SAN FRANCISCO - Making the competition in Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered assistants space tougher, Google on Tuesday announced that people will soon have a choice of choosing from six voices, including one of musician John Legend, to talk to "Google Assistant". At its annual developer conference Google I/O, the company said these six options, which feature both male and female voices, would be rolled out later this year.
WASHINGTON - At a time when data privacy is making headlines the world over, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday reiterated that the company is determined to ensure consumers' data and is building secure solutions towards preserving data privacy. Delivering the keynote address here on the first day of Microsoft's "Build 2018" developers' conference, he said it is the job of the tech industry to build customers' trust in technology.
SAN FRANCISCO - Sensing the displeasure of its developer community over the controversies in which Facebook found itself embroiled in recent times, from the Cambridge Analytica data scandal to Russian meddling in the US presidential election, the social networking giant has now promised more steps to stop abuse of its services. Delivering the keynote address on the inaugural day of the two-day F8 developers' conference...
LONDON - After the Facebook data scandal, it has now come to notice that Twitter had also sold users' data to a Cambridge Analytica researcher who gathered the data of nearly 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge, The Sunday Telegraph reported. According to the report, Twitter sold public data access in 2015 to Aleksandr Kogan, then a psychology researcher with University of Cambridge and his company Global Science...
LONDON - British consumer campaigner Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for defamation after dozens of fake advertisements bearing his name were published on the social media platform. The founder of MoneySavingExpert.com -- a British consumer finance information website -- said that at least 50 fake ads bearing his name appeared on the social media platform, causing reputational damage to him, BBC reported late on Sunday.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple may allow third party developers to create and release their own customised faces for Apple watch. According to a report in 9to5Mac on Sunday, the update is seen in a code that is part of the latest developer's build. The uncovered code in watchOS 4.3.1 hints at updates like warnings for old apps, in addition to a log message that states "this is where the 3rd party face configuration bundle generation would happen".
WASHINGTON - Stressing that there is an online propaganda "arms race" with Russia and it was important to make sure no one interferes in any more elections including in India, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that his own personal data was "improperly shared". Appearing before the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday -- his second testimony before the US Congress in less than...
NEW DELHI - Facebook will begin connecting with the 87 million users - including 562,455 in India - from Monday if their personal data was "improperly shared" with the British political consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica. Those affected by the data privacy breach will see a detailed message at the top of their news feeds. Apart from those affected, over 2 billion Facebook users will also see a link "at the top of their news feed so they can see
SAN FRANCISCO - Aiming to tackle abuse and hate trolls, Twitter has teamed up with two researchers from Harvard and Princeton Universities to study online abuse. In an experiment that began on Friday, Twitter will publicise its rules to users to test whether this would improve civility, the researchers wrote on Medium. "We proposed this idea to Twitter and designed an experiment to evaluate it.
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is reportedly mulling to unveil in 2020 an iPhone that folds, CNBC has reported citing several Apple suppliers. According to analysts from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the iPhone maker is working with its Asian partners on a foldable device that may be able to open up and be used like an iPad tablet. "We expect the iPhones this fall to be largely unchanged for the OLED versions although size changes have proved to be a...