Big Data Reveals: More Banks Welcome Marijuana Businesses

A steadily growing number of banks are willing to open accounts for marijuana businesses, according to new federal data. Even as a string of conflicting signals from the Trump administration surrounds the debate about legalization with uncertainty, the number of depository institutions that are actively banking the cannabis industry has increased roughly 18% since the beginning of 2017. Last January,...

The Government Wants To Use Blockchain Technology To Protect U.S Border

DHS may soon use blockchain technology to protect all sorts of data it collects in protecting U.S. borders. A company that uses blockchain technology to hack-proof data gathered along the southern border entered the final phase of a Homeland Security Department startup accelerator program last week. The department’s Science and Technology Directorate struck a $192,000 deal with Factom Inc. to fine-tune...

Google Defends Gmail Data Sharing

Google provided details of how it protects user data in Gmail from third-party apps. In a letter to US lawmakers, Google said it uses automated scans to help monitor third parties with access to Google data. Alphabet Inc's Google defended how it polices third-party add-ons for Gmail in a letter to U.S. senators made public on Thursday, saying that upfront...

Jack Ma Says: It’s Up To Tech Giants To Protect The Human Race As AI will “Kill Many Jobs”

CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba Jack Ma has declared that "artificial intelligence and robots will kill many jobs". Voicing his bold opinions during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ma said that artificial intelligence (AI) is a threat to human beings and machines, and is going to replace huamns in jobs of the future. "The...

Could China Be The World’s Most Perfect ‘Surveillance State’

China's growing prowess in cyberspace is a bigger, more dangerous threat to the United States than Russia's attempt to undermine U.S. elections, Washington's top intelligence official said, warning that Beijing is on a path that could lead to global supremacy. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats characterized the Chinese threat as deliberate, methodical and subtle, allowing it to escape the...

Chinese Police Are Using Facial-Recognition Glasses To Scan Travelers: Could NYC Be Next?

Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals. In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds. Seven people have been arrested for a range of previous crimes, and another 26 were banned from travel. China has been ramping up its use of facial-recognition technology as it moves toward a nationwide database that can recognize any...

Do You Really Know Who Has Access To Your Gmail Account?

Google has a lot of explaining to do regarding the privacy of its popular email service Gmail, according to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Commerce Committee Sens. John Thune, R- S.D., Roger Wicker, R-Miss. and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., sent a letter to Google's parent company Alphabet and its CEO Larry Page, following news that Gmail allowed third-party developers to read users' emails, according...

Pentagon Prohibits Personnel From Using GPS Services

The device-agnostic policy applies to smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, smartwatches and all other applications with geolocation features. The Defense Department on Monday issued an order barring all personnel from using geolocation services on their personal and government-issued devices in all “operational areas.” The policy, which applies to smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, smartwatches and all other applications with geo location features, goes...

Who Can You Trust: High-Tech Deception of ‘deepfake’ Videos Invade U.S Political Arena

Hey, did my congressman really say that? Is that really President Donald Trump on that video, or am I being duped? New technology on the internet lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they’ve never said. Republicans and Democrats predict this high-tech way of putting words in someone’s mouth will become the latest weapon in disinformation...

Forget New York, LA, Chicago — These Are The 10 Surprising Cities Millennials Are Moving To

New York City no longer appears to be one of the best cities for millennials to move to. SmartAsset recently revealed the top cities millennials are moving to, and the results are surprising. NYC, LA, CHI didn't even make the top 25, but three cities in Virginia made the top 10. Is the Big Three Cities of America, Los Angeles, Chicago losing its...