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US sued over border searches of phones and computers

US sued over border searches of phones and computers.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netSep 14th, 2017

British police AI keeps tagging desert photos as ‘nudes’

More and more institutions have started to see the benefits of integrating artificial intelligence into their operations. Not only does it help speed up various processes, it also frees up personnel to handle other tasks. The British Metropolitan Police Service (Met) use AI to scan for images of child abuse on suspects' phones and computers. But the AI is not perfect and has been known to flag pictures of deserts as nude photos, reports The Telegraph. "Sometimesit comes up with a desert and it thinks its an indecent image or pornography," said Mark Stokes, head of digital and electronics forensics. He added, "For some reason, lotsof people have screen-savers of deserts and i...Keep on reading: British police AI keeps tagging desert photos as ‘nudes’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

Should Uber users be worried about data hack?

PARIS, France – The theft of the personal data of 57 million Uber riders and drivers highlights how vulnerable we make ourselves when we install apps on our mobile phones and tablet computers.  What happened? Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said Tuesday that hackers had compromised personal data from some ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

‘I think it was Russia’ – CNN News

President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday he believes Russia was responsible for hacking ahead of the election but contemptuously rejected allegations that Moscow mounted a campaign to compromise him. In his first news conference since winning the election, a combative Trump made clear he will not mute his style when he is inaugurated in nine days. He lashed out at media and political foes alike in a bravura performance. The Trump Tower press conference confirmed the President-elect's deep desire to quickly assert power once he's sworn in. He insisted on moving speedily &'8212; too speedily for some Republicans in Congress &'8212; to replace Obamacare. He also pledged swift action on building a wall along the border with Mexico and nominating a new Supreme Court justice. But it's also clear Trump will take office amid persistent questions about his relationship with Russia. While Trump was at the podium, his nominee to become secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, faced tough questions on Capitol Hill about whether the incoming administration will view Russia with sufficient skepticism. At the news conference, Trump finally conceded he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin's intelligence agencies were behind hacks on Democratic computers ahead of the election but argued that wouldn't happen again. &'8220;I think it was Russia,&'8221; Trump said. Putin &'8220;should not be doing it. He won't be doing it. Russia will have much greater respect for our country when I am leading it than when other people have led it.&'8221; Trump, who has vowed to improve relations with Russia despite some Republican opposition, said he did not know if he would get along with Putin and noted it's possible he won't. But he could not resist a swipe at his defeated Democratic election rival, Hillary Clinton. &'8220;Do you honestly believe Hillary would be tougher on Putin than me?&'8221; he asked. He added that Russia is not the only nation that hacks US targets and accused Democrats of not having sufficient cybersecurity programs. The news conference opened with the incoming White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, slamming a &'8220;political witch hunt&'8221; following reports that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Vice President-elect Mike Pence also criticized the media before introducing Trump, who kept up his criticism of US intelligence. &'8220;I must say that I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by maybe the intelligence agencies,&'8221; Trump said. He said any such move by the agencies would be a &'8220;tremendous blot on their record.&'8221; &'8220;A thing like that should never have been written, it should never have been had and it certainly should have never been released,&'8221; Trump said. The news conference follows exclusive reporting by CNN on Tuesday that classified documents presented last week to President Barack Obama and Trump included the allegations about Russia. The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and drew in part from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him 01:38 The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Trump. The news conference, delayed from December, was scheduled for Trump to outline how he will address questions about possible conflicts-of-interest related to his vast business empire. Trump appeared beside a large pile of files he claimed were pertinent to the companies that are going to be placed in a trust to be run by his sons. He reiterated that he doesn't plan to release his tax returns, saying they are under audit and don't include relevant information After taking a handful of questions, Trump turned the event over to Sheri Dillon, an attorney who was on hand to discuss Trump's business interests. She said Trump planned to put in place a structure that will &'8220;completely isolate him from the management of the company.&'8221; &'8220;He further instructed that we build in protections that will assure the American people that the decisions that he makes and the actions he takes as President are for their benefit and not to support his financial interests,&'8221; she said. Trump will place all his financial and business assets in a trust, Dillon said. The Trump Organization, meanwhile, will not enter into any new deals abroad and all domestic deals will be subject to a heavy vetting process. The firm will also appoint a new ethics officer, she said. The President-elect has also terminated a number of deals set to close shortly, a step that had cost him millions of dollars, she said. Dillon argued that the decision had been made not to put all Trump's assets in a blind trust or to divest of all his assets because it would be impractical. She also said that Trump should not be forced to destroy the business that he had built up. &'8220;President Trump can't unknow he owns Trump Tower,&'8221; Dillon said, explaining why a blind trust would not be a workable solution to addressing conflicts of interest issues while he is President. Dillon said Trump would take other actions to avoid the appearance of a conflict over the Emoluments Clause [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Coordinated bombs rock ‘peace progress’ claims in Thai south

