Tech Bytes: Google Security Lapse, Facebook Portal

Updated: October 09, 2018 06:15 AM

In today's Tech Bytes, the end of Google+. Google closed down the social network amid criticism that it covered up a security lapse for more than six months. The breach reportedly exposed up to 500,000 people's personal data. Google says there's no evidence any of the personal data was misused.


Facebook has added new hardware to improve video calls. 'The Portal' uses an AI controlled camera to reframe the picture. The device allows users to move around a room during messenger calls without re-adjusting the camera themselves. It costs $200.

Facial recognition is no longer just for humans. Norwegian farmers are using the technology to track their salmon. Each fish will have a medical record that's tracked over time in order to single out a fish that post a threat to others. Famers hope to also use it for cows.

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