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Facial Recognition Companies Scrambling To See Past Face Masks

SAN FRANCISCO - In the age of the coronavirus, face masks have become a part of normal life. They're a safety requirement in many places, and for some people, a fashion statement. But for facial recognition technology, they pose a major challenge. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended wearing face coverings to help fight the

By |2020-05-15T15:13:04-04:00May 15th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Best Cheap VPN: 3 Options For Working From Home In Quarantine

SAN FRANCISCO - If, like a lot of people, you're working from home due to the coronavirus, a virtual private network is essential for protecting your privacy online. Only problem is, a virtual private network can get pretty expensive. And with the global pandemic pinching more people's pockets, paying more than a hundred dollars for homebound privacy protection doesn't readily square with

By |2020-05-15T15:13:04-04:00May 15th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Samsung’s Foldable Z Flip Has Something Razr Doesn’t: A Bendable Glass Screen

SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung's newest foldable is real. The company on Tuesday officially unveiled its Galaxy Z Flip smartphone after months of leaks, hints and even a teaser commercial played during the Oscars. The device, Samsung's second foldable after its Galaxy Fold, features a clamshell design similar to Motorola's new Razr. The Z Flip, like the Razr, is essentially a high-tech flip phone, with an interior, 6.7-inch

By |2020-02-12T19:00:14-05:00February 12th, 2020|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Best Live TV Streaming Services For Cord-Cutters In 2020

LAS VEGAS - If you want to cut the cable TV cord but still want to keep live TV, the future is in streaming. Live TV streaming services like YouTube TV and Sling TV let you watch most, if not all of your favorite TV channels -- from ABC to NBC to ESPN to CNN to Nickelodeon to Fox News

By |2020-01-26T06:47:37-05:00January 25th, 2020|New Products, New Products / Contracts|

In Bezos Phone Hack, UN Wants Answers On Saudi Prince’s Alleged Role

NEW YORK - The United Nations is calling for an investigation after receiving information suggesting that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was potentially involved in hacking the phone of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post. The statement alleges that the hack was an attempt by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to "influence, if not

By |2020-01-23T09:13:07-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Facial Recognition Creeps Into Everything At CES 2020

LAS VEGAS - Konami Gaming, a slot machine maker, wants to weave facial recognition into its one-armed bandits. During a visit to its Las Vegas headquarters to hear more about its plans, I quickly discovered what the world would be like if facial recognition is everywhere. "Hello, Alfred," said a measured, robotic voice, startling me. It

By |2020-01-12T13:10:43-05:00January 12th, 2020|Featured, Guest Columns|

Streaming Wars Spill Into CES 2020 As Media Nabs The Spotlight

LAS VEGAS - Every year, CES draws the tech-obsessed to gawk at fancy televisions and off-the-wall gadgets. This year, though, the conference's long-running media sideshow is flooding onto the main stage, including two keynotes by companies vying to shape the future of TV. Media companies and marketers long have fueled a show-behind-the-show at CES, one that has little to

By |2020-01-03T16:45:35-05:00January 3rd, 2020|IoT|

US House Passes TRACED Act To Deter Robo Calls

WASHINGTON – There may soon be an end to those pesky robocalls. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill making it harder for the calls to get through to you. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence, or TRACED Act would push carriers to implement a caller authentification system and require companies to block

By |2019-12-13T10:12:47-05:00December 12th, 2019|Politics, Politics/Government|

Report: US Launched Cyberattack Against Iran After Saudi Oil Strike

WASHINGTON DC - The US reportedly carried out a cyberstrike against Iran following attacks against Saudi oil facilities in September. The cyber operation affected physical hardware and was aimed at Tehran's ability to spread propaganda, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing two unnamed US officials. The cyberattack, which reportedly took place in late September, appears to be in response to drone and

By |2019-10-16T20:21:27-04:00October 16th, 2019|Cyber Defense|