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ACLU to join Microsoft’s lawsuit against Justice Department over gag orders being unconstitutional

ACLU to join Microsoft’s lawsuit against Justice Department over gag orders being unconstitutional

Lawsuit filed by Microsoft last month against the US Justice Department in which it claimed that gag orders are unconstitutional may get a new support. Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a motion to join the lawsuit.

The ACLU wants to join the suit as an organization that uses Microsoft’s products. Microsoft has claimed that gag orders that prevent company from notifying customers when their data is being seized by the government is illegal. The ALCU also believes in the claim filed by Microsoft and said that secrecy orders violate the Fourth Amendment.

Olympus reveals its new 4K action camera

Olympus reveals its new 4K action camera

Olympus has announced its first Olympus camera to handle 4K video capture. New Stylus Tough TG-Tracker is an action/adventure camera that comes with a full Field Sensor System. The new Olympus camera will be available for purchase in June likely at around $350. It will come in two colors: black or green.

Motorized Wheelchair iBot could be back soon

Motorized Wheelchair iBot could be back soon

Remember the iBot that left you excited 16 years ago? Yes, that sort of specialized, motorized wheelchair that could move on variety of terrain. However, as it came with a hefty price, its commercial production was closed down. The iBot was sold for $25,000 and its production came to an end in 2009. The inventor, Dean Kamen, never gave up his hope to make his invention suitable for mass production. Now it seems like Kamen is close to achieve his dream.

ATAP partners with Levi’s to create ‘commuter trucker jacket’

ATAP partners with Levi’s to create ‘commuter trucker jacket’

ATAP has partnered with Levi’s to create clothing with technology. ATAP’s one of the projects Jacquard, which is the touch-sensitive fabric technology, will be used to make it more real. Ivan Poupyrev, the head of Projects Jacquard and Soli said that the technology will be used to come up with Levi’s commuter trucker jacket.

There will be a number of features attached with the jacket. Just touch the sleeve of your jacket and you will be able to control your phone, while you are biking. You can answer a phone call and do more things.

Write More, Twitter won’t Count Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit

Write More, Twitter won’t Count Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit

It’s Twitter’s 140-character limit that separates the online social networking service from others. Now, the company has announced to make a major change in its tweeting policy. Twitter has decided to keep photos and links aside from character counts.

The new step has been taken after receiving several complaints from users who, for years, asked Twitter to not include link and photos in 140-character limit. Twitter users may notice these changes in next one or two weeks.

Google finally adds Cardboard support to its YouTube app for iOS

Google finally adds Cardboard support to its YouTube app for iOS

Until recently, only Android users were able to watch YouTube videos in Cardboard mode, a split-screen view designed to use with Google Cardboard and other VR headsets. From today it will change as Google has finally added Cardboard support to its YouTube app for iOS as well.

Now, anything on YouTube can be seen in virtual reality mode, irrespective of the fact that the video is not a VR or 360 video. YouTube is said to be home to several zillion videos. This is Google’s latest step to increase support for iPhone VR.

Security Threats and Privacy Concerns Important for American Online Users

Security Threats and Privacy Concerns Important for American Online Users

The National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) released findings of a survey that revealed 45% of households in America abstain from many online activities due to the security and privacy issues. The online activities include carrying out online banking and shopping as well as posting views about controversial or political subjects on social networks. The threats include theft of identity and fraud, along with data collection and loss of control of personal data.

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