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
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In the meantime, IT spending is expected to experience a "swoop" recovery, prompted by a slow return to normalcy and a gradual increase in cash flow, rather than a sudden spike in spending which is expected from the economy at large as lockdown restrictions ease. … [Read more...] about Worldwide IT spending in 2020 estimates boosted to $3.5 trillion, ‘swoop’ recovery expected
Looking for a smart tv experience without another black box on your shelf? Check out the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It offers all of the same content that you'd find on the older full-sized boxes, but in a mini, USB stick-esque form factor. You'll love how quick and snappy the Fire TV Stick's interface is, and that it’s intuitively laid out, making most content quick and easy to find. The new voice search functionality is quick and accurate when searching for Amazon or Netflix content, and it’s also a speedy way of hopping between apps. Most major streaming services are supported. … [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?
Apple's support document includes information for those who need to use camera covers, and it states that the camera cover must not be thicker than an average piece of printer paper (0.1mm) and shouldn't leave adhesive residue. Owners who use a camera cover that is thicker than 0.1mm are warned to remove it before closing the laptop. … [Read more...] about The real reason Apple is warning users about MacBook camera covers