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  • 23 Mar 2021

Amazon is reportedly telling delivery drivers they must give 'biometric consent' so the company can track them as a condition of the job

Amazon delivery drivers will lose their jobs if they don’t give permission for the company to collect their biometric data, per a Motherboard report.

  • 23 Mar 2021

Scientists read minds of monkeys using new ultrasound technique

Brain-machine interfaces are one of those incredible ideas that were once the reserve of science fiction. However, in recent years scientists have begun to experiment with primitive forms of the technology, even going as far as helping a quadriplegic control an exoskeleton using tiny electrode…

  • 22 Mar 2021

2 asteroids to zoom closer than moon in less than 24 hours

Asteroids 2021 FO1 and 2021 FH will have close approaches to Earth on March 23, 2021 (UTC).2021 FO1 is ~14 feet wide (~4 meters) and will fly about 200,000 m…

  • 22 Mar 2021

Ransomwared Bank Tells Customers It Lost Their SSNs

A data breach that already hit bank employees just got much worse

  • 22 Mar 2021

See a helicopter on Mars for first time! Perseverance drops Ingenuity’s cover

The Ingenuity helicopter’s protective covering was dropped to the surface of Mars by the Perseverance rover on March 21, 2021 (Sol 30). Could fly in April: h…

  • 21 Mar 2021

New York lawmaker wants to ban police use of armed robots

Officers’ use of Boston Robotics’ Digidog intensifies concerns about militarization of the police.

  • 19 Mar 2021

One group of hackers is responsible for zero-day attacks across Windows, iOS and Android

A sophisticated group of hackers is on the prowl looking for zero-day exploits across different OS’s

  • 19 Mar 2021

Apple's AR headset to feature eye tracking and possible iris recognition tech, Kuo says

Apple’s widely rumored augmented reality headset is expected to sport eye tracking hardware as a means of user input, potentially eschewing the need for handheld controllers, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

  • 19 Mar 2021

SpaceX Engineer Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading On The Dark Web

It’s the first time the SEC has pursued securities violations on the dark web.

  • 18 Mar 2021

China Is Selling Deadly “Pterodactyl” Drones Around the World

‘Armed drone proliferation is inevitable because of Chinese exports.’

  • 18 Mar 2021

'Growing' heart valve implant would never have to be replaced

When a child receives a replacement heart valve, the device doesn’t grow along with them. This means it will have to be surgically replaced, multiple times. Such may not be the case, however, with a new valve that’s currently in development.

  • 18 Mar 2021

Facebook is making a bracelet that lets you control computers with your brain

The device would let you interact with Facebook’s upcoming augmented-reality glasses just by thinking.

  • 17 Mar 2021

Sounds of driving on Mars! Perseverance makes first-ever recording

Perseverance captured audio while driving on the surface of Mars' Jezero Crater on Sol 16. The recording has been combined here with imagery from the same so…

  • 17 Mar 2021

Cars Have Your Location. This Spy Firm Wants to Sell It to the U.S. Military

15 billion car locations. Nearly any country on Earth. ‘The Ulysses Group’ is pitching a powerful surveillance technology to the U.S. government.

  • 17 Mar 2021

Amazon Has Made Rich Cities Richer—and Also More Dystopian

In a new book, Alec MacGillis explores the growing divide between winner-take-all cities and everywhere else, and the ecommerce giant at the heart of it.

  • 17 Mar 2021

Perseverance sees dust devil churning on Mars

Recent imagery acquired from Perseverance has revealed a dust devil churning on Mars. The footage has been combined with audio captured by the rover on Sol 4…

  • 16 Mar 2021

Airplane-size asteroid flies closer than moon

Astoid 2021 EQ3 closest approach to Earth on March 16, 2021 is 173,000 miles (278,417 km) away, closer than the moon! Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope …

  • 16 Mar 2021

Google’s new smart display tracks your sleep using radar

Second-gen Nest Hub avoids the user needing to wear a bracelet or headband and acts as smart alarm

  • 16 Mar 2021

SpaceX targets this summer for first Starship orbital flight

SpaceX reportedly has a plan to send its Starship and Super Heavy rocket system on its first orbital flight by July 1, 2021.

  • 15 Mar 2021

People Are Stealing Art and Turning It Into NFTs

The blockchain-based art collecting craze is fueling theft that artists are struggling to keep up with.

  • 15 Mar 2021

Texas Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Penalize Businesses That ‘Boycott’ Fossil Fuels

Don’t worry, helpless fossil fuel companies: Texas is coming to your rescue. Four Republican state senators introduced a bill last week that would prevent the state from doing business with any companies that “boycott' the oil and gas industry.

  • 15 Mar 2021

China has brought its repressive surveillance tools to Hong Kong

Move to require ID for SIM card purchases follows website shutdown and controlsMove to require ID for SIM card purchases follows website shutdown and controls

  • 15 Mar 2021

Zuckerberg unveils Facebook's plan to help get people vaccinated

Facebook aims to help bring 50 million people ‘one step closer to getting vaccinated,’ Zuckerberg said.

  • 14 Mar 2021

Woman allegedly made deepfakes to kick rivals off daughter's cheerleading squad

A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested for allegedly creating deepfake videos to get rivals kicked off her daughter’s cheerleading squad.

  • 14 Mar 2021

A federal agency warns Tesla tests unfinished driverless tech on its users

In a letter to the NHTSA last month, NTSB chief Robert Sumwalt named Tesla 16 times while urging the sister agency to set stricter standards.