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UNICEF won't convert Bitcoin and Ethereum : will accept donations in cryptocurrency


UN's children's agency UNICEF has launched a Cryptocurrency Fund Programme, in this all donations will be made through cryptocurrency- limited to Bitcoin and Ether. According to this new Cryptocurrency Fund Programme, when the organization receives a donation in Bitcoin or Ether, it will not convert it to fiat currency rather distribute it in the same form. This is part of UNICEF's project with blockchain technology and to fund open source technology projects through cryptocurrency.


"This is a new and exciting venture for UNICEF. If digital economies and currencies have the potential to shape the lives of the coming generations, we must explore the opportunities they offer. That's why the creation of our Cryptocurrency Fund is a significant and welcome step forward in humanitarian and development work," Henrietta Fore, Director, UNICEF, said in a statement. This approach by UNICEF, couldn't have come at a better time, as Henrietta Fore, Director UNICEF says, "Humanitarian and development work cannot continue without contributions in whichever format people are most comfortable with".

And this would also assist cryptocurrencies, giving them a positive boost. Cryptocurrency, that is virtual money is the only form of global money presently, and is believed could be the currency of the future. Bitcoin continues to influence the macroeconomy and more and more industries and businesses are incorporating this technology into their functionality. Now, UNICEF is also amongst one such organization with its Cryptocurrency Fund Programme. In this program, UNICEF supports donations in only Bitcoin and Ethereum as these are the leading cryptocurrencies in the global market.

Depending on the success of the program, more currencies would probably be added in due time. The first donation to the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund Programme will be made by Ethereum Foundation to fund three grantees of the UNICEF Innovation Fund, as well as a project coordinated by the GIGA Initiative to connect schools to the Internet globally. It is unsure which amounts will change hands but the contribution will be done through the French National Committee for UNICEF. It is a big boon for cryptocurrencies, and collaboration between charitable organizations and cryptocurrency can be a big step forward into the new era of change and technology.

How 5G Network would Change the IoT and the Challenges Ahead



Extremely fast and effective, 5G mobile networks would increase the exposure to attacks as every internet of things (IoT) when connected to fifth-generation technology can potentially become a tempting target for attackers and cybercriminals.

The efficiency would allow for improved interconnectivity and greater control over devices and machines ranging from automobiles to traffic lights and everything in between which have internet-connected sensors embedded in it. The number of such items is reported to rise from 14.2bn to 25bn by 2021, according to global research and advisory firm, Gartner.

Major home appliance company, Whirlpool is all set to have one its factories run on 5G technology. The factory puts to use a lot of metal and as 5G penetrate through walls and doesn't reflect off metal unlike Wi-Fi, Douglas Barnes, Whirlpool's North American regional IT and OT manufacturing infrastructure applications manager, says, "This will allow us to go to truly autonomous vehicles throughout the entire plant, for maintenance, for delivery, for everything that supports the manufacturing operations. That business case carries so much weight and so much in cost savings. The payback for 5G is very favorable."

With encryption of data becoming more secure than ever, 5G technology will massively change the way users communicate over the internet, browse, watch videos and play games. However, the increased speed and effectiveness, low latency, high Gbps data transfer rates, and greater capacity also accompany more security challenges as compared to the current mobile networks. It would mean that threat actors while breaching a machine running on a 5G network, will be able to download and hence steal the data much faster than the current networks allow. It would also make it easier for criminals to execute bigger cyber attacks by utilizing the increased engagement of software required to smoothly run 5G technology.

Did hackers exploit IoT before?

Earlier in 2016, in the "Mirai botnet" cyber attack, where hackers took advantage of vulnerable IoT devices to take down major websites including Reddit, Twitter, Spotify and left much of the internet inaccessible, the incident witnessed the involvement of a large number of routers, cameras, and video recorders to take down a large chunk of the internet for the Eastern coast.

Commenting on the matter, Cesar Cerrudo, chief technology officer at IOActive, a cybersecurity consultancy, said, "I think 5G will be a more tempting target for nation-state actors than . . . hackers, as 5G will be a core communication technology for most countries,” 

Blockchain will become a part of the Russian economy


The Ministry of Communications published a document of the new project according to which the introduction of blockchain will bring the state 1635 million rubles (25 million $). This result will be achieved thanks to the fight against counterfeit products and cost savings.

