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World Risks ‘Sleepwalking Into Surveillance’ With Coronavirus Controls

World Risks

Digital surveillance rolled out to curb coronavirus should be limited in time and scope, more than 100 rights groups said on Thursday, warning governments not to use the crisis as cover for pervasive snooping. From facial recognition to phone tracking, governments are turning to technology to trace infections and keep …

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Google Assistant gets granular, well-organized notification controls (Update: Rolling out widely)

Google Assistant gets granular, well-organized notification controls (Update: Rolling out widely)

Google Assistant isn’t only good at answering your questions and orders. It also proactively sends you notifications on flights, public transport updates, packages, upcoming events, and more. To personalize which of these you receive, you usually have to head to the Google app’s App info -> Notifications section. That’s not …

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Fitbit 4 leak reveals integrated GPS, Spotify music controls, and a special Sports Edition (Updated)

Fitbit 4 leak reveals integrated GPS, Spotify music controls, and a special Sports Edition (Updated)

Back in 2018, Fitbit launched the Charge 3 fitness tracker, which looked a lot like its predecessor, but gained several features that essentially turned it into a smartwatch, thanks to its larger greyscale display with touch input. Even though the company is about to get absorbed by Google, it’s continuing to …

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Government Said to Plan E-Commerce Regulator, Tighter Controls Under New Policy

Government Said to Plan E-Commerce Regulator, Tighter Controls Under New Policy

India wants to set up an e-commerce regulator and force companies such as Amazon to swiftly turn over information sought by authorities as part of a new policy being drafted, two sources familiar with the plan told Reuters. The new policy will be India’s latest effort to tighten control over …

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Android 11 DP2 Quick Controls Bring Smart Home To The Power Menu

Android 11 Won't Kill Bluetooth If You Enable Airplane Mode While Listening To Audio

Google’s release of Android 11 Developer Preview 2 (DP2) has apparently brought forward a new “Quick Controls” feature for the power button menu. That’s based on a still-incomplete new API spotted and activated in part by XDA Developers Recognized Contributor Quinny899. The API appears to shift that menu, found under …

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Super-fine controls for cleaning your smart home

Super-fine controls for cleaning your smart home

Robotic vacuums used to be a luxury product, but they’ve trickled down into the mainstream. For lots of folks, the math just works out: It costs less than the value in saved time, and those extra moments can be spent more productively. So if you want a high-end model with …

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Coronavirus Controls Increase Surveillance ‘Danger’

Coronavirus Controls Increase Surveillance

The coronavirus outbreak has enabled authorities from China to Russia to increase surveillance and clamp down on free speech, with the risk that these measures will persist even after the situation eases, digital rights experts said. COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus which emerged from China late last …

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China Manufacturing Plunges in February Amid Virus Controls

China Manufacturing Plunges in February Amid Virus Controls

BEIJING — China’s manufacturing plunged in February by an even wider margin than expected after efforts to contain a virus outbreak shut down much of the world’s second-largest economy, an official surveyed showed Saturday. The survey, coming as global stock markets fall on fears the virus will spread abroad, adds …

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