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Smart wristbands, rings allow users to type with gestures

Using acoustic chirps emitted from a ring and received by a wristband the system is able to recognize 22 different micro finger gestures that could be programmed to various commands – including a T9 keyboard interface, a set of numbers, or application commands like playing or stopping music. The system ... Read More »

Twitter urges users to change password after glitch

The social network disclosed the issue in a blog post and series of Tweets, saying it had resolved the problem and an internal investigation had found no indication passwords were stolen or misused by insiders. Still, it urged all users to consider changing their passwords. “We fixed the bug and ... Read More »

Data of up to 87 million users shared with UK firm, reveals Facebook

WASHINGTON: In the wake of alleged misuse of user data on Facebook, the social media giant on Wednesday revealed that the data on as many as 87 million users was improperly shared with British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, far greater than the 50 million previously estimated. The announcement was made ... Read More »

Dating App Grindr Changes Policy of Sharing Users’ HIV Status

Grindr, a gay dating app, will stop sharing users’ HIV statuses with third parties after a report disclosed that the company passed the information on to two vendors. The West Hollywood company’s policy change came after a BuzzFeed report Monday that said personal data was being passed to two outside ... Read More »

iPhone Forced Slowdowns: Users Have an Answer

The days of Apple slowing down iPhones to prevent battery shutdowns are coming to an end. [Last week], Apple released the newest iOS 11.3 version for its iPhones and iPads, which includes expanded battery settings that allow users to check their battery health and turn off Apple’s default slowdown setting. ... Read More »

Report: Facebook Saves Extensive Call, Text Data from Android Users

On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices. The website Ars Technica reported that users who checked data gathered by Facebook on ... Read More »

Google Cloud AutoML Lets Users Create Smart Image-Based Apps

Building on its vision to make AI “work for everyone,” Google today launched a new cloud-based service for building artificial intelligence systems without advanced programming expertise. Cloud AutoML is aimed at users that could benefit from AI-powered applications for business, research, conservation, and other needs. The first tool Google is ... Read More »