IT giants renew commitment to privacy and security amid concerns

Business / Tech Jan 8, 2020

IT giants renew commitment to privacy and security amid concerns

Information technology giants such as Google LLC and Amazon.com Inc. are striving to reassure consumers of their commitment to privacy and security, emphasizing related features while rolling out new products at the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas. Google announced Tuesday that it had ...

France and U.S. set two-week target for digital tax deal

Business Jan 8, 2020

France and U.S. set two-week target for digital tax deal

Paris and Washington have set a two-week deadline to end a row over a French proposal to tax multinational tech giants, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday. President Donald Trump last month unveiled sky-high retaliatory duties on $2.4 billion of French products from ...

Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection

Business / Tech Jan 2, 2020

Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection

A Google artificial intelligence system has proved as good as expert radiologists at predicting which women would develop breast cancer based on screening mammograms and also showed promise at reducing errors, researchers in the United States and Britain reported. The study, which was published in ...

Facebook to tackle efforts to interfere with 2020 U.S. census

Business Dec 20, 2019

Facebook to tackle efforts to interfere with 2020 U.S. census

Facebook plans to clamp down on attempts to use its services to interfere with the 2020 U.S. census, including the posting of misleading information about when and how to participate, who can participate and what happens when people do. Facebook and other social media companies ...

Apple, Google and Amazon seek standard for smart devices

Business / Tech Dec 19, 2019

Apple, Google and Amazon seek standard for smart devices

Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Amazon.com Inc. — three of the biggest providers of smart-home and voice-assistant technology — are joining forces to make internet-connected homes easier to set up and safer to use. The rivals announced Wednesday that they're working with the Zigbee ...