Latest Technology News – US military no longer using floppy disks to control nuke launches


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Actress Amber Heard on Sunday criticised Instagram’s guidelines, that restrict showing female nipples, by posting an edited picture of actor Jason Momoa in which his chest was visible. “This picture meets Instagram’s nudity guidelines & careful gender policies,” she captioned Momoa’s picture. Amber’s post comes a month after Instagram censored the original picture in which her nipple was visible.
— US military no longer using floppy disks to control nuke launches —
The US military is no longer using floppy disks to receive nuclear launch orders from the President. The US Strategic Command has announced that it has replaced the drives with a “highly-secure solid-state digital storage solution,” as per a US military officer. Floppy disks were being used as they lack IP address and can’t be hacked, the official added.
— US lawmakers criticise Apple for censoring HK Police-tracking app —
US lawmakers, in a letter addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, have criticised the technology giant saying they have “strong concern” related to Apple’s decision to remove ‘’ app from App Store. The app let pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong track the location of local law enforcement. Cook had defended the removal saying that it facilitated illegal activities.
— India plans to build world’s biggest facial recognition system —
The Indian government is aiming to build the world’s largest facial recognition system, as per a 172-page document released by the National Crime Records Bureau. The aim is to create a centralised database of faces to help catch criminals. Companies interested to build the system had till October 11 to submit their proposal, the document revealed.
— Facebook may launch a dedicated news tab soon: Reports —
Facebook may reportedly launch its news tab soon as it has entered into deals with prominent media houses. The section may be free for users, though Facebook might pay publishers whose work is featured. Facebook is in talks with news publishers to offer as much as $3 million. Mark Zuckerberg spoke about a news section on the platform in April.



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