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Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Business / Tech Sep 4, 2019

Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Facebook on Tuesday said facial recognition technology applied to photos at the social network will be an opt-in feature. The change that began rolling out to users around the world came as the leading social network remains under pressure to better protect privacy and user ...

'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Business / Tech Sep 3, 2019

'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Top players in global tech companies kicked off work Monday to draw up global ethical standards related to data and artificial intelligence, with Microsoft's president voicing a "sense of urgency. Some two dozen high-ranking representatives of the global and Swiss economies, as well as scientists ...

Twitter CEO account hacked and racist tweets posted

Business / Tech Aug 31, 2019

Twitter CEO account hacked and racist tweets posted

Twitter said Friday the account of Chief Executive Jack Dorsey had been "compromised" after a series of erratic and offensive messages were posted. The tweets containing racial slurs and suggestions about a bomb showed up around 4 p.m. EST on the @jack account of the ...

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone at Sept. 10 event

Business / Tech Aug 30, 2019

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone at Sept. 10 event

Apple sent out invitations on Thursday to a Sept. 10 event at its Silicon Valley campus, where it is expected to unveil a new-generation iPhone. In its trademark, tight-lipped style, Apple disclosed little about what it plans to spotlight in the Steve Jobs Theater at ...

Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri

Business / Tech Aug 29, 2019

Apple apologizes for use of contractors to eavesdrop on Siri

Apple is apologizing for allowing outsiders to listen to snippets of people's recorded conversations with its digital assistant Siri, a practice that undermined its attempts to position itself as a trusted steward of privacy. As part of the apology posted Wednesday, Apple reiterated an earlier ...

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