According to David Heiner, Strategic Policy Advisor at Microsoft, the problems Facebook and YouTube are facing with fake news today have alerted the tech companies the world over and Microsoft is right on the job in building Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven systems to fight back.
Following the launch of the "Duplex" system, which lets AI mimic a human voice to make appointments and book tables, among other functions, a widespread outcry over the ethical dilemmas were raised by tech critics.
Tech companies in the Silicon Valley like Facebook assume users know that their data is being sold and obtaining the data for Cambridge Analytica was not against the rules, a researcher with the British political consulting firm has said.
The study further found that 92 per cent of the 1,280 Android apps that utilise Facebook's application programming interface (API) are potentially in violation of COPPA.
The "Cybersecurity Tech Accord" is a public commitment among 34 global companies to protect and empower civilians online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace.
After Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of the US Congress last week, the company on Tuesday tried to clarify on questions how it collects data when people are not directly using the website or app.
On a question if he would testify in front of Parliamentarians in the House of Commons in the UK, the Facebook CEO said: "We announced today that I'm going to be testifying in front of Congress. I imagine that is going to cover a lot of ground.
The female attacker took her own life after the shootings. She was found at the scene and appeared to have killed herself with a handgun, said Barberini. The shooter was believed to have known at least one of the victims, two law enforcement officials told CNN.
"We have a 32-year-old female who is in serious condition, a 27-year-old female in fair condition, and a 36-year-old male in critical condition," KPIX 5 TV quoted Brent Andrew, spokesman for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, as saying.
Chrome is one of the gateways to the internet which helps you search and find your favorite products and shop them at the best prices. The search for your favorite deals and offers can sometimes be misleading and can consume a lot of your valuable time.
"What's Facebook?" Musk on Friday morning sarcastically replied to a tweet from WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton urging his followers to delete Facebook by tweeting "It is time."
"The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, there's more to do, and we need to step up and do it," he added.
European Union (EU) and British lawmakers have demanded that social media giant Facebook should clarify data breach following revelations that personal data was massively misused for political purposes.
Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, was asked about a UN role for challenges facing the industry after profiles of some 50 million Facebook subscribers were released without their consent.
"Our partner organisations are taking our platform and using some of those applications to develop new high-value intellectual property to help organisations digitally transform themselves," Schuster said.
While Gates has headed the world's richest list 18 times over the last 24 years, the gap between his fortune and that of Bezos is the largest between two first-place moguls since 2001, according to Forbes.
To help "metro newspapers" take their digital subscription business to a new level, Facebook has launched a local news accelerator for news publishers.
Google has received more than 2.4 million requests to remove URLs from its Search under Europe's "Right to be Forgotten" laws since they were introduced in May 2014.
The Mumbai region joins Singapore, Taiwan, Sydney and Tokyo in the Asia-Pacific, making it easier for customers to build highly available, "performant" applications using resources across those geographies.
Among the respected dignitaries Sports minister Sahid Choudhury, Mayor Dr Prafullajit Sinha, Parakhhit Murasingh, Samarjit Bhowmik and PWD Chief Engineer Ashit Bhowmik will remain present in the opening ceremony.
According to a top IBM executive, the time is ripe to start the journey right from schools and universities, leading to up-skilling and re-skilling the enterprise and start-up developers' community in the country.
SaaS will be the biggest Cloud market and will double to $75 billion by 2020 globally, says Gartner. In India, the SaaS business grew at the rate of 33 per cent (year-on-year) in 2017.
The two security flaws, dubbed as "Spectre" and "Meltdown", reported by Google "Project Zero" and British tech website the Register, is not unique to Intel chips and also affect AMD and ARM processors.
"We're aware of this industry-wide issue and have been working closely with chip manufacturers to develop and test mitigations to protect our customers," Microsoft said in a statement to The Verge.