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Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available On the Internet

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ProPublica: Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the Internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise. The records cover more than 5 million patients in the United States and millions more around the world. In some cases, a ... Read More »

AI Surveillance is Expanding Worldwide

A growing number of countries are following China’s lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens, according to a research group’s report published Tuesday. From a report: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition for surveillance. The index of countries where some form of AI surveillance is ... Read More »

Amazon Music Rolls Out Lossless Streaming Tier

Amazon Music HD is a new tier of Amazon’s music service that offers lossless versions of audio files for streaming or downloading at a price that aggressively undercuts Tidal, the main competition for this kind of audio. “Amazon will charge $14.99 a month for the HD tier, or $12.99 if you’re an Amazon Prime customer,” reports The Verge. “Tidal’s Hi-Fi ... Read More »

Facebook Enlists Ray-Ban Maker To Help Develop Secret ‘Orion’ Smart Glasses

Facebook is partnering with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica to help speed up development of its top-secret augmented reality glasses that are being developed out of its Facebook Reality Labs in Redmond, Washington. The social media company is hoping the new partnership will help them complete the glasses between 2023 and 2025. CNBC reports: The glasses are internally codenamed Orion, and ... Read More »