Category: Tech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‏joins chorus of facial recognition critics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez knows what’s coming down the surveillance pike, and she’s raising the alarm.  The Representative from New York on Saturday highlighted the growing problem of facial recognition tech, and called out its associated ills of bias and abuse. She joins a growing chorus of technologists, activists, and elected officials who see the technology for
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Arnold Schwarzenegger pushes gas guzzlers as undercover car salesperson

Do it now!  That’s sleazy used car salesman Howard Kleiner back in action, this time trying to get would-be electric car buyers hyped about gas-guzzling, fossil fuel-burning cars.  Except it’s — surprise! — former California governor, body builder, and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger with a fake mustache and wig. He’s just pretending to be a
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Google wants you to know it’s only releasing good devices this year

Google’s acting really strange these days. First, the company basically says “fuck it,” then both confirms the Pixel 4 and its huge square-shaped camera bump. And now they company has publicly admitted to Business Insider that they’ve canceled two unreleased tablets and will instead focus on making Pixelbook laptops. These two PR moves are unusual
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Uber wants to be the ‘Amazon and Google of transportation’

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi last year wanted to make his expanding ride-sharing company the “Amazon of transportation” with e-scooters and e-bikes added to the platform. Now he’s tagging on being the “Google of transportation” as part of his goals for the company. At the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Khosrowshahi overviewed “all the
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Facebook shareholders try and fail to limit Mark Zuckerberg’s power

Mark Zuckerberg holds all the cards.Image: justin sullivan  / Getty Images By Karissa Bell2019-05-30 22:22:01 UTC Calls for Mark Zuckerberg’s power to be reined in continue to grow louder – not that it matters.  That much was clear during Facebook’s annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, where Zuckerberg faced numerous calls for his power to be
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TikTok owner reportedly planning its own smartphone

ByteDance, parent company to social media giant TikTok, is looking into its own line of phones.Image: Avishek Das / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images By Marcus Gilmer2019-05-27 22:05:48 UTC TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, could soon be launching yet another ambitious project: their own smartphone.  The Financial Times reported the new project, citing “two
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