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Apple jams Facebook's web-tracking tools

Apple jams Facebook's web-tracking tools

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Apple will attempt to frustrate tools used by Facebook to automatically track web users, within the next version of its iOS and Mac operating systems."We're shutting that down," declared Apple's software chief Craig Federighi, at the firm's developers conference.He added that the web browser Safari would ask owners' permission before allowing the social network to monitor their activity.The move is likely to add to tensions between the two companies.Apple's chief executive Tim Cook had previously described Facebook's practices as being an "invasion of privacy" - an opinion Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg subsequently denounced as being "glib".At the WWDC conference - held in San Jose, California ...
Face recognition police tools 'staggeringly inaccurate'

Face recognition police tools 'staggeringly inaccurate'

Technology
Police must address concerns over the use of facial recognition systems or may face legal action, the UK's privacy watchdog says.Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said the issue had become a "priority" for her office.An investigation by campaign group Big Brother Watch suggested the technology flagged up a "staggering" number of innocent people as suspects.But police have defended the technology and say safeguards are in place.Which police forces are using facial recognition?Big Brother Watch submitted freedom of information requests to every police force in the UK. Two police forces acknowledged they were currently testing facial recognition cameras. The Metropolitan Police used facial recognition at London's Notting Hill carnival in 2016 and 201...
Lockheed Martin to develop missile defense tools with Defense Department deal

Lockheed Martin to develop missile defense tools with Defense Department deal

Business
Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin will develop lower-tier air and missile defense sensor prototypes under a Department of Defense contract.The award is from the Department's Ordnance Technology Consortium, an initiative to facilitate collaboration between the government, industry and academia for technology development. Lockheed Martin did not disclose the contract's value in a release Thursday."Lockheed Martin is ready to leverage our significant experience, Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology and sensor capabilities in the [lower-tier air and missile defense sensor] concept definition phase to accelerate much needed enhanced capability to the warfighter," Mark Mekker, director of next generation radar systems at Lockheed Martin, said in a statement.Lockheed Martin said i...