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Three things about the research paper stopped me in my tracks. The first was the title: Facial recognition technology can expose political orientation from naturalistic facial images. The second was that the author was Michal Kosinski, someone who used to be at Cambridge University, is now at Stanford and whose work I’ve followed for years. …

After a year of startling growth, the tech industry faces a more vexing 2021. The pandemic helped bring the world’s tech giants such as Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to new heights in 2020. The shift to online shopping and remote working accelerated at a pace that would have been inconceivable without the coronavirus. But …

studioEAST | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — Downloads of privacy-focused messaging apps Signal and Telegram got a boost as users looked for alternatives to Facebook-owned WhatsApp over concerns about changes to the service’s privacy policy. Signal saw approximately 7.5 million installs globally through the Apple App Store and Google Play store between Jan. 6 and …

M1 updates as 2 crashes at junctions 21 and 35 cause long delays Traffic has been temporarily stopped on the M1 heading south due to a crash. Delays are building between Junction 20 and 21 following the incident on Monday morning (January 11). Highways England reports there are 4.5 miles of congestion slowing journeys by …

Facebook Inc has moved to wind down several Irish holding companies that had allowed it to shift billions of dollars in profit to the country, where it was lightly taxed, the Times of London reported, citing company documents. The Irish companies were used to hold its intellectual property for international sales, and Facebook companies around …

2021 will be year when the appeal and scalability of the Atma Nirbhar apps’ ecosystem is tested, especially in the social media space. Synopsis The year 2020 also saw a global debate brewing over platforms and their content moderation practices, specifically around hate speech and the scaling up of misinformation in the wake of the …

Issued on: 24/12/2020 – 10:09 In France, 28 percent of people get their news from social networks and almost half of under 35s say it’s their main source of information. An information revolution – but there’s a downside to it too. Internet giants like Google and Facebook use algorithms to tailor future results just for you, in …

A long overdue antitrust push is gaining steam. But it’s focusing on large technology companies like Facebook Inc. and Google-parent Alphabet Inc., which present complex problems that classic antitrust approaches won’t always solve. The cases are based on very standard stuff. The U.S. Justice Department is accusing Google of illegally preserving its dominant market share …

European officials want new powers to oversee internal workings at large technology companies such as Facebook Inc., FB -0.56% backed by threats of multibillion-dollar fines, as they seek to expand their role as global tech enforcers. The European Union’s executive arm proposed two bills Tuesday—one focused on illegal content, the other on anticompetitive behavior—that would …