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  • COVID-19 ‘heat map’ unveiled, using Facebook-powered data

    A heat map powered by Facebook data has been unveiled in an effort to track the spread of the novel coronavirus and reopen society again.

  • Facebook announces new updates to enhance Instagram security

    Facebook is announcing two updates to further strengthen Instagram’s security and help protect people who use the platform.

  • Facebook announces plans to construct homes to alleviate housing crisis in Silicon Valley

    Social media networking colossus Facebook has vowed to begin constructing homes in an attempt to alleviate the housing problem which has plagued Silicon Valley. Facebook, which is headquartered in the technological hub of the US, has announced that it plans to build 1,500 units - which will be located near its HQ.

  • Facebook announces plans to launch cryptocurrency in 2020

    Social networking behemoth Facebook has formally announced that it would like to launch its own cryptocurrency next year according to reports by the BBC.

  • Facebook CEO calls for a universal basic income

    Founder and chief executive of social media giant Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has suggested there should be a universal basic income for all people. This would allow people in society to take more risks, he said, allowing people more freedom to execute new ideas and business ventures, with the confidence that they won't go without basic things needed to live.

  • Facebook challenge gag order from US court, saying it poses a threat to free speech

    Social networking colossus Facebook is challenging a gag order from a US court that is currently preventing the organization from talking about three government search warrants. However, Facebook are claiming that the preventative measures implemented by the US court pose a threat to freedom of speech.

  • Facebook chatbots shut down after AIs develops unique language

    Facebook had to shut down its chatbot experiment after two AIs (artificial intelligence) developed their own language to communicate. Researchers at the Facebook AI Research Lab (FAIR) were experimenting with teaching two chatbots, Alice and Bob, how to negotiate with one another. The researchers soon found that the chatbots had gone off script and were creating their own unique language without any human input.

  • Facebook collects user mobility data to combat COVID-19 spread

    Facebook has announced that they will be collecting data about users’ movements and relationships in an effort to help researchers better anticipate the potential areas in which the coronavirus might spread.

  • Facebook file patent application for its development of futuristic ‘smart glasses’

    Social networking colossus Facebook has announced that it is attempting to make a 'technical 'breakthrough in relation to developing and manufacturing futuristic 'smart glasses' specifically designed to allow you see to see virtual objects in the real world.

  • Facebook hires Patriot Act co-author as new chief lawyer

    Facebook has hired a new lawyer, Jennifer Newstead, a high-ranking US State Department Lawyer, who will oversee Facebook’s global legal functions amid pressure from regulators regarding its privacy policies.

  • Facebook to block ads from pages that repeatedly share false news

    Facebook announced that it's taking an additional step to reduce false news and hoaxes on its platform, by disallowing companies to advertize if they repeatedly share stories marked as false. This ads to Facebook's current policy of disallowing advertisers to run ads that link to stories that have been marked as false by third-party fact-checking organizations.

  • Intel gears up for future with new AI-focused chip

    Intel Corp release its latest processor, a chip known as Nervana NNP-I or Springhill and is designed to be used in large computer centers and will be the first of its kind to use artificial intelligence (AI).

  • JUPITER cable system connecting Asia to US scheduled for 2020 launch

    PLDT, NTT Communications, PCCW Global, SoftBank, Facebook and Amazon have selected TE SubCom to install a high-capacity transpacific cable system scheduled to launch in 2020. TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. Company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology.

  • Silicon Valley identifies Africa as new tech frontier

    A new technology hub that has been created in the heart of Lagos represents the burgeoning technology and innovation scene - that is attracting significant investment and interest from global giants - that recognize the opportunities presented by this emerging market of young, connected Africans.

  • Tech giants urge US Supreme Court to protect private cellphone data

    More than a dozen tech giants in the United States, including Verizon, Facebook, Snap, Twitter and Alphabet's Google, have filed a 44-page brief with the Supreme Court calling for tighter restrictions on government officials having access to private and sensitive cellphone data of individuals.

  • The mystery of Hong Kong’s lack of AI manpower

    Artificial intelligence (Al) is regarded as a key to drive the world's future development. Although Europe and the United States are dominated by private enterprises, while the Mainland China is led by national entities, the core of AI formation, in fact, is rested on available top-notch talent. The 2017 Global AI Talent White Paper released by the Tencent Research Institute in December last year stated that there are approximately 300,000 AI researchers and practitioners in the world, while the market demand for AI talent is in millions. In the first 10 months of 2017, the demand for AI talent was twice of that in 2016. The report suggests that the bottleneck is education - though there are 20,000 graduates from related disciplines each year, the number is far from adequate to meet the demand.

  • UK watchdog raises concerns about unregulated crypto market

    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has raised concerns about the cryptocurrency market and has warned the public of the threats involved with unregulated cryptocurrencies.

  • Why are India’s ethical hackers adored abroad but ignored at home?

    The recent ransomware cyber-attack which targeted a series of large corporations and multinationals on a global scale has increased the focus on the issue of cybersecurity. India is home to an army of 'ethical hackers' who earn vast sums of money protecting foreign corporations and global technology leaders from cyber-attacks. However, at home in India these hackers are largely ignored - which poses the question is their unique skillset misunderstood or distrusted?