Today’s Tech Sightings:
After months of training and trials, Dutch police now believe the birds they have trained can tackle and take down illegally-operated drones. This is the first project of its kind, and Dutch police are now buying their own eagle chicks to breed and train to deal with drones.
Computer science students Paul Hammond and Lusenii Kroma, both black, landed summer jobs at Adobe and Apple and couldn’t wait to move to Silicon Valley. When they couldn’t find a way for black tech interns to connect, they created a mobile chat group and called it “Black Valley.” They soon had a hub of more than 540 Black interns working in the area – and they are not done.
An interactive history of African Americans will be on display at Washington’s National Museum of African American History and Culture next year, thanks to Google’s 3-D technologies. Visitors will be able to interact directly with works of art to view them from different angles. And in addition to a $1 million grant, Google will provide students with its virtual reality cardboard goggles to allow them to take virtual tours of key events in African-American history:
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- Hackers Smear Olympic Athletes With Data Dump of Medical Files
- Probe Finds Popular Children’s Websites Track Their Activity
- Yes, Google Play Is Tracking You — and That’s Just the Tip of a Very Large Iceberg
- Google Launches Project Zero Bug Hunting Competition
- Twitter Shifts Into Video With New app on Apple TV, Fire TV, XBox One
- Facebook, Twitter Join Network to Tackle Fake News
- New Research: We Spend 45 minutes per Hour on Social Media at Work
- Ex-Google Guy Builds English Teaching App That Adapts to Student
- European Union Plans to Offer Free Wi-Fi to All
- Internet-connected Vibrator Connects With Privacy Lawsuit