Google pushes artificial intelligence for upgraded news app

May 22, 2018

For its updated news application, Google is doubling down on the use of artificial intelligence as part of an effort to weed our disinformation and help users get viewpoints beyond their own “filter bubble.” Google chief Sundar Pichai, who unveiled the updated Google News earlier this month, said the app now “surfaces the news you […]

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Here’s Why Google’s New ‘Smartphone Addiction’ Features Aren’t Based on Science

May 22, 2018

Google wants you to stop using the term FOMO. Instead of complaining about your fear of missing out, the search engine giant would like you to celebrate – “JOMO,” the joy of missing out. And it hopes a bunch of new features geared at preventing you from feeling addicted to your deviceswill help. It’s all part […]

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Activist groups launch campaign to break up Facebook

May 22, 2018

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.” The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social media […]

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IBM launches AI-powered ‘Watson Assistant’ for businesses

May 21, 2018

Building on the existing partnership with Apple, IBM also announced that both the companies will combine their AI and machine-learning technologies to make it easier for developers to build secure AI-powered solutions. Tech giant IBM today announced the formal launch of Watson Assistant, a smart enterprise assistant powered with artificial intelligence (AI), cloud and the Internet of […]

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A bad time to be a troll? Twitter’s new update makes it difficult to hurl abuses on social media

May 21, 2018

A new update released by Twitter on May 15 makes it difficult for the trolls that hurl abuse to be used into conversations. The change is made by the social media company in a bid to improve what it has called ‘healthy conversation’. Twitter will make the trolls harder to find that violate its rules. […]

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TeenSafe App Leaks Apple ID Credentials of Thousands of Parents, Children

May 21, 2018

HIGHLIGHTS TeenSafe app is found to have leaked user data It reportedly exposed Apple IDs and their passwords in plaintext The vulnerable servers have been disabled TeenSafe, an app that lets parents monitor their children’s text messages, social media, and phone location, is found to have leaked data related to thousands of its users that […]

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Activists from Myanmar and beyond call for Facebook to fix moderation

May 21, 2018

A new letter to Mark Zuckerberg calls for audits and global parity In a press conference today, a coalition of activists from Myanmar, Syria, and six other countries called on Facebook to take a more consistent and transparent approach to moderation. Facebook has come under fire for its role in fueling a genocide in Myanmar as well as […]

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Google Duplex AI will identify itself as Assistant when calling, alert when call is recorded

May 21, 2018

Google Duplex when it makes calls on behalf of users will identify itself as the Google Assistant and will also warn users when the call is being recorded. Since Google revealed a robo-caller that sounds eerily human earlier this month, the company has faced plenty of questions about how it works. Employees got some answers this week. […]

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Microsoft’s new Xbox controller puts disabled players back in the game

May 21, 2018

The new $100 Xbox Adaptive Controller lets you plug in the gadgets you need. It’s all about accessibility. Mike Luckett is a lifelong gamer. He started at the age of 5 nearly three decades ago, joining his older brother who was playing the original Super Mario Bros. title on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Within a few years, he was […]

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Twitter rolls out Account Activity API for all developers

May 19, 2018

In December, the company announced the enterprise general availability. San Francisco: Twitter has announced that its new Account Activity API is now available to developers and its legacy services will retire on August 16 and not June 19 as earlier reported. In April 2017, Twitter announced the Account Activity API (application programming interface) to help […]

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