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FTC votes to approve $5 billion settlement with Facebook in privacy probe

Friday  23:51,   12 july 2019
washingtonpost

The Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook ending an investigation into its privacy practices, according to a source familiar with the matter but not authorized to speak on the record, a deal that... >>>

Google investigating leak of smart speaker recordings on one of its devices

Friday  23:50,   12 july 2019
nydailynews

Don’t be so sure your Google Home is an just idle smart speaker device, because apparently it can systematically eavesdrop on your conversations. The company is investigating how more than 1,000 conversations recorded by one of its smart speakers... >>>

Huawei’s first 5G phone is launching this month

Friday  21:32,   12 july 2019
theverge

Coming to markets including China, the UAE and... >>>

Amazon is developing a ROBOT called Vesta that will roam your house on wheels and can be summoned by voice commands, and plans to release a new Echo by next year, report claims

Friday  19:50,   12 july 2019
dailymail.co.uk

It's unclear exactly what the intended purpose of the device would be, though speculation is that the bot would be a kind of mobile Echo, bringing the Alexa capabilities with users around their home. Helping the bot on its transient journey around... >>>

Stunning video maps out all of the 4,000 exoplanets discovered by NASA since the first distant world was spotted in 1992

Friday  19:50,   12 july 2019
dailymail.co.uk

The US space agency released the video to mark the discovery of its 4,000th exoplanet in June. The majority of exoplanets were found by Kepler and... >>>

These tiny robots tackle tasks in groups, just like insects

Friday  08:35,   12 july 2019
bgr

On its own, a single ant can only accomplish so much, but you toss it into the mix with a couple hundred of its peers and suddenly the capabilities of the group are exponentially greater than the sum of its parts. Could the same be true of... >>>

White House calls meeting over 5G tensions, report says

Friday  03:00,   12 july 2019
cnet

A "high-level" policy meeting was reportedly held... >>>

The Latest: Twitter appears to be back after outage

Thursday  23:15,   11 july 2019
msn

Twitter appears to be back after a nearly hour-long outage. The company said Thursday that it was investigating the problem but had not provided further updates as of 12:45 p.m.... >>>

Is Twitter Down? Users Report Issues With Social Media Website

Thursday  22:10,   11 july 2019
newsweek

The website going down happened ahead of President Donald Trump's social media summit at the White... >>>

Facebook and CMU’s ‘superhuman’ poker AI beats human pros

Thursday  22:00,   11 july 2019
theverge

‘It can bluff better than any... >>>

FCC photos confirm Galaxy Note 10 won’t have a headphone jack

Thursday  21:31,   11 july 2019
theverge

After years of resisting the trend, Samsung is ditching the 3.5mm... >>>

Google is testing an online social network for offline meetups

Thursday  21:31,   11 july 2019
engadget

Google can't resist the urge to create another social network even after the Google+ shutdown for everyday users. The company's experimental Area 120 unit has developed a social network, Shoelace, that helps people get together in real... >>>

Amazon to offer job skill training to 100,000 US workers

Thursday  20:55,   11 july 2019
msn

Amazon announced plans Thursday to offer job training to around one-third of its US workforce to help them gain skills to adapt to new... >>>

Apple just disabled Walkie Talkie on Watch due to an iPhone eavesdropping vulnerability

Thursday  19:55,   11 july 2019
bgr

Apple has disabled the watchOS 5 Walkie Talkie functionality because of a new newly discovered vulnerability that would allow others to listen to your iPhone without consent. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch that it has removed the functionality to >>>

Surprise: People are listening to your Google Assistant queries

Thursday  18:35,   11 july 2019
engadget

It's no secret that Google records your conversations with Google Assistant after you say a "wake word." But what you might not know is that Google uses contractors to manually review a handful of those recordings, about 0.2 percent. Yesterday, VRT... >>>