Starlink satellite internet achieves important 400,000 subscriber milestone

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The SpaceX company shared with the FCC the new number, which is up from 250,000 in March. SpaceX, the Elon Musk space company, shared with federal regulators in a recent presentation that its Starlink satellite internet service now has more than 400,000 subscribers worldwide. This new subscriber data shows that the company is experiencing substantial and rapid growth. The company has been taking in a rising number of subscribers for its satellite internet service, which first launched in October 2020. In just March, Starlink had announced that it had about…

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Clearview AI must delete all UK resident facial recognition data

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The United Kingdom is the fourth country to require the controversial company to do so. Clearview AI, the highly controversial facial recognition company, has been ordered by the United Kingdom’s privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), to delete all data belonging to the country’s residents. The ICO has also issued Clearview AI a $9.4 million (£7.5 million) fine for failing to be legally compliant. The fine was issued for failing to follow the UK data protection laws with regards to Clearview AI’s facial recognition practices. This is nothing new…

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Facial recognition tech on São Paulo metro hits a wall

People on São Paulo Metro - Facial recognition

The technology will not be moving forward as anticipated after major losses due to civil lawsuit. The company behind the facial recognition system that was supposed to launch in the São Paulo metro will not be able to proceed as intended. The software that would have been used was the center of a massive lawsuit lost by the company. The company behind the São Paulo metro facial recognition software attempted to appeal the decision in the civil lawsuit but had its appeal denied. This is only the latest step in…

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Researchers recreate ancient Pompeii home with virtual reality

Virtual Reality - Pompeii

A team used VR to rebuild the Pompeiian home using Roman design and architecture features. A Lund University research team has used virtual reality to recreate an ancient Pompeiian home for the purposes of better understanding some of the time’s Roman design and architecture features. The department of archaeology and ancient history researchers published in the Antiquity journal. The research team from the Swedish university’s archaeology and ancient history department published a paper detailing their findings using virtual reality, in the Antiquity journal. They employed eye tracking and special analysis…

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Brain.Space EEG helmet heading to International Space Station

Brain.Space - International Space Station

The wearable technology will test the way neurological changes happen in low Earth orbit. Brain.Space, an Israeli tech start-up, has developed a helmet that will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to measure the neurological impact of being in low Earth orbit. The helmet will be tested in the ISS’ US segment once the Axiom-1 private astronauts are aboard. The Axiom-1 astronauts are slated to stay on the ISS for a 10-day mission. The Brain.Space helmet will be one of a total of thirty experiments that will be…

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