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Michigan, Canadian Governments Update COVID-19 Plans; Brown Updates Pandemic In Michigan

ANN ARBOR – On MITech TV June 29, Canadian Consul General Joe Cromarte will outline his government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then Bobby Chasnis, director of the Pure Michigan Business Connect program, will join Colin Dillon to present Michigan’s Arsenal of Innovation plan. Finally infectious disease expert Fred Brown will update where the COVID-19

By |2020-06-29T09:11:33-04:00June 29th, 2020|M2 TechCast, mitechtv, Podcasts|

Safari Gets New Encryption Option For Network Privacy On iPhones, Macs

CUPERTINO, CA. - Apple's Safari will take advantage later this year of new encryption technology that protects an important type of network communication called DNS. It's part of a broader movement to build privacy into internet technology like email and the web that initially sent sensitive data unprotected. DNS, short for Domain Name System, looks up the numeric

By |2020-06-29T09:12:28-04:00June 28th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

IBM To Withdraw From Facial Recognition Market Out Of Profiling Fears

SAN FRANCISCO - IBM announced Monday that it's withdrawing from the general-purpose facial recognition market, saying it worries that the technology is being used to promote discrimination and racial injustice. "IBM firmly opposes and will not condone uses of any technology, including facial recognition technology offered by other vendors, for mass surveillance, racial profiling, violations of

By |2020-06-09T21:16:22-04:00June 9th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

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 |2020-11-19T10:13:11-05:00May 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|