Category Archives: Culture

Apple Caught Listening to Your iPhone and iPad

Earlier this month, Facebook gave its 1.3 billion users the perfect reason to delete their accounts. Now Apple appears has done the same for its 1.4 billion iPhone and iPad users worldwide. 

Last month The Guardian revealed Apple was employing contractors to listen to and “grade” Siri recordings and they “regularly” heard confidential information from iPhone and iPad users, including medical information, drug deals and recordings of couples having sex. And now a new report from the Irish Examiner has given a sense of scale to what was happening.  

“Contractors in Cork [Ireland] were expected to each listen to more than 1,000 recordings from Siri every shift, before Apple suspended the practice last month,” explains the Examiner, who got its information from “an employee who had their contract abruptly terminated this week.” 

More:

www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/08/24/apple-iphone-ipad-privacy-siri-recordings-ios-upgrade-iphone-xs-max-xr-update/

Amazon can now sense your fear (when not selling you calming scented candles) | TechRadar

The company says its facial recognition tech can accurately read eight emotions, including terror of the concept.
— Read on www.techradar.com/news/amazon-can-now-sense-your-fear-when-not-selling-you-calming-scented-candles

What is a smart city and how does one plan for it? | TechRadar

The exponential growth of cities around the globe comes with new technical challenges, and the potential for smart cities.
— Read on www.techradar.com/news/what-is-a-smart-city-and-how-does-one-plan-for-it

MOVIE: Chef

2014: Directed by Jon Favreau. With Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman.

A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.


— Read on m.imdb.com/title/tt2883512/

Great movie playing right now on Amazon Prime.

BrownieBytes gives it 5 Brownies!

SharkTank Mark Cuban: Junior Achievement Taught Me How to Start, Run, Lead Companies

SharkTank and Mavs Owner, Mark Cuban @mcuban shares Junior Achievement (JA®) story… “It’s all about JA. Learned how to start and run a company there.”

Support your local #JuniorAchievement in #PalmBeach and #TreasureCoast @JAofPBTC :

https://www.juniorachievement.com/

@JA_USA #success #business #entrepreneur #finance

SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?
— Read on www.wired.com/story/a-crashed-israeli-lunar-lander-spilled-tardigrades-on-the-moon/