FTC charge Facebook with $5 billion fine Over Privacy Violations

FTC could reportedly to charge Facebook with a $5 billion fine over privacy violation. It will be the largest fined that that has been ever charge to a technology company. Multiple news reports on Friday said the FTC has voted to fine Facebook for privacy violations and mishandling user data. Most of them cited an […]

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United Airlines cancels 5,000 Boeing 737 Max flights through October

United Airlines has reportedly extended its cancellation of Boeing 737 Max flights until at least November 3rd, the company announced on Friday, which will affect 5,000 flights through September and October. The airline had previously extended cancellations through September 3rd, following the news that the Federal Aviation Administration had discovered a new flaw in the flight […]

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Wisconsin governer said Foxconn will only create 1,500 jobs

The Foxconn factory in Wisconsin will only create 1,500 jobs when it starts production next May, Gov. Tony Evers told CNBC yesterday. That’s the same number Foxconn has been saying since it shifted plans for the factory a few months ago, and far short of the 13,000 jobs that were promised when President Trump broke ground a […]

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France passes controversial tax on digital services

France has recently passed a controversial tax on digital services which will effect American tech companies, as the United States says it will investigate the plan. Under the bill, just passed by the French Senate, tech companies with more than €750 million in global revenue and €25 million in French revenue will be required to pay a […]

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Lawmakers pressed officials on the federal government’s use of facial recognition as activists push for ban

Lawmakers has reportedly pressed officials on the federal government’s use of facial recognition today, as activists push for an outright ban on the technology. The issue came under renewed scrutiny this week after a report on how Immigration and Customers Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are using the technology in investigations. Americans don’t expect and […]

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Facebook will launch experimental apps under NPE Team name

Facebook has recently announced that it will launch a new brand of experimental apps for consumers, developed under the NPE Team, from Facebook label. NPE stands for new product experimentation. The team will be developing new apps for iOS, Android, and the web, with a specific focus on consumer services, which is similar to Microsoft’s Garage […]

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ICE and the FBI are reportedly using facial recognition on driver’s license databases in US

Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are using facial recognition tools on state driver’s license databases around the country, according to newly released documents. In documents from multiple states released today, Georgetown Law reveals how officials regularly turn to local DMVs for facial recognition searches. The database searches scan millions of […]

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Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei Thinks Apple As Role Model On Data Privacy

Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has recently said Apple is his role model in a scenario where the Chinese government requests the company to unlock its devices which might go against the users interests. In an interview with the Financial Times, Zhengfei said that his company will not provide users data to the Chinese government […]

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Google stops trends email alerts in New Zealand after breaching court order

Google reportedly stops trends email alerts in New Zealand after its email alert system Trends breached a court order suppressing details of a high-profile murder case reported Reuters and AFP. Google apologized for the error but refused to change how its Trends feature works. An email from the company’s New Zealand government affairs manager Ross Young reported by The […]

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