Time: China Criticizes Apple For App That Tracks Hong Kong Police Movements

October 09, 2019 at 01:46PM (BEIJING) — Apple became the latest company targeted for Chinese pressure over protests in Hong Kong when the ruling Communist Party’s main newspaper criticized the tech giant Wednesday for a smartphone app that allows activists to report police movements. HKmap.live, designed by an outside supplier and available on Apple Inc.’sContinue reading “Time: China Criticizes Apple For App That Tracks Hong Kong Police Movements”

Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP

October 08, 2019 at 10:30PM Europe’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, set for a dual role in the next Commission, faced three hours of questions from members of four committees in the European Parliament this afternoon, as MEPs got their chance to interrogate her priorities for a broader legislative role that will shape pan-EU digital strategyContinue reading “Europe’s recharged antitrust chief makes her five year pitch to be digital EVP”

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”

Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust

October 08, 2019 at 05:29PM Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, delivering the keynote at the Microsoft Government Leaders Summit in Washington, DC today, had a message for attendees to maintain user trust in their tools technologies above all else. He said it is essential to earn user trust, regardless of your business. “Now, of course, theContinue reading “Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust”

PayPal pulls out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

October 07, 2019 at 10:45AM Payments company becomes first to withdraw from controversial digital project PayPal has become the first company to drop out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency, as the embattled project continues to face queries from regulators around the world. Libra is technically an association backed by 28 – now 27 – multinational companiesContinue reading “PayPal pulls out of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency”

Will fake news wreck the coming general election?

October 06, 2019 at 09:00AM Have the social media giants cleaned up their act since the scandals of 2016? We give the big names a healthcheck The next general election campaign has already started. We do not know the date of the vote, but we know that one is coming – and so do Britain’sContinue reading “Will fake news wreck the coming general election?”

NASA’s first all-electric experimental X-plane is ready for testing

October 04, 2019 at 12:50AM NASA will fly a crewed X-plane, one of the experimental aircraft it creates to test various technologies, for the first time in two decades in the near future. This X-plane, the X-57 Maxwell to be exact, is significant for another reason, too: It’s the first fully electric experimental plane thatContinue reading “NASA’s first all-electric experimental X-plane is ready for testing”

Rhino looks to replace renters’ security deposits with a small monthly fee

October 01, 2019 at 11:00AM Rhino, the insurtech startup incubated by Kairos and co-founded by Kairos CEO Ankur Jain, has today announced the close of a $21 million Series A round led by Kairos and Lakestar. Rhino was founded in 2017 with the goal of putting the billions of dollars that are locked up inContinue reading “Rhino looks to replace renters’ security deposits with a small monthly fee”

Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors

September 25, 2019 at 09:15PM Workplace collaboration software business Slack (NYSE: WORK) has added Sheila Jordan, a senior vice president and chief information officer of Symantec, as an independent member of its board of directors. The hiring comes three months after the business completed a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Jordan, responsibleContinue reading “Symantec’s Sheila Jordan named to Slack’s board of directors”

Segment’s new privacy portal helps companies comply with expanding regulations

September 25, 2019 at 06:04PM With the EU’s sweeping GDPR privacy laws and the upcoming California Consumer Privacy ACT (CCPA), companies have to figure out how to deal with keeping private data private or face massive fines. Segment announced a new Privacy Portal today, that could help companies trying to remain in compliance. Segment CEOContinue reading “Segment’s new privacy portal helps companies comply with expanding regulations”

Vannevar Labs comes out of stealth to bring best-in-class AI tech to national security agencies

September 25, 2019 at 02:35PM Few organizations have the complex data and analytics problems that challenge the defense and intelligence communities every single day. Whether it is managing petabytes of text, audio, or video data, finding extraordinarily small patterns in the noise, or processing multilingual analytics, the agencies at the heart of America’s national securityContinue reading “Vannevar Labs comes out of stealth to bring best-in-class AI tech to national security agencies”

ZenBusiness raises $15m to help founders launch and grow “worry-free”

