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Written on May 13, 2022

How to avoid phishing scams 
Viruses, Trojans, and other malicious programs attack your OS and your apps. With phishing attacks, the target is you, the user. Here's how to protect your personal information and avoid phishing scams. 

What is Face ID? 
Certain models of Apple iPhone and iPad include an authentication feature called “Face ID,” which uses a special camera on the front of your device to verify your identity. But why do we need Face ID, and how does it work?  

Heartbeat-tracking technology raises patients’ and doctors’ worries 
Gadget firms — starting with Apple and now Fitbit, which is owned by Google — are selling wearable devices that check heartbeat rhythms and alert users when something is out of sync. Still, although the gadgets are a technical achievement, some cardiologists say the information the devices produce isn’t always useful.  

Study: AI bias can arise from annotation instructions 
A new study reveals how bias, a common problem in AI systems, can start with the instructions given to the people recruited to annotate data from which AI systems learn to make predictions.