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China’s ‘vast, secret system’ of AI reportedly tracks and controls Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority

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Chinese authorities are harnessing a vast and secretive system of advanced facial recognition technology in order to control and surveil the Uighurs, a largely Muslim minority, according to a new report. Facial recognition technology, which is under fire from racial justice advocates and tech workers in the United States, has the potential to allow the Read More

Amazon to crunch data for Chilean stargazers amid Latam push

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Amazon Web Services, a unit of Amazon.com Inc, said it will help astronomers in Chile crunch huge troves of data using its cloud computing services, a symbolically important step for the retail-to-entertainment giant as it looks to expand in Latin America. FILE PHOTO: The logo of the web service Amazon is pictured Read More

Tianhong, controlled by Jack Ma’s Ant Financial, seeks diversification outside China

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s Tianhong Asset Management Co, controlled by Jack Ma’s Ant Financial Group, is stepping up the expansion of its cross-border business as regulatory curbs check the growth of its giant Yu’e Bao fund at home, a senior executive said on Tuesday. Tianhong, which this month launched its first mutual fund targeting Hong Read More

Google blocks Chinese app TikTok in India after court order

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court’s directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: The logo of TikTok application is seen on a mobile phone screen in Read More

AI Robot paints its own moonscapes in traditional Chinese style

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LONDON (Reuters) – A Hong Kong artist has created an artificial intelligence (AI) robot which creates its own paintings. Victor Wong took three years to build and program the robot called A.I Gemini and teach it artistic techniques. Randomness has been written into its algorithm, meaning Wong does not know what it will paint before Read More

China’s JD.com boss criticizes ‘slackers’ as company makes cuts

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Richard Liu, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc, has weighed in on an ongoing debate about the Chinese tech industry’s grueling overtime work culture, lamenting that years of growth had increased the number of “slackers” in his firm who are not his “brothers.” FILE PHOTO: Richard Liu, CEO and founder Read More

U.S. senators introduce social media bill to ban ‘dark patterns’ tricks

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators introduced a bill on Tuesday to ban online social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc from tricking consumers into giving up their personal data. The bill from Mark Warner, a Democrat, and Deb Fischer, a Republican, would also ban online platforms with more than 100 million monthly Read More

Gatwick drone attack possible inside job, say police

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The drone attack that caused chaos at Gatwick before Christmas was carried out by someone with knowledge of the airport’s operational procedures, the airport has said. A Gatwick chief told BBC Panorama the drone’s pilot “seemed to be able to see what was happening on the runway”. Sussex Police told the programme the possibility an Read More

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp suffer outages

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Social networks Facebook and Instagram, as well as messaging service WhatsApp, were unavailable on Sunday for more than three hours, users said. The website Down Detector reported that thousands of people globally had complained about the Facebook-owned trio being down from 11.30 BST onwards. Facebook users were presented with the message: “Something went wrong.” At Read More

Bounty pregnancy club fined £400,000 over data handling

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Pregnancy club Bounty UK has been given a £400,000 fine for illegally sharing the personal information of more than 14 million people. The fine was issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in what it said was an “unprecedented” case. Bounty compiled personal data but did not tell people that it was shared with 39 Read More