Canada's terrible proposed spying law, Bill C-30, is dead. The Harper Tories, who nailed the colours to the mast on the passage of the law, which would have given nearly unlimited access to private electronic communications to law enforcement, government, and random appointed persons, has issued a statement saying they won't reintroduce the bill. It's a humiliating climbdown and it couldn't have happened to a crummier government.
Singapore is testing autonomous ground robots that can move through crowds and detect undesirable social behaviors such as smoking in prohibited areas, illegal hawking, improper bicycle parking, and gathering in groups of more than five people. When a robot spots an undesirable person, it "will trigger real-time alerts to the command and control centre, and… READ THE REST
"Non-line-of-sight imaging" is the technique of shining light in a direction and measuring all the ways it bounces off objects to determine their rough shape — including ones the person holding the camera can't see. That means that, historically, they've been able to use NLOS imaging to, say, detect an object hidden around a corner… READ THE REST
Apple announced that it planned to scan images on iPhones to see if they matched the signatures of known child abuse images. Though iCloud mail (and many cloud storage services) are already subject to such scanning, the fact that the scanning would happen on users' own phones alarmed users and privacy groups. Even if the… READ THE REST
Computer programming is how the future is being built. With the tech industry advancing at record speeds, there's always someone behind the scenes making it all come together. With a bit of training, that someone could be you! Learn how to code like a pro with The Premium Java Programming Certification Bundle and take the first step… READ THE REST
If you could make an adult wish-list, you'd probably burn your way through two or three notepads. While everything you need these days may not be within your budget, we have deals on 25 must-have gizmos and gadgets that definitely won't break the bank, giving you an excuse to treat yourself. Check out these deals… READ THE REST
There's no more helpless feeling than the moment you realize you've been robbed. The mix of anger, fear, and a sense of violation are enough to turn your stomach. And in addition to stolen items, there's usually clean-up and repair needed since 95 percent of burglaries involve a forced entry. As horrible as it feels,… READ THE REST