According to the document, "total investments will amount to 23.1 million rubles ($360 000)... Private investors are expected to raise funds in the amount of 50.17 million rubles ($780 000)".

Through the introduction of blockchain, it is planned to reduce the turnover of counterfeit drugs, ensure the security of storage and exchange of personal medical data and increase the availability of financial services for the poorest segments of the population. According to forecasts of the Ministry of communications, 100% of the population will use banking services upon completion of the project.

The project should be implemented by 2024 and the network throughput will be 100 thousand transactions per second. The average throughput of Bitcoin at the moment is 4 transactions per second.

However, the Chairman of the Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina argues that investing in cryptocurrency is a casino game, because such investments are risky and not protected by the state. She agreed with the comparison of digital money with the 17th-century tulip fever in Holland and added that everyone knows "how it all ended."

"Easily earned money quickly goes away. Here, the state does not protect your investments in cryptocurrencies in any way, unlike investments in banks. But here you risk very much," says Nabiullina.

She added that the people who invested in digital money at the peak of value have now lost a lot. According to the head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, those who want to "make money very quickly and easily" are investing in a new type of asset.

Earlier, Nabiullina said that the Bank of Russia is studying the sphere of cryptocurrencies, but can’t yet assess the advantage of issuing national digital money. The Chairman of the financial regulator noted that the new type of assets carries a lot of risks.

Business representatives proposed scheme to legalise eSIM in Russia


Large business representatives proposed a scheme to legalise eSIM in Russia. Innovative virtual SIM cards will be available to Russians next year.

In addition, Russia began work on the creation of remote identification of mobile subscribers by face and voice. This will speed up the implementation of virtual SIM cards (eSIM), which are now being tested by Russian operators. When the system works, it will be possible to register on the network by taking a picture on a computer or phone camera and saying a few words into the microphone. People don’t have to come to the office of a mobile operator with a passport.

eSIM is a module built into the mobile device that allows people to change the tariff and the mobile company without buying and replacing a physical SIM card. People can get a new connection by scanning, for example, a QR code in the operator's personal account.

Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov in early September in an interview on the timing of the implementation of virtual SIM-cards in Russia said: "We will do for sure."

After all, the SIM card is also a small chip. If this chip is a combination of algorithms that can be built into the phone, why it is needed separately, said the Deputy Prime Minister.

Last week, Tele2 resumed eSIM test connections in several of its stores. According to the representative of the mobile operator MegaFon, the company is worried about how to ensure the security of Russian data when using eSIM.

The introduction of eSIM can lead to serious changes in the Russian mobile market, said Konstantin Ankilov, CEO of TMT Consulting.

The use of eSIM will have a positive impact on the Telecom market, as it will lead to the development of competition and, as a result, improve user service, believes the representative of Tele2.

It is interesting to note that since the end of 2018, eSIM technology has been working in the US and European countries. Now there are more than 40 eSIM-supporting operators in the world. The technology is available in new Apple smartphones, Google Pixel devices, Samsung and Apple smartwatches, and iPad tablets

Earth-I announces the launch of SEVANT, using satellite for surveillance on Copper Smelters


London: Earth-i has announced to launch a service for traders and miners on October 18, ahead of LME(London Metal Exchange) week to spy over copper smelters through satellite imagery to predict their shut down and boom. The service, sold by Earth-i will keep surveillance over copper smelters as to get beforehand notice of their closures and openings, which could lead to jumps in copper prices.


The copper market is widely watched and closely studied by analysts and researchers as an indicator of a good economy since the metal is widely used in many ways from construction to manufacturing. To watch over these irregularities of going off and on of copper smelters resulting in a surge in prices, Britain-based Earth-i which uses geo-spatial intelligence in collaboration with Marex Spectron and the European Space Agency is set to launch a ground-breaking product, the SAVANT Global Copper Smelting Index. The dataset will provide key operational status reports of the world's copper plants to subscribers. Most of the surveys on copper miners and smelters are released every month.

Earth-i Chief Technology Officer John Linwood said: "Historically when you look at smelters, the challenge has been getting up-to-date information." Over the last year, the company has been testing SAVANT and conducting trials with financers, traders and managers and also detected a major closedown in Chile, the world's biggest copper-producing country. “SAVANT delivers unique insights, not just to copper producers, traders, and investors, but also to analysts and economists who use metals performance as strong indicators of wider economic activity," says Wolf, Global Head of Market Analytics at Marex Spectron.

