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Microsoft urges for Legal Framework to govern Facial recognition

Microsoft has reportedly sought for a reasonable legal framework for the deployment and use of facial recognition technology. While this technology has helped several Government authorities in mass surveillance, its abuse can also cause this technology to be in conflict with an individual’s right to privacy, enshrined under most constitutional frameworks. Brad Smith has recently […]

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Google+ Shut Down Date Dragged Earlier Due to Another Massive Breach

A couple of months ago, Google announced they will sunset their product Google Plus. The reasons behind this harsh decision included low user engagement and a vulnerability that resulted in a data breach. At that time, they scheduled the Google+ sunset for August 2019. However, as disclosed in a recent blog post, Google has dragged the […]

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British Teenager gets 3 year sentence for DDoS and False Bomb Threats

Recently, the Luton Crown Court sentenced a British teenager for sending out false bomb threats and carrying out DDoS attacks. The accused also made prank calls to the airlines authorities, claiming that his daughter, who was on the plane was attacked by hijackers. The teenager, identified as George Duke-Cohen, is better known as “DoubleParrallax” and […]

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Huawei CFO Granted Bail. China Threatens US and Canada of Dire Consequences

The Huwaei CFO has pleaded innocent, following which she has been granted bail. However, Meng Wanzhou would be required to wear an ankle bracelet and remain within the Canadian territories as of now. The Huawei CFO was also asked to surrender her passports. The Bail After a 3-Day hearing, the Chinese businesswoman and CFO of […]

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Tokyo Based BTC Exchange CFO Sentenced

In a recent move, Mark Karpeles, the Ex CEO of the Japanese Bitcoin Exchange, Mt. Gox was under the trial for allegations pertaining to embezzlement of investors’ money. The former Crypto Tycoon may face up to 10 years in jail if convicted in the ongoing trial at the Tokyo District Court. It may be recollected […]

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Google has acquired one of India’s most popular train tracking apps

Google  is increasing its efforts in India after it snapped up the team behind popular transportation app ‘Where is my Train.’ The app claims 10 million registered users and, as the name suggests, it helps commuters track arrivals and departures as well as buying seats. That’s no small job given that India is estimated to operate some […]

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The First Sex Robot Was Conceived in Ancient Greece

The age of android brothels and lifelike sex robots may seem cutting edge—until you’ve heard the story of the man who had sex with his ivory sculptures, and the Greeks who habitually had public intercourse with statues. In an excerpt from her new book, Gods & Robots, a deep and lively look at how Greek and […]

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticised for ‘tone deaf’ Myanmar tweets

Twitter’s chief executive has been criticised for promoting Myanmar as a tourist destination despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in the country. In a series of tweets, Jack Dorsey said he had travelled to northern Myanmar last month for a meditation retreat. “The people are full of joy and the food is amazing,” he […]

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Huawei arrest: China demands Canada free Meng Wanzhou

China has demanded that Canada release the arrested Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou or face consequences. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng separately summoned both the US and Canadian ambassadors and lodged a “strong protest” urging her release. The ministry described Ms Meng’s arrest as “extremely nasty”. Ms Meng, Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of the […]

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When algorithms go wrong we need more power to fight back, say AI researchers

Governments and private companies are deploying AI systems at a rapid pace, but the public lacks the tools to hold these systems accountable when they fail. That’s one of the major conclusions in a new report issued by AI Now, a research group home to employees from tech companies like Microsoft and Google and affiliated with New […]

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