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    Fin24.com | Facebook says first-person Christchurch video foiled AI system

    Fin24.com | Facebook says first-person Christchurch video foiled AI system


    Facebook said it struggled to identify the video of the New Zealand mosque shootings because of the use of a head-mounted camera by the gunman, which made it harder for its systems to automatically detect the nature of the...

    Facebook said it struggled to identify the video of the New Zealand mosque shootings because of the use of a head-mounted camera by the gunman, which made it harder for its systems to automatically detect the nature of the video.
    Fin24.com | Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold after screen failures

    Fin24.com | Samsung delays launch of Galaxy Fold after screen failures


    Samsung says it will postpone the retail launch of the Galaxy Fold, without giving a new debut date. Several publications reported a bevy of problems with test versions of the $1,980 device after only days of...

    Samsung says it will postpone the retail launch of the Galaxy Fold, without giving a new debut date. Several publications reported a bevy of problems with test versions of the $1,980 device after only days of use.
    Fin24.com | Google offers Europeans choice to download rival web browser

    Fin24.com | Google offers Europeans choice to download rival web browser


    Google began prompting Android users in Europe with the choice of downloading an alternative to its own Chrome web browser and search engine, in a bid to fend off antitrust scrutiny by European competition...

    Google began prompting Android users in Europe with the choice of downloading an alternative to its own Chrome web browser and search engine, in a bid to fend off antitrust scrutiny by European competition regulators.
    Fin24.com | WATCH: Netflix drops strong earnings report, addresses new competition

    Fin24.com | WATCH: Netflix drops strong earnings report, addresses new competition


    Netflix earned $4.52 billion in revenue and gained an additional 9.6 million paid subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, beating expectations, the company said in a note to...

    Netflix earned $4.52 billion in revenue and gained an additional 9.6 million paid subscribers in the first quarter of 2019, beating expectations, the company said in a note to shareholders.
    Fin24.com | Facebook poised to fight disclosure of US privacy assessments

    Fin24.com | Facebook poised to fight disclosure of US privacy assessments


    Facebook will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the US Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in a lawsuit seeking the release of information in the...

    Facebook will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the US Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in a lawsuit seeking the release of information in the documents.
    Fin24.com | Samsung's foldable screens fail in some early review models

    Fin24.com | Samsung's foldable screens fail in some early review models


    Some test models of Samsung's new foldable phone suffered defects after only days of use, casting a shadow over next week’s introduction of a $1,980 device meant to rejuvenate a flagging market and showcase the Asian company’s technology...

    Some test models of Samsung's new foldable phone suffered defects after only days of use, casting a shadow over next week’s introduction of a $1,980 device meant to rejuvenate a flagging market and showcase the Asian company’s technology expertise.
    Fin24.com | AYO says staff that testify at PIC inquiry won't face repercussions

    Fin24.com | AYO says staff that testify at PIC inquiry won't face repercussions


    AYO Technology Solutions says it is "utterly dismayed" by the implication that its employee Naahied Gamieldien may face internal company repercussions for testifying at the commission of inquiry into the Public Investment...

    AYO Technology Solutions says it is "utterly dismayed" by the implication that its employee Naahied Gamieldien may face internal company repercussions for testifying at the commission of inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation.
    Fin24.com | YouTube flags Notre Dame cathedral fire as 9/11 conspiracy

    Fin24.com | YouTube flags Notre Dame cathedral fire as 9/11 conspiracy


    YouTube’s software mistakenly labeled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, triggering the panel below the video about the September 11 terrorist...

    YouTube’s software mistakenly labeled the plumes of smoke in Paris as footage from 2001, triggering the panel below the video about the September 11 terrorist attacks.
    Fin24.com | SABC COO's fate expected to be one of board's first decisions

    Fin24.com | SABC COO's fate expected to be one of board's first decisions


    South African Broadcasting Corporation spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu told Fin24 that it is expected that chief operating officer Chris Maroleng’s fate will be one of the first things that the board will have to...