Earth-i uses twenty high-resolution satellites along with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning-led analytics working with satellite image processing. They also launched their satellite last year. The SAVANT Global Copper Smelting Index covers and monitors 90% copper smelting around the world. The data will allow users to make informed and timely decisions to tackle jolts in copper prices. "Earth-i will also publish a free monthly global index from 18 October" a statement by earth-i, the index will be free but delayed.

Bitcoin No More the World's Most Used Cryptocurrency, as Tether Takes Over

If someone were to ask you "what's the world's most used cryptocurrency?” you'd probably say "Bitcoin," which accounts for 70% of the world's market value digital assets. But in reality its Tether, which is now the world's most used cryptocurrency.

Although precise numbers on trading measures are arduous to get in this misty business environment, statistics from CoinMarketCap.com point that the Tether is the highest daily and monthly valued cryptocurrency, even though its market capitalization is 30% less.



In April, Tether's profit outdid Bitcoin for the first time, and since early August, it has steadily exceeded it at the rate of $21 billion per day, says CoinMarketCap.com. With its steadily trading volume nearly 18% greater than Bitcoin, Tether has no doubt become one of the most significant coins in the crypto sector.

It's also the leading cause why governors view cryptocurrencies with skepticism and have set a halt on crypto exchange-traded supplies among distress of business administration.

"Without Tether, we would have suffered a heavy cost of the regular amount -- about $1 billion or higher depending on the information reference, ” says Lex Sokolin, co-head, global financial technology at ConsenSys, which extends blockchain technology services.

"Few concerning possible tappings of dealing in the business may begin to drop off,” says Lex.

The reason being is Tether is the most accepted steady coin around the globe, as it avoids price fluctuations through stocks. Tether is also a road to the crypto market for most of the world's existing businesspeople. 'For instance, in China, a trading giant where cryptocurrency is outlawed, people can comfortably spend for cash with tethers on the tables without any uncertainty or mistrusts,' says Lex 'and furthermore they can swap it for bitcoins and distinct cryptocurrencies.'

Is it safe? 

However, many people don't truly rely on Tether, says Thaddeus Dryja, a research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. People think of Tether as some money in their account, without actually realizing that they are using it, he says.

'Some trades unspecified their folios, to send the idea that customers are holding money rather than Tethers,' said Thaddeus.

Postcard and Indiatimes in a List of ‘Fake News’ Websites?


A US-based non-profit journalism school, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, compiled a list of more than 500 websites "spreading false or misleading information" which shockingly featured two well-known Indian news websites, Postcard News and Indiatimes.

Apart from these two, there was also the mention of Indian news website Firstpost, at first but when the portal in question took to twitter to unequivocally protest its inclusion in the list, making accusations against the Poynter survey for "flippantly" overlooking "the daily journalism that Firspost [sic] hosts… the reputation it has gathered for equipoise”.

The list was thusly updated to remove Firstpost alongside a US-based media house. The survey being referred to was led by the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the subsequent list of 513 websites 'believed' to have been related with unreliable news was released in a report called "UnNews: An index of unreliable news websites”.

Barrett Golding, who led the whole project, said on the website that the index was made based on lists that were “public and curated by established journalists or academics”, “contained original data” and expressed their criteria for inclusion, and characterized how they reviewed the various sites.

As of now when the two Indian news websites have been labeled "unreliable", India is yet to concoct a specific law to handle such counterfeit news or misinformation on websites as online media.

However, the Government doing the best it can, has appointed a committee under the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) the previous year to study more about the difficulties and challenges in online media, like fake news and malignant content, and concoct a strong structure to tackle them once and for all.

Russia planning to introduce tax on cryptocurrencies


The Russian Banking Community has found a way to legalise cryptocurrencies. To do this, it is necessary to legally recognise the mining of digital money as an analogy of the occupation of property or treasure.

"Legally, it could be argued that the first owner of the cryptocurrency "found them", because the receipt from an anonymous system can be conditionally considered a finding,”— EhakingNews quoted the ARB report on «The Concept of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Turnover». Discussion of this document is scheduled for 8 October.

