Another part of the problem is a structural one. There are always a few dozen environmental tech exhibitors at CES every year, but the way the show is organized effectively makes them invisible. The CTA doesn’t bundle envirotech companies together and give them a dedicated zone at the convention center, like it does for things like smart home, 3D printing, digital money, and a variety of other categories it deems significant enough to warrant highlighting. Instead, the show’s greentech exhibitors are scattered across the expo and therefore don’t have a unified presence. So, if you aren’t seeking these companies out specifically, you won’t find them. You’ll skip right past them and they’ll be lost among the ocean of other tech on display. … [Read more...] about Where’s the green? CES 2020 was surprisingly low on environmental tech
Over the past time, although banks have repeatedly advised customers not to provide personal or confidential information such as ATM card PIN numbers, access codes, OTP codes and Internet Banking passwords for others to avoid being scammed. However, in fact, hi-tech criminals continuously use many sophisticated tricks to force users to provide OTP codes (sent via their SMS or email), so the risk of users losing money remains.Smart OTP is software installed on mobile devices, allowing users to actively obtain OTP authentication codes. Smart OTP fixes the disadvantages of the authentication methods via existing SMS OTP and Token OTP, minimising malefactors taking advantage of security vulnerabilities to hack customer accounts. … [Read more...] about Does Smart OTP help reduce high-tech crime in banking?
As India plans to roll out a nationwide facial recognition system this year, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan believes that the country must develop its own databases for efficient implementation of breakthrough technologies that use artificial intelligence and machine learning. A facial recognition system is a technology capable of identifying or verifying a person by analysing patterns based on the person's facial textures and shape. Gopalakrishnan noted that India should carry out its own trials before implementing the facial recognition systems, as currently the algorithms used to train these mostly employ data of white men belonging to the Anglo-Saxon community, and it is unclear whether it will work properly in the country. "We also need to look at biases. One of the reasons why I believe India must do research in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) particularly is because most of the databases that are used to train these systems which we use today … [Read more...] about Need India-specific data to properly implement facial recognition tech: Infosys co-founder
Investment in Britain's tech sector surged 44% to a record $13.2 billion pounds in 2019, accounting for a third of all European funding and exceeding the total in France and Germany combined, the UK government's Digital Economy Council said on Wednesday. The UK was behind only the United States and China in the level of venture capital funding, and it saw strong growth whereas both of its bigger rivals saw declines, according to the research conducted by Tech Nation and Dealroom.co. On a city level, London joined San Francisco's Bay Area, Beijing and New York at the top of the world's most-funded locations, it said. Digital Minister Matt Warman said it was "fantastic to see Britain continues to be the best place in Europe to start and grow a tech business, with record-breaking investment and the creation of eight new billion-dollar companies last year." He said that while the country was in a good position, it could not afford to be complacent and had to ensure that government … [Read more...] about Investment in Britain’s tech sector jumped 44% in 2019 : Report
Apple Inc and other technology companies should cooperate with US investigators, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday as law enforcement officials continued probing last month's fatal shooting at a US naval base in Florida. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump lashed out at Apple in a tweet for refusing to unlock phones in criminal investigations while the company benefited from the federal government's help on trade issues. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking to unlock two iPhones involved in the case regarding the shooting of three Americans by a Saudi Air Force officer at the U.S. Naval Station in Pensacola, Florida. Attorney General William Barr this week called on Apple to help. Their request has renewed attention to privacy issues in the digital age, with Apple and its rivals arguing strong encryption protects users while law enforcement officials counter it allows criminals to evade justice. "I understand the president's view, and it is absolutely … [Read more...] about US’s Mnuchin urges Apple, other tech cos to work with law enforcement
“When Congress provided this special immunity — which no other industry on earth enjoys — it was with understanding that the companies would carry everyone’s speech without favoring any specific viewpoint. That’s clearly not happening. Big Tech has made the decision instead, as one Google document put it, to become quote: “the good censor,” and actively censors speech from citizens of which they disagree with.” … [Read more...] about Sen. Ted Cruz Slams USMCA over Big Tech Protections, Cites Breitbart ‘Good Censor’ Scoop