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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.

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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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