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Amazon is selling police departments a real-time facial recognition system

New documents obtained by the ACLU shed light on Amazon’s Rekognition project<p>Documents obtained by the ACLU of Northern California have shed new light on Rekognition, Amazon’s little-known facial recognition project. Rekognition is currently used by police in Orlando and Oregon’s Washington County, …

Surveillance

Donald Trump shuns iPhone security because it's 'inconvenient', reports say

US president reportedly resisted White House security checks for Twitter phone for ‘as long as five months’<p>Donald Trump is reportedly shunning security advice by using at least two iPhones, refusing to allow some of them to be screened for hacking attempts because it is “too inconvenient”.<p>The US …

Donald Trump

Microblading, permanent cosmetics can cause serious consequences

Microblading is the hottest new beauty trend, called a "semi-permanent" way to improve your eyebrows.

Beauty

The Most Common Cancer in Children Could Actually Be Preventable, Study Shows

This is massive.<p>A review of studies has provided some promising clues on the causes of the most common type of cancer in children, and the researcher …

Cancer

What this revenge porn site's shutdown means to one of its victims

The Dutch police recently located and shut down the servers of Anon-IB, a message board notorious for revenge porn, i.e. nude photos that have been obtained and reshared without the owner’s consent.<p>In 2011 nude photos of Emma Holten, a Danish feminist activist, were hacked from her email account …

Internet

John Oliver Shines a Light on the Unregulated Rehab Industry on Last Week Tonight

On Sunday night’s episode of <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, John Oliver looked at rehab, a.k.a., “the most common place to go after hitting rock bottom other than …

Rehabilitation

Unnecessary and accidental use of ADHD drugs increases over 60%, study suggests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study.<p>The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for …

Medicine

What It's Like to Travel to a Foreign Country for an Abortion

Every year, thousands of Irish women travel to the UK to access safe and legal abortion. These are their stories.<p><i>This week, Ireland votes on whether it will repeal the 8th Amendment, which denies women the right to an abortion in all circumstances except in cases where her life is in danger. In the</i> …

Feminism

An Opioid Popularised by a Nazi Doctor Is Ravaging Africa

The former director of the drug enforcement agency in Nigeria estimated in 2016 that seven in ten boys were abusing drugs like tramadol.<p>The opioid crisis continues to devastate the United States and Canada, the coverage of which can be seen in copious headlines and on the news on a near daily …

Medicine

Teen-monitoring app TeenSafe leaks thousands of user IDs and passwords

The data was stored in plaintext<p>Thousands of parental and child accounts on TeenSafe, a teen device-monitoring app, have had their information compromised, according to a report by <i>ZDNet</i>. At least one of the app’s servers, which are hosted by Amazon’s cloud service, was accessible by anyone without …

Information Systems

Nanoparticles from tea leaves 'destroy lung cancer cells'

<b>Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.</b><p>The joint Swansea University and Indian team was actually intending to create markers for detecting tumours.<p>They were amazed to discover the "quantum dots" …

Cancer

Email Is Dangerous

Electronic mail as we know it is drowning in spam, forged phishing mails, and other scams and hacks. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.<p>One week ago, a group of European security researchers warned that two obscure encryption schemes for email were deeply broken. Those schemes, called …

Security

Why Trump should be intimately acquainted with both HIV and HPV

Microsoft founder Bill Gates told his staff at the Gates Foundation, in a recently publicized video obtained by MSNBC, that he has had two meetings with Donald Trump since the president was elected.<p>Gates said he tried to persuade the president during both meetings to be a “leader who drives …

Donald Trump

How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

MAY 20th will mark the end of “mental-health awareness week”, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, a British charity. Roughly a quarter of …

Mental Health

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few …

Quantum Computing

A Location-Sharing Disaster Shows How Exposed You Really Are

There are plenty of guides available on how to protect your data, how to secure yourself online, and how to stop digital snoops from tracking you …

Privacy

Report: More killed in school than in military - CNN Video

Analysis by The Washington Post found the number of school children killed in school shootings in 2018 is "nearly double" the number of casualties of our service members. CNN's Anderson Cooper discusses with Mark Kelly, the husband of shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords.

Turner Broadcasting

How Rogers, Telus and Bell sell access to your location data to third-party companies

A joint venture between Canada's three largest telecom companies has been selling the real-time location of its subscribers to third parties — as …

Privacy

Wisconsin: Go Drunk, You’re Home

Ten of the top 20 drunkest cities in America are in the Badger state. Of course.<p>One winter evening earlier this year, in a nondescript small town off …

Alcohol

Hospital staff disciplined after Ed Sheeran data breach

One member of hospital staff has been sacked and another has been given a written warning for accessing Ed Sheeran’s personal details without authorisation, it has emerged.<p>The singer was admitted to Ipswich Hospital on October 16 last year. Ipswich hospital said both staff members “accessed patient …

Top 10

This creepy internal video is every reason we fear Google

Earlier this month, Google was criticized for its demonstration of Duplex, a lifelike AI that takes calls on behalf of its human users. But a leaked …

3D Printing

Hundreds of Apps Can Empower Stalkers to Track Their Victims

KidGuard is a phone app that markets itself as a tool for keeping tabs on children. But it has also promoted its surveillance for other purposes and run blog posts with headlines like “How to Read Deleted Texts on Your Lover’s Phone.”<p>A similar app, mSpy, offered advice to a woman on secretly …

Surveillance

This Phone Tracking Company's 'Demo' Tool Let You Track Almost Anyone in the U.S. in Real Time

A troubling flaw in phone tracking company LocationSmart’s demo tool, used to advertise its services, let anyone take advantage of an easily …

Privacy

The EPA is keeping a troubling new study on drinking water under wraps. Here’s what you need to know.

Will Scott Pruitt release it ahead of next week’s summit on harmful chemicals in water?<p>The Environmental Protection Agency has been in the news a lot lately, thanks in large part to its administrator, Scott Pruitt, who appeared before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Wednesday as part of the 12 …

Research

It’s dangerous out there for bikes — and doesn't have to be

Mayor de Blasio is sending mixed signals to bicyclists in New York City. New bike lanes encourage cycling while arbitrary enforcement of outdated …

Bike Lanes

As an Insurer Resists Paying for ‘Avoidable’ E.R. Visits, Patients and Doctors Push Back

Jim Burton was lifting a box in his garage last August when he felt a jolt in his back.<p>“It dropped me to my knees instantly,” he said. He thought he’d slipped a disk. His friend, an emergency medical technician, urged him to go to the hospital.<p>At the emergency room, Mr. Burton, a 37-year-old …

Health Care

How To: 14 Safari Privacy Settings You Need to Check on Your iPhone

Facebook, Equifax, even Twitter — thanks to recent security breaches and data scandals, our privacy and how it's managed is in the public eye more …

Information Systems

Sparkling Pool Water May Hold Disease-Causing Parasites

There isn’t <i>really</i> a chemical that makes water turn a darker color when someone urinates in a pool, but two new reports on the health risks of pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds might make you wish there were.<p>One report by the Water Quality and Health Council asked 3,000 adults about their …

Environmental Health

You’ll never read Facebook’s new data policy, so we did it for you

<i>(in)Secure is a weekly column that dives into the rapidly escalating topic of cybersecurity.</i><p>With privacy-centric European Union legislation set to …

Social Media