January 2021

Here’s a Way to Learn if Facial Recognition Systems Used Your Photos

When tech companies created the facial recognition systems that are rapidly remaking government surveillance and chipping away at personal privacy, they may have received help from an unexpected source: your face. Companies, universities and government labs have used millions of images collected from a hodgepodge of online sources to develop… Read More »Here’s a Way to Learn if Facial Recognition Systems Used Your Photos

A Vast Web of Vengeance

A Waterfall of Maggots Ms. Atas vanished from the public record for the next nine years. But around 2001, according to Ontario court filings, she was arrested and charged with assault and resisting arrest. The charges were ultimately withdrawn, but a peace bond, Canada’s equivalent of a restraining order, was… Read More »A Vast Web of Vengeance

Trucking companies drive slowly into new tech, but it can help streamline shipping

Capgemini rep says new trends include last-mile drones, route optimization, and robots. More about artificial intelligence TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Vikas Shetty, client partner at Capgemini, an IT consulting business, about trucking logistics and the use of artificial intelligence (AI). The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.… Read More »Trucking companies drive slowly into new tech, but it can help streamline shipping

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks: A cheat sheet

This comprehensive guide covers different types of denial of service attacks, DDoS protection strategies, as well as why it matters for business. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Denial of service (DoS) attacks are the cyberweapon of choice for state-sponsored threat actors and freewheeling script kiddies alike. Independent of who uses them, denial… Read More »Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks: A cheat sheet