Walmart has reportedly introduce an unlimited grocery delivery subscription service

Walmart has recently introduced an unlimited grocery delivery service called Delivery Unlimited, as reported by TechCrunch. The service is an expansion of the company’s existing delivery and pickup efforts, and costs $98 a year. TechCrunch reports that this new annual subscription will cost $98 for a year, or $12.95 a month, and allows customers to skip the per-order fee. […]

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Facebook will pay you to let it track your activity on your phone

Facebook will once again begin paying people to monitor how they use their phone through a new app called Study. The app will monitor which apps are installed on a person’s phone, the time spent using those apps, the country you’re in, and additional app data that could reveal specific features you’re using, among other things. Facebook says […]

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San Francisco will use AI to reduce bias when charging people with crimes

San Francisco has announced a bias mitigation tool that uses basic AI techniques to automatically redact information from police reports that could identify a suspect’s race. It’s designed to be a way to keep prosecutors from being influenced by racial bias when deciding whether someone gets charged with a crime. The tool will be ready […]

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Ford to start testing its new third generation self driving cars in Detroit

Ford is expanding on-road testing of its third-generation self-driving Fusion Hybrid to Detroit. The vehicles are already deployed in Pittsburgh, Palo Alto, Miami, Washington DC, and Dearborn, Michigan. “Every city represents a unique opportunity to make our self-driving system smarter because of the exposure to different road infrastructure design, driving behavior and even traffic light […]

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US budget chief has reportedly requests a two year delay on Huawei ban

The White House’s acting budget chief is pressing for parts of the US’s Huawei ban to be delayed an additional two years, The Wall Street Journal reports. The ban could dramatically reduce the number of telecom manufacturers capable of supplying services to the government, says Russell T. Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and […]

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Mozilla announced its plan for premium subscription service

Mozilla has recently announced its plans for its premium subscription service inside of Firefox that offers access to premium features like a VPN service or cloud storage. It’s still unclear exactly what the service will offer, but Mozilla CEO Chris Beard mentioned both a VPN service and cloud storage in an interview with t3n. Mozilla intends to […]

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Microsoft removed open facial recognition dataset after Financial Times investigation

Microsoft has recently removed a database of more than 10 million faces, intended as a test and training dataset for facial recognition algorithms, according to a report by the Financial Times. The database known as MS Celeb contained more than 10 million images of roughly 100,000 people, largely scraped from publicly available online sources. While no […]

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Skype finally allows screen sharing for users on iOS and Android

Skype users on iOS and Android can now share their screens over video calls. Microsoft first started testing the feature for its premier video call app back in April, but now the feature is available to everyone. In a blog post announcing the release, Microsoft says you can use the feature for on-the-go meetings, helping tech-illiterate relatives […]

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YouTube bans supremacist content and removed thousands of channels

YouTube is changing its community guidelines to ban videos promoting the superiority of any group as a justification for discrimination against others based on their age, gender, race, caste, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, the company said today. The move, which will result in the removal of all videos promoting Nazism and other discriminatory […]

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Firefox will soon start blocking trackers by default

Firefox will soon start to block thousands of web trackers by default, protecting users from many websites, analytics companies, and advertisers that want to follow their paths across the web. The change should speed up the browser and keep users’ web habits more private, while nudging advertisers toward less invasive practices. The changes are a […]

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