Tag: Data

Wrecked Cars Are Now a Treasure Trove of Personal Information

<img data-attachment-id="1635120" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving.jpg" data-orig-size="1060,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Tesla Baby self-driving" data-image-description=" Tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-450×255.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-610×345.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1635120″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-610×345.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”345″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-610×345.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-450×255.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-768×435.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Tesla-Baby-self-driving.jpg 1060w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> As cars grow more dependent upon computer-controlled driving aids and automakers implement permanent internet connectivity, we’ve grown […]

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Facebook debuts Minipack, an open modular switch for datacenters

During a keynote at the 2019 Open Compute Project (OCP) Global Summit in San Jose, Facebook today debuted Minipack, a modular whitebox network switch platform it claims is the first of its kind with an “open” design. “We are excited to work with the community to develop an ecosystem around Minipack,” said director of engineering […]

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‘Privacy Is Becoming a Luxury’: What Data Leaks Are Like for the Poor

When Jayne checked her email on the morning of February 13, she didn’t expect to find anything particularly exciting. The 34-year-old, who asked her real name be withheld out of fear that speaking out could affect her housing benefits, was enjoying a rare moment of relative peace on a snow day in a household with […]

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Parents Are Buying Loads of Cars for Their Adult Children

It looks as though more parents are increasingly paying for the transportation needs of their (sometimes very old) children. Thanks largely to abandoning the important job of parenthood, a Bank of America survey a discovered small portion of adults between age 23 and 37 are now able to put away legitimate savings. However, the prevalence […]

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Amy Webb highlights over 300 tech trends in annual report

The Future Today Institute today unveiled the latest annual Tech Trends Report, which highlights 315 trends, up from 225 last year. This is the 12th year of the Tech Trends Report. The report highlights top trends in areas like energy, robotics, AI, transportation, data, privacy, and security. Future Today Institute director and New York University […]

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AI can detect signs of stroke in infants

Perinatal stroke — a stroke occurring before or around the time of an infant’s birth that can lead to lifelong disability — affects around 2 in 1,000 children, making it the most common motor disorder in childhood. Early intervention has the potential to improve outcomes, but it requires early detection, and that’s easier said than […]

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Why They Kneel: Everything We Said About Police Brutality Was Wrong

Image: iStock (The Root/FMG) To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week during the 2018 regular season, The Root explored the data behind racial disparities. As America enjoys the Super Bowl, the Root Partnered with Fatal Encounters to examine what we don’t know about […]

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Automakers Helping China Spy on Drivers: Report

As concerns grow about the Chinese government’s technology-driven “social credit” system of controlling its citizens, the Associated Press reports that the country, through regulations for electric vehicles, is requiring global automakers to supply telemetric data from their vehicles that could help the one-party state spy on its people. American, German, and Japanese automakers, including General […]

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Putting a Stop to Stopping: Jaguar Land Rover Testing Green Light Speed Advisory Tech

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will implement Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) technology on a trial basis. The system utilizes vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) connectivity, allowing cars to “talk” to traffic lights while informing drivers of the speed they should travel to avoid having to stop. GLOSA isn’t a new concept. In fact, it’s been kicked […]

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What Does Ford Look Like As a Mobility Company?

These days, every automaker is in the midst of a metamorphosis, eager to emerge from their chrysalis as a “mobility company.” Even brands that don’t seem bent on completely revolutionizing their business model now use the term in reference to themselves. Ford, which has positioned itself as a mobility company ever since Mark Fields was steering […]

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Dell EMC’s Matt Baker: VMware has over 600,000 customers

Dell, with more than 103,000 employees globally, is one of the largest technology companes in the world. In 2017, it was the third-largest PC vendor after Lenovo and HP, and analysts peg its market capitalization at $70 billion. The Round Rock, Texas firm sells network switches, peripherals, laptops, workstations, HDTVs, cameras, printers, servers, and MP3 […]

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Moovit partners with Microsoft to provide public transit data for Azure Maps

Mobility data startup Moovit today announced that it is integrating its people-driven transportation platform into Microsoft’s Azure Maps. Tel Aviv-based Moovit has built a mapping tool for public transportation. The company uses crowdsourced data from millions of users to map routes for buses and metros around the world. It also leverages that data via a service […]

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Tenzo raises $1.8 million to reduce restaurant food waste with AI

Food waste worldwide has reached staggering proportions. Roughly a third of the food produced in the world for human consumption — 1.3 tons — gets lost or wasted every year, amounting to about $680 billion in industrialized countries and $310 billion in developing countries. Altogether, the amount of food wasted annually is equivalent to more […]

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Apple brings EU data privacy features to U.S., tightens app and web privacy rules

Spurred by the European Union’s heightened data privacy requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation, Apple debuted more conspicuous privacy notifications in March, and in May rolled out a Data and Privacy section of its website that enables European users to automatically access and delete collected personal data. Apple promised to roll the feature out worldwide […]

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Auto Coalition Joins Forces With NATCO to Rethink City Streets, Share Driving Data

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NATCO) has joined Ford, Uber and Lyft to work with the data platform SharedStreets to glean a better understanding of America’s infrastructure. Their collective goal is to “make it easier for the private sector to work with cities around the world and leverage data to improve urban mobility.” […]

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Salesforce’s Customer 360 unifies data to deliver consistent cross-channel experiences

It’s been a newsy couple of days for Salesforce. Last week, the San Francisco company debuted Einstein Voice and Einstein Voice Bots — two voice assistant development platforms for enterprises — plus cloud-based presentation designer Quip Slides. And on Monday, it announced a partnership with Apple that’ll see key iOS features integrated into the Salesforce Mobile App. […]

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John Hancock will require fitness tracking for all life insurance policies

(Reuters) — John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead sell only interactive policies that track fitness and health data through wearable devices and smartphones, the company said on Wednesday. The move by the 156-year-old insurer, owned by Canada’s Manulife Financial, marks a […]

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