Day: February 6, 2018

Are robot cops the future of efficient, bias-free policing?

Steve Nelson The Washington Examiner The era of police hiding behind bushes and catching drivers who exceed 30 miles per hour may be coming to an end. In years, maybe decades, the young officer with a quota could be replaced by a robotic cop car. Unsympathetic to excuses and invulnerable […]

Equifax compromised half of the country’s information. Trump’s CFPB isn’t looking into it.

Emily Stewart VOX Credit reporting agency Equifax in September revealed that a data breach had left the information of 145 million customers exposed. The company waited weeks before disclosing the incident to the public, during which time three executives sold nearly $2 million worth of the company’s shares. Not even six months later, the Consumer Financial […]

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Motherboard **If you’re looking for ways to protect yourself from SIM hijacking and other hacks, read The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked** If you’re a customer of T-Mobile in the United States, you may have recently gotten a somewhat alarming, and perhaps confusing, text message. This is a […]

Electric shock to the brain boosts memory ’15 per cent’

Henry Bodkin The Telegraph A device that gives the brain electric shocks has prompted hope for Alzheimer’s patients after an initial trial showed it could improve memory by 15 per cent. The US study was described as “promising” by British Experts, but they cautioned it was too early to say for sure if […]