However, the acquirer of digital money does not just seize or find them as a ready-made object. Cryptocurrency arises as a result of mining, that is, human activity. In fact, he creates it himself, explained Anatoly Kozlachkov, the author of the report, Vice-President of ARB.

Based on this, cryptocurrency can be introduced into Russian law as “newly created” (includes property independently produced by a citizen).

Then it can be used in barter transactions and taxed, said Anatoly Kozlachkov.

This is a fair approach, said Andrey Ermolaev, partner of KPMG. According to him, it is impossible to equate cryptocurrencies with ordinary money because it is an investment, and the growth of the value of the paper is always considered as a taxable base.

According to a legal expert Elena Avakyan, an example is a German model involving the payment of tax in the cryptocurrency in which the income is received.

Yuri Brisov, founder of LFCS (Legal Support), called the ARB proposal "the biggest mistake in the list of initiatives of all the time".

"Cryptocurrency received as a result of mining is a payment of remuneration, but not a finding," explained Brisov.

Synergy Research Group Deputy Director-General for Legal Issues and Technologies, Peter Lyalin, also sharply criticized the proposal of the Association of Russian Banks (ARB). He proposed to equate mining to the production of goods, as is practiced, for example, in Australia and Canada.

"I consider the initiative unworked and superficial. It seems that such a proposal was made without taking into account the specifics of the mining as a cryptocurrency mining activity," the expert suggested.

Experts agreed that the initiative of the Association of Russian Banks (ARB) requires further refinement.

Andrew Mason bought Lyrebird for $15 million so people can fake their own voice for podcasting


Now podcasting is becoming more and more common in the world, radio is a thing of the past, so a startup called Descript is becoming popular. Descript is a podcast creation tool that allows people to magically create audio of their own voices based on the text they type.

Descript, the latest startup from Groupon founder Andrew Mason, has raised $15 million in funding to expand the business from venture funds Andreessen Horowitz and Redpoint Venture. At the same time, the company bought a small Canadian Startup Lyrebird, which allows as well as Descript to voice text and copy voice.

Lyrebird has been developing technologies to copy the user's voice based on existing recordings using artificial intelligence. It also allowed to voice the text using a prerecorded voice sample.

After the purchase of Lyrebird, the creators of Descript announced the start of beta testing of the Overdub feature. With its help, users can create templates of their voices and voice the text printed in the application. It will also allow users to edit multiple voices on multiple tracks.

The founder of Groupon notes that artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies need to be developed, as well as to analyze their capabilities and weaknesses. Systems such as Descript can be used by attackers to create fake video and audio recordings.

According to Andrew Mason, users have realized the possibility of creating deepfake. The company's mission is to ensure awareness of the problem.

Descript cannot be used to fake someone else's voice. “You need to record yourself speaking randomly generated sentences, preventing others from using pre-existing recordings to create a model of your voice”, according to a blog post from Descript CEO Andrew Mason.

Experts believe that deepfake technology, which has become available to the average person, is a big threat. People still trust the videos, believing that they can’t be faked. Deepfake technologies can pose a serious danger, both for an individual and for States.

Recall that EhackingNews previously reported that fake videos appeared on the Internet with overlapping faces and voices of famous people with the help of which scammers steal funds. . Cybersecurity experts fear that there will be more and more such cases of fraud.

Russians were warned about difficulties with access to Internet pages


The deficit of Internet addresses may occur at the end of September in Russia. Therefore, many users will not be able to visit portals and sites that they previously visited without problems.

A representative of one of the world's largest Internet registries RIPE Network Coordination Center (RIPE NCC) Alexey Semenyaka a few days ago said that by the end of September IP-addresses using IPv4 will end in Russia, as well as in the Middle East and Europe. This is due to the huge number of devices connected to the Network. A week ago there were 1.88 million free addresses in these regions, and on 9 September there were already 1.69 million.

In the fall of 2019, sites will begin to constantly require visitors to confirm that they are real people, not robots. Experts explained that this is due to the Internet features.

So, each user has their own IP address. Sometimes several people have the same IP. If they try to enter with a single IP a site, it can take it for a hacker attack or the actions of bots. This situation is quite likely with a lack of free IP-addresses.

