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Why the First Amendment also protects code 1
Posted Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022 by Jeff Safire

Programming languages like HTML, JavaScript and Python are a protected form of expression in the United States. But that protection is not absolute.

One more way apps can track your clicks 2
Posted Tuesday, Aug 30, 2022 by Jeff Safire

The browsers built into popular apps like Facebook and Twitter provide convenience for users looking to read a page — but also open them to broad privacy and security risks, Axios’ Sam Sabin and I report. The big picture: In-app browsers allow mobile users to follow links and read web pages without having to…

A smarter steering wheel technology 3
Posted Monday, Aug 22, 2022 by Jeff Safire

New sensor technologies and interfaces are being developed that will enable automakers to create more intelligent steering wheels that will be capable of monitoring a vehicle’s driver and enable cars to call for help or even during an emergency steer a vehicle to safety.

Your Phone Might Someday Identify You With Your Grip 4
Posted Monday, Aug 15, 2022 by Jeff Safire

Researchers have devised a novel smartphone authentication that uses notification sounds and AI to map the user’s handgrip.

Discussing the business of smart things with Nanoleaf’s CEO 5
Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2022 by Jeff Safire

BY STACEY HIGGINBOTHAM May 3, 2022 This year feels like a fraught one for the smart home. On one hand, there’s the promise of the Matter protocol arriving to help solve persistent interoperability challenges. On the other hand, we’re seeing a wave of companies shut their doors as they assess the landscape post-pandemic. So…

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