Time: Almost Every State Is Investigating Google for ‘Potential Monopolistic Behavior’

September 09, 2019 at 07:34PM (WASHINGTON) — Fifty state attorneys general, led by Texas, have announced an investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior.” The announcement follows one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweepingContinue reading “Time: Almost Every State Is Investigating Google for ‘Potential Monopolistic Behavior’”

Time: A Group of States Led by Texas is Expected to Target Google in a New Antitrust Probe

September 09, 2019 at 08:22AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — A group of states led by Texas is expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday to examine whether the Silicon Valley tech giant has gotten too big and effective at stomping or acquiring rivals. The probe is the latest blow against big tech companies asContinue reading “Time: A Group of States Led by Texas is Expected to Target Google in a New Antitrust Probe”

Time: How Microsoft’s Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech

September 08, 2019 at 02:00PM Inside a sunny conference room on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., a small team of employees is describing how technology can save the world. From technology. Microsoft’s Digital Diplomacy unit consists of two dozen policy experts who work on everything from the ethical use of artificial intelligence to protectingContinue reading “Time: How Microsoft’s Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech”

Time: State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google

September 06, 2019 at 04:01PM (NEW YORK) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, confirmed the Facebook investigation in a news releaseContinue reading “Time: State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google”

Watch TC Session: Enterprise live stream right here

September 05, 2019 at 05:32PM TechCrunch is live from San Francisco’s YBCA’s Blue Shield of California Theater, where we’re hosting our first event dedicated to the enterprise. Throughout the day, attendees and viewers can expect to hear from industry experts and partake in discussions about the potential of new technologies like quantum computing and AI,Continue reading “Watch TC Session: Enterprise live stream right here”

Time: Social Media Users Entranced, Concerned by Chinese Face-Swapping Deepfake App

September 04, 2019 at 03:57PM (Bloomberg) — Chinese face-swap app Zao rocketed to the top of app store charts over the weekend, but user delight at the prospect of becoming instant superstars quickly turned sour as privacy implications began to sink in. Launched recently, Zao is currently topping the free download chart on China’s iOSContinue reading “Time: Social Media Users Entranced, Concerned by Chinese Face-Swapping Deepfake App”

Facial recognition technology scrapped at King’s Cross site

September 02, 2019 at 06:00PM Surveillance software switched off at prestigious development after backlash Facial recognition technology will not be deployed at the King’s Cross development in the future, following a backlash prompted by the site owner’s admission last month that the software had been used in its CCTV systems. The developer behind the prestigiousContinue reading “Facial recognition technology scrapped at King’s Cross site”

Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month

August 29, 2019 at 01:00PM A UK group of climate activists is planning to fly drones close to Heathrow Airport next month in a direct action they hope will shut down the country’s largest airport for days or even longer. The planned action is in protest at the government’s decision to green-light a third runwayContinue reading “Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month”

Time: Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets

August 27, 2019 at 07:24PM SAN JOSE, Calif. — A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race to build robotic vehicles. The indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in San Jose, California,Continue reading “Time: Ex-Google Engineer Charged With Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets”

Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets

August 27, 2019 at 05:36PM It was five o’clock on a recent Monday afternoon, and at one of the busiest connectors between the city’s center and its surrounding neighborhoods, rush hour was in full swing. Hundreds of vehicles flowed across Dronning Louise’s bridge every minute, but this being Copenhagen, the vast majority of them–some 48,000Continue reading “Time: Cyclists and E-Scooters Are Clashing in the Battle for Europe’s Streets”

Time: Meet the Researchers Working to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Is a Force for Good

August 23, 2019 at 07:32PM With glass interior walls, exposed plumbing and a staff of young researchers dressed like Urban Outfitters models, New York University’s AI Now Institute could easily be mistaken for the offices of any one of New York’s innumerable tech startups. For many of those small companies (and quite a few largerContinue reading “Time: Meet the Researchers Working to Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Is a Force for Good”

Time: Facebook Is Rolling out a Tool to Limit Data Gathering

August 21, 2019 at 07:26AM SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet — or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promised tool that lets you limit what the social network can gather about you on outside websites and apps. The company said Tuesday thatContinue reading “Time: Facebook Is Rolling out a Tool to Limit Data Gathering”

