Saturday, August 18, 2018
he Government is aiming to make the UK an artificial intelligence (AI) research "hotspot" under a new investment drive. Around 1,000 government-funded AI PhDs will be created and private firms will invest £300 million in the sector. Under a deal announced by Business...
Facebook exposed private friend lists to app developers without their knowledge until two weeks ago, despite claiming to have blocked the service three years ago. The loophole allowed apps to collect the friend lists of anybody who had installed the...

Monzo launches overdrafts

Mobile-only bank Monzo is offering overdrafts to its current account customers for the first time. A limited number of users had previously been offered overdrafts on a trial basis, but a full rollout across its customer base has started this week. Monzo customers will...
For years, Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, has been treated like a giant. In fact he is 5’7” and, as he appeared before Congress in Washington this week, he used a booster cushion to appear tall on...
Google allows employees at software companies to read millions of Gmail users' private messages, it has emerged. The popular email service, which has more than one billion users around the world, gave developers outside the company access to inboxes. They were then...
Facial recognition software that spots when someone is lying could help weed out terrorists and drug smugglers at airports. After analysing millions of frames of footage, researchers have discovered the giveaway facial expressions of untrustworthy individuals that could be utilised...
Antonio Tajani, the parliament's president, said in a statement that the Facebook FB CEO would travel to Brussels to meet representatives of the parliament "hopefully" as soon as next week. "I welcome Mark Zuckerberg's decision to appear in person...

Apple protects users data

Apple has launched a new privacy push that will mean the company notifying users when they send any personal data to the tech company, an apparent attempt to draw a line between the iPhone maker and companies such as...
Has the bitcoin fever broken? Bitcoin prices plunged sharply to below $11,000 on Friday, shedding a third of its value in just 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk.com. It later rebounded slightly to around $12,000 -- but that's still a...
Google is facing a potential payout of up to £3.2bn over claims it collected data on millions of iPhone users, the search giant has revealed. The group representing iPhone users, known as Google You Owe Us, represents 4.4 million people in...

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