September 25, 2019 at 01:30PM There are two sides to starting a new business. On one side, entrepreneurs need creativity, imagination — a dream, essentially — to find, build, and market a new product to users and consumers. But on the other side, they have to deal with the regulatory state and all the minutiaContinue reading “ZenBusiness raises $15m to help founders launch and grow “worry-free””

Fundbox raises $176 million Series C to build ‘Visa’ for B2B payments

September 24, 2019 at 12:00PM Credit cards have become all but ubiquitous for consumer transactions, and it isn’t hard to see why. By intermediating payments, networks like Visa allow buyers and sellers to exchange money for goods and services without knowing the financial risk profile of the counter-party. Rather than applying for credit at everyContinue reading “Fundbox raises $176 million Series C to build ‘Visa’ for B2B payments”

Tipalti collects $76M from Twitter alums’ 01 Advisors and more for its AI-based accounts payable solution

September 24, 2019 at 11:20AM Accounting is one of the cornerstones to building a business, but for most companies, getting it right is more of a necessity than it is one of their core competencies. That has created a vacuum, and now, a company called Tipalti — which has developed a popular solution to automate accountingContinue reading “Tipalti collects $76M from Twitter alums’ 01 Advisors and more for its AI-based accounts payable solution”

Uber granted two-month extension to London licence

September 24, 2019 at 10:23AM Transport for London again rejects ride-hailing firm’s application for a full licence Uber’s application to renew its private hire operating licence in London has been rebuffed again by regulators. Transport for London has instead given the ride-hailing firm only a two-month extension to its licence, which is due to expireContinue reading “Uber granted two-month extension to London licence”

Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

September 22, 2019 at 12:19AM As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it’s putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired Servicefriend, a startup that built bots — chat clients for messaging apps based on artificial intelligence — to help customerContinue reading “Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service”

Time: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Visits Lawmakers To Discuss Tech Industry Regulation

September 19, 2019 at 07:28PM (WASHINGTON) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited lawmakers Thursday to discuss potential regulation of the tech industry, particularly when it comes to the collection of users’ personal data on their platforms. Zuckerberg is discussing oversight of the industry in private meetings with senators including Mark Warner, D-Va., vice chairman ofContinue reading “Time: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Visits Lawmakers To Discuss Tech Industry Regulation”

IEX’s Katsuyama is no flash in the pan

September 17, 2019 at 04:10PM When you watch a commercial for one of the major stock exchanges, you are welcomed into a world of fast-moving, slick images full of glistening buildings, lush crops and happy people. They are typically interspersed with shots of intrepid executives veering out over the horizon as if to say, “I’veContinue reading “IEX’s Katsuyama is no flash in the pan”

Regulators to question Facebook over new Libra cryptocurrency

September 15, 2019 at 01:54PM BoE among 26 global banks due to meet with Libra amid fears over risk to state sovereignty Global regulators will question Facebook on Monday about its Libra cryptocurrency amid concerns from EU governments over the threat the digital currency poses to financial stability, according to the Financial Times. Officials fromContinue reading “Regulators to question Facebook over new Libra cryptocurrency”

Facebook to be quizzed by central banks over Libra cryptocurrency

September 16, 2019 at 02:12PM Tech giant to be grilled by Bank of England and US Federal Reserve officials Facebook to be quizzed by central banks over Libra cryptocurrency … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook to be quizzed by central banks over Libra cryptocurrency

Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake, Regulate Big Tech

September 13, 2019 at 07:18PM Brad Smith says governments need to step in and set rules for the Internet giants. “Almost no technology has gone so entirely unregulated, for so long, as digital technology,” he says. Microsoft President: Democracy Is At Stake, Regulate Big Tech…

Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney

September 13, 2019 at 04:32PM In November 2020, America will go to the polls to vote in perhaps the most consequential election in a generation. The winner will lead the country amid great social, economic and ecological unrest. The 2020 election will be a referendum on both the current White House and the direction ofContinue reading “Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney”