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Senators Ask Four Major Carriers About Video Slowdowns

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Three U.S. Senate Democrats today asked the four major wireless carriers about allegations they’ve been throttling video services and — in the case of Sprint — the senators asked about alleged throttling of Skype video calls. Sens. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) sent the letters to ... Read More »

How Google Photos Became a Perfect Jukebox for Our Memories

Google Photos, introduced in 2015, has become one of the most emotionally resonant pieces of technology today. It is also shaping our narratives along the way, writes The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo. From a story: Google’s computers can recognize faces, even as they age over time. Photos also seems to understand the tone and emotional valence of human interaction, ... Read More »

Fake Fingerprints Can Imitate Real Ones In Biometric Systems, Research Shows

schwit1 shares a report: Researchers have used a neural network to generate artificial fingerprints that work as a “master key” for biometric identification systems and prove fake fingerprints can be created. According to a paper [PDF] presented at a security conference in Los Angeles, the artificially generated fingerprints, dubbed “DeepMasterPrints” by the researchers from New York University, were able to ... Read More »

How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

TeamViewer is a popular software used for remote access over the internet to and from your system for Linux, MacOS,¬†and Windows. In this article, we will explain how you can install the TeamViewer application on your Ubuntu system, both through the UI and the command line. Read More »