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    Fin24.com | Microsoft calls for laws to prevent bias in facial recognition AI

    Fin24.com | Microsoft calls for laws to prevent bias in facial recognition AI


    Microsoft has called for new legislation to govern artificial intelligence software for recognising faces, advocating for human review and oversight of the technology in critical...

    Microsoft has called for new legislation to govern artificial intelligence software for recognising faces, advocating for human review and oversight of the technology in critical cases.
    Fin24.com | Google employees write to CEO demanding equal treatment for contractors

    Fin24.com | Google employees write to CEO demanding equal treatment for contractors


    A group of Google employees has written to CEO Sundar Pichai demanding better conditions for the thousands of contractors that make up more than half of the internet giant’s work...

    A group of Google employees has written to CEO Sundar Pichai demanding better conditions for the thousands of contractors that make up more than half of the internet giant’s work force.
    Fin24.com | Our CEO hasn't resigned, says SABC

    Fin24.com | Our CEO hasn't resigned, says SABC


    But the public broadcaster would not say whether three of its board members stepped down on Monday evening, saying the the presidency would have to...

    But the public broadcaster would not say whether three of its board members stepped down on Monday evening, saying the the presidency would have to comment.
    Fin24.com | Apple said to miss rapid 5G takeoff, sit out tech shift

    Fin24.com | Apple said to miss rapid 5G takeoff, sit out tech shift


    Apple plans to hold off until at least 2020 before offering an iPhone that can connect to the next generation of high-speed phone services coming next year, according to people familiar with its...

    Apple plans to hold off until at least 2020 before offering an iPhone that can connect to the next generation of high-speed phone services coming next year, according to people familiar with its plans.
    Fin24.com | Communications minister draws the line over SABC retrenchments

    Fin24.com | Communications minister draws the line over SABC retrenchments


    Newly appointed Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has drawn a line in the sand over proposed retrenchments at the SABC, according to a letter apparently leaked from her...

    Newly appointed Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has drawn a line in the sand over proposed retrenchments at the SABC, according to a letter apparently leaked from her office.
    Fin24.com | Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not - whistleblower

    Fin24.com | Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not - whistleblower


    Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated - whether it wants to or...

    Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated - whether it wants to or not.
    Fin24.com | Cybersecurity key challenge for actuaries - industry body

    Fin24.com | Cybersecurity key challenge for actuaries - industry body


    Actuarial skills are now also sought after in industries like banking, healthcare and mining, which rely heavily on data and systems...

    Actuarial skills are now also sought after in industries like banking, healthcare and mining, which rely heavily on data and systems integrity.
    Fin24.com | Software exec ordered to surrender laptop after Facebook leak

    Fin24.com | Software exec ordered to surrender laptop after Facebook leak


    The co-founder of a software company was ordered by a judge to surrender his laptop to a forensic expert after admitting he turned over confidential documents about Facebook to the UK Parliament in violation of a US court...

    The co-founder of a software company was ordered by a judge to surrender his laptop to a forensic expert after admitting he turned over confidential documents about Facebook to the UK Parliament in violation of a US court order.
    Fin24.com | Bitcoin slide makes monthly loss the biggest in seven years

    Fin24.com | Bitcoin slide makes monthly loss the biggest in seven years


    Bitcoin registered its biggest monthly decline in more than seven years as investors reevaluate the prospects of digital money following last year’s...

    Bitcoin registered its biggest monthly decline in more than seven years as investors reevaluate the prospects of digital money following last year’s euphoria.
    Fin24.com | Tesla customers rack up 1 billion miles driven on autopilot

    Fin24.com | Tesla customers rack up 1 billion miles driven on autopilot


    Tesla says owners of its electric vehicles have driven 1 billion miles using the Autopilot driver-assistance feature which uses the collected data to improve the software as a competitive...

    Tesla says owners of its electric vehicles have driven 1 billion miles using the Autopilot driver-assistance feature which uses the collected data to improve the software as a competitive advantage.
    Fin24.com | Fortnite addiction is forcing kids into video-game rehab

    Fin24.com | Fortnite addiction is forcing kids into video-game rehab


    Video-game addiction isn’t new: Parents and teachers have been carping about distracted children. But the ubiquity of Fortnite has created a more widespread...

    Video-game addiction isn’t new: Parents and teachers have been carping about distracted children. But the ubiquity of Fortnite has created a more widespread menace.
    Fin24.com | MTN executive exits said to intensify amid Nigeria crisis

    Fin24.com | MTN executive exits said to intensify amid Nigeria crisis


    MTN is set to lose another high-ranking executive over the next few months, as the wireless carrier fights more than $10bn of claims in its largest market of...

    MTN is set to lose another high-ranking executive over the next few months, as the wireless carrier fights more than $10bn of claims in its largest market of Nigeria.
    Fin24.com | Google accused of manipulation to track users

    Fin24.com | Google accused of manipulation to track users


    Seven European consumer groups have filed complaints against Google with national regulators, accusing the internet giant of covertly tracking users' movements in violation of an EU...

    Seven European consumer groups have filed complaints against Google with national regulators, accusing the internet giant of covertly tracking users' movements in violation of an EU regulation.
    Fin24.com | Crypto losses near $700bn in worst week since bubble burst

    Fin24.com | Crypto losses near $700bn in worst week since bubble burst


    Bitcoin sank toward $4 000 and most of its peers tumbled on Friday, extending the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index’s weekly decline to 25%. That’s the worst five-day stretch since crypto-mania peaked in early...

    Bitcoin sank toward $4 000 and most of its peers tumbled on Friday, extending the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto Index’s weekly decline to 25%. That’s the worst five-day stretch since crypto-mania peaked in early January.
    Fin24.com | Outgoing Facebook policy boss defends hiring controversial firm

    Fin24.com | Outgoing Facebook policy boss defends hiring controversial firm


    Facebook’s head of communications and policy said in a blog post he is responsible for hiring a controversial public relations firm that targeted the company’s...

    Facebook’s head of communications and policy said in a blog post he is responsible for hiring a controversial public relations firm that targeted the company’s critics.