Friday, April 23, 2021

George Floyd still victim of lies on Facebook even after Derek Chauvin guilty verdict, report says

Fabricated claims about George Floyd’s murder are still on Facebook despite pledges they’d be taken down, report from human rights group Avaaz finds.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Palestinian Hackers Tricked Victims to Install iOS Spyware

The groups used social engineering techniques on Facebook to direct targets to a wide range of malware, including custom tools.

Via:: Wired News


Europe’s Proposed Limits on AI Would Have Global Consequences

The EU released draft laws that would regulate facial recognition and uses of algorithms. If it passes, the policy will impact companies in the US and China.

Via:: Wired News


A Clubhouse Bug Let People Lurk in Rooms Invisibly

The vulnerabilities opened the door to “ghosts” hiding in and disrupting rooms, where moderators would be unable to mute them.

Via:: Wired News


The latest in checkout ease: Amazon rolls out pay-by-palm tech to Whole Foods

Amazon announced Wednesday plans to expand Amazon One, its contactless payment service where you pay by palm, to a Whole Foods store in Seattle.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Remember Polaroid? They just released Polaroid Go, claiming it’s world’s smallest analog camera

Polaroid is back with Polaroid Go, which they claim is world’s smallest analog camera, letting users take selfies the old-fashioned way – with film.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Time Travel in Video Games Isn’t Really Cheating

Games like Animal Crossing and Cozy Grove are meant to be played every day, but who’s got that kind of time?

Via:: Wired News


Our Favorite Products Made of Upcycled and Recycled Materials

Tread lightly on the planet with shoes made out of repurposed plastic, and many other Earth-friendly picks.

Via:: Wired News


From Minecraft to Zoom calls, we’ve all spent much of the pandemic on our screens. But are we ready for the metaverse?

A year of staying at home on Zoom and video games has accelerated the arrival of the metaverse, the virtual world where we will frolic in the future.

Via:: USA Today Tech News


Chauvin guilty verdict: ‘If Facebook can be safer for Black people, why isn’t that the default setting?’

Facebook has used powerful emergency measures to stop hate speech and calls to violence before. Critics ask: Why don’t they use them all the time?

Via:: USA Today Tech News

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