"We intentionally send warnings in timed batches to all users who may be at risk, rather than at the moment we detect the threat itself, so that attackers cannot track some of our defence strategies," the submission said. "We also notify law enforcement about what we're seeing, as they have additional tools to investigate these attacks." … [Read more...] about Google: Mitigating disinformation and foreign influence through social media a joint effort
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While support in Congress is still muted, the proposal would be a huge win for privacy advocates who, for years, have urged caution in the use of biometric identification systems. “Facial recognition is like nuclear or biological weapons. It poses such a threat to the future of human society that any potential benefits are outweighed by the inevitable harms,” Evan Greer, deputy director for Fight for the Future, said in a statement Thursday. “This inherently oppressive technology cannot be reformed or regulated. It should be abolished.” … [Read more...] about Feds would be banned from using facial recognition under new bill
"Organizations cannot return to previous processes that are now rendered outdated due to the disruption of their primary revenue stream during the pandemic," commented Gartner VP John-David Lovelock. "From movie theatres to banks, COVID-19 is forcing all organizations to get creative and stay afloat without exclusively offering physical experiences. Specifically, CIOs with less immediate cash on hand should plan on becoming more digital than they had originally anticipated at the start of 2020." … [Read more...] about Worldwide IT spending in 2020 estimates boosted to $3.5 trillion, ‘swoop’ recovery expected
Which Fire Stick prices are right for you?The Fire Stick and the Fire Stick 4K prices are fairly similar to begin with ($39.99/£39.99 and $49.99/£49.99 respectively. So, when the sales do come around, you may well find that the more popular 4K model is cheaper than the original HD-only version. Even if you don't own a 4K TV, there's little point in picking up the older version when this happens (and it seems to regularly). In fact, even if the original Fire Stick prices are cheaper than the 4K offering, if there's a sale on both regardless you might as well pick up the latest model and future-proof your purchase. … [Read more...] about The best cheap Amazon Fire Stick prices and deals for July 2020
Meanwhile, the current Xbox One controller has seen its own share of revisions over the years, but the standard price is around $60/£50, making it slightly cheaper than Sony’s offering. It doesn’t include a rechargeable battery pack, however, and the Series X controller will also be powered by AA batteries – so expect to fork out for a Play and Charge Kit for the privilege of charging while you game. … [Read more...] about PS5 DualSense controller vs Xbox Series X controller: which gamepad will be best?