BANGKOK: Muslim insurgents detonated more than 20 homemade explosives across Thailand’s south, the army said on Monday, in a night of violence undermining junta claims of headway in peace talks with the rebels. The mainly Buddhist kingdom’s southern border provinces have been plagued by a 14-year fight between ethnic Malay militants and the Thai state [...] The post Coordinated bombs rock ‘peace progress’ claims in Thai south appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Leaked hands-on clip of Mi 8 shows off its in-display fingerprint sensor

MANILA, Philippines – Celebrating its 8th-anniversary this year, Xiaomi seems to be skipping the number 7. The company is calling its soon-to-be-announced flagship the Mi 8. The company has reportedly already sent invites for the May 31 launch. Most phones nearing launch are typically accompanied by a multitude of leaks. The Mi ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

New Nokia X6 adopts the notch like many Android phones this year

MANILA, Philippines - HMD Global, the Finnish company behind the current Nokia brand of phones, recently unveiled the China-exclusive X6, sporting an iPhone X-like notch. It’s the first phone from the company to sport the controversial display cutout, a design choice that was made ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Myanmar orders Rohingya to leave tense border zone

TOMBRU, Bangladesh – Myanmar security forces have resumed loudspeaker broadcasts near its border with Bangladesh ordering Rohingya Muslims to immediately leave a strip of no-man's land between the two countries, refugees said Sunday, May 20. Around 6,000 refugees from the persecuted minority have been camping on the narrow stretch of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

Chinese retail investors borrow to dominate oil futures market

BEIJING — As 9 p.m. approaches every weekday night in China, a small army of individual investors from around the country log onto trading apps on their mobile phones and laptops. Wall Street may be about to open but these night owls are interested in trading something much closer to home — the new Shanghai […] The post Chinese retail investors borrow to dominate oil futures market appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 20th, 2018

2 North Koreans defect to South – Yonhap

SEOUL, South Korea – Two North Koreans defected to the South across the Yellow Sea on Saturday, May 19, a South Korean news report said, citing a government source. "A small boat was spotted in waters off the north of Baengnyeong Island" near the inter-Korean border, the source told Yonhap news ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Teen wins best actor in Cannes section for transgender role

A 16-year-old Belgian actor won best actor in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes film festival Friday for playing an aspiring transgender ballerina who brutalises her body to further her dreams. Victor Polster, a trained dancer, won the award for his cinematic debut in Lukas Dhont's "Girl", about a teen trapped in a boy's body desperate to speed up the gender reassignment process while trying to perfect her dance technique. A jury led by Benicio Del Toro awarded the section's top prize to the Swedish film "Border" by Ali Abbasi, about a female customs officer with a facial disfigurement but a extraordinary sense of smell that helps her detect fraudsters. T...Keep on reading: Teen wins best actor in Cannes section for transgender role.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Mark Lapid, DOT execs from 3 administrations sued over Boracay Water contract

MANILA, Philippines – A graft complaint was filed against tourism officials of the administrations of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Benigno Aquino III, and President Rodrigo Duterte over an alleged anomalous contract with Boracay Island Water Company (Boracay Water). Rod Padilla and Roberto Gelito, who identified themselves ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan

  CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross during the holy period of Ramadan. The decision to keep the crossing open was taken "to alleviate the suffering" of residents in the Palestinian ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Anonymity challenged

The cloak of anonymity in cell phones will soon be shredded......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Israel hits Hamas base but Gaza protests fade

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories – Israel hit a Hamas base in an air raid Thursday, May 17, in response to gunfire from the Gaza Strip, but weeks of deadly mass protests and clashes along the border may be reaching an end as Ramadan begins. Tens of thousands have protested along Gaza's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Egypt President Sisi says in talks with Palestinians, Israel

CAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday, May 16, urged Israel and the Palestinians to abstain from further steps that could lead to more Palestinian deaths, following Monday's deadly violence on the Gaza-Israel border . Israel has come under international pressure after its border forces on Monday, May 14, killed some ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

Hackers breach US company tracking phones for authorities

MANILA, Philippines – A hacker breached Securus, a company providing US law enforcement with the means to track phones in the country, Motherboard reported Thursday, May 17. The report points to lax security standards at a company with the power to allow law enforcement to track people's phones and undertake ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT: In response to falsities peddled by US officials on my torture and arbitrary detention

It was certainly easy for officials of US Customs and Border Protection to deny knowledge of my harrowing experience in the hands of their agents, just as how easily they, together with officers of the US Homeland Security, have denied all my pleas for respect and recognition of my rights during my 28-hour ordeal at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians near border as Gaza buries dead

Palestinians buried the dead on Tuesday from the bloodiest day in Gaza in years, after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border during demonstrations against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 has faster download speeds than the iPhone X – report

MANILA, Philippines – In an article published by Samsung on Tuesday, May 15, the Korean electronics company boasted its current flagships, the Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus, were the “fastest phones ever." Citing a study from Ookla, the internet metrics analysis company behind SpeedTest, Samsung highlights that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018

Ellen Adarna sued for child bullying

Ellen Adarna (Photo from :Instagram / @maria.elena.adarna) Actress Ellen Adarna has been charged in the Pasig City Prosecutor's Office by the mother of the teenage girl she had accused of taki.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 16th, 2018