Digital Life 18.10.2017 03:36 pm

Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment

Twitter has announced tough new rules on tweets containing “non-consensual nudity” and sexual harassment, which could be seen as fallout from the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal.

The rules will come into force in the coming weeks, Twitter said in a statement late Tuesday, after company co-founder Jack Dorsey on Friday posted a series of tweets promising policy changes.

Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment
Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment

Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment

Twitter has announced tough new rules on tweets containing “non-consensual nudity” and sexual harassment, which could be seen as fallout from the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal.

Baidu to hit the road with self-driving bus
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Baidu to hit the road with self-driving bus

Baidu chief executive Robin Li on Tuesday said the Chinese internet giant will have a self-driving bus on the road soon as it races for a lead in autonomous vehicles.
Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids
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Privacy groups warn of perils in smartwatches for kids

Smartwatches designed to help parents keep tabs on children could create privacy and security risks, activist and consumer groups said Wednesday as they called for probes by regulators.
Is facial recognition the stuff of sci-fi? Not in China
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Is facial recognition the stuff of sci-fi? Not in China

From toilet-paper dispensers to fast-food restaurants, travel and crime-fighting, China is taking the lead in rolling out facial-recognition technology.
Electric jet startup could become ‘Uber in the sky’
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Electric jet startup could become ‘Uber in the sky’

Eviation Aircraft chief executive Omer Bar-Yohay pictures a day not too far away when summoning a bargain plane ride with a smartphone will be as easy as hailing Uber.
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
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Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI

Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence.
Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge to create US jobs
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Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge to create US jobs

Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai said Tuesday he expects to boost US jobs by expanding the Chinese firm’s e-commerce platform — not by hiring American workers.
Google to offer stepped-up security for ‘high risk’ users
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Google to offer stepped-up security for ‘high risk’ users

Google said Tuesday it would offer stronger online security for “high risk” users who may be frequent targets of online attacks.
Dutch open ‘world’s first 3D-printed bridge’
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Dutch open ‘world’s first 3D-printed bridge’

Dutch officials toasted on Tuesday the opening of what is being called the world’s first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists.
Pricey high-tech features define new smartphone wars
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Pricey high-tech features define new smartphone wars

The front lines of the battle for smartphone dominance over the coming years have grown clearer after Chinese technology firm Huawei presented an AI-powered phone designed to go head-to-head with Samsung and Apple.
“Burnout culture” fuels sexism at Uber: Huffington
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“Burnout culture” fuels sexism at Uber: Huffington

Uber board member Arianna Huffington blamed a “burnout culture” for fueling sexism at the world’s leading smartphone-summoned ride sharing service.
Security flaw prompts fears on Wi-Fi connections
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Security flaw prompts fears on Wi-Fi connections

A newly discovered flaw in the widely used Wi-Fi encryption protocol could leave millions of users vulnerable to attacks, prompting warnings Monday from the US government and security researchers worldwide.
Tesla sacks hundreds of workers on Model 3 stall: source
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Tesla sacks hundreds of workers on Model 3 stall: source

Tesla Motors, which recently missed its production target on the high-profile “Model 3,” has dismissed hundreds of employees following annual performance reviews, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.
Supreme Court to hear US-Microsoft digital privacy case
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Supreme Court to hear US-Microsoft digital privacy case

The US Supreme Court announced Monday it will hear a landmark privacy case which sees the Trump administration up against computing giant Microsoft.
German envoy voices concerns about China web restrictions
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German envoy voices concerns about China web restrictions

A potential ban in China on software to avoid the country’s censors could make it “impossible” to communicate privately online, the German ambassador warned Monday.
Russia fines Telegram for not giving backdoor access
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Russia fines Telegram for not giving backdoor access

A Russian court on Monday fined the popular Telegram messenger app for failing to provide the country’s security services with encryption keys to read users’ messaging data.
Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister
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Drone hit Canadian airliner: minister

A Canadian passenger plane landed safely after it was hit by a drone in the first case of its kind in the country, a cabinet minister said Sunday.
US moves closer to EU position on taxing tech giants
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US moves closer to EU position on taxing tech giants

Washington is softening its position on European plans to impose taxes on US tech giants such as Apple and Google, officials said this week.
Facebook beefs up food delivery options from its app
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Facebook beefs up food delivery options from its app

Facebook on Friday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to order meals from nearby restaurants and service providers without leaving the social network.
Hackers could exploit cameras and sensors in phones
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Hackers could exploit cameras and sensors in phones

Product designers and users alike need to be aware of the risks.
Uber drivers in London divided over ban threat
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Uber drivers in London divided over ban threat

Since he was forced to abandon his construction business in Iraq and move to London to escape the advance of the Islamic State group, the US ride-hailing app Uber has become Adam’s livelihood.
Uber files appeal against London ban
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Uber files appeal against London ban

Uber on Friday filed its appeal against a decision by London authorities not to renew its licence, the US ride-hailing company said.
Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore
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Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore

A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch.
Battle of the online sex crimes in high-tech S. Korea
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Battle of the online sex crimes in high-tech S. Korea

Tony Kim has been paid to watch porn for the last six years, spending his days staring attentively at graphic videos of naked women and sexual liaisons.
Overcoming roadblocks, bitcoin takes flight again
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Overcoming roadblocks, bitcoin takes flight again

Bitcoin may be in for a sustained record run as it overcomes key obstacles, experts said Thursday after the cryptocurrency set a new record high.
JPMorgan open to digital money if regulated
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JPMorgan open to digital money if regulated

JPMorgan Chase is “very open minded” on the future potential use of digital currencies if they are properly regulated, the bank’s chief financial officer said Thursday.

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