Friday, April 28, 2017

Treating Crack Addiction with A Mobile App

Using smartphone data and artificial intelligence to track and interpret behavior, a Chicago startup is attempting something extraordinary: predicting and preventing relapse into drug use. When I spoke to Tasha Hedstrom this...

Chicago Teen Arrested in Facebook Live sex Assault, Others Sought

Chicago police have arrested a 14-year-old boy and expect to charge a second youth in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl by multiple young men that was seen...

Who Owns Your Face?

It takes a feast of facial imagery to teach a machine how to recognize an individual person. This is why computer scientists so often use the faces of Hollywood celebrities in their research....

Police Force Recruit Drone Operators To Fight Crime

In the UK, a police force is recruiting a "drone manager" to head up a dedicated unit fighting crime with the flying devices. Devon and Cornwall Police, which covers the largest geographic area...

Smart This, Smart That, Enter The Dark Side

There have been many instances of smart appliances and personal devices being hacked, and with each instance comes more realization of the dark side of Internet-connected devices. When Vizio was fined $2.5...

Anything You Post Can And Will Be Used Against You

Sure, the CIA can hack your TV, but public posts on Facebook could really hurt you Everybody's freaking out over the Wikileaks revelations that the Central Intelligence Agency can hack Apple and...

Your Hot Hands Can Actually Give Away Your Smartphone Pin

If you were protecting your smartphone passcode from someone lurking over your shoulder, or from unseen security cameras, you might cover the screen as you tap in the PIN’s four or...

Several Marines Are Being Investigated For Sharing Nude Photos

The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their...

Algorithms Used In Some Criminal Courts Help Judges Make Decision On Bail

As part of a bold effort at bail reform, the state of New Jersey replaced bail hearings with algorithmically informed risk assessments this year. Anyone’s eligible for release, no money down, if they meet certain criteria....

These Internet-Connected Teddy Bears Don’t Keep Secrets

ACCIDENTALLY LEAKED CREDENTIALS; MISPLACED DATA; STOLEN CREDENTIALS A high-tech toy teddy bear exposed more than 2 million voice messages from children and parents by using poor security practices, according to a security...

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FUTURE

Flying Cars…Yeah Right!

One of the few things that Peter Thiel has said in recent years that pretty much everyone can agree upon was about the current state of...