Updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which governs law enforcement access to data, would also help U.S. investigators.
from Mobile – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607966/the-uk-pleads-with-congress-to-change-an-outdated-privacy-law-to-help-fight-terrorism/
The search giant wants to know how online ads translate into offline sales, but says it is taking steps to ensure users’ privacy isn’t breached.
from Mobile – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607938/google-now-tracks-your-credit-card-purchases-and-connects-them-to-its-online-profile-of-you/
A pioneer of modern robotics talks about deep learning and what robots will really be doing in a future not far away. Hear from John Dabiri on what drives his work on the design of novel wind turbines and wind farms.
from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607914/theinterface-episode-2/
With a selfie and some audio, a startup called Oben says, it can make you an avatar that can say—or sing—anything.
from Mobile – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607885/how-to-save-your-digital-soul/
A dexterous multi-fingered robot practiced using virtual objects in a simulated world, showing how machine learning and the cloud could revolutionize manual work.
from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607931/meet-the-most-nimble-fingered-robot-yet/
Officials say it shouldn’t be illegal for the government to track and shoot down drones it deems threatening.
from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607933/the-trump-administration-may-soon-have-new-powers-to-destroy-drone-threats/
Todd Holmdahl says that starting from behind won’t keep Microsoft from winning the race to commercialize quantum computing.
from Computing – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607891/he-built-the-xbox-can-he-make-a-microsoft-product-out-of-quantum-computing/