Facebook had tool to weed out fake news: report

Nov 15, 2016

Facebook had tool to weed out fake news: report

Facebook had a tool to weed out fake news circulating on the social network this year but declined to deploy it for fear of offending conservatives, a report said Monday. The report by the online news site Gizmodo comes with Facebook under fire for ...

Fujitsu in PC merger talks with Lenovo

Oct 27, 2016

Fujitsu in PC merger talks with Lenovo

Fujitsu said on Thursday it was in talks to merge its struggling PC business with Chinese computer giant Lenovo, sending its shares soaring as the company also announced a recovery in profits. The talks come as Japanese personal computer makers work to scale back ...

Oct 23, 2016

Internet attackers now have secret weapon in household devices

Could millions of connected cameras, thermostats and kids’ toys bring the internet to its knees? It’s beginning to look that way. On Friday, epic cyberattacks crippled a major internet firm, repeatedly disrupting the availability of popular websites across the United States. The hacker group ...

British artificial intelligence hub opens

Oct 20, 2016

British artificial intelligence hub opens

A new research center opened its doors Wednesday at Britain’s Cambridge University to look at the implications — good and bad — of artificial intelligence. The center will delve into AI applications ranging from increasingly “smart” smartphones to robot surgeons and “Terminator” style military ...

Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Oct 7, 2016

Classified ads website CEO arrested over sex trafficking allegations

Carl Ferrer, chief executive of the advertising website Backpage.com, was arrested on Thursday on criminal charges including pimping, as authorities investigate the company, which has been accused of facilitating sex trafficking of minors. The attorneys general of Texas and California said in a statement ...

Oct 6, 2016

Fujitsu looks to integrate PC business with Lenovo

Fujitsu Ltd. is considering integrating its personal computer business with China’s Lenovo Group Inc., the world’s biggest PC manufacturer, a source said Wednesday. Lenovo is likely to invest in the PC business Fujitsu spun off earlier this year. If the investment is realized, Lenovo ...