    South African Broadcasting Corporation spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu told Fin24 that it is expected that chief operating officer Chris Maroleng’s fate will be one of the first things that the board will have to decide.
    Fin24.com | Bitcoin most overbought since record run, technical gauge says

    Fin24.com | Bitcoin most overbought since record run, technical gauge says


    Here’s something for recently emboldened crypto enthusiasts to mull: Bitcoin is now at its most expensive level since just before the spectacular crash of the most widely owned digital...

    Here’s something for recently emboldened crypto enthusiasts to mull: Bitcoin is now at its most expensive level since just before the spectacular crash of the most widely owned digital currency.
    Fin24.com | Researchers find Facebook 'hosted' cybercriminal groups selling stolen info

    Fin24.com | Researchers find Facebook 'hosted' cybercriminal groups selling stolen info


    Facebook has housed dozens of cybercriminal groups that set up shop on the platform as online marketplaces to sell a variety of illegal services, such as stolen credit card information, account theft and spamming tools, a team of researchers...

    Facebook has housed dozens of cybercriminal groups that set up shop on the platform as online marketplaces to sell a variety of illegal services, such as stolen credit card information, account theft and spamming tools, a team of researchers found.
    Fin24.com | Google scraps new AI ethics council after outcry

    Fin24.com | Google scraps new AI ethics council after outcry


    Google is scrapping an outside council set up to evaluate its artificial intelligence efforts after a dramatic outcry about the makeup of the...

    Google is scrapping an outside council set up to evaluate its artificial intelligence efforts after a dramatic outcry about the makeup of the panel.
    Fin24.com | World's first 5G phone released in South Korea

    Fin24.com | World's first 5G phone released in South Korea


    Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative...

    Samsung Electronics on Friday released the Galaxy S10 5G, the world's first available smartphone with built-in fifth-generation communications technology, as South Korea seeks to build a lead in the transformative system.
    Fin24.com | Tesla plunges 11% as deliveries drop-off deepens demand concerns

    Fin24.com | Tesla plunges 11% as deliveries drop-off deepens demand concerns


    Tesla shares have plummeted as a record decline in deliveries during the first quarter stoked concern of slackening demand for the Model 3 sedan that started selling less than two years...

    Tesla shares have plummeted as a record decline in deliveries during the first quarter stoked concern of slackening demand for the Model 3 sedan that started selling less than two years ago.
    Fin24.com | Tanzania charges Vodacom of depriving state of $4.8 million

    Fin24.com | Tanzania charges Vodacom of depriving state of $4.8 million


    Tanzania charged five employees of the Vodacom Group’s local unit, including Managing Director Hisham Hendi, with allegedly depriving the government of more than $4.8 million in...

    Tanzania charged five employees of the Vodacom Group’s local unit, including Managing Director Hisham Hendi, with allegedly depriving the government of more than $4.8 million in revenue.
    Fin24.com | Apple shows off Apple TV+ video service, taking on Netflix

    Fin24.com | Apple shows off Apple TV+ video service, taking on Netflix


    The service, called Apple Arcade, will be integrated into the App Store and will include more than 100 games exclusive to the service and Apple’s...

    The service, called Apple Arcade, will be integrated into the App Store and will include more than 100 games exclusive to the service and Apple’s platform.
    Fin24.com | Facebook says users' passwords were visible to employees

    Fin24.com | Facebook says users' passwords were visible to employees


    Facebook has disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the issue has now been...

    Facebook has disclosed a flaw on its social network that made passwords of hundreds of millions of users visible to employees and said the issue has now been fixed.
    Fin24.com | Facebook to block discriminatory ads in ‘historic' legal accord

    Fin24.com | Facebook to block discriminatory ads in ‘historic' legal accord


    Facebook said it will make major changes to its rules for advertisers in order to settle a string of lawsuits alleging its platform enables discrimination in housing, credit and...

    Facebook said it will make major changes to its rules for advertisers in order to settle a string of lawsuits alleging its platform enables discrimination in housing, credit and employment.