The Mountain View company plans to produce from June 2014, 4000 tablets equipped with cameras, infrared sensors and software to capture images of 3D objects .
After glasses connected (and before clothing) , Google continues its momentum in innovation by developing a tablet with this time function for capturing images of 3D objects. Google is about to start production next month of tablets equipped with two cameras located on the back cover but also infrared sensors and specialized software to capture precise images of objects 3D .
These tablets , with a size of 7 inches are for the moment the prototype stage but could be officially announced during the annual Great Mass Google I / O addressing developers , which will be held 25 and 26 June in San Francisco.
It has been several months that Google is working on another generation of mobile devices , especially with the announcement of the Tango project in February and a prototype smartphone also equipped with sensors and 3D display technologies. This tablet would be another piece of development of Google in the field of advanced 3D functions with mobile devices, including improved navigation inside buildings and in stores (indoor) or to increase the immersion in 3D applications including video games . An area where Facebook is precisely positioned by placing the hand on the startup Oculus VR for $ 2 billion in March.
Facebook revealed more detail on how frequently it gets information requests from government agencies in a public statement late Friday.
In a post on the company’s press site, Facebook General Counsel Ted Ullyot said it received between 9,000-10,000 requests over the six-month period ending on Dec. 31, 2012. That adds up to roughly 1,500 requests per month. . Ullyot said the nature of the requests from “government entities” is quite varied, including things like a local sheriff trying to locate a missing child to national security agencies investigating terrorist activity.
Ullyot said Facebook was only permitted to disclose the number of requests after negotiations with “U.S. national security authorities,” where Facebook urged for more transparency around the orders the company is required to comply with. Going forward, Facebook will now include the number of national-security requests (including FISA-related ones) in a transparency report, and is the first company to be allowed to do so, Ullyot wrote.
Although he said the change was “progress,” Ullyot said Facebook will continue to push for more transparency.
With the disclosure, Ullyot said he hopes it will give people a better idea of just how much of Facebook’s user base is affected by government requests. Those 9,000-10,000 requested data on between 18,000-19,000 Facebook accounts, or 0.002% of Facebook users.
Ullyot reiterated some of what Mark Zuckerberg said in his denials about government accessing Facebook data over the past couple of weeks: that Facebook scrutinizes every government request for user data, and that it rejects them “frequently.”
Facebook and other major tech companies have recently been under intense scrutiny after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden made claims that the government was obtaining large amounts of user data from wireless carriers and Internet services in a program called PRISM, and keeping it secret from the public.
- Facebook reveals how often the government comes calling for data (TechInAmerica)
- Facebook reveals details of US data requests (thenewstribe.com)
- Facebook, Microsoft rolling FISA national security request numbers into transparency reports (theverge.com)
- Facebook: U.S. gov’t requested data on 18K-19K users in last half of 2012 (digitaltrends.com)
- Facebook: We can now say more on user surveillance (ktvb.com)
- Facebook: We can now say more on user surveillance (thenewstribune.com)
- Facebook And Microsoft Reveal Spying Requests (news.sky.com)