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Amazon Rolls Out Encryption For Ring Doorbells

Starting today in the U.S. (and other countries in the not too distant future), you’ll be able to encrypt the video footage captured via your Ring devices. ZDNet reports: This is done with Amazon’s Video End-to-End Encryption (E2EE). If you decide to install this optional privacy feature, you’ll need to install a new version of the Ring application on your ... Read More »

France Hits Google With $593 Million Fine In News Copyright Battle

Google was fined 500 million euros ($593 million) Tuesday by French competition regulators for failing to comply with an order to negotiate fair deals with news publishers for the use of their content. CNBC reports: France’s Competition Authority said Google had breached an April 2020 ruling that ordered the company to negotiate “in good faith” licensing deals with publishers and ... Read More »

Man Wrongfully Arrested By Facial Recognition Tells Congress His Story

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Michigan resident Robert Williams testified about being wrongfully arrested by Detroit Police in an effort to urge Congress to pass legislation against the use of facial recognition technology. Williams’ testimony was part of a hearing held by the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on crime, terrorism, and homeland security, which dealt with how ... Read More »

Drought is Stressing California’s Power Grid

Drought is putting pressure on California’s already stressed-out grid. From a report: As water reservoirs run dry, there’s been a significant drop in hydroelectric generation. Without enough water pressure to quickly turn turbine blades, there could be electricity shortages right when residents need it the most. Rolling blackouts have already become a new norm for the state as utilities shut ... Read More »