Verizon is deploying Hyper Precise Location in at least 100 top US markets, saying that the real-time kinematics technology will provide location data that's accurate to a couple centimeters. The carrier added that HPL, which safeguards privacy by not sharing or storing user data, can enhance both the internet of things and intelligent driving.
As enterprises migrate to the cloud, cybercriminals have already moved there: 61% of malicious payloads in 2020 arrived via cloud-based apps, up from 48% the year before, Netskope reports. Pros say solutions to consider include encryption and multifactor authentication.
The Federal Bureau Investigation has hacked hundreds of compromised Microsoft Exchange servers to remove backdoors that remained open post-patching in the wake of the Hafnium cyberattacks. After gaining permission via a court order, the FBI eliminated web shells to secure servers from future attacks, and it is now informing owners of the involved servers.
Detroit is facing a lawsuit alleging that the use of facial-recognition technology resulted in the plaintiff's arrest in a theft case in which charges were later dropped. The plaintiff, a Black man, contends in his lawsuit that the technology is 100 times more likely to incorrectly identify people of color than it is to misidentify white people.
Android phones collected and stored data even when customers disabled location history, contrary to what Google led them to believe, and an Australian judge has ruled that the company is liable. The decision affects accounts created between January 2017 and December 2018, and a Google spokesman said the company may appeal.
Affordable broadband in New York State has become the focus of both recent legislation, which requires $15-per-month tiers from all internet service providers, and a philanthropic fund that gives some students free access. The $15 options will be available to eligible low-income households under the law, and must provide download speeds of at least 25 megabits per second.
Google.org is throwing its weight behind Open Climate Fix's online solar forecasting service by awarding more than $686,350 to the nonprofit under its Impact Challenge on Climate. The investment is one of many from Google's philanthropic arm, which has pledged about $11.96 million to advance green technologies.
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