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Comments on "Human Intelligence in a Digital Age" - A brilliant Speech by MI6 Chief Richard Moore, and the neglected elephants in the room
Justified compliments about Mr. Moore's speech have been spread extensively and appropriately in the pages of many newspapers, but I would like to remark on precisely what I think was missing in the speech. Missing, not necessarily becau...
Brazil's top court opens investigation into Bolsonaro for vaccines claim
Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro's false claim that people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may have a higher risk of contracting AIDS.
Facebook ordered to sell GIF making service Giphy
The social media giant bought the GIF sharing service last year, but UK competition authorities said it would distort Britain's digital advertising market.
Apple announces the 2021 App Store Award winners and most downloaded apps of the year
Apple today released its anticipated annual list of the best apps and games of the year across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. This year, children’s app maker Toca Boca won iPhone App of the Year for “Toca Life World,” and R...
Human Intelligence in a Digital Age - an Eye Opening and Refreshing Speech by Richard Moore, Chief, Secret Intelligence Service
Richard Moore, Chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), makes his first public speech since taking up his role in October 2020. In a brilliant, refreshing and innovative speech, he talks about the seismic changes he sees in the...
Christmas shoppers warned about fake online reviews - here's how to protect yourself
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is leading an investigation into fake reviews, which includes a formal probe into Amazon and Google over concerns they have not been doing enough to combat false write-ups left on their sites.
Will AI turn humans into 'waste product'?
A tech guru warns that robots that think for themselves may take over the world and use weapons of mass destruction to wipe out mankind. Is it time to worry?
Competition regulator demands Facebook ditch Giphy
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ordered Meta, the ‘company formerly known as Facebook’, to offload money-losing recent acquisition Giphy, insisting the app could harm competition.
Jack Dorsey called founder-CEOs 'a single point of failure' - here are some other founder-CEOs
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey cited the reasoning behind stepping down as being rooted in his belief that company founders serving as CEOs is “severely limiting” and represents a “single point of failure.” In light of his announcement, ...
UK’s Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine
An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK.
Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls
Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.
Russia demands foreign tech companies open offices in the country or face sanctions
The demand listed Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok among the companies being targeted - and some of them already have Russian offices.
Apple Sues Pegasus-Maker Israeli Firm For Targeting Its Users
In a statement, Apple said it is also seeking a "permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services, or devices".
How Bad Is US Covid Rebound? ICU Beds Offer Worrying Clue
The COVID-19 numbers are a sobering reminder of how brutal the pandemic remains for the US health-care system, and could augur trouble ahead for its Northeast states.
Lush quits Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat amid concerns over online harm
The firm says it has "finally had enough" and turns its back on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat due to growing concerns over user safety.
Bodies pile up outside hospital morgue as Romania struggles with fourth wave of Covid
"It's relentless -- relentless," sighed nurse Claudiu Ionita, standing in front of a line of gurneys in Bucharest University Hospital's morgue. On each gurney lay a body inside a black plastic bag.
Apple pushes return to office plans back to February
Initial plans for staff at one of the world's largest technology companies to be back in the office this September were delayed due to the Delta variant.
Google signs 5-year deal to pay for news from AFP
It's one of the biggest licensing deals struck by a tech giant under a new French law.
Instagram's Impact On Children Probed By US States
The investigation targets, Meta's techniques for increasing the frequency and duration of engagement by young users and the resulting harms, said California Attorney General
Facing opposition, U.S. bank regulator nominee pledges to protect small lenders
U.S. President Joe Biden's pick to lead one of the country's top banking regulators will focus on ensuring a fair and competitive market in which small and mid-size banks can thrive, according to her prepared congressional testimony rele...
Facebook failing to protect users from Covid misinformation, says monitor
Twenty accounts and groups tracked by NewsGuard gained more than 370,000 followers over past year
Cuban activist Yunior Garcia Aguilera arrives in Spain
Cuban activist Yunior Garcia has arrived in Spain on a tourist visa, along with his wife, a Spanish government official confirmed to CNN on Wednesday
Israel’s New AML Rules May Help Banks Onboard Crypto Clients
Regulators still need to issue guidance for banks on how to deal with crypto-related transactions
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