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Got a tech question or want to discuss tech? Weekly /r/Technology Tech Support / General Discussion Thread
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Trump Wants to Cut Funding for Clean Energy Research In Half - Meanwhile, China, India and the European Union aim to double funding for clean energy R&D.
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Falcon Heavy May Have Drastically Increased The Number Of Asteroids We Can Mine
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Google discloses Microsoft Edge security flaw before a patch is ready. Microsoft probably won’t be happy, again
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Popular Flight Simulator company stealing Chrome passwords for "anti-piracy measures"
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U.S. Copyright Office considering exemption for abandoned online games
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Exclusive: Amazon paid $90 million for camera maker's chip technology
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Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI: A neural network that simulates the way moths recognize odors also shows how they learn so much faster than machines
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I just realize cellphone and internet service in US are much worse than Vietnam
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Tim Armstrong: People need to vote on net neutrality
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'Slippery slope': Opposition mounts to Canadian media's plan to block piracy websites - Critics fear the plan could lead to rampant internet censorship
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Fake news is an existential crisis for social media
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Wikipedia Zero, Which Provided Over 800 Million Users in 72 Countries With Access to Wikipedia at No Data Cost, is Being Discontinued
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A solar panel on every roof in the US? Here are the numbers: Estimate shows rooftop solar could produce almost 40 percent of our electricity.
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Cyberattacks are the single greatest threat to global stability, German defense minister says - Recent cyberattacks have shown that sensitive and personal data have become the target to destabilize companies and governments worldwide.
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Samsung patents a flying display that’s controlled by your eyes
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Australia's first large scale solar + storage plant connected to grid
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FSLabs Dropping Password Stealing Malware to Combat Piracy?!
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Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules
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Michael Arrington writes the truth about Techchrunch and its cofoundet
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New sensor tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries finds they can be charged 5 times faster
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German carmakers in a spin ahead of diesel ban ruling
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Here’s a beautiful map of 1 billion Shazams
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Cashing out? Why notes and coins may become a thing of the past in Sweden. Even public toilets are going digital in one of the world’s most cashless society
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Facebook Board Member Peter Thiel Distances Self as Russia Scandal Grows
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Trump directs $200 million to tech education for women and minorities
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“Smarticle” Robot Swarms Turn Random Behavior into Collective Intelligence - New algorithms show how very simple robots can be made to work together as a group
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Getty Images Causes Google to Remove “View Image” Button from Search Results
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Clapper Calls Facebook Official's Post That Trump Touted 'False'
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After stunning growth streak, Amazon ambitions seem boundless
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Probe after 'drone made helicopter crash'
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WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' Rendered Ineffective if Your Message Is Quoted
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5G is helping make Pyeongchang the most high-tech Olympics ever
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Alibaba, Tencent rally troops amid $10 billion retail battle
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New 3D compression technology allows streaming of 3D video over consumer networks
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Infamous Google memo author shot down by federal labor board
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Auctus is bringing blockchain tech to the $36 trillion retirement plan market
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Terrible people have learned to exploit the internet. Yasmin Green is fighting back.
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The Mueller indictment exposes the danger of Facebook’s focus on Groups
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Google Chrome to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users such as ones that auto-play video with sound
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Scientists stunned by huge light discovery
37 DanielPhermous It has the same guarantees as the fingerprints from TouchID. They're stored in Apple's secure enclave, a separate ARM based co-processor with anti-tamper measures and running a custom and entirely separate OS. The entire thing is encrypted - OS, drivers, data... the lot, and part of the encryption key comes from the phone hardware, so if you remove the chip from the phone, it becomes undecryptable. Communication is done through a "mailbox" - a separate section of memory which the enclave and iOS have access too. This means that iOS has no access to or insight into any of the enclave's own memory and, if it did, it wouldn't be able to decrypt it. The data cannot be accessed in any way, even by Apple, a precaution they took to prevent the FBI from forcing them to do so.
19 azzamean And of course no one bothers to read. https://www.apple.com/business/docs/iOS_Security_Guide.pdf >The raster scan is temporarily stored in encrypted memory within the Secure Enclave while being vectorized for analysis, and then it’s discarded. The analysis utilizes subdermal ridge flow angle mapping, which is a lossy process that **discards minutia data that would be required to reconstruct the user’s actual fingerprint**. The resulting map of nodes is stored without any identity information in an encrypted format that can only be read by the Secure Enclave, and is **never sent to Apple or backed up to iCloud or iTunes**.
7 MalcolmtSpruce The Face ID, like the fingerprint, is stored on the phone. Apple has no access to either.
2 Feralplatypus Maybe Senator Franken should introduce some legislation concerning data privacy and cyber security if he is so concerned about it. While he's at it, maybe 4th and 5th amendment protections should extend to finger prints, Touch ID, etc. also something he has the ability to change.
8 mcsharp Normalizing or popularizing facial recognition is very dangerous. It is irreversible data. People can't change their face (ok, not very easily at all and even then it's VERY hard to fool a good AI) so as soon as that data is breached your identity is permanently compromised. Permanently compromised! Not to mention the very notable and concerning applications to track dissidents/adversaries (like China does with the recognition/tracking software illegally sold to them by a US company). And that was a decade ago! Stateside we don't see facial recognition creeping into our lives but it absolutely is and it is VERY under-regulated. Private companies hold massive biometric databases already. The next logical leap is to imagine who could buy this info or sell this info and for what purposes and things can get very bleak very quickly.
1 txstoploss He needs to shift his focus to restoring the Bill of Rights and removing warrantless unlocking of phones.
1 oupablo Poor Windows phone. It's been using face unlock for years and nobody seemed to give a crap.