Business / Tech Aug 17, 2019

British mall tested facial recognition of shoppers

A British mall that scanned shoppers using facial-recognition cameras said on Friday it is no longer using technology that advocacy groups called a threat to privacy. Meadowhall in the northern city of Sheffield, which attracts more than 25 million visitors a year, used the surveillance ...

U.S. Customs computer outage snarls major airports

World Aug 17, 2019

U.S. Customs computer outage snarls major airports

Travelers flying into the United States on Friday ran into long lines at major airports nationwide because of a temporary computer outage that affected the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. Airports warned travelers — both Americans returning home and foreign visitors — of delays, ...

U.S. won't give Apple relief on Mac Pro parts from China

Business Jul 27, 2019

U.S. won't give Apple relief on Mac Pro parts from China

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration would not grant Apple Inc. any relief for tariffs on parts made in China for its Mac Pro computer and later added he thought the firm would build a plant in Texas. "Apple will not be ...

National / Politics Jul 27, 2019

Japan panel resumes talks on steps to fight digital piracy

A government panel has resumed talks on measures against pirate websites where manga and other content are uploaded without the permission of copyright holders. At a meeting of an expert panel of the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters on Friday, some participants stressed the need to ...

Editorials Jul 18, 2019

The future draws closer

As a civilization, we must begin to grapple with the legal and ethical dimensions of direct interfaces between humans' brains and computers.