When It Comes to Gorillas, Google Photos Remains Blind

When It Comes to Gorillas, Google Photos Remains Blind Published on January 11, 2018 at 09:45PM Tom Simonite, writing for Wired: In 2015, a black software developer embarrassed Google by tweeting that the company’s Photos service had labeled photos of him with a black friend as “gorillas.” Google declared itself “appalled and genuinely sorry.” An …

Dropbox Files Confidentially For IPO

Dropbox Files Confidentially For IPO Published on January 11, 2018 at 10:47PM Dropbox, the file-sharing private company valued at $10 billion, has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering. From the report: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. will lead the potential listing, according to the people, who asked not to …

Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-To-End Encryption to Skype

Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-To-End Encryption to Skype Published on January 11, 2018 at 09:05PM Microsoft and Open Whisper Systems (makers of the Signal app) surprised many on Thursday when they said they are partnering to bring support for end-to-end (E2E) encrypted conversations to Skype. From a report: The new feature, called Skype …

Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Wants To Create the Podcast Genome Project

Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Wants To Create the Podcast Genome Project Published on January 11, 2018 at 10:25PM Janko Roettgers, reporting for Variety: Pandora’s new CEO Roger Lynch has big plans for podcasts: Lynch told Variety on the sidelines of CES in Las Vegas Thursday that he wants to create “the equivalent of the podcast …

Lishtot’s TestDrop tells you whether water is safe to drink without even touching it

Consistent access to clean water is something billions lack, and part of that is the inability to check whether one’s water is clean or not. Lishtot could help change this with a tiny device that instantly determines if water is safe to drink just by analyzing the electric field around it — no strips, no …

Congress Renews FISA Warrantless Surveillance Bill For Six More Years

In 2013, Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency was legally collecting millions of Americans’ phone calls and electronic communications—including emails, Facebook messages, and browsing histories—without a warrant. Congress has now decided not only to reauthorize these programs, but also to expand some of their most invasive techniques. The spying initiatives Snowden brought to …

Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-To-End Encryption to Skype

Microsoft Partners with Signal to Bring End-To-End Encryption to Skype Published on January 11, 2018 at 09:05PM Microsoft and Open Whisper Systems (makers of the Signal app) surprised many on Thursday when they said they are partnering to bring support for end-to-end (E2E) encrypted conversations to Skype. From a report: The new feature, called Skype …

Trending Tech Business News: Intel CEO releases ‘security-first pledge’ to restore confidence

Intel CEO releases ‘security-first pledge’ to restore confidence Wall Street Journal cybersecurity reporter Kate Fazzini and Carbon Black national security strategist Eric O’Neill discuss whether Intel’s chip problems create a global national security threat. via FOX BUSINESS NEWS Technology http://ift.tt/2mtvdNZ