Analysts said that millions of people in Russia will face this problem. So, it is necessary to transfer the Internet network to IPv6 protocol, which should completely replace outdated IPv4. Major providers have already taken care of this. For example, instead 192.168.39.156 will be used 3dfc:0:0:0:0217:cbff:fe8c:0. Available combinations will last for a long time.

However, according to the CEO of Telecom Daily Denis Kuskov, some small regional Internet providers may not have enough resources and competencies to switch to the new Protocol.

It became known this week that ROSKOMNADZOR (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications ) at the request of the FSB (The Federal Security Service) may suspend the activities of two foreign postal services.

ROSKOMNADZOR demanded from companies Heinlein Support GmbH (owns a paid email service Mailbox.org) and SCRYPTmail LLC (operates the Scryptmail.com mail service) to provide encryption keys from user correspondence.

The FSB drew attention to the company's data because false reports of mining came from devices registered on scryptmail.com and mailbox.org. Representatives of the company refused to comment.

Recall, in the fall of 2017, Telegram was fined 800 thousand rubles, and then blocked in Russia because of the refusal to provide the FSB with encryption keys from user correspondence.

Russians will be able to buy alcohol using a mobile application instead of a paper passport


The digital experiment on the introduction of electronic passports in Russia will help to ensure the safety of citizens and identify the level of fraud attempts, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov.

According to him, the experiment will begin in the first half of 2020 in Moscow.

Earlier, E Hacking News published information that the Russian government has determined the basic parameters of the future electronic passport. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the main version is a plastic card with a chip, which will be complemented by the secure mobile application "My passport".

Akimov specified that the experiment will be extended to services where there are no legally significant transactions. A mobile application “My passport” replacing a paper passport will work as a payment for goods and services using wireless data transmission technology.

For example, an electronic passport can be presented when buying alcohol or cigarettes, Akimov explained.

"The application will use Russian cryptography. In general, it will work approximately the way payment for goods and services using NFC (Near field communication) is working now," the Deputy Prime Minister said.

Moreover, during the experiment, people will be able to choose the design of the application and the color scheme, as well as to evaluate the usability and functionality.

Special readers such as touchscreens for reading fingerprints or devices with face recognition technology will be installed to control and block the sale of alcohol to people with strong alcohol intoxication or who are driving car.

The Deputy Prime Minister admitted that driver tracking systems using facial recognition technology can become mandatory in Russia within a few years to prevent people to drive while intoxicated. According to him, this is quite serious technology.

It is planned to put the surname, name, date and place of birth of the person, as well as the validity of the passport on the plastic card with the chip (the card will be valid within ten years). In addition, the electronic passport will contain the data of migration registration, Individual insurance account number (SNILS) and Individual Taxpayer Number (ITN), as well as the driver’s license.


Electroneum enables third-party mobile top ups for the top four network operators in Brazil


Electroneum users can now top up Claro, TIM, Vivo and Oi mobile airtime and data with ETN. This is the first time 95% of a country can top up airtime and data with ETN. Brazil currently represents the fastest growing Electroneum community. The expansion unlocks new opportunities to partner with other major corporations, retailers and businesses.

After great success in Brazil with the launch of Claro mobile phone top ups via a third-party operator, Electroneum’s Brazilian community, the fastest growing in the world, can now purchase airtime and data with the four largest mobile networks that service 95% of the mobile phone users in the country.

Electroneum users can now use their ETN rewards to top up Claro, Vivo, Oi and TIM. These four networks combined provide service to circa 220 million of the 231 million mobile phone subscriptions in Brazil, according to a report.

As of November of 2018, Vivo reportedly has 72.6 million mobile subscribers; Claro, 58.8 million subscribers; TIM, 56 million, and OI, 37.4 million.

“This is the first time ETN users can top up their mobile phones with airtime and data with mobile network operators that cover 95% of the service in a country,” Electroneum CEO Richard Ells said. “It is exciting to offer this service to our fastest growing community.”

Brazil represents Electroneum's fastest-growing community. Thousands of new users are signing up daily as more people are finding out how easy it is to use their mobile app that rewards them with up to US$3 a month in ETN.

In August 2019, Electroneum launched the third-party mobile top-up service in Brazil to allow thousands of Electroneum users to top up airtime and data with Claro. That led to further agreements with the third-party mobile top-up provider to enable Electroneum users to purchase airtime and data with the other three largest MNOs in Brazil.

