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By Vitor Domingos | Daily hand picked articles about technology, science and communication, from a former TNW editor, blogger and videocaster

How Activists Are Using Technology to Help People Make Bail

In 2010, a 16-year-old was arrested after allegedly stealing a backpack in New York City. His bail was set for $3,000, an amount his family could not …

Rikers Island

Google shuts down the “apps” section of the Chrome Web Store | Ars Technica

Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like web pages.<p>Over a year ago, Google announced that Chrome Apps would be removed from …

Google

HP keylogger

TL;DR: HP had a keylogger in the keyboard driver. The keylogger saved scan codes to a WPP trace. The logging was disabled by default but could be …

Python Programming

Review: Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it.

I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I'm not around. After two weeks, it turns out letting strangers in has been the least-troubling part of the experience.<p>Once Amazon owned my door, I was the one locked into an all-Amazon world.<p>When Amazon first floated the idea …

Amazon

The Future Of Islamic FinTech Is Bright

The 24th World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) in Bahrain was held this week and it was great to see the increased focus on FinTech since last year.<p>With the growth of FinTech across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and generally across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), it is impressive …

FinTech

Louis Vuitton Becomes Latest Luxury Brand To Launch A Chatbot

In a bid to think “client first”, Louis Vuitton has launched a chatbot on Facebook Messenger that advises shoppers on products, aiming to provide meaningful feedback during the busy holiday period.<p>The bot is powered by mode.AI, which has also previously partnered with the likes of Levi’s with its …

Chatbots

There are 170,000 fewer retail jobs in 2017—and 75,000 more Amazon robots

Amazon’s headcount is growing by 40% year-over-year. It was the eighth-largest private employer in the US at the end of 2016, and it’s poised to climb those ranks quickly. The online retailer also announced plans to build a second US headquarters that will employ 50,000 employees.<p>But Amazon’s …

National Retail Federation

A popular virtual keyboard app leaks 31 million users' personal data

The app maker's database wasn't protected with a password, leaving exposed its users' most private information.<p><i>Video: Google does some explaining</i> …

Security

iOS 11 Horror Story: the Rise and Fall of iOS Security

We loved what Apple used to do about security. During the past years, the company managed to build a complete, multi-layer system to secure its …

iOS

Amazon's new AWS Cloud9 IDE lets you write, test, and debug code in your browser

Amazon just unveiled AWS Cloud9, a new web-based IDE that supports more than 40 popular programming languages, as well as a bunch of the company’s cloud infrastructure integrations, and collaboration tools.<p>The company says it’s designed for coding, running and debugging all in one place, as well as …

Cloud Computing

The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant - MIT Technology Review

It’s the Monday morning following the opening weekend of the movie <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, and Eric C. Leuthardt is standing in the center of a floodlit …

The Brain

macOS High Sierra security vulnerability discovered, here’s how to set root password for fix

A newly discovered macOS High Sierra flaw may be leaving your personal data at risk. Software Developer Lemi Orhan Ergin, reached out to Apple Support on Twitter to let them know of the vulnerability he discovered. In the attack, someone with physical access to a macOS machine, can access and …

iOS

WeWork To Acquire Meetup

WeWork’s acquisition spree continues.<p>WeWork will acquire Meetup, <i>Crunchbase News</i> has learned, adding another purchase to the rapidly expanding rental …

Startups

Legendary Game Maker Peter Molyneux Talks Regrets and What's Next

When Peter Molyneux – the charismatic designer of <i>Fable</i>, <i>Populous</i>, and <i>Black & White</i>, among other seminal video games – announced a couple of years ago …

Game Development

Uber Hack Involves U.K. Data, Government to Publish Report

The data breach at Uber Technologies Inc. disclosed this week includes information on British users, a U.K. lawmaker said Thursday, adding that the …

Uber

Ten years on: Seedcamp outs new £41M seed fund and says it’s ready to invest in tokens

“The maturity of founders is just exponentially better and different from when we started in ‘07,” says Seedcamp co-founder and Managing Partner Reshma Sohoni. “[They are] so much more knowledgeable, so much more practiced in the art of starting up”.<p>I’m on a conference call with Sohoni, Seedcamp’s …

Venture Capital

Google voice recognition could transcribe doctor visits

Doctors work long hours, and a disturbingly large part of that is documenting patient visits -- one study indicates that they spend 6 hours of an 11-hour day making sure their records are up to snuff. But how do you streamline that work without hiring an army of note takers? Google Brain and …

Google Translate

Amazon Web Services’ computer vision gets real-time face recognition

Amazon Web Services announced a series of updates to its Recognition service, which provides machine learning-based computer vision capabilities to cloud customers.<p>The system will now be able to detect and recognize text in images, so customers can feed in signs and documents and get the contents …

Machine Learning

Citymapper runs into Transport for London's innovation buffer in private hire licence application

One of the UK’s top startups is the latest to have its ambitions thwarted by London’s transport regulator, which has been accused of dragging its …

Uber

Amazon's Last Mile

<i>Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on</i> …

Uber

This Man Is Leading an AI Revolution in Silicon Valley—And He’s Just Getting Started

<b>The cofounder and CEO of semiconductor and software maker Nvidia saw the future of computing more than a decade ago, and began developing products</b> …

Nvidia

Microsoft and GitHub team up to take Git virtual file system to macOS, Linux | Ars Technica

Microsoft isn't the only company that's interested in scaling Git.<p>One of the more surprising stories of the past year was Microsoft's announcement …

Software Development

The Washington Post Is A Software Company Now

The newspaper created a platform to tackle its own challenges. Then, with Amazon-like spirit, it realized there was a business in helping other publishers do the same.<p>“There is no map, and charting a path ahead will not be easy. We will need to invent, which means we will need to experiment.”<p>That …

Journalism

Amazon Web Services backs deep-learning format introduced by Microsoft and Facebook

The Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) deep-learning format, introduced in September by Microsoft and Facebook, has a new backer following Amazon …

Deep Learning

Russia attacked energy, telecom and media in Britain: government official

(Reuters) - Russian cyber operatives have attacked Britain's media, telecommunications and energy sectors over the past year, according to prepared remarks by the head of the government's main cyber defense agency.<p>Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), declined …

Russia

First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a digital pill — a medication embedded with a sensor that can tell doctors whether, and when, patients take their medicine.<p>The approval, announced late on Monday, marks a significant advance in the growing field of digital devices …

Big Brother

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Security

Amazon Developing a Free, Ad-Supported Version of Prime Video

Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported complement to its Prime streaming video service, according to people familiar with its plans. The company …

Amazon

Here's the first evidence Russia used Twitter to influence Brexit

Russian interference in Brexit through targeted social media propaganda can be revealed for the first time. A cache of posts from 2016, seen by <i>WIRED</i>, …

Social Media