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Walmart uses AI cameras to spot thieves

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US supermarket giant Walmart has confirmed it uses image recognition cameras at checkouts to detect theft. The cameras identify when items are put in a shopping bag without first being scanned by a cashier, or at the self-service checkout. Walmart told the news site Business Insider than it used the technology in more than 1,000 Read More

Florida town pays $600,000 virus ransom

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A Florida town has decided to pay malicious hackers $600,000 (£475,000) to get its computers working again. Municipal computers for Riviera Beach, a suburb of Palm Beach, were rendered unusable by the ransomware attack. The virus disabled email, hit emergency response systems and forced staff to use paper-based admin systems. The local council for the Read More

Lords of the Ring: Can ‘smart’ ring give BlackRock fund managers the edge?

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LONDON (Reuters) – After years of using the internet, satellites, algos and other innovations to mine ‘Big Data’ for that edge over rivals, the world’s biggest investment firm is trialing a gizmo that puts the focus back on humans — its own portfolio managers. FILE PHOTO: A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building Read More

Robocalls in the crosshairs of bipartisan House bill

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Will the scourge of robocalls ever become a thing of the past? A flurry of proposals on Capitol Hill, including a bill that has bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, could make a dent in curbing the proliferation of ubiquitous spam calls. The House’s Stopping Bad Robocalls Act would toughen requirements for carriers like Verizon Read More

Dr. Siegel on why teens are ‘growing horns’ from prolonged cellphone use

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New research suggests that teens are sprouting “horns” at the base of their neck, and Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel argued that it’s likely connected to prolonged cellphone use. Because teens are constantly hunched over on their phones texting or on social media, the muscles in the neck become overused, causing what’s called “text neck,” Read More

Explainer: Initial exchange offerings flourish in crypto market

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) are currently the most popular fundraising trend in the cryptocurrency industry, which has seen poster child bitcoin surge more than 150% in 2019. As the name suggests, initial exchange offerings are conducted over crypto trading platforms and exchanges. FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins are seen in Read More

New tokens thrive in crypto market but sales raise questions

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Initial exchange offerings (IEOs) have been the latest darlings in raising funds for cryptocurrency projects, but intensifying regulatory scrutiny and investors’ concern about the viability of the companies raising capital are flashing red flags. FILE PHOTO: Bitcoin.com buttons are seen displayed on the floor of the Consensus 2018 blockchain technology conference Read More

Government error delays online pornography age-check scheme

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An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites has been delayed a second time. The changes – which mean UK internet users may have to prove their age – were due to start on 15 July after already being delayed from April 2018. The culture secretary confirmed the postponement saying the government had Read More

Watch Dogs at E3: We want players to find value in other people

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The maker of a game set in a post-Brexit London says he wants it to help players “value” people from different backgrounds. In Watch Dogs: Legion, which takes place in the “not-too-distant future”, gamers will control a group of hackers trying to take down a regime which has taken control of the UK through an Read More