Business / Tech Aug 17, 2019

British mall tested facial recognition of shoppers

A British mall that scanned shoppers using facial-recognition cameras said on Friday it is no longer using technology that advocacy groups called a threat to privacy. Meadowhall in the northern city of Sheffield, which attracts more than 25 million visitors a year, used the surveillance ...

U.S. lawmakers pressure tech as devices capture conversations

Business / Tech Aug 15, 2019

U.S. lawmakers pressure tech as devices capture conversations

Members of Congress from both parties called out Facebook Inc. on Wednesday for paying contractors to transcribe audio clips from its users and urged new statutes to tackle the drumbeat of such revelations from across the tech industry. The calls, which followed a Bloomberg report ...

Americans' views on tech firms turn sharply negative in poll

Business / Tech Jul 30, 2019

Americans' views on tech firms turn sharply negative in poll

Americans' views on major technology firms have taken a dramatic negative turn in the past four years, with both Democrats and Republicans seeing the sector in a less positive light, a poll showed Monday. The Pew Research Center study showed the percentage of people seeing ...

National / Politics Jul 27, 2019

Japan panel resumes talks on steps to fight digital piracy

A government panel has resumed talks on measures against pirate websites where manga and other content are uploaded without the permission of copyright holders. At a meeting of an expert panel of the Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters on Friday, some participants stressed the need to ...