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Facebook to crack down on extremism by training AI with police videos

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New York attorney general announces Facebook anti-trust probe Letitia James says she is leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys to determine whether Facebook ‘endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices or increased the price of advertising’; reaction from Rep. Ro Khanna, Democratic congressman from California. Facebook will work with law enforcement agencies to Read More

Enphase Energy Delivers Advanced Energy Systems to Ipsun Solar for Washington, D.C. Area Homeowners

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FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENPH), a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of solar microinverters, today announced that Ipsun Solar leverages the Enphase Home Energy Solution with IQ™ to serve its customers with deep insights into their Enphase-based solar systems. As a premier solar installation Read More

U.S. antitrust chiefs face Senate grilling on collaboration, interference

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top U.S. antitrust enforcers go before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel on Tuesday at a time when a little- watched series of laws designed to protect consumers from monopolies are being used to investigate Alphabet’s Google and others among the world’s most dynamic companies. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Read More

Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. antitrust regulators admitted at a congressional hearing on Tuesday that they had wasted time arguing over who would investigate which tech company, as they take on major probes of firms like Alphabet’s Google for allegedly using their market power unfairly. FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Read More

Facebook oversight board won’t have mandate to change policy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will allow a new outside oversight board to make final decisions on whether individual pieces of content can be displayed on the social media site, but the group won’t be able to make policy changes, the company said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of laptop users are seen next Read More

Facebook to use Met Police videos to recognise shooters

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Facebook is to use footage from police body cameras to train its algorithms to recognise videos of real-life shootings. The technology giant will give the cameras to Metropolitan Police Specialist Firearms Command officers. It will then capture footage as they carry out regular training. Facebook was criticised for failing to prevent copies of videos of Read More

Girl, 10, dies from brain-eating amoeba she caught while swimming

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By Emily Mee, news reporter A 10-year-old girl has died after being infected with a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a river. Lily Mae Avant, from Texas, started suffering from a headache and fever after swimming in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney. She died in hospital following a week-long battle with the rare amoeba. Read More

ECB’s Coeure says ‘stablecoins’ pose risks amid resistance to Facebook’s Libra

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FILE PHOTO: Benoit Coeure, board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), is photographed during an interview with Reuters journalists at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) – A new breed of asset-backed cryptocurrencies such as Facebook’s Libra are untested and pose serious risks, the European Central Read More

Facebook’s Libra in regulators’ sights as ECB’s Coeure warns of ‘stablecoin’ risks

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ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook’s (FB.O) attempt to drag cryptocurrencies into the mainstream with its Libra digital coin met with further scepticism on Monday when an ECB board member said such “stablecoins” posed serious risks. FILE PHOTO: Benoit Coeure, board member of the European Central Bank (ECB), is photographed during an interview with Reuters journalists at Read More