U.S. plans to rewrite rules that impede self-driving cars

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to revise safety rules that bar fully self-driving cars from the roads without equipment such as steering wheels, pedals and mirrors, according to a document made public on Thursday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) “intends to reconsider the necessity and appropriateness of its current safety standards” as applied to automated vehicles, the U.S. Department of Transportation said in an 80-page update of its principles dubbed “Automated Vehicles 3.0.”

The department, as reported by Reuters earlier on Thursday, disclosed that the NHTSA wants comment “on proposed changes to particular safety standards to accommodate automated vehicle technologies and the possibility of setting exceptions to certain standards that are relevant only when human drivers are present.”

Apple and Amazon deny China hack claims

A report alleging that Apple and Amazon had data stolen by Chinese spies has been strongly disputed by both tech firms.

Apple and Amazon have both responded publicly to claims made by Bloomberg Businessweek which described the cyber-attack.

“There is no truth to these claims,” said Apple’s statement.

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it had “no reason to doubt” Apple and Amazon’s assessments.

Bloomberg has yet to respond to a BBC request for a comment about the repeated denials from Apple and others.


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Apple Doctor’s decade of mobile repairing

Apple Doctor. There are a few things that come to mind when hearing such a name – why so? They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, is it a doctor’s office? Is it a new dietary plan? No. It’s one of the best specialised Apple mobile device repairing companies this country has.
As digital disruption is on a constant up-rise and competitive innovation continuously growing, Apple Doctor has found themselves in a situation where they can confidently lead expertise in the mobile device repairing industry, having lived and experienced this environment over the last two decades.

Face recognition police tools ‘staggeringly inaccurate’

The precision of police facial acknowledgment frameworks has been condemned by a UK security gathering.

Two powers have been trying facial acknowledgment cameras at open occasions with an end goal to get needed offenders.

The government Watch said its examination demonstrated the innovation was “unsafe and off base” as it had wrongly hailed up an “amazing” number of pure individuals as suspects.

In any case, police have guarded its utilization and say extra defends are set up.

How can it function?

Police facial acknowledgment cameras have been trialed at occasions, for example, football matches, celebrations and parades.

Top quality cameras distinguish every one of the appearances in a group and contrast them and existing police photos, for example, mugshots from past captures.

Any potential matches are hailed for a cop to explore further.

Apple-Samsung patent battle revived in California court

Apple and Samsung are confronting each other in a California court for a third trial including a similar arrangement of five licenses.

Apple was initially granted $1.05bn (£772m) in 2012 after a jury found the South Korean firm had encroached a few of the iPhone’s advancements.

That entirety was decreased to about $400m after the primary retrial and other legitimate endeavors by the Galaxy cell phone producer.

Be that as it may, a crisp hearing wound up vital after a Supreme Court administering on how the punishments were figured.

Retrial judge Lucy Koh, who additionally sat in the principal case, has said she plans to apply a “Groundhog Day” run the show.

This reference to the 1993 film, in which daily rehashes itself, limits the two organizations to reiterating the proof they displayed before instead of presenting new realities.