Researchers Defeated Advanced Facial Recognition Tech Using Makeup

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Researchers have found a new and surprisingly simple method for bypassing facial recognition software using makeup patterns. A new study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found that software-generated makeup patterns can be used to consiste...

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Man Who Unlocked Nearly 2 Million AT&T Phones Gets 12 Years In Prison

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A man who the Department of Justice says unlocked AT&T customers' phones for a fee was sentenced to 12 years in prison, in what the judge called "a terrible cybercrime over an extended period," which allegedly continued even after authorities were on to the scheme. The Verge reports: According t...

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Canada’s weekly rig count up 14 to 169

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Canada averaged 169 active drilling rigs this week according to data from the Canadian Association of Energy Contractors. Of those rigs, 26% are drilling for natural gas, 60% are drilling ...

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Google Will Extend Permission Auto-Reset Feature To Older Android Versions

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Google announced plans today to port its Permission Auto-Reset feature from Android 11 to older versions of its mobile operating system, as far back as Android 6. From a report: Launched last fall, the Permission Auto-Reset feature works by automatically withdrawing user permissions from an app that...

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Pentagon Reverses Itself, Calls Deadly Kabul Strike an Error

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The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan, announcing that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. The post Pentagon Reverses Itself, Calls Deadly Kabul Strike an ...

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10th Century Astronomical Text of Abd-al Rahman al-Sufi Unveiled

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The “suwar al-kawakib" or the Book of Fixed Stars is a 10th century astronomical Arabic text, authored by the famed scholar Abd-al Rahman al-Sufi in the year 964 AD. 
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