Amazon patents Alexa technology that analyzes voice for disease or depression
Amazon has a patent on technology that allows Alexa to analyse your voice to determine whether you are ill or depressed. Based on your physical or emotional condition, Alexa can sell you products. The patent was applied for in March 2017 and was granted this week.
The patent describes a voice assist... Read more
GDPR will result in a substantial decrease in ad-trackers for website visitors from the EU
It is starting to look more and more as if the underlying idea of GDPR is being realised. The European Union introduced the data regime with the aim of improving the privacy of European citizens. Successfully, because research shows that the number of ad-trackers is decreasing considerably. Striking... Read more
KPN successfully tests 5G applications for precision agriculture in Drenthe
KPN has successfully tested its first 5G application for precision agriculture on a trial farm in Valthermond, Drenthe, the Netherlands. The test was carried out using a camera drone for potato cultivation, which makes very accurate images of a field. The images were processed via a mobile connectio... Read more
Consumer version Google+ is closed after discovery vulnerability
The consumer version of Google+ is closed. Google's Facebook competitor appears to have had a vulnerability for years, so that user data could easily be viewed by third parties. Many people had expected that the service would stop with a sigh, but now it turns out that it would happen with a bang.
Y... Read more
Vice President Mike Pence: Google must stop Project Dragonfly
US vice president Mike Pence wants Google to stop developing Project Dragonfly. On Thursday, Pence suggested that Google should immediately stop censoring the version of its search engine that would be under development for the Chinese market.
That's what Pence told us during a discussion at the con... Read more
Fujitsu develops rapid identification technology through the combination of facial and palm recognition
Fujitsu has developed a new payment method that works not only without a card, but also without touching it. The non-contact technology can identify a person by means of the palm of the hand and facial recognition. According to the Japanese company, this will accelerate the development of a moneyles... Read more
Facebook may be fined billions for data breach
It looks like Facebook is going to get a hefty fine for the data breach earlier this week. Possibly the social network would have to pay a fine of $1.63 billion for the leak that may have hacked fifty million accounts.
Earlier this week Facebook reported that the accounts of up to fifty million peop... Read more
Hackers capture data from 50 million Facebook users
Last weekend, Facebook announced that, in the event of a security problem, the data of almost fifty million users had been captured. It is not yet entirely clear how the hack exactly took place, but it has to do with a vulnerability in the way the View as function works.
In a blog, Guy Rosen, vice p... Read more
Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ space company, is now also selling rocket motors.
Blue Origin, the space company of Amazon-CEO Jeff Bezos, now also sells rocket motors. The rocket maker United Launch Alliance has announced that it has chosen the company's BE-4 rocket motor for its new Vulcan Centaur rocket. In doing so, Bezos' company defeated the better-known Aerojet Rocketdyne,... Read more