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‘CrowdGuard’ Fights India’s Sexual Violence, Bystander Apathy

Posted June 2nd, 2017 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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India has witnessed some harrowing acts of sexual and gender-based violence in recent years, some occurring in front of witnesses who watched, but did nothing. To combat this apathy, a social enterprise has come up with a crowdsourced solution that harnesses a trusted community to help people under attack. Philip Sunil Urech has seen it […]

Google Pushes to Close Education Gap; Smart Cities’ IoT Challenge

Posted March 21st, 2017 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Google Commits $50 Million to Close the Education Gap Google.org is looking to slash the number of students around the world who have no basic math or reading skills, estimated by UNESCO to be around 130 million individuals. Google.org plans to grant $50 million to nonprofit groups in the next two years […]

Getting More Women Into Tech; Millions of Android Devices at Risk

Posted March 8th, 2017 at 1:03 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Microsoft, LinkedIn Encourage Girls to Pursue STEM on International Women’s Day The World Economic Forum notes that only 16 percent of female students graduate from STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curricula. In the U.S., only 26 percent of employees in computer and mathematics jobs are women, according to the Department of […]

Google Wi-Fi Goes to India; Stuxnet-like Malware Spreading Worldwide

Posted February 9th, 2017 at 11:51 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Google Wi-Fi Station Project Is Coming to India First Google Station, a project that aims to bring fast Wi-Fi connectivity to railway stations and other public places, will launch for the first time in Pune, a city southeast of Mumbai, India. The project is a collaboration between several local and international tech […]

The IoT Home Invasion; Apple Pulls New York Times Apps in China

Posted January 5th, 2017 at 12:32 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Like It or Not, ‘Internet of Things’ Is Going to Invade Your Home Let’s face it, there will come a time when you will not be able to avoid buying that smart fridge that orders your groceries or the digital assistant that listens to your every word at home or in your […]

US Vote Underway Amid Cybersecurity Alert; Year of the Election Bots

Posted November 8th, 2016 at 12:11 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: US Cybersecurity Officials on High Alert as Voting Gets Underway Cybersecurity officials were on the lookout for potential threats from hackers looking to disrupt the U.S. presidential election as voters went to the polls Tuesday. The high alert came amid concerns that some hackers might try to disrupt voting in key states. […]

Samsung’s Environmental Impact; the Problem With IoT Devices

Posted November 3rd, 2016 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: So Where Will All Those Recalled Note 7s End Up? Remember all those exploding Galaxy Note 7s Samsung recently recalled? All of the flawed devices have to go somewhere – a device graveyard of sorts. But Samsung says it is trying to limit the environmental impact of the massive recall of more […]

Samsung’s Exploding Nightmare; Android Ransomware Spreading

Posted October 6th, 2016 at 12:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Samsung’s Exploding-smartphone Nightmare Is Getting Even Worse Samsung is in the middle of a global recall of its new Galaxy Note 7 after its Lithium-ion batteries started catching fire and exploding, and has been replacing them with “safe” smartphones. But the “safe” replacement started smoking on a U.S. flight Wednesday, prompting an […]

Yahoo Disputes Scanning Report; Messenger Encrypted – With Strings

Posted October 5th, 2016 at 1:58 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Yahoo Calls Report of Secret Email Scanning ‘Misleading’ Yahoo is disputing a Reuters’ story that said the company used custom software to scan users’ emails in real time for specific information to comply with a classified order from the U.S. government. Yahoo denied such a program exists and called the report misleading. […]

IoT Farmers Become Data Scientists; New York Curbs Free Wi-Fi

Posted September 15th, 2016 at 12:44 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: How IoT Is Creating ‘Precision Farming’ The Internet of Things (IoT) is slowly changing the way farmers work, turning them into data scientists to help them better manage their crops and livestock. Access to remote sensors and cloud services is enabling farmers to monitor the health of their livestock and make more […]