Google and Oracle Battle in Court Over Copyright Law

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Google Oracle Court Case

Creating software code from scratch can later become the basis of advanced developments for devices and operating systems. Developers with innovation in mind can take existing software and alter it to build new programs. In the case of Google vs. Oracle, the latter claims that Google has used Oracle’s copyrighted programming code in an Android operating system. Oracle sued Google … Read More

Biometric Data Breach Exposes 28 Million Records

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Suprema Biometric Record Data Breach

A BioStar 2 biometric security database that belongs to global biometric and security provider, Suprema, suffered a data breach exposing 28 million records. A company called vpnMentor, who provides virtual private network reviews, found the data leak on August 5, notified Suprema two days later, and Suprema closed the leak on August 13. What Was Exposed? The BioStar 2 database … Read More

European Union Court to Review EU-US Privacy Shield Framework

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european commission privacy shield

A three-year-old complaint against Privacy Shield will finally be reviewed by the EU general court in July of 2019. The complaint came from the French digital rights group, La Quadrature du Net, and claimed that the Privacy Shield framework allowed for privacy abuses by the United States. Replacing Improper Safety With Questionable Privacy Privacy Shield is a program that was … Read More

Amazon Rejects Proposal for Banning Facial Recognition

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The investors at Amazon voted down a proposal for banning the sale of facial recognition software to government entities. The software raised concerns of bias and discrimination, but only 2.4 % of shareholders voted in favor of the proposal, lacking support for the overall 50% needed to pass. Failure to Recognize a Face Concerns over the facial recognition technology started … Read More

AI: Stealing Human Jobs or Creating More Positions?

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AI benefits negatives debate

As with most emerging technology, there are two sides that cover its benefits as well as its potential downfalls. A recent report from the MIT Technology Review found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will eliminate 1 in every 8 jobs in Asia in the next five years. The technology was created to improve efficiencies and customer satisfaction but also leaves human … Read More