The U.K. Pleads With Congress to Change an Outdated Privacy Law to Help Fight Terrorism

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from Mobile – MIT Technology Review https://www.technologyreview.com/s/607966/the-uk-pleads-with-congress-to-change-an-outdated-privacy-law-to-help-fight-terrorism/

Google Now Tracks Your Credit Card Purchases and Connects Them to Its Online Profile of You

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/

Episode 2: Rodney Brooks and John Dabiri

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/

Meet the Most Nimble-Fingered Robot Yet

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/

The Trump Administration May Soon Have New Powers to Destroy Drone “Threats”

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/

He Built the Xbox—Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing?

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/