CNET: Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy

CNET: Supreme Court says warrant necessary for phone location data in win for privacy. “The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of digital privacy. In a 5-4 decision on Friday, the justices said police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for trials. That reversed and remanded a decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.”

EurekAlert: Digitalisation meets the Middle Ages

EurekAlert: Digitalisation meets the Middle Ages . “Smartphones, touch screens and holograms could make museum visits a digital and multimedia experience. For example, books that for reasons of protection may not be touched by visitors, could be leafed through on tablets. Or flesh and skin could be projected on the skeleton of a dinosaur with virtual and augmented reality. The research project MEETeUX (Multi-Device Ecologies Towards Elaborate User Experience), coordinated by St. Pölten UAS, develops approaches and solutions for digital forms of exhibition design. The presentation of the Abrogans is a first prototype from the project.”

EurekAlert: System allows surveillance cameras to ‘talk’ to the public through individual smartphones

EurekAlert: System allows surveillance cameras to ‘talk’ to the public through individual smartphones . “Purdue University researchers have created a technology that allows public cameras to send personalized messages to people without compromising their privacy. The team developed a real-time end-to-end system called PHADE to allow this process, known as private human addressing.”

Lifehacker: How To Use Google Lens’ New Features

Lifehacker: How To Use Google Lens’ New Features . “Google Lens, once a Pixel-only feature, is now a part of the Google Photos app (or a standalone Android download). During Google I/O this year, Google announced a number of new features for Google Lens, and you can play with them on both iOS and Android right now – assuming your device now supports Lens in its Camera app (or the standalone Lens app, if it doesn’t).”

MakeUseOf: 25 Useful iPhone Productivity Apps That’ll Help You Get Things Done

MakeUseOf: 25 Useful iPhone Productivity Apps That’ll Help You Get Things Done. “Your iPhone is one of the best tools for becoming more productive. But there are thousands of productivity apps out there—how do you know which ones to use? We’ve ranked the 25 best iPhone productivity apps for you here. Which app will take the #1 spot? Keep reading to find out.”

TechCrunch: ZenScreen could help you achieve a ‘balanced digital diet’

TechCrunch: ZenScreen could help you achieve a ‘balanced digital diet’. “Skyfire co-founder Nitin Bhandari is working on a new approach to cutting our addiction to social media and reducing screen time with a startup called ZenScreen. The startup has raised $700,000 in funding from Opera (now Otello) and assorted angel investors. It launched iOS and Android apps last month, as well as a Chrome browser extension.”

Engadget: FBI admits to ‘over-counting’ inaccessible mobile devices

Engadget: FBI admits to ‘over-counting’ inaccessible mobile devices. “For the last two years, the FBI has repeatedly claimed that thousands of phones linked to criminal investigations were inaccessible due to locks and encryption. Last year FBI Director Christopher Wray said it had failed to access 7,800 mobile devices, but tonight a Washington Post report reveals that number is incorrect. According to the Post, the accurate number is between 1,000 and 2,000, with a recent internal estimate putting at about 1,200 devices, and in a statement, the FBI responded: ‘The FBI’s initial assessment is that programming errors resulted in significant over-counting of mobile devices reported.'”