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Automated Warehouse In Tokyo Managed To Replace 90 Percent of Its Staff With Robots

Japanese retailer Uniqlo in Tokyo’s Ariake district has managed to cut 90% of its staff and replace them with robots that are capable of inspecting and sorting the clothing housed there. The automation also allows them to operate 24 hours a day. Quartz reports: The company recently remodeled the existing warehouse with an automated system created in partnership with Daifuku, ... Read More »

The Breach That Killed Google+ Wasn’t a Breach At All

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: For months, Google has been trying to stay out of the way of the growing tech backlash, but yesterday, the dam finally broke with news of a bug in the rarely used Google+ network that exposed private information for as many as 500,000 users. Google found and fixed the bug back ... Read More »

Mozilla Challenges Educators To Integrate Ethics Into STEM

Today, Mozilla, along with Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, is launching a competition for professors and educators to effectively integrate ethics into computer science education at the undergraduate level. From a report: The context, called the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, will award up to $3.5 million over the next two years to proposals focused on how to ... Read More »

WhatsApp Fixes Bug That Let Hackers Take Over App When Answering a Video Call

WhatsApp developers have fixed a bug in the Android and iOS versions of the WhatsApp mobile app that allowed hackers to take over the application when users answered an incoming video call. From a report: Natalie Silvanovich, a security researcher with Google’s Project Zero security research team, discovered the WhatsApp vulnerability at the end of August. She described the vulnerability ... Read More »