Michigan University study advocates ban of facial recognition in schools

A newly published study by University of Michigan researchers shows facial recognition technology in schools presents multiple problems and has limited efficacy. Led by Shobita Parthasarathy, director of the university’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) program, the research say the technology isn’t suited to security purposes and can actively promote racial discrimination, normalize surveillance, […]

Why the Xbox Series S is such a smart move by Microsoft

The Xbox Series S is inevitable at this point. Over the weekend, people began discovering retail versions of the updated Xbox controller for Xbox Series X. When they started tearing into that packaging, they found references to the Xbox Series S in the documentation. This all but officially confirms the existence of the more affordable […]

New York’s MTA wants safer COVID-19 iPhone unlocking, and so should you

When Apple introduced its flagship iPhone X three years ago, it replaced fingerprints with facial recognition, pitching “Face ID” as even more secure than “Touch ID.” Within a year, the face-mapping tech came to additional iPhones and iPads, helping Apple ditch its finger-scanning Home buttons while following the industry-wide trend of shrinking phone and tablet bezels. […]

JetBrains’ integrated team environment Space reaches beta

JetBrains has announced a beta for Space, which is a new platform that acts as an integrated team environment. According to the company, Space allows development teams to better organize, communicate, plan, and build and deliver products.  For the past eight months the platform has been in an early access program (EAP). Since announcing the […]

Capital One fined $80 million for 2019 data breach

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) assessed an $80 million civil money penalty against Capital One for its role in the 2019 hack of 100 million credit card applications.  The OCC reached the decision due to “the bank’s failure to establish effective risk assessment processes prior to migrating significant information technology operations […]

Survey: Developers claim responsibility for managing data quality

Almost half the developers responding to a data quality survey by SD Times and Melissa indicated they are responsible for managing the quality of the data their applications rely on. Further, more than half of the 202 respondents said they were involved in data quality input, data quality management, choosing validation APIs or API data […]

U.S. will reallocate military 3.5GHz spectrum for consumer 5G in 2021

Over the past three years, engineers and carriers across the world have largely agreed that 3.5GHz-adjacent radio spectrum is ideal for 5G deployments — a “mid band” compromise between the lower frequencies used by older cellular standards and the higher, shorter-distance millimeter wave frequencies. But in the United States, the Department of Defense (DoD) has […]

Over a Billion Android Devices Are at Risk of Data Theft

A billion or more Android devices are vulnerable to hacks that can turn them into spying tools by exploiting more than 400 vulnerabilities in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip, researchers reported this week. ARS TECHNICA This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned […]

How PR agents teach game developers to protect themselves

On this week’s How Games Make Money podcast, game industry public relations pro Stephanie Tinsley joins host Jeff Grubb to talk about her job. She has a lot to say about what it takes to facilitate the communication between developers and gamers. And that changed a lot this year due to the pandemic and the […]