Category: Software

Networking, Software, Tech

Four technologies that have got the biggest potential to change your healthcare for the better

January 13, 2020

Via: ZDnet

While it’s exciting to think of the long-term impact of brain-computer interfaces and virtual reality in healthcare, digital leaders in the NHS face the much more immediate challenge of using constrained budgets to help improve administrative processes and patient outcomes. […]

Software, Tech

Facebook Won’t Take Down Misleading Political Ads

January 9, 2020

Via: The New York Times

The tech giant just announced that it would not bow to pressure to tighten its rules on political advertising, Mike Isaac of the NYT reports. The social network won’t take down ads with misleading information, like one from the Trump […]

Software, Tech

Facebook removes accounts with AI-generated profile photos

December 23, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Facebook on Friday removed what it called a global network of more than 900 accounts, pages, and groups from its platform and Instagram that allegedly used deceptive practices to push pro-Trump narratives to about 55 million users. The network used […]

Software, Tech

Why Facebook’s Libra Hangs in Limbo—and What’s Next in the Digital Currency Race

December 19, 2019

Via: Fortune

The decor inside the offices on Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park, Calif., can best be described as “unfinished.” Steel girders crisscross overhead. Piping and air ducts pop out of plywood walls. Lighting, fire alarms, and support structures dangle from the […]

Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

Microsoft Among Companies Granted U.S. License to Sell Software to Huawei

November 22, 2019

Via: Fortune

Microsoft Corp. said it was granted a license to do business with China’s Huawei Technologies. “On November 20, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Microsoft’s request for a license to export mass-market software to Huawei,” the Redmond, Wash.-based company said […]

Operations Security, Security, Software, Tech

Twitter drafts a deepfake policy that would label and warn, but not always remove, manipulated media

November 11, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter last month said it was introducing a new policy to help fight deepfakes and other “manipulated media” that involve photos, videos, or audio that’s been significantly altered to change its original meaning or purpose, or those that make it […]

Hardware, Software, Tech

Has the Trade War Actually Hurt Tech?

November 5, 2019

Via: Fortune

If you had asked me several months ago how I felt about the prospects for the Fortune Global Tech Forum, which begins Thursday morning (China time) in the megalopolis of Guangzhou, up the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, I […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

Google Cloud: G Suite is getting three new security and access-control features

October 29, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Google Cloud has unveiled a raft of new G Suite security and identity management features to help enterprise IT admins manage access and control work desktop devices. The three key updates include desktop management for Mac, Windows, Chrome OS and […]

Software, Tech

Mozilla partners with Element AI to spearhead ethical artificial intelligence

October 28, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Mozilla has announced a partnership with Element AI in a bid to advocate for the use of ethical artificial intelligence (AI). On Monday, the tech giant said the strategic partnership between Mozilla and Element AI is focused on addressing “how […]

Software, Tech

How a WhatsApp Tax Launched Massive Anti-Government Protests in Lebanon

October 18, 2019

Via: Fortune

Thousands of protesters cut off roads and started fires around Lebanon as anger over plans to impose a levy on WhatsApp calls escalated into demands for the government to resign. Demonstrators carrying Lebanese flags thronged outside government headquarters in downtown […]