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Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon

Roomba Maker Wants to Sell Maps of Your Home to Google, Amazon “There’s an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared,” Angle told Reuters.To some extent, this is iRobot’s effort to reposition itself after taking fire from manufacturers hawking less-expensive Roomba clones.

This creepy technology can read your emotions as you walk down the street

This creepy technology can read your emotions as you walk down the street Like other companies in the facial recognition environment, NTechLab uses a deep learning approach for its system.We train the algorithm to understand the kind of emotion they see on the picture and then correct it the way you would teach a kid," NTechLab's CEO, Mikhail Ivanov, told Mashable.

Telegram builds a direct hotline for authorities, so they can pull down illegal content quickly

Telegram builds a direct hotline for authorities, so they can pull down illegal content quickly After two weeks of being partially blocked in Indonesia, Telegram has finally managed to appease the government and get the ban lifted.It's agreed to build a direct hotline through which authorities can quickly instruct Telegram's team to pull down terrorist-related content.

Uber is rolling out in-app messaging between drivers and riders

Uber is rolling out in-app messaging between drivers and riders Before this feature, Uber users simply had to stand around waiting until their driver arrived.The new in-app messaging can be found at the bottom of the Uber feed.

Uber was so sloppy with your data that it will be audited for the next 20 years

Uber was so sloppy with your data that it will be audited for the next 20 years Remember when Uber employees were reportedly tracking their ex-girlfriends and Beyoncé with a secret God View feature?” As part of its settlement agreement, Uber will implement a new privacy program, and be regularly and independently audited every two years for the next 20 years.

iOS 11 Will Implement a 'Cop Button' to Disable Touch ID

iOS 11 Will Implement a 'Cop Button' to Disable Touch ID Beta testers evaluating Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 have discovered new emergency SOS functions, as well as what some are calling a “cop button.” Press the power button five times on an iPhone running iOS 11, and the device will do two things.

AccuWeather for iPhone might be watching you without your permission

AccuWeather for iPhone might be watching you without your permission A security researcher recently discovered that the AccuWeather app for iOS was sending location information to a data monetization firm, even when users opt out of location tracking within the app.The sketchy app behavior was first stumbled upon by Will Strafach, a mobile security expert known for iOS hacking.

Sonos: Accept Our New Privacy Policy Or We May Brick Your Device

Sonos: Accept Our New Privacy Policy Or We May Brick Your Device Now, however, Sonos is the news for a very different reasons: The company recently announced a unilateral change to its privacy policy that its attempting to jam down customer throats.Hilariously, the company’s new privacy policy begins by stating: “Sonos respects your privacy and your rights to control your personal data.

Uber won't snoop on your location anymore, but that doesn't mean you should trust them

Uber won't snoop on your location anymore, but that doesn't mean you should trust them So when Uber announced earlier this week it was rolling back a controversial feature that tracked users' locations for five minutes after a ride, it may have seemed like a win for Uber's friendlier "new" image.While the change is undoubtedly a welcome move for the privacy conscious, the timing of this particular change is suspect, to say the least.

Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support

Tor Amps Up Its Mobile Browser Support Now, Tor is expanding its work to include a mobile browser.In recent years, the usefulness of Tor in what’s supposed to be its prime territory has been waning.

Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle

Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle This is the classic architecture of a man-in-the-middle attack, except it’s one Lenovo perpetrated against its own users.The crazy part: Lenovo actually knew about this behavior, told Superfish to remove it, and then never checked to see if the company had done so.

Equifax: Give Up Your Right to Sue, and Then We'll Tell You if You Should

Equifax: Give Up Your Right to Sue, and Then We'll Tell You if You Should As we discussed earlier today, Equifax has set up a website that will (supposedly) inform you if your data has been stolen.The only problem is, use of the site also means you forfeit your right to sue the company and agree to mandatory and binding arbitration.

The Equifax Situation Continues to Worsen

The Equifax Situation Continues to Worsen Instead, Equifax has continued to find ways to compound its own egregious failure.Initially, it appeared that registering for Equifax’s credit monitoring service would force citizens to waive their right to join a class-action suit against the company in favor of mandatory arbitration at an individual level.

Sen. Franken to Apple: How Safe Is Face ID Really?

Sen. Franken to Apple: How Safe Is Face ID Really? A day after Apple introduced Face ID—the facial recognition system at the heart of iPhone X—Sen.The 10th-anniversary handset unveiled Tuesday features an upgraded front camera that creates and stores a 3D map of your facial geometry.

Equifax's Failure to Apply Security Patches Enabled Massive Hack

Equifax's Failure to Apply Security Patches Enabled Massive Hack Last week, a massive hack of the credit bureau Equifax stole critical personally identifiable information (PII) on 143 million US citizens.The flaws that allowed hackers to penetrate Equifax and steal its customer data were patched several months ago.

Browser-Based Mining Malware Found on Pirate Bay, Other Sites

Browser-Based Mining Malware Found on Pirate Bay, Other Sites That seems to be the thinking behind a new wave of cryptocurrency malware that’s loaded via websites and runs while you have a page open.Meanwhile, in other news, new browser-based malware has been popping up that also leverages JavaScript and also mines coins on hardware.

Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month

Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month Worse, the company distributed infected versions of its products for nearly a month before realizing the problem.The infected payload affects two CCleaner products — CCleaner v5.

Equifax Sent Customers to a Phishing Site, Hacked Months Earlier

Equifax Sent Customers to a Phishing Site, Hacked Months Earlier We first learned Equifax was breached because it failed to patch a bug that had been repaired two months previously.But every aspect of the company’s response has been abysmal, particularly given that it had over a month to prepare.

You Can't Completely Disable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth From iOS 11's Control Center

You Can't Completely Disable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth From iOS 11's Control Center Starting with iOS 11, disabling Bluetooth and Wi-Fi from the Control Center will not shut them off.The iOS Control Center is a menu that appears when you swipe upwards from the bottom-center of the device.

CCleaner Infection More Severe Than Thought, Targeted Microsoft, Google, Samsung

CCleaner Infection More Severe Than Thought, Targeted Microsoft, Google, Samsung Earlier this week, we reported on news that the popular system maintenance app CCleaner had been infected by malware for nearly a month.The CCleaner malware could be used to deliver a second-stage payload that would run on local systems and perform various tasks.