Shell’s first electric vehicle fast charger lands in Singapore

August 19, 2019 at 04:49PM Royal Dutch Shell, the energy giant known for its fossil fuel production and hundreds of Shell gas stations, is creeping into the electric vehicle-power business. The company’s first DC fast charger launched Monday at a Shell gas station in Singapore. Greenlots, an EV charging startup acquired by Shell in January,Continue reading “Shell’s first electric vehicle fast charger lands in Singapore”

Time: Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All—Unless it Doesn’t

August 13, 2019 at 07:00PM You could be forgiven for thinking that AI will soon replace human physicians based on headlines such as “The AI Doctor Will See You Now,” “Your Future Doctor May Not Be Human,” and “This AI Just Beat Human Doctors on a Clinical Exam.” But experts say the reality is moreContinue reading “Time: Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Health Care for All—Unless it Doesn’t”

Regulator looking at use of facial recognition at King’s Cross site

August 12, 2019 at 07:56PM Information commissioner says use of the technology must be ‘necessary and proportionate’ The UK’s privacy regulator said it is studying the use of controversial facial recognition technology by property companies amid concerns that its use in CCTV systems at the King’s Cross development in central London may not be legal.Continue reading “Regulator looking at use of facial recognition at King’s Cross site”

Preclusio uses machine learning to comply with GDPR, other privacy regulations

August 09, 2019 at 04:52PM As privacy regulations like GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act proliferate, more startups are looking to help companies comply. Enter Preclusio, a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2019 class, which has developed a machine learning-fueled solution to help companies adhere to these privacy regulations. “We have a platformContinue reading “Preclusio uses machine learning to comply with GDPR, other privacy regulations”

Time: ESPN Delays Broadcast of Video Game Tournament After Mass Shootings

August 09, 2019 at 02:05PM Disney’s ESPN has chosen not to broadcast a recent video-game competition — one that features gun violence — in the wake of last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, according to a person familiar with the plans. ESPN is delaying its planned Aug. 10 broadcast of a recent tournamentContinue reading “Time: ESPN Delays Broadcast of Video Game Tournament After Mass Shootings”

Salesforce is acquiring ClickSoftware for $1.35B

August 07, 2019 at 10:37PM Another day, another Salesforce acquisition. Just days after closing the hefty $15.7 billion Tableau deal, the company opened its wallet again, this time announcing it has bought field service software company ClickSoftware for a tidy $1.35 billion. This one is designed to beef up the company’s field service offering underContinue reading “Salesforce is acquiring ClickSoftware for $1.35B”

It’s time for tighter regulation of how Facebook and Google use our data | Peter Lewis

August 07, 2019 at 03:18AM Big tech’s power has reached a tipping point. Governments must set some ground rules In his trademark disingenuous response to the latest wave of massacres, Donald Trump has identified the internet as both the cause and, more insidiously, the solution to the spread of rightwing domestic terrorism. Ignoring his ownContinue reading “It’s time for tighter regulation of how Facebook and Google use our data | Peter Lewis”

Time: FedEx Is Ending a Major Amazon Deal As Amazon Builds a Rival Shipping Network

August 07, 2019 at 02:35PM FedEx is snipping another tie with Amazon as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network. The ground-delivery contract with Amazon won’t be renewed when it expires at the end of this month, FedEx said in an emailed statement. The decision quickens the company’s retreatContinue reading “Time: FedEx Is Ending a Major Amazon Deal As Amazon Builds a Rival Shipping Network”

Time: 8chan Owner Called to Testify Before Congress After El Paso Shooting

August 07, 2019 at 10:39AM Congress Tuesday called on the owner of online forum 8chan to testify after the infamous site was linked to a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that killed 22 people. The House Homeland Security Committee demanded site owner Jim Watkins explain how the anonymous messaging board will tackle “the proliferationContinue reading “Time: 8chan Owner Called to Testify Before Congress After El Paso Shooting”

Slack makes some key security enhancements

August 06, 2019 at 04:00PM As Slack makes its way deeper into the enterprise, it needs to layer on more sophisticated security measures like the encryption key management feature it released last year. Today, the company published a blog post outlining its latest security strategy, and while it still doesn’t include end-to-end encryption of SlackContinue reading “Slack makes some key security enhancements”