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Google Can Now Tell You’re Not a Robot With Just One Click

Google Can Now Tell You’re Not a Robot With Just One Click

On Wednesday, Google announced that many of its “Captchas”—the squiggled text tests designed to weed out automated spambots—will be reduced to nothing more than a single checkbox next to the statement “I’m not a robot.”

The post Google Can Now Tell You’re Not a Robot With Just One Click appeared first on WIRED.



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Jawbone wristband targets sleep data

Wearable tech firm Jawbone unveils a sleep-tracking device that uses metal studs to measure the wearer’s heart rate continuously at night. Continue reading

Bits Blog: Microsoft Band Is a Welcome Surprise in the Wearable Market

The company’s new wearable device may be the most flexible of its kind on the market right now.



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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you. Continue reading

Fitbit Says It Will Make Changes to Address Complaints About Allergic Reactions

The wristband will now come with a warning that it contains nickel, a common allergen used in many types of products, and a new sizing guideline to prevent users from wearing the devices too tightly. Continue reading

VIDEO: Will Thumbprint Tech Mean End of PIN?

Credit and debit cards with thumb print sensors built in could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords. Continue reading

Take Your Medicine, Tap Your Phone And Collect A Prize

Apps offer games and rewards to keep you taking your prescription medicine. While rewards may not be for everyone, they could give some people a helpful motivational boost. Continue reading

When does an app need regulating?

Should you be worried about health apps? Continue reading

Slippery When Coated: Helping Medical Devices Prevent Blood Clots

When blood flows over an artificial surface, whether it’s an implanted pacemaker or tubing for a dialysis machine, there’s an increased risk that a dangerous clot will form. Continue reading

Tracking India’s Bureaucrats Becomes a Digital Dashboard Venture – 10 Oct 2014

A new surveillance system requires government officials to register their presence at the entrance to their offices using a biometric scan of a fingerprint or iris. Continue reading

Google Maps Has Been Keeping Track of Every Single Move You Make- 15 August 2014

15 August 2014- The Examiner Google Maps has been keeping track of every single move you make

Your Phone’s Hardware Can Reveal Your Identity Even If Your Data Is Safe- 11 August 2014

11 August 2014- Vice Motherboard Your Phone’s Hardware Can Reveal Your Identity Even If Your Data Is Safe

How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy From Big Data- 26 April 2014

26 April 2014- Mashable How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy From Big Data

Biohacker’ implants chip in arm – November 4, 2013

11/4/2013 Biohacker’ implants chip in arm

Ultrasound chip offers gesture control for mobiles – October 10, 2013

10/10/2013 – BBC Ultrasound chip offers gesture control for mobiles

Michael J Fox Foundation Tests Sensors to Track Parkinson’s – 13 August 2014

13 August 2014 – “BBC Technology” Michael J Fox Foundation Tests Sensors to Track Parkinson’s. The Michael J Fox Foundation has teamed up with Intel to equip patients with smart watches. The watches allow more than 300 data points on … Continue reading

Wearable Users Tracked with Raspberry Pi – 1 Aug 2014

1 August 2014 – “BBC News” Wearable users tracked with Raspberry Pi. Those who use wearable technology to track their health can be traced with a raspberry pi, a device that costs roughly $70, security group Symantec discovers.

Novel Fingerprinting Technique Identifies Phones Using Accelerometer Data.

Hristo Bojinov and other researchers at Stanford have discovered a new way of digitally fingerprinting mobile devices. The method works off the fact that the accelerometers used in  smart phones all have unique measurement errors after rolling off the assembly … Continue reading

Tiny Botnet Makes Big Impact on Background Check Companies, ID Thieves Profit.

Security Researcher Brian Krebs has conducted an investigation of a number of identity theft portals active on the internet, where various ne’er-do-wells were able to purchase the personal information (social security numbers and full background check information) of anyone they … Continue reading

Germany’s CCC Hacks iPhone 5s TouchID

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) of Germany, founded in 1981 and one of the most visible global hacking collectives, has published the details of their successful hack of the new iPhone 5s biometric security fingerprint scanner (a system called TouchID). A member … Continue reading