Venmo: how the US payment app exposes our private lives

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Privacy A researcher has analysed millions of public transactions to prove just how much the app reveals about our life and habits The researcher hopes her study will encourage users to change their default settings. Photograph: Leland Bobbe/Getty Images/Image Source Anyone can track a Läs mer…

How to fix Big Tech? We need the right language to describe it, first | Marc DaCosta

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Silicon Valley How to fix big tech? We need the right language to describe it first Marc DaCosta The ground on which politics happens has changed – yet our political language has not kept up ‘Tech companies themselves are very aware of the Läs mer…

The rise of 'pseudo-AI': how tech firms quietly use humans to do bots' work

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Artificial intelligence (AI) Using what one expert calls a ‘Wizard of Oz technique’, some companies keep their reliance on humans a secret from investors Some companies use humans to train AI systems; others secretly depend on them while claiming to have scalable AI tech. Läs mer…

Is Facebook a publisher? In public it says no, but in court it says yes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook In its defense against a former app startup, Facebook is contradicting its long-held claim to be simply a neutral platform A lawsuit is claiming Mark Zuckerberg developed a ‘fraudulent scheme’ to exploit users’ personal data. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Läs mer…

Facebook patents system that can use your phone's mic to monitor TV habits

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook System would allow Facebook to identify what adults and children are watching based on ambient noise Facebook downplayed the patent, saying it has no plan to use the system in its products. Photograph: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook has patented a system that Läs mer…

When should a tech company refuse to build tools for the government?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology Silicon Valley workers are revolting against lucrative contracts with US immigration and defense agencies Microsoft employees protested the company’s work with US immigration as families were being separated at the border. Photograph: Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters During the second world war, IBM supplied the Nazis Läs mer…

What is Google doing with AI? Chips with Everything podcast

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Jordan Erica Webber chats to a panel of artificial intelligence experts about what Sundar Pichai’s seven objectives could mean in practice Photograph: Kimberly White / Reuters/REUTERS Subscribe via Apple Podcasts Download MP3 Podcast feed URL Subscribe and review: Acast, Apple, Spotify, SoundCloud, AudioBoom, Mixcloud. Läs mer…

Tesla whistleblower claims company is 'doing everything it can to silence me'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tesla The electric carmaker is suing a former technician for alleged hacking, but he says he’s being scapegoated for leaking concerns Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, has engaged in a heated email exchange with the former employee who is alleged to have hacked an operating Läs mer…

Instagram launches long-form videos in bid to lure YouTube generation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram Videos of up to an hour are effort to pull young users away from rival, and to allow Facebook to sell more ads Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram, announces the new IGTV app in San Francisco. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Instagram will Läs mer…

'Facebook is taking everything': rising rents drive out Silicon Valley families

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Silicon Valley Property companies advertising their proximity to Facebook’s campus are giving low-income residents a choice: pay a huge rent increase or move out From left: Teresa Rivas, Sandra Zamora, Luis Carriel, and Eisabel Coronel are all facing rent increases from their longtime homes Läs mer…