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  • Facial recognition bolstered by mass database scraping, but not from Apple

    applejeff said:
    What is not explained, as far as I can see, is what benefit the AI researchers obtain from the databases of faces. Yes, they can train the programs to recognize that there is, indeed, a face in the picture but it doesn’t appear that they have other data to match against it. They don’t know whose faces they are. What am I missing? What are the privacy problems that people are seeing?
    Didn't you watch any Bourne movies? If faces, in a crowd, can be compared with known faces [from social media], people [and their locations, activities, routines etc] can be identified. The data collection may start with the quasi-innocent feature recognition, yes this is a non-white/brown/black face.

    If this is just 'raw' data collection, why are people in London arrested for hiding their faces from street cameras? We can opt out of social media. We can choose not to walk down streets full of cameras. I doubt this is innocent collection of raw faces; at least not for long.

    Oh, and this:


    lostkiwigilly33
  • AccountEdge abandons Catalina compatibility, customers looking for alternatives

    Moving your company's accounts from one software package to another, without feature or data loss, is non-trivial. I can understand, even as a technical user, why people find ways and reasons not to move.

    In other news, Intuit has had many years to make its QuickBooks software feature-compatible with the Windows version. This too did not happen. Users can't migrate from Windows to the MacOS version.
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  • Apple engineers dish on no macOS for iPad & why 11-inch model didn't get mini-LED

    I just wish Sidecar allowed me to "click a mouse button and move a mouse pointer with my finger." That would minimize the need to run macOS apps on iOS. But nobody even asks Apple why they won't allow that.
    This mouse/finger click, brought to you by Luna Display. 
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  • JetDrive Lite 330 expansion card adds 1 TB storage to the MacBook Pro

    SanDisk has a 1TB micro-SD with 120MB/s read speed, for $125. $/GB is lower for their 400GB cards but this is a pretty good price!
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