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Thanks to the NASA InSIght probe (and British tools) you can now listen to the sound of a Martian earthquake

Thanks to the NASA InSIght probe (and British tools) you can now listen to the sound of a Martian earthquake

Astroboffins rejoice over tiny rumblings underground Video NASA’s InSight lander has detected seismic waves on Mars for the first time and the space agency is letting everyone else listen in too. Scientists working with the InSight’s Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument Have recorded four of the so-called ‘marsquakes’ since the instrument came online...

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Baffling tale of Apple shops’ ‘non-facial’ ‘facial recognition’, a stolen ID, and a $1bn lawsuit after a wrongful arrest

Baffling tale of Apple shops’ ‘non-facial’ ‘facial recognition’, a stolen ID, and a $1bn lawsuit after a wrongful arrest

Teen loses driving permit, gets wrongly linked to spate of thefts A teenager is suing Apple in the US for $1bn, claiming he was misidentified as a thief by a mysterious facial-recognition system in the iGiant’s stores. Ousmane Bah, 18, filed suit against Cook & Co this week after he was falsely identified as a...

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Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz: Car hire biz demands $32m+ for ‘defective’ cyber-revamp

Accenture sued over website redesign so bad it Hertz: Car hire biz demands $32m+ for ‘defective’ cyber-revamp

Rental firm fuming after consultancy ‘never delivered a functional site or mobile app’ Car rental giant Hertz is suing over a website redesign from hell. The US corporation hired monster management consultancy firm Accenture in August 2016 to completely revamp its online presence. The new site was due to go live in December 2017. But...

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Hands off Brock! EFF pleads with Google not to kill its Privacy Badger with its Manifest destiny

Hands off Brock! EFF pleads with Google not to kill its Privacy Badger with its Manifest destiny

It’s not hard, we just need some coding tweaks to make sure Privacy Badger stays sane In an effort to discourage Google from breaking or hobbling content blocking and privacy Chrome Extensions, the Electronic Frontier Foundation on Wednesday presented the Chocolate Factory with a modest wish list [PDF] to guide the company’s ongoing API revision....