Monthly archive for January 2020

Can we trust Apple when it checks our images on iCloud?

Prevention of child abuse and violence compels Apple to take controversial measures. After Apple updated its privacy policy at the end of 2019 and announced that it could check images for child abuse, the following statement of Jane Horwath is not surprising: “As part of this commitment, Apple uses image-matching technology to help find and report child exploitation. Much like spam filters in email, our systems use electronic signatures to find suspected child exploitation. Accounts with child exploitation content violate our terms and conditions of service, and any accounts we find with this material will be disabled.” Yes, by choosing

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Banned for not featuring women. Political correctness gone wild

Political correctness has truly gone too far in the UK. Despite the core audience being 87.5% male, a PC Specialist ad has been banned for perpetuating “harmful gender stereotypes”. The commercial isn’t diverse enough featuring a white man, a black man and an Asian man. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (UK’s regulator of advertising) banned ad after just eight “deeply offended” people complained. Just recently, a Volkswagen commercial ad was also banned in the UK for violating “gender stereotypes” because it showed a woman caring for a baby. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority also banned a commercial with a sexy

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Segway’s S-Pod from future inspired by Pixar’s Wall-E and Jurassic World

It’s called S-Pod, the self-balancing egg-shaped wheelchair for adults to move effortlessly. It’s equipped with an auto-balancing technology developed by Segway, controlled by a small joystick positioned on the left armrest. It seems to come straight out of the future as if from computer-animated science fiction film WALL·E, where humanity, addicted to technology and comfort, goes around on mobile chairs to avoid walking. The idea of the latest Segway product is exactly the same: to allow people to move around the city comfortably seated on a chair equipped with two wheels and an electric motor. According to the company, the

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Sony unveils its first electric car Vision-S at CES in Las Vegas

Sony had never approached the automotive sector, but at the Consumer Electronic Show, it presented an electric vehicle equipped with numerous Sony systems and technologies. From the sensors used for safety inside and outside the passenger compartment to the entertainment system. It is not yet clear whether the car will be mass-produced or will remain a concept. The electric car is equipped with 33 different internal and external sensors, several widescreen displays, and 360 Reality Audio audio system. BlackBerry, Bosch, Nvidia, Qualcomm and others also participate in this project. The basis for the electric car was created by Magna, a

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Division within US Establishment amid conflict with Iran

Let’s take a look at the ins and outs of the Iranian response to American aggression. The day before yesterday, a brigadier general of the US Marine Corps sent a letter to the Iraqi government about the upcoming withdrawal of troops from Iraq with the wording “out of respect for the independence of your country.” This news was confirmed by both the general himself and the Iraqi side. After which it was published by Reuters, TASS, and other news agencies. And if the Americans did so, then perhaps Iran would have less reason for the actions that they took tonight.

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