New Pew research shows 7 percent of Americans are living without internet connections

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The Pew Research Center study has shown that the number has dropped considerably. A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center has found that the number of Americans living without internet has dropped substantially in recent years. That said, those who continue to lack a connection to the online world include the elderly, those living in remote regions, and those living in poverty. The percentage of people in the US who aren’t going online has dropped from 15 percent in 2015. Though the current percentage of people living without…

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US Army facial recognition tech to be added to base security measures

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The United States Army is requesting proposals for security system installations using the tech. A new US Army facial recognition security system installation request for proposals has been made. The goal is to have the systems installed at all base entry points. The new systems will require integration with the existing Automated Installation Entry system. In this way, the US Army facial recognition tech would be added to enhance the existing Automated Installation Entry system in place at bases across the United States. The tech being sought includes a biometric…

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Figure Pay mobile payments system could offer small and local businesses an advantage

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The new fintech-created system could bring down the cost of digital transactions. Figure Pay, a mobile payments system based is aiming to bring new and more affordable digital transactions to local small businesses. Mobile payments have taken off since the start of the pandemic, but this hasn’t been easy on small businesses. The Figure Pay app was developed by Figure Technologies. That company is a small fintech from Silicon Valley using technology developed in Missoula, Montana. Its goal is to employ blockchain to slash the costs associated with this type…

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Chrome incognito mode tracking complaints lead to $5 billion lawsuit

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The most popular browser in the world could soon become an expensive problem for Google. A judge has now ruled that Google is required to face a lawsuit from plaintiffs claiming that Chrome incognito mode tracking was still taking place. The browser mode is supposed to allow people to browse the internet without being tracked. The class action lawsuit was filed in the United States. It alleges that Chrome incognito mode tracking was still following users as they browsed. This accuses Google of allowing website to collect personal information from…

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Black History Month comes alive with a virtual reality technology experience

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A Richmond site provides a VR lesson like no other with a glimpse into an important past. A new virtual reality technology-based experience is opening an entirely new perspective from which to learn about the tragedies and triumphs woven into Richmond’s Black history. Virtual visitors are able to use Hidden in Plain Site: Richmond for an enriched education experience. Through virtual reality technology, the Hidden in Plain Site: Richmond experience can send virtual visitors walking by the slave-holding facility called Lumpkin’s Jail, which is currently the site of a patch…

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