired.com/story/mycar-remote-start-vulnerabilities Last winter, a hacker who goes by the handle Jmaxxz was looking for a Christmas present for his girlfriend. She’d recently flown back from a work trip and complained that her fingers had been painfully cold on her drive … Continue reading

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Mysterious, Ancient Radio Signals Keep Pelting Earth. Astronomers Designed an AI to Hunt Them Down.

https://www.space.com/fast-radio-bursts-australia-artificial-intelligence.html Sudden shrieks of radio waves from deep space keep slamming into radio telescopes on Earth, spattering those instruments’ detectors with confusing data. And now, astronomers are using artificial intelligence to pinpoint the source of the shrieks, in the hope … Continue reading

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Teen Students Forced to Work Overtime Building Amazon Echo Devices In China

https://gizmodo.com/teen-students-forced-to-work-overtime-building-amazon-e-1837101059 In July, a 17-year-old high school student in China was sticking protective film over 3,000 Amazon Echo dots a day at the Foxconn factory in Hengyang. She was working ten hours a day and six days a week. And … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s bionic eyes will have ‘Predator’ vision

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/09/Second-sight-orion-bionic-eyes-predator-vision/ Whether through illness or injury, 36 million people suffer from blindness worldwide, and until just a decade ago those afflicted had little chance of regaining their sight. In 2009, doctors at the University of Manchester implanted the first Argus … Continue reading

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Mod turns your Tesla into a rolling surveillance system

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/10/tesla-surveillance-detection-scout-mod/ The Sentry Mode on Tesla cars has been helpful for catching thieves, but one security researcher wants to illustrate the advantages and pitfalls of taking that camera system to its logical conclusion. Tevora’s Truman Kain has developed a Surveillance … Continue reading

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The Pistol That Looks Like A Rifle: The Dayton Shooter’s Gun

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/08/748665339/the-pistol-that-looks-like-a-rifle-the-dayton-shooters-gun?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news The gun used in Dayton has the same core component as an AR-15-style rifle. It also has a 100-bullet magazine. But it’s legally considered a pistol. (Image credit: Courtesy of Dayton Police Department) via NPR Topics: News https://ift.tt/2m0CM10 August … Continue reading

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