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Could FaceApp be invading your privacy?

Technology CapeTown ETC

Cellphone technology has been making incredible advancements, a new app has been created that enables users to edit selfie photos of their faces with various filters – one that makes your face look older, a tattoo-adding one, and many others – that
'Cellphone technology has been making incredible advancements, a new app has been created that enables users to edit selfie photos of their faces with various filters – one that makes your face look older, a tattoo-adding one, and many others – that look astoundingly realistic.FaceApp has been downloaded over one hundred million times on Google Play alone.On social media we have been seeing many users, including celebrities, participating in what is being called the FaceApp Challenge, where a participant posts a current selfie alongside that same selfie with an old-age filter applied to it.As entertaining and fun as this app is, though, many users are worried that their privacy may be at risk with the application.It is being alleged by some users that the FaceApp AI immediately uploads and stores users’ photos without their consent (the app has denied this is the case). Users are especially concerned by this reported breach of privacy after it was recently discovered that FaceApp was developed by Wireless Lab, a Russian-based company.Following the uproar surrounding the alleged hacking by Russians of America’s 2016 elections, this discovery is considered a red flag for some users, who worry their information may be used for things other than image editing.The recent image blackout on Facebook and Instagram could be contributing to the paranoia around this application; FaceApp prompts you to grant it permissions before you use it, which allows the software to use your pictures and store it on their server.Similar platforms follow the exact same protocol when it comes to using people’s images.FaceApp is an extremely effective image editing platform.Before installing any application, regardless of what country it has been developed in, it is always important to read and fully understand its terms and conditions before you install it.Here are some of the #FaceAppchallenge pictures and videos:   View this post on Instagram   Attitude never leaves You….Loved the old pic… . . #autohash #NewDelhi #India #Delhi #portrait #people #fine-looking #casual #beard #funny #hair #hairstyle #instahair #hairfashion #serious #fashion #style #stylish #photooftheday #instagood #instafashion #angry #fun #stubble #young #humor #health #faceapp #faceappchallenge #faceapp A post shared by Subhojit Bose (Men’s Skincare) (@thenewleaf_youtuber) on Jul 18, 2019 at 3:29am PDT   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Ben Sarasvati (@bensarasvati) on Jul 18, 2019 at 3:27am PDT Picture: Facebook . The post Could FaceApp be invading your privacy? appeared first on CapeTown ETC .'

Industry 4.0 technology help Women to grow their businesses

Technology The Women Journal

In the Northern province of Bac khan, a meeting was held. The main agenda of this meeting was to connect females minority with partners under a program which support them in enhancing their monetary activities via industry 4.0 technology. This
'In the Northern province of Bac khan, a meeting was held. The main agenda of this meeting was to connect females minority with partners under a program which support them in enhancing their monetary activities via industry 4.0 technology. This programis supported by a United Nation DevelopmentProgram (UNDP). This program help women to contribute to their household and lessen poverty. This program helps 450 ethnic minority women to developtheir business. Through this program,they can easily connect with stakeholder,policymakers, & different businesses. The main aim of this technology is to create a technical network connectingassociations group with a local partner whichsupport them to expand their capability to apply this 4.0 technology. Caitlin Wiesen UNDP resident representative in Vietnam said that this 4 th industrial revolution (industry 4.0) technology help women to decrease theirpoverty and expand invention and business activities. She also said to Vietnam businesses to implement thistechnology. Just spent exciting 24 hrs with #ethnicminority #women #biz in northern mountain #BacKan province. Gr8 launch of #UNDP , PPC #BacKan & Viettel Post partnership for e-commerce, e-payment #ecosystem , testing new solutions 4 expanding production & marketing of #biz by and for EM pic.twitter.com/K1ILfGSHVk — Caitlin Wiesen (@WiesenC) July 18, 2019'

Five Good Questions: Andy Thurling

Technology Inside Unmanned Systems


'Andy Thurling, Chief Technology Officer, NUAIR Q :   What’s the most underestimated, but critical, step to UTM implementation?A :   Performance requirements.As an industry, we haven’t established performance requirements; therefore we can’t develop standards that would allow us to determine if a system is acceptable to fly in a UTM environment.Too often, our industry is fixated on the perfect UTM that envisions rivers of drones avoiding each other like an unscripted ballet.Everything we do is a one-off solution.It’s very difficult to build a use case on one-off applications.For instance, we see a lot of interest and demand for BVLOS, but little active engagement because there aren’t any performance requirements and standards.That’s the delay in UTM advancement.We need to stop letting our future perfect vision hamstring us and develop performance specifications and authorizations to do business.Q: Is the framework for those requirements already set?A: Defense and commercial manned aviation has already established the process.It’s as simple as breaking down known piloting tasks: aviate, navigate and communicate.We need to create requirements in these three areas that are acceptable to FAA and achievable to the system for a commercially viable set of airspace, set the standards and then test to those requirements and standards.That’s how we break people loose so they can go into the wild to do business.Q: Some say standards take too long—what’s your response?A: Standards development is not easy, but it also doesn’t have to take years.Things can move quickly if there’s motivation.ASTM started working on the remote ID standard about a year ago and it’s near done, and even in development has value to the commercial sector.For a UTM platform developer like ANRA, remote ID standard is the first look at the operational suitability of a system.We’re also testing to the ASTM parachute recovery standards and the detect-and-avoid standard is also under development.Q :  How will your new BVLOS UTM test corridor support performance requirement development?A: We believe that the UTM corridor is the missing piece of the current UTM development philosophy.A lot of attention is given to the build a little, test a little aspects of the process, but field a little is somewhat forgotten.We believe the test corridor provides that necessary element.Our corridor, which includes a comprehensive ground-based surveillance system, will enable large-scale, high-density BVLOS flight operations of both manned and unmanned aircraft in a defined 50-mile corridor between Rome and Syracuse, New York.Q: How does NUSTAR facilitate the path to national standards and regulations?A: The idea of a disciplined flight test process, such as NUSTAR, that validates requirements and performance to those requirements is the lynchpin for the future unmanned national airspace.We’re working on validating requirements and then using NUSTAR to verify performance to those requirements.This is not new.NASA realized early on that they would need an organization to verify performance of vehicle and systems—enter NUSTAR.For us, I see the NUSTAR path leading to a standardized rating system much like the NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings.Imagine a 1-5 star rating system for a drone’s weather resistance performance capability.I strongly believe that setting performance requirements and developing standards provides a commercially viable increment of capability. . The post Five Good Questions: Andy Thurling appeared first on Inside Unmanned Systems .'