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Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said on Tuesday. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 17, 2019  11:58 am
 Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp experience worldwide outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp experience worldwide outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users on Sunday (Apr 14) experienced difficulties accessing the social network sites and messaging service. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 14, 2019  5:34 pm
Disney unveils streaming service to take on Netflix, Apple

Disney unveils streaming service to take on Netflix, Apple

Disney has raised the curtain on a hotly anticipated video streaming service. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 12, 2019  1:07 pm
First ever black hole image released

First ever black hole image released

Astronomers have taken the first-ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 11, 2019  5:26 pm
South Korea launches world’s first national 5G networks

South Korea launches world’s first national 5G networks

South Korea launched the world’s first nationwide 5G mobile networks two days early, its top mobile carriers said Thursday, giving a handful of users access in a late-night scramble to be the first providers of the super-fast wireless technology. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 5, 2019  12:30 pm
Netflix looms large as theater owners assess industry future

Netflix looms large as theater owners assess industry future

As movie theater owners converge on Las Vegas for their annual convention, one topic that keeps coming up is how they contend with a company that has resisted their traditional business model: Netflix Inc. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 3, 2019  3:56 pm
Facebook removes accounts linked to Indian political parties as election looms

Facebook removes accounts linked to Indian political parties as election looms

Facebook is taking down hundreds of suspicious accounts linked to the two main parties contesting India’s election. MORE..

(0) Comments | April 2, 2019  1:16 pm
Europe adopts tough new online copyright rules over tech industry protests

Europe adopts tough new online copyright rules over tech industry protests

EU lawmakers have endorsed an overhaul of the bloc’s two-decade-old copyright rules, which will force Google and Facebook to pay publishers for use of news snippets and make them filter out protected content. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 27, 2019  4:51 pm
Hackers attacked one million-plus Asus users through malicious update

Hackers attacked one million-plus Asus users through malicious update

Hackers were able to deliver malware to the more one million-plus Asus computer owners last year by hijacking the company’s software update system, security researchers said on Monday. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 26, 2019  1:46 pm
Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

The passwords of millions of Facebook users were accessible by up to 20,000 employees of the social network, it has been reported. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 22, 2019  2:00 pm
Google unveils ‘Stadia,’ its video game streaming service

Google unveils ‘Stadia,’ its video game streaming service

In much the same way as Google changed email, maps and online video, the search giant now has its eye on the video game industry. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 21, 2019  11:16 am
Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites

Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites

Online tools which track user behaviour for advertisers have been found on a swathe of EU public health websites, including NHS and Gov.uk pages. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 20, 2019  12:41 pm
UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off

UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off

UK based start-up OneWeb has secured $1.25bn (£940m) in new funding enabling it to speed up its plans to launch a global high-speed broadband network. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  4:51 pm
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp experiencing widespread outages

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp experiencing widespread outages

You may run into issues posting to Facebook or Instagram. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 14, 2019  8:42 am
Apple says ‘It’s Show Time’ March 25, TV service announcement expected

Apple says ‘It’s Show Time’ March 25, TV service announcement expected

Apple Inc on Monday invited media to a March 25 event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on its campus in Cupertino, California, where it is expected to launch a television and video service. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 13, 2019  12:58 pm
WhatsApp issues ban-warning against unofficial third-party apps

WhatsApp issues ban-warning against unofficial third-party apps

WhatsApp is currently issuing warnings and urging its users to not use third-party clones such as GB WhatsApp or WhatsApp Plus. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 10, 2019  9:56 pm
Saudi app used to track women ‘not against’ Google rules

Saudi app used to track women ‘not against’ Google rules

Google has remained silent over reports it told a US congresswoman that a controversial app was not in breach of its terms and conditions. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 6, 2019  2:36 pm
Huawei CFO sues Canada authorities over illegal arrest

Huawei CFO sues Canada authorities over illegal arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer is accusing Canadian authorities of violating her rights when they detained her on behalf of the US government. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 4, 2019  3:41 pm
Singapore wants self-driving cars to help its aging society

Singapore wants self-driving cars to help its aging society

It may look like a giant robotic bug but the MooAV could be the car of the future. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 26, 2019  12:35 pm
Huawei Mate X smartphone folds face out

Huawei Mate X smartphone folds face out

Huawei has revealed its first smartphone to feature a foldable screen, less than a week after its rival Samsung did the same. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 25, 2019  1:34 pm
Nokia 9 PureView uses five cameras to take a photo

Nokia 9 PureView uses five cameras to take a photo

A new Nokia smartphone fuses together shots taken simultaneously by five rear cameras to offer owners what it says is “the richest image capture possible”. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 25, 2019  11:04 am
Anthem video game set for tough debut

Anthem video game set for tough debut

Highly-anticipated video game Anthem launches on Friday. The squad-based shooter challenges players to complete a variety of missions to defeat a series of enemy aliens or “exos”. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 22, 2019  1:28 pm
Researchers create ‘malicious’ writing AI

Researchers create ‘malicious’ writing AI

A team of researchers who have built an artificially-intelligent writer say they are withholding the technology as it might be used for “malicious” purposes. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 15, 2019  1:39 pm
Twitter CEO says his and other tech firms have not combated abuse enough

Twitter CEO says his and other tech firms have not combated abuse enough

Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey said on Tuesday that Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a “huge fail.” MORE..

(0) Comments | February 13, 2019  3:15 pm
Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data

Facebook ordered by Germany to gather and mix less data

Germany’s competition regulator has told Facebook to substantially restrict how it collects and combines data about its users unless they give it explicit consent. MORE..

(0) Comments | February 8, 2019  1:54 pm