Apple Health Data Is Being Used As Evidence In a Rape and Murder Investigation

Apple Health Data Is Being Used As Evidence In a Rape and Murder Investigation
Published on January 11, 2018 at 11:10PM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Hussein K., an Afghan refugee in Freiburg, has been on trial since September for allegedly raping and murdering a student in Freiburg, and disposing of her body in a river. But many of the details of the trial have been hazy — no one can agree on his real age, and most notably, there’s a mysterious chunk of time missing from the geodata and surveillance video analysis of his whereabouts at the time of the crime. He refused to give authorities the passcode to his iPhone, but investigators hired a Munich company (which one is not publicly known) to gain access to his device, according to German news outlet Welt. They searched through Apple’s Health app, which was added to all iPhones with the release of iOS 8 in 2014, and were able to gain more data read more

Apple Health Data Is Being Used As Evidence In a Rape and Murder Investigation

Apple Health Data Is Being Used As Evidence In a Rape and Murder Investigation
Published on January 11, 2018 at 11:10PM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Hussein K., an Afghan refugee in Freiburg, has been on trial since September for allegedly raping and murdering a student in Freiburg, and disposing of her body in a river. But many of the details of the trial have been hazy — no one can agree on his real age, and most notably, there’s a mysterious chunk of time missing from the geodata and surveillance video analysis of his whereabouts at the time of the crime. He refused to give authorities the passcode to his iPhone, but investigators hired a Munich company (which one is not publicly known) to gain access to his device, according to German news outlet Welt. They searched through Apple’s Health app, which was added to all iPhones with the release of iOS 8 in 2014, and were able to gain more data read more

You can’t talk about accessibility without talking about diversity

Over the past few years, we’ve been seeing more and more products at CES meant to assist the elderly and disabled. In fact, last year was the first year we added an accessibility category to the official Best of CES awards — and the finalists in that category were indeed some of our favorite things we saw at the show. This year was no exception, with four finalists in the accessibility category, and a whole bunch of other products that we didn’t have room for on our shortlist.

When and how did accessibility tech come to be so prominent at the world’s biggest consumer tech show? And where is the technology headed from here? To help make sense of the bigger picture, I sat down with KR Liu, who was diagnosed with severe hearing loss at age three and later went on to head up sales and marketing with audio pioneer Doppler Labs. Most recently, she teamed up with Senators Elizabeth read more

Milano, il Comune dice basta ai raduni neofascisti: “Vietati a chi non rispetta la Costituzione”

E’ stato approvato in consiglio comunale a Milano un ordine del giorno che “invita il sindaco e la giunta a non concedere spazi, patrocini, contribuiti di qualunque natura a coloro i quali non garantiscono di rispettare i valori della Costituzione, professando o praticando comportamenti fascisti” e a subordinare la concessione a una dichiarazione di antifascismo.Il provvedimento consiliare era stato proposto inizialmente come una mozione, che però aveva causato, il 17 dicembre, una bagarre in aula e il blocco dei lavori poco dopo la discussione dei punti. Nella forma di odg, il testo non è emendabile ed è quindi passato intonso al vaglio dei consiglieri, che lo hanno licenziato con 31 voti favorevoli, 2 contrari (su un totale di 33 votanti).

La Lega è uscita dall’aula al momento del voto, mentre tre consiglieri di Forza Italia non hanno partecipato. Anche oggi il provvedimento ha causato una lunga discussione in aula, con l’opposizione che ha chiesto read more

Enrico Maccari, il manager trovato morto a Milano, l’autopsia: no segni violenza. Si cerca la trans

«Non sono evidenti segni di violenza e sono ancora da chiarire le cause del decesso. Bisognerà attendere il risultato dei test tossicologici»: questo l’esito dell’autopsia sul corpo di Enrico Maccari, il manager 55enne scomparso lo scorso Natale dopo aver passato la vigilia con i figli in Svizzera e trovato senza vita martedì matina in un appartamento in via Fratelli Pozzi angolo viale Monza, zona Gorla, periferia nord di Milano. L’abitazione era in affitto ad una transessuale colombiana nota come «Carolina» che lo utilizzava per i suoi incontri e che, secondo quanto ipotizzano gli investigatori della squadra mobile, sarebbe fuggita spaventata quando si è resa conto che Maccari era morto. Gli esami tossicologici potrebbero rivelare se l’uomo abbia assunto o meno sostanze pericolose per la sua salute o che ne abbiano in qualche modo provocato la morte.

