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A hidden trick for turning your iPhone and AirPods into a spy microphone is going viral. Here's what the feature is really about.

Apple CEO Tim Cook.Getty A recently introduced feature for iPhones and AirPods called “Live Listen” is going viral.  It enables a person to use an iPhone’s microphone to listen in to conversations wirelessly through AirPods. Some people are creeped out by the feature, suggesting it could be used to spy, but it was originally intended to […]

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More Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists: Get Lost

Supported by More Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists: Get Lost ImageFrom left, Mara Zepeda, Aniyia Williams, Astrid Scholz and Jennifer Brandel of Zebras Unite. The group encourages greater gender and racial diversity in venture capital.CreditCreditAdrian Hallauer for The New York Times By Erin Griffith Jan. 11, 2019 On a sunny Saturday morning […]

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Google's top lobbyist reportedly sent his staff a blank organization chart making employees fear for their jobs

Byun Young-Wook/Getty Images Google’s head of public policy Karan Bhatia has reportedly hinted at restructuring the company’s Washington, DC, team responsible for lobbying on Capitol Hill. Sources told Bloomberg that Bhatia shared a blank organizational chart that had only his own name filled in at the top. The chart prompted employees to fear for their […]

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A huge new game starring Disney's biggest characters is nearly out – here's what you need to know about 'Kingdom Hearts 3'

Other than the central heroes — protagonist Sora and his friends Riku and Kairi — the majority of other characters in “Kingdom Hearts 3” are major Disney characters. Other than the central heroes — protagonist Sora and his friends Riku and Kairi — the majority of other characters in “Kingdom Hearts 3” are major Disney […]

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Amazon's Alexa Attempts To Fact-Check Tech Executive During CES Demonstration

Perhaps Amazon’s Alexa didn’t believe the hype. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Monday, the digital assistant interrupted a demonstration being given by a representative of chipmaker Qualcomm. “No, that’s not true,” Alexa quipped, midway through a presentation showcasing “artificial-intelligence intuitive in-vehicle experiences for next-generation vehicles,” per Qualcomm’s press release. It’s unclear […]

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A new robot promises to make the dream of oven-fresh bread every 6 minutes a reality

Wilkinson Baking CompanyThe loaves produced by the Wilkinson Baking Company “BreadBot.”Wilkinson Baking Company A new device named the “BreadBot” is said to have a staggering bread production capability: six loaves per hour, and nearly 250 per day, with barely any human intervention, according to the company behind it. Unless you’re feeding hundreds of people, the […]

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Inside Facebook's suicide algorithm: Here's how the company uses artificial intelligence to predict your mental state from your posts

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Facebook is scanning nearly every post on the platform in an attempt to assess suicide risk. Facebook passes the information along to law enforcement for wellness checks. Privacy experts say Facebook’s failure to get affirmative consent from users for the program presents privacy risks that could lead to exposure or worse. In […]

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One of the West's biggest cybersecurity vulnerabilities is our idiotic habit of sending servers full of sensitive information to foreign countries

Servers for data storage are seen at Advania’s Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, IcelandThomson Reuters Western companies routinely sell their old tech hardware to private companies in foreign countries, without wiping the sensitive data on them first. A Business Insider source found a large database of the Dutch public health insurance system on old equipment […]