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Cameroon Internet Blocked; Hidden Sensors Track Employees

Posted February 14th, 2017 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Cameroon’s Internet Outage Is Draining Its Economy Cameroon is under international pressure to restore internet services. Up to 20 percent of Cameroon’s population has been denied internet access since January, and the problem persists. By all accounts, the internet disruptions are thought to be politically motivated, targeting long-marginalized English-speaking populations in the […]

UK Snooping on Citizens for Years; Bill Gates, Tim Cook for VP?

Posted October 18th, 2016 at 12:56 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: UK Spies Have Been Snooping on Citizens Since 1998 Britain’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal found that intelligence agencies have been running bulk data-collection programs for the last 17 years, in violation of EU privacy protections in many cases. Web traffic, location and device data, biographies, and financial activities were all collected for years […]

Augmented Reality Takes on the PC; Your Newscast in Virtual Reality

Posted April 19th, 2016 at 11:59 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: This Mysterious Startup Wants to Kill Computers for Good It’s called Magic Leap – a new startup that is developing a headset or goggles it hopes will do away with computer screens for good. The plan is to use the headset to add an augmented reality layer to the real world view. […]

Google AI Wins Second Go Match; Future Hacks Could Cause Injuries

Posted March 10th, 2016 at 11:57 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Google’s AI Wins Pivotal Second Game in Match With Go Grandmaster AlphaGo, Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) program, won a second round in the ancient Chinese board game Go against grandmaster Lee Sedol. No machine has ever beaten humans at Go, a complex strategy game where players vie for more ground. AlphaGo needs […]

Google Joins UNICEF Against Zika; African Tech Goes Global

Posted March 3rd, 2016 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Google Combats Zika Virus With Expanded Search Results, Mapping Tool Partnering with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Google Thursday announced a grant of $1 million to help the agency fight the Zika virus in Brazil. Google is also launching new initiatives to enhance Zika search results and maps to provide more […]

Wireless Mice, Keyboards Open to Attack; Bill Gates on Energy Miracles

Posted February 23rd, 2016 at 11:52 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Countless Computers Vulnerable to MouseJack Attack Through Wireless Mice, Keyboards Startup wireless security company Bastille reports that wireless mice and keyboards from several companies, including Amazon, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and Microsoft can be hacked from 100 yards away or about three feet. The problem, called MouseJack, is the result of […]

In 2016, Social Media, IoT to Dominate; Asia Startups Likely to Shine

Posted December 24th, 2015 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Technology Trends for 2016? IoT, Social Media Rule The Internet of Things (IoT) will take root in 2016, projects Mark Barrenechea, CEO of Enterprise Information Management firm OpenText. Barrenechea says IoT will become more prevalent in 2016 as social media dominate the world, becoming the new marketing avenues of choice. How Vulnerable IoT […]

Zuckerberg Defends Internet Project; 2016 Cybersecurity Threats

Posted October 28th, 2015 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Facebook CEO Defends Effort to Expand Internet Access During his second visit to India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg said his company’s effort to bring free Internet access to the developing world could help alleviate poverty in India. Zuckerberg’s program to provide basic Internet access on Android devices is now available in 24 […]

FINDER Saves Lives in Nepal; Tech Diversity; Brain Spying; Iran’s Bieber Headache

Posted May 7th, 2015 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: New Device That Detects Heartbeats Saves 4 Lives in Nepal Prototype devices provided by NASA – called FINDER or Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response, have located four people trapped under the rubble of Nepal’s devastating April 25 earthquake. Using microwave radar that specifically zeros in on human heartbeats, FINDER devices […]

Connectivity vs. Privacy; Huawei Thinks Big; US-EU Digital Gap

Posted March 3rd, 2015 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings   The Disturbing Consequences of Ultra-Connectivity The meaning of connectivity is taking on a whole new meaning as it extends to everyday gadgets, cars, implants and much more. And that opens up new possibilities for abuse of privacy and security. Mobile World Congress: Huawei Wants to Take on Apple In an interview […]