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L’autopsia ha dunque finora confermato l’esito del primo esame fatto dal medico legale, secondo read more

Y Combinator is launching a biotech track

Y Combinator is pulling the curtains off of a new experiment, YC Bio. The idea is to fund early-stage life-sciences companies that are still in the lab phase, YC President Sam Altman wrote on the YC blog today. YC Bio’s first area of focus will be on healthspan and age-related disease.

“We think there’s an enormous opportunity to help people live healthier for longer, and that it could be one of the best ways to address our healthcare crisis,” Altman wrote.

For those unfamiliar with the idea of healthspan, it’s the amount of time someone is healthy rather than the amount of time they’re alive and potentially in bad health.

Similar to YC AI, companies in the YC Bio track will participate in YC’s traditional batch. But instead of taking 7 percent ownership in exchange for $120,000 in investment, YC will offer the biotech companies between $500,000 and $1 million for 10 to 20 percent ownership.

Since these companies will all still be in the lab phase, YC will offer them free read more

New story in Business from Time: Peter Thiel Made an Offer to Buy Gawker, the Website He Helped Close

(NEW YORK) – Venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made an offer for Gawker, hoping to overcome legal hurdles and rival bidders for the online news site the billionaire helped shutter by funding litigation against it, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Gawker, which has been inactive for more than a year, is conducting an auction of its remaining assets, including its domain names and nearly 200,000 archived articles. Most of its assets, including its sister pages Deadspin, a sports site, and Jezebel, a feminist blog, were bought in 2016 for $135 million by media company Univision Holdings Inc.

Thiel has not said why he wants Gawker, though the potential acquisition would let him take down stories regarding his personal life that are still available on the website, and remove the scope for further litigation between him and Gawker. Thiel, who is Facebook read more

Dolby Vision or HDR10+? Dolby wants you to have both

The term ‘format war’ can be exciting to use – it denotes some sort of competition between some of the leading tech companies in the world. But it can also carry some … expectations with it, too. 

When reporters have covered HDR10+ and compared it against the existing dynamic metadata-rich HDR format, Dolby Vision, it’s always been as a competition – that one format will win and one will lose. 

And yet, according to Dolby Laboratories’ Senior Vice President of Consumer Entertainment, Giles Baker, it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way.

In an interview with TechRadar, Baker mused about a future in which both systems coexist. Granted, he believes Dolby provides a better end-to-end solution for HDR mastering and delivery, but that doesn’t mean he thinks HDR10+ doesn’t have its merits. It’s just … different.

The conversation started after we reported that Sony US President and COO, Mike Fasulo, claimed that he sees Sony focusing on Dolby Vision for now, read more

Apple Health Data Is Being Used As Evidence In a Rape and Murder Investigation

Apple Health Data Is Being Used As Evidence In a Rape and Murder Investigation
Published on January 11, 2018 at 11:10PM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Hussein K., an Afghan refugee in Freiburg, has been on trial since September for allegedly raping and murdering a student in Freiburg, and disposing of her body in a river. But many of the details of the trial have been hazy — no one can agree on his real age, and most notably, there’s a mysterious chunk of time missing from the geodata and surveillance video analysis of his whereabouts at the time of the crime. He refused to give authorities the passcode to his iPhone, but investigators hired a Munich company (which one is not publicly known) to gain access to his device, according to German news outlet Welt. They searched through Apple’s Health app, which was added to all iPhones with the release of iOS 8 in 2014, and were able to gain more data read more