Mark Bridge writes:
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. So said Sir Arthur C Clarke.
Last week’s magic was supplied by imaging company Scalado, which announced a new product called ‘Remove’. The clue’s in the name: it can automatically remove unwanted people from photos taken on a mobile phone. Expect to see it on a handset near you before too long.
Google and a number of other online businesses have been criticised after taking advantage of ‘cookies’ that apparently bypassed the security settings in the Safari web browser used by Apple computers and iPhones.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the specially-designed web code enabled users to be ‘tracked’ as they visited different web sites despite this type of monitoring being blocked as a default setting on the browser.