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What’s under those clothes? This system tracks body shapes in real time

With augmented reality coming in hot and depth tracking cameras due to arrive on flagship phones, the time is right to improve how computers track the motions of people they see — even if that means virtually stripping them of their clothes. A new computer vision system that does just that may...

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Hackers who sabotaged the Olympic games return for more mischief

Enlarge (credit: National Archives Archeological Site) The advanced hacking group that sabotaged the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in February has struck again, this time in attacks that targeted financial institutions in Russia and chemical- and biological-threat prevention labs in France, Switzer...

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Man who allegedly gave Vault 7 cache to WikiLeaks busted by poor opsec

Enlarge / A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seal in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) A federal grand jury has formally indicted Joshua Adam Schulte, a former CIA employee, who prosecutors say was behind...

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Musk alleges Tesla Model 3 production has been sabotaged, according to CNBC

Enlarge (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has accused a Tesla employee of "quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations," according to an email obtained by CNBC. In the all-hands email to Tesla staff, Musk wrote that the employee had made "direct code changes" to t...

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Apple Fined $9 Million for Misleading Some Australian Customers Over 'Error 53' Device Repairs

The Australian government today fined Apple $9 million for misleading some customers into believing they could not have their iOS devices fixed by Apple if they had been previously repaired by a third-party repair shop, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Today's ruling comes after the Australian Co...

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macOS 'Quick Look' Bug Can Leak Encrypted Data Through Thumbnail Caches

A long-standing bug in macOS's Quick Look feature has the potential to expose sensitive user files like photo thumbnails and the text of documents, even on encrypted drives, according to security researchers. Details on the Quick Look flaw were shared earlier this month by security researcher Wojci...

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the second 10.13.6 beta. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App...

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Turn local OneDrive files to on-demand files automatically

Microsoft plans to launch a new OneDrive storage feature in the next feature update for Windows 10, out September/October 2018, that turns local OneDrive files to on-demand files automatically when the files are not accessed for a set period of time. The company launched OneDrive's files on-demand f...

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Chameleon for Firefox: user agent and data spoofer

Chameleon is a new open source extension for Mozilla Firefox that is a port of the Firefox add-on Random Agent Spoofer for the browser. Random Agent Spoofer added options to Firefox to spoof the user-agent and other information that the browser leaks to websites and servers on connect. The add-on is...

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Bet money on yourself with Proveit, the 1-vs-1 trivia app

Pick a category, wager a few dollars and double your money in 60 seconds if you’re smarter and faster than your opponent. Proveit offers a fresh take on trivia and game show apps by letting you win or lose cash on quick 10-question, multiple choice quizzes. Sick of waiting to battle a mil...


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