Apple receives Senate inquiry on Face ID privacy concerns

Despite trying to assuage fears its new facial recognition technology is safe, Apple has received an inquiry from the U.S. Senate about just how safe it really is.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/14/apple-receives-senate-inquiry-on-face-id-privacy-concerns.html

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Pilotless planes? No thanks, say more than half of travelers

Even if they were told the technology was perfectly safe, more than half of travelers still don’t like the idea of pilotless planes. Research shows that the industry has a big job to convince people it’ll be just fine.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/pilotless-planes-no-thanks-say-more-than-half-travelers.html

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'Who's there?' Amazon's Echo sees potential beyond voice in smart home security

Smart & Safe Tech: Amazon Echo has enabled voice control of smart security devices to keep your home safe. Traditional security providers like ADT are also working with Amazon to integrate with Alexa.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/28/whos-there-amazons-echo-sees-potential-beyond-voice-in-smart-home-security.html

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Text alert: Your basement is flooding

Smart & Safe Tech: All homes are prone to water damage; from plumbing leaks, weather or frozen pipes. Using smart sensors like Fibaro can help prevent damage by alerting you to leaks, so you can take action faster.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/25/text-alert-your-basement-is-flooding.html

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Facebook tightens privacy, bans developers from harnessing data for surveillance

Facebook, saying it is “committed to building a community where people can feel safe making their voices heard,” updated its privacy policies on Monday to state unambiguously that developers are forbidden from using its data to create surveillance tools.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/facebook-tightens-privacy-bans-developers-from-harnessing-data-for-surveillance.html

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The best ways to back up all your photos to the cloud

Keep your digital memories safe

Worried about losing your precious pictures? Make sure they’re saved for posterity on the web—whether you’re using iOS, Android, macOS, or Windows—with these leading…

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/back-up-photos-to-cloud?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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My Friend Cayla: Doll banned in Germany not 'espionage device,' company says

The German distributor of talking doll My Friend Cayla insists it is safe to use but takes hacking claims “very seriously”.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/20/my-friend-cayla-doll-banned-in-germany-not-espionage-device-company-says.html

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Facebook censors nipples but not 'live video' of a man committing suicide

In its “community standards” Facebook pledges to keep its users safe and claims to have zero tolerance to any violent or graphic content. But with its new tool “Facebook live” which allows you to live stream videos, social network with over 1.5 billion users is yet to figure out its biggest challenge—how to censor possible sensitive or controversial content that is broadcast in real time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/14/facebook-censors-nipples-but-not-live-video-man-committing-suicide.html

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Tip: Make sure a used iPhone wasn't stolen before you buy it on Craigslist or eBay

Article Image Buying a used iOS device online can potentially be a way of saving hundreds of dollars — to be safe, though, it’s wise to try Apple’s relatively unknown Activation Lock Status tool to make sure you’re getting something legal and functional.

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5 times as much Mac malware this year

If you’re worried about hackers and cybercriminals, but you think you’re safe because you’ve got a Mac, you need to change your thinking fast. Macs are no longer the invulnerable devices they once were.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/04/5-times-as-much-mac-malware-this-year.html

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The Army is testing a smart grenade launcher that can take out hidden targets

To help keep American soldiers safe (and outfitted with the most futuristic gear, of course), the United States Army just announced plans to begin testing of a new smart grenade launcher capable of zeroing in on covered/hidden targets.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/13/army-is-testing-smart-grenade-launcher-that-can-take-out-hidden-targets.html

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