Time: Britain Sides With China In Technology Cold War

In the battle over the next generation of telecommunications, China is winning. On Jan. 28, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decided not to ban hardware made by the market-leading Chinese firm Huawei as the U.K. builds out its infrastructure for 5G wireless technology. The choice was a blow to the Trump Administration, which has wagedContinue reading “Time: Britain Sides With China In Technology Cold War”

Time: London Police to Deploy Facial Recognition Cameras Despite Privacy Concerns and Evidence of High Failure Rate

January 24, 2020 at 04:29PM Police in London are moving ahead with a deploying a facial recognition camera system despite privacy concerns and evidence that the technology is riddled with false positives. The Metropolitan Police, the U.K.’s biggest police department with jurisdiction over most of London, announced Friday it would begin rolling out new “liveContinue reading “Time: London Police to Deploy Facial Recognition Cameras Despite Privacy Concerns and Evidence of High Failure Rate”

Time: Twitter Backs Down From Plan To Delete Inactive Accounts, Citing Dead Users

November 28, 2019 at 04:32PM Twitter has backed off a plan to purge inactive accounts after a backlash from people pointing out that it would cull most dead people’s tweet archives. The social media site had announced it would, on Dec. 11, deactivate all accounts that had not signed in at any point during theContinue reading “Time: Twitter Backs Down From Plan To Delete Inactive Accounts, Citing Dead Users”

Time: Facebook Says It’s Removing More Hate Speech Than Ever Before. But There’s a Catch

November 26, 2019 at 05:40PM On Nov. 13, Facebook announced with great fanfare that it was taking down substantially more posts containing hate speech from its platform than ever before. Facebook removed more than seven million instances of hate speech in the third quarter of 2019, the company claimed, an increase of 59% against theContinue reading “Time: Facebook Says It’s Removing More Hate Speech Than Ever Before. But There’s a Catch”

Time: Facebook Was Used to Incite Violence in Myanmar. A New Report on Hate Speech Shows It Hasn’t Learned Enough Since Then

October 29, 2019 at 04:01AM Hate speech targeted at minorities in the northeastern Indian state of Assam is spreading almost unabated through Facebook at the same time as the Indian government is stripping nearly 2 million people there of citizenship, according to a new report released Tuesday. Posts targeting religious and ethnic minorities in AssamContinue reading “Time: Facebook Was Used to Incite Violence in Myanmar. A New Report on Hate Speech Shows It Hasn’t Learned Enough Since Then”

Time: ‘The Capabilities Are Still There.’ Why Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Is Still Worried

October 08, 2019 at 08:34PM In March 2018, Christopher Wylie blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy that worked for the Trump campaign. Cambridge Analytica, the Canadian data scientist revealed, had illegally obtained the Facebook information of 87 million people and used it to build psychological profiles of voters. Using cutting-edge research, CambridgeContinue reading “Time: ‘The Capabilities Are Still There.’ Why Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Christopher Wylie Is Still Worried”