Tag: Ethics

Amazon provides police with facial recognition technology

BBC Online:  Amazon has defended providing US police forces with facial recognition technology, amid growing concern from civil rights groups. Visit Website

Burger-flipping robot is too slow

BBC Online: A robot designed to replace a human role in a burger restaurant has been forced to take a break whilst improvements are made. Visit Website

Amazon to create 1200 jobs with new warehouse

The Guardian Online: Amazon is to create a further 1,200 new jobs with a warehouse in Bolton.  The warehouse, which will be the third to open in the north-west, will be one of a new generation…

Monkey selfie legal fight settled

BBC Online:  A photographer has won a two-year legal fight against an animal rights group over a “monkey selfie” photograph. Visit Website

Flybe fined for sending unwanted emails

BBC Online:  The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them. Visit Website

Gov calls for access to encrypted messaging services

BBC Online:  The UK Government are calling for access to encrypted messages in order to fight terrorists. Visit Website

Set-top box seller ordered to pay £250,000

BBC Online:  A businessman who sold “fully loaded” set-top boxes, enabling users to watch subscription TV for free, must pay £250,000. Malcolm Mayes admitted breaching the Copyright, Designs & Patents Act by advertising and selling adapted…

Insecure printers hacked

BBC Online:  A hacker has briefly hijacked more than 150,000 printers accidentally left accessible via the web. Visit Website