Creepy? Don’t Remember Where You Went Last Night? Google Might.
In a blog post Tuesday, Google product manager Gerard Sanz shed
light on a feature called Your Timeline, which the company has
started to introduce to its Android and desktop users. Using data
taken from your devices’ Google account sign-ons, Your Timeline
lets you look, step by step, at your entire Google Maps location
history. If you use Google Photos, Your Timeline will be even more
specific: It will include photos you took that day of the places
It’s “a useful way to remember and view the places you’ve been on a
given day, month or year,” Sanz wrote. “Your Timeline allows you to
visualize your real-world routines, easily see the trips you’ve
taken and get a glimpse of the places where you spend your time.”
Google Wants a Piece of Air-Traffic Control for Drones
Google Inc., the company that brought order to the Internet, has
set its sights on doing the same for the flocks of commercial
drones expected to someday clog the skies.
The search-engine pioneer is joining some of the biggest companies
in technology, communications and aviation — including Amazon.com
Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Harris Corp. — in trying to
create an air-traffic control system to prevent mid-air collisions.
More than 100 other companies and universities have also expressed
interest in the project, which will be needed before commercial
drones can fly long distances to deliver goods, inspect power lines
and survey crops.
Hillary Clinton emails: U.S. intelligence preparing for massive breach of classified data
The U.S. intelligence community is bracing for the possibility that
former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email
account contains hundreds of revelations of classified information
from spy agencies and is taking steps to contain any damage to
national security, according to documents and interviews Thursday.
The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee
have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified
information on Mrs. Clinton’s private email server was likely far
more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week
as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.
The U.S. official said the intelligence community has been informed
that secret information had been contained in some of
Mrs. Clinton’s private emails that originated from the FBI, the DNI
and the CIA as well as a spy satellite agency. It is believed the
30,000 emails remain on a thumb drive in the possession of
Mrs. Clinton’s private attorney, David Kendall.
The Death Star weapon is here! Japan fires world’s most powerful laser
Japan claims to have fired the most powerful laser ever
created. The power of the ‘Death Star’-like beam is equivalent to
1,000 times the world’s total electricity consumption, the
‘With heated competition in the world to improve the performance of
lasers, our goal now is to increase our output to 10 petawatts”. To
put that into context, according to Popular Science, a 50,000
watt laser successfully took down a drone just a mile away.
TSA chief vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports
Are airport security checks a total waste of time? Tests show TSA
96% failure rate in spotting weapons.
Facebook Built an Actual Plane to Bring the World Internet Access
The tech behemoth has built an actual plane — a 140-foot,
solar-powered, unmanned Aquila — to serve as a flying Internet hub
that will provide Wi-Fi access to parts of the world where
connectivity is lacking.
The plane isn’t just an idea or a mockup. An actual version of the
plane was built in the United Kingdom and Facebook plans to test
it, probably somewhere in the United States, later this year
It’s back: FEC says regulating Internet, Google, Facebook under its ‘purview’
Now looking to regulate political speed along with political ads.
Why Windows 10 Users May Never Use Google Again
Microsoft has integrated a new universal search function, just like
Apple’s spotlight search, fully integrated in its products. Right
now, search looks a little like this: Want to search the web? Go to
Google. Your calendar appointments? Open your calendar app. Your
local files on a phone, tablet or PC? Launch finder windows, one by
one. Microsoft aims to replace all of those searches with a single,
comprehensive search bar that scans everything — your device, your
apps, your cloud and the web — in one fell swoop.
The result is a more versatile search experience, but one that
users may find momentarily disorienting. After all, we’re used to
rummaging through digital compartments and wielding search like a
Ban autonomous weapons, urge AI experts including Hawking, Musk and Wozniak
Nasty Bug Lets Hackers Into Nearly Any Android Phone Using Nothing But A Message
It’s like something from a bad movie: eager to learn the details of
the bad guy’s dastardly plot, the good guys hack his phone armed
with little more than knowledge of his phone number. No physical
access to the phone, no tricking him into opening some shady
application; just a quick message sent to his phone, and bam —
To initiate the attack, the hacker sends a maliciously modified
video message. The message is able to circumvent Android’s
sandboxing security measures and execute remote code — at which
point they’d have near-full access to your device, its storage, its
camera and microphone, etc.