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U.S state bans use of facial recognition tech

San Francisco, often a testing ground for new technologies, has banned local government agencies – including the police – from using facial recognition technology. The San Francisco Police Department doesn’t currently use facial recognition, but did carry out…

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DATA MISUSE: Facebook sues South Korean analytics firm

Facebook is suing a South Korean firm it accuses of unlawfully using data to sell marketing and advertising, the BBC reports. The social network is asking a judge to force Rankwave to allow it to audit the firm’s…

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EU backs copyright reforms targeted at Facebook, Google

EU lawmakers have endorsed an overhaul of the bloc’s two-decade old copyright rules, which will force Google and Facebook to pay publishers for use of news snippets and make them filter out protected content. The European Parliament backed…

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Facebook, YouTube sued for streaming New Zealand mass shooting

A group that represents French Muslims is suing Facebook and YouTube for streaming video of the March 15 shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that left 50 people dead. The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM)…

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Finland to probe Nokia for breaching data rules

Finland’s data protection ombudsman said on Thursday he would investigate whether Nokia-branded phones had breached data rules after a report said the handsets sent information to China. Nokia-branded mobile phones are developed under licence by Finnish company HMD…

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South African doctors successfully carry out first ever middle-ear transplant

According to a press release put out by the South African Government (via Disclose.TV), the operation was carried out with the use of 3D printed middle ear bones developed by Professor Mashudu Tshifularo and his team at the…

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Social media addiction, a disease- UK MPs

A group of UK parliament members are of the opinion that social media addiction should be considered a disease. The MPs gave the damning verdict in a sign of the pressures facing technology companies and the growing concern…

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WhatsApp set to introduce web browser with an important security feature

WhatsApp is planning to introduce a new in-app web browser which comes equipped with cutting edge security mechanisms. Analysis of the latest version of the beta software has revealed that users will soon be able to surf the…

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Cofounder Who Sold To Facebook For 19 Billion US Dollars Tells Students To Delete Facebook

WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton defended his decision to sell his company to Facebook for $19 billion and encouraged students to delete their accounts from the social network in a rare public appearance at Stanford University on Wednesday. As…

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10 Reasons Why Your Business Needs A Website

Unless you’re a small business owner who is not interested in growing your brand, you need to have a website. These days building a business website or ecommerce store is easier than ever: it doesn’t cost much money,…

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How to access Messenger’s hidden dark mode

Dark mode here, dark mode there… It seems that all we can do lately is talk about dark themes that are gradually coming to all the apps. Even Android Q will have a dedicated dark mode, and it…

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