Elon Musk Congratulated Ford on Its All-Electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, a Threat to Tesla – This Week in Tech – 11/17/2019

Elon Musk Congratulated Ford on Its All-Electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, a Threat to Tesla, Saying the Move Would “Encourage Other Carmakers to Go Electric Too”

More and more conventional automakers have been tapping into the electric-vehicle market that Tesla has sought to dominate…


Firefox’s Fight for the Future of the Web – With Google’s Chrome Dominating the Market, Not-for-Profit Rival Mozilla Is Staking a Comeback on Its Dedication to Privacy

Why do you choose the browser you use? Maybe you think it loads pages more quickly. Maybe it’s made by the same firm as your device and you think it’s more compatible in some way. You prefer the graphics, perhaps, or it just happened to be pre-installed on your machine. Maybe you’re not even aware that there’s a choice…


Disney’s New Streaming Service Doesn’t Work on Some Vizio Smart TVs, and You May Have to Wait Until Next Year for the Fix

Several Vizio TV owners hoping to check out Disney Plus are reporting on Twitter that their TVs aren’t working with Disney’s new streaming channel that was released on Tuesday…


US Violated Constitution by Searching Phones for No Good Reason, Judge Rules — ICE and Customs Violated 4th Amendment With Suspicionless Searches, Ruling Says

The United States government violated the Fourth Amendment with its suspicionless searches of international travelers’ phones and laptops, a federal court ruled today…


Apple Finally Admits iPad Pro Won’t Replace Your PC

For quite some time, indeed, Cupertino plagued people with the message that the iPad Pro wasn’t just a computer, but the only computer you need…


Researchers Develop an AI System With Near-Perfect Seizure Prediction

We’ve seen a smart arm bracelet that can predict nightly seizures, but now a pair of researchers have created something even more promising: an AI system that can predict epileptic seizures with 99.6-percent accuracy. Even better, it can do so up to an hour before they occur. As IEEE Spectrum reports, that gives people enough time to prepare for the attack by taking medication. Around 50 million people around the world currently have epilepsy, according to the World Health Organization, and 70 percent of those patients can control their seizures with medication…


Will Google Get Away With Grabbing 50m Americans’ Health Records?

Few things are certain in the American healthcare system – except for the paperwork. The tedious ritual of signing forms authorizing new providers to access our medical history is the result of a rarity for Americans: thanks to the first amendment, we have few rights and little expectation of privacy, except when it comes to our medical records. Even doctors who have our best interests at heart must get permission to access our data under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (Hipaa)…

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