20 May 2017

Tech news: Google's latest ideas and net neutrality

From This Way Up, 12:40 pm on 20 May 2017
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Some of the new ideas coming out of Google's annual I/O developer conference include smarter cameras powered by AI that can tell what you're taking photos of and a visual positioning system that should help us navigate our way around indoor spaces like supermarkets.

Sticking with Google, the Project Loon balloons have been restoring internet access to flood-affected areas of Peru.

Also, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in the US has just voted 2:1 to overturn some legislation protecting net neutrality.

And the latest fallout from the WannaCry ransomware attack – could The Shadow Brokers be gearing up to release more ransomware and exploits on an ongoing basis to paid subscribers?