Electroneum continues to expand and prove there is a real utility for cryptocurrency users. Their next step in their push for ETN cryptocurrency mass adoption is to broker new deals with more corporations, retailers, organisations, and governments.


Facebook Dating Service available in 20 countries


Facebook has launched one of its most awaiting features; Facebook dating service in the United States and other 19 countries for its users who are above 18 years or older.

Currently, dating feature would be available in countries including US, Bolivia, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Laos, Guyana, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Philippines, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Columbia,  Vietnam, and Malaysia.

Facebook said that they would launch a dating service in Europe in early 2020. While there is no word when they would launch the service in South East Asia.

"Today people are asked to make a decision as to whether or not they like someone immediately based on a static profile. To help you show, rather than tell, who you are, we're bringing Stories to Dating," Facebook blog post.

The user can create a dating profile, which will be entirely different and separate from the main profile.  People can integrate their Instagram posts in a dating profile, by the end of the year, and they would be able to add Instagram followers to their Secret Crush lists, in addition of their Facebook friends.

"By the end of the year, we'll make it possible to add Facebook and Instagram Stories to your Dating profile too,"  Facebook wrote in a blog post.

The dating service won't match you with your  Facebook friend until you choose to use Secret Crush and your crush too should have added you to their crush list.

"All of your Dating activity will stay in Facebook Dating. It won't be shared to the rest of Facebook," said the company.

"Finding a romantic partner is deeply personal, which is why we built Dating to be safe, inclusive and opt-in. Safety, security and privacy are at the forefront of this product," blog post.

Expert warns cyber threats to worsen with tech advances


Technological advances like Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Automatic Cards and others will throw up new challenges for cyber security and all countries must unite to foresee and combat them, a leading Israeli cyber security expert said on Monday.

"The Internet was not designed for security, hence it is inherently insecure since everything is hackable. It is more difficult to be a cyber security personnel than a hacker. The hacker has to succeed only once, where the the cyber security personnel has to succeed always to remain safe, within many rules and regulations," Menny Barzilay, the CEO, Cyber Research Centre of Tel Aviv University and CEO of Cytactic, said.

He pointed out how "smart people" from different countries are joining hands to commit cyber crimes and hence there is "a need for super-smart people" from around the world to join as cyber security experts.

"Cyber threats don't create a sense of urgency, unlike a bomb threat, and we cannot feel it in our senses. It is therefore more difficult to convince people that the 'cyber' threat is real," said Barzilay, addressing a panel discussion on cyber security at Nehru Science Centre (NSC) via videoconference.

The discussion was also attended by Israeli Consul-General in Mumbai, Yaakov Finkelstein, security experts from the Mumbai Police and students.

Recalling an incident of cyber attack on Sony Corporation after the release of its film, "The Interview", Barzilay said that corporates are not prepared to face cyber crimes and the government must support them during such cyber hits.

"Billions of devices, part of Internet of Things implies they are prone to hacking, a smart device means being vulnerable, it will also affect our privacy. Big companies have lot of data about users and can manipulate them for private gains, something which allegedly happened in the US elections," he said.

Google’s Trying to Buy Faces For as Less as $5?









After already owning lots of information about the people who use it, Google’s up for trying to own people’s faces, that too just for $5!

Allegedly, individuals from Google are meeting up with people and are asking them to use the “selfie” mode in various angles.

Many teams of Google representative across several different cities are panning out people to collect “facial” data.

When asked the say that they are collecting data to “improve the next generation of facial recognition” while unlocking the phone.


What does that person get in exchange for their valuable face? Merely a gift card worth $5 to Starbucks or Amazon.

After the person agrees to participate in this new development initiative, a relatively large phone is handed out in an inconspicuous looking case that hides its shape.

Also, the participant then is apparently asked to sign a waiver.

It is being conjectured that the device given to the participants is a pre-release version of Google’s Pixel 4s still in its testing stage.

The data that gets fed into the prototype machine apparently gets worked into an algorithm to recognizes faces by way of a varied assortment of sensors.

As is in the air already, Google’s all set for losing its 2D face recognition sensors and is about to embrace official support for 3D face unlock.

Between all these assumptions, suppositions and surmises Google haven’t officially uttered a word.