Amazon Rejects Proposal for Banning Facial Recognition

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The investors at Amazon voted down a proposal for banning the sale of facial recognition software to government entities. The software raised concerns of bias and discrimination, but only 2.4 % of shareholders voted in favor of the proposal, lacking support for the overall 50% needed to pass. Failure to Recognize a Face Concerns over the facial recognition technology started … Read More

European Union Countries Demand GDPR Action Against Ad Techs

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You have most likely been subject to what is considered the largest leak of personal data thus far, and you don’t even know it’s happening. Several countries in the European Union have launched complaints against ad tech companies for the way they collect personal information to target online ads. Consumers are demanding that the process for advertising be more highly … Read More

Google and Chipmakers Join in U.S. Ban Against Huawei

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An Executive Order against foreign communications technology services left Chinese company, Huawei, cut off from the United States. After President Trump signed the Order, Google and chipmakers like Intel and Qualcomm joined in the fight against suspected malicious acts. Though the Order was signed less than a week ago, the ban has already softened to save the stock market. Government … Read More

Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Against Apple App Store

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Earlier this week, Apple took a blow to its operations that could eventually lead to serious issues with its profitability. A class-action lawsuit against the company stated that the App store was an unlawful monopoly. Basics of the Lawsuit The lawsuit was enacted by four iPhone users who believe that Apple was breaking antitrust laws. These laws were passed by … Read More

AI: Stealing Human Jobs or Creating More Positions?

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As with most emerging technology, there are two sides that cover its benefits as well as its potential downfalls. A recent report from the MIT Technology Review found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will eliminate 1 in every 8 jobs in Asia in the next five years. The technology was created to improve efficiencies and customer satisfaction but also leaves human … Read More