Strange as it may sound, the growth of fake data is a step in the right direction, and not just because it avoids using people’s personal data.
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Investors are pouring money into artificial intelligence, despite clear setbacks in self-driving cars, social media and even health care.
Google transmits our locations and browsing habits 70 billion times a day to advertisers amid trillions a year by other firms, a new report shows.
New York-based Clearview AI revealed it had offered the government of Ukraine free access to its "facial network” to help stave off the Russian invasion.
As the technology advances, today’s gatekeepers of facial recognition are promising stringent security to protect the data. But is that a promise they can keep?
With its long-term inability to build attractive new services in the face of growing competition, a new reality is sinking in: Facebook looks like a company in decline.
As warfare becomes more digital, it is getting harder to dismiss geopolitical conflicts as distant and isolated.
The U.K.'s antitrust watchdog killed the deal out of concern over competition, warning it could harm social media users and U.K. advertisers.
Many employers have turned to software to whittle down hundreds of candidates. But there’s a problem: The software can snub perfectly good workers.
Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens." In other words, teenagers are still on Facebook; they're just not using it as much as they did. It was a landmark ...