Jurczyk noted that the Qmage bug could be exploited in a zero-click scenario, which means there is no need for user interaction. This is possible as Android redirects all images sent to a device to the Skia library for processing without the user’s knowledge. … [Read more...] about Samsung May 2020 security update patches bug that impacted all its smartphones sold since 2014
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Where Mikovits crossed the line for platforms like YouTube and Facebook was when she said that wearing a face mask could cause a person to get COVID-19. In a statement, Facebook said: “Suggesting that wearing a mask can make you sick could lead to imminent harm, so we’re removing the video.” A representative for YouTube said the platform also removed the video. “From the very beginning of the pandemic, we’ve had clear policies against COVID-19 misinformation and are committed to continue providing timely and helpful information at this critical time.” Facebook and YouTube (as well as its parent Google) have made efforts to replace misinformation with material from reputable institutions like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Medical Association, and the World Health Organization. … [Read more...] about The ‘Plandemic’ video is a dangerous mashup of COVID-19 conspiracies
Elder quality of life is an unthinkably large design problem for any one product or company to tackle, but ElliQ essentially breaks the experience into two parts: The company uses AI, Google voice recognition, and Google machine learning to connect seniors both to the internet and to family and friends. ElliQ can be set by a son, daughter, or caregiver with tasks like medication reminders (and if the older adult opts in, a child might be able to see health information like whether or not the parent woke up in the morning, or if he or she were active). Its ears can hear a request like “ElliQ, call my grandson” to load sometimes esoteric tech experiences like a video chat. And it has more passive functions, like a video camera that can monitor seniors’ activity, see them in a chair, recognize if the TV has been on for six hours, then speak up to suggest they go for a walk, listen to an audiobook, or watch a TED Talk. … [Read more...] about Can Robots Really Be Companions To Elderly People?
Historical lineage: DeepNude.to follows its infamous predecessor, DeepNude, which debuted last year to great fanfare and outrage and was removed from the internet last summer by its developers, who faced backlash. DeepNude.to developers have avoided this fate by remaining anonymous. About the company: Its slogans are “The superpower you always wanted” and “The most important technological development of our time.” Not one to miss a business opportunity, the DeepNude.to Twitter feed offers a link to 10-packs of N95 masks, as well as free premium DeepNude.to accounts to patients in a COVID-19 London hospital. Your moral guidelines on this: The app is the embodiment of nonconsent. A woman takes initiative to put on clothes, and an anonymous user removes them. This detail is clouded by the program’s smart-humor feel and double anonymity (users are protected by bitcoin transactions, and of course the developers are unseen), which make the program … [Read more...] about Horrifying DeepNude app, which undressed women, is replaced by an evil twin
This isn’t the only service offering to mask people’s transactions. Last August, Apple introduced the Apple Card, a Goldman Sachs–issued, no-number credit card that won’t track your purchases. Privacy and other upstart software companies such as FigLeaf and Abine are working on burner cards and other technologies, such as password managers and browser extensions that cloak your web surfing. Offline, consumers have always been able to buy things anonymously with cash. But online, it’s a different story. “We want to give consumers the control to say, ‘I love doing business with you, I want to participate on the internet—I just want to do it on my terms,’ ” says Abine cofounder Rob Shavell. … [Read more...] about Credit card companies are tracking shoppers like never before: Inside the next phase of surveillance capitalism