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Virtual Platforms For Surgery Are Gaining Traction

Access to healthcare has always been a global problem, with those in more rural areas suffering the most. The world simply does not have enough clinically trained and specialized physicians concentrated in the areas that need them the most, leading to significant disparities in health outcomes. Lack of access to surgery is one part of …

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Microsoft’s Calling It Quits on Creepy Emotion Recognition Tech

Photo: John MacDougall (Getty Images) Microsoft’s turning its back on its scientifically suspect and ethically dubious emotion recognition technology. For now, at least. In a major win for privacy advocates sounding the alarm on under-tested and invasive biometric technology, Microsoft announced it’s planning to retire its so-called “emotion recognition” detection systems from its Azure Face …

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Ex-Amazon worker found guilty in Capital One breach

Paige Thompson, a 36-year-old former Amazon employee, has been convicted for seven federal crimes by the US District Court in Seattle, all originating from a massive breach at Capital One that affected over 100 million people. Paige A. Thompson, a software engineer who went by the online pseudonym ‘erratic,’ was arrested in July 2019, after …

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Big Tech step up lobbying to stop antitrust bill

Amazon and Alphabet have stepped up their lobbying efforts to defeat a major bill that could reshape tech industry in the United States. The companies are targeting a ‘self-preferencing’ bill, said to be just a few steps away from becoming federal law. The American Innovation and Choice Online Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) …

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Big Tech step up lobbying to stop antitrust bill

Amazon and Alphabet have stepped up their lobbying efforts to defeat a major bill that could reshape tech industry in the United States. The companies are targeting a ‘self-preferencing’ bill, said to be just a few steps away from becoming federal law. The American Innovation and Choice Online Act, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) …

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Amazon Re:Mars Is The Place To Be If You’re Into Machine Learning, AI, Robotics And Space

Amazon re:MARS Amazon As a frequenter of tech shows, I’m very familiar with the big-budget spectacle and fanfare that frequently accompany them. It can sometimes feel a bit overblown—data storage with a side of pyrotechnics is still data storage. However, one upcoming event on my calendar may warrant such a display. Amazon re:Mars, coming June …

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Primary Care Is Increasingly Going Virtual. What Does This Mean For Healthcare?

Healthcare is a behemoth puzzle. One large part of that complicated puzzle is primary care, which is broadly defined as “Health services that cover a range of prevention, wellness, and treatment for common illnesses.” This care is commonly established by developing long term relationships with a primary care provider (PCP), who can follow a patient’s …

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Amazon EKS Blueprints Streamline Bootstrapping Kubernetes Clusters

AWS has released EKS Blueprints, a collection of infrastructure as code (IaC) modules to simplify configuring and deploying EKS clusters. EKS Blueprints are currently implemented in both HashiCorp Terraform and AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK). The blueprints have support for a number of open-source add-ons including Prometheus, Nginx, and Argo CD. The blueprints provide a …

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Amazon to Permanently Disable Cloud Cam, Offers Affected Customers a Free Blink Mini and/or Echo

Amazon today announced that it is dropping support for its Cloud Cam indoor security camera, which launched in 2017. In an email, Amazon said customers will no longer be able to use the Cloud Cam and all companion apps starting December 2, 2022. Cloud Cam users will be able to download any video recordings until …

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