Only three days ago, the U.S. and the rest of the world were counting down the hours to a decisive Hillary Clinton victory on Election Day.
The campaign infrastructure Clinton had assembled, like her performances during the debates, was the epitome of thorough preparation and deep experience in the field. Clinton’s campaign had a keen understanding of its strengths and weaknesses county by county and state by state, and it channeled its considerable resources to where they would do the most good: targeting undecided voters in battleground states.
While most eyes are focused on the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, three major events prove how widespread, and dangerous, mass surveillance has become in the West. Standing alone, each event highlights exactly the severe threats that motivated Edward Snowden to blow his whistle; taken together, they constitute full-scale vindication of everything he’s done.
Slacktivism, the lazy person’s activism, which often involves signing an online petition from one’s couch, has been the subject of hate since the term was coined. Now, these armchair activists may have made some real change all from the click of a button.
In Accessorize to a Crime: Real and Stealthy Attacks on State-of-the-Art Face Recognition, researchers from Carnegie-Mellon and UNC showed how they could fool industrial-strength facial recognition systems (including Alibaba’s “smile to pay” transaction system) by printing wide, flat glasses frames with elements of other peoples’ faces with “up to 100% success.”
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast emerging technology which will impact the lives of people everywhere.
The startup took out a full-page ad in the New York Times on Wednesday to respond, preemptively, to Microsoft’s expected launch of Skype Teams, a new software product for workplace and team collaboration that will compete directly with Slack. Microsoft’s event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET
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