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2019 Infiniti Q60 review: Can power top subpar tech?     – Roadshow
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It’s fast, and it’s pretty, but boy, does it feel old.

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Ever app trained facial recognition tech on users' photos, report says     – CNET
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And the photo storage and backup app didn’t tell them, according to a report.

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Why some tech companies are turning to print
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A month ago, I received a big, hefty magazine in the mail. It included stories such as a guide on where to go in Buenos Aires, a feature on tiny houses, and a deep dive into the history of African-American jockeys. The magazine was part travel, part…

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Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to indicate when their tech is monitoring you
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Alphabet’s subsidiary focused on urban tech development, Sidewalk Labs, is now trying to reinvent signage for smart cities. These signs aren’t to direct the flow of traffic, or to point the way to urban landmarks — they’re designed to let citizens know when they’re being monitored. The proposal is part of a push by the […]

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Report: Apple Is Gearing Up to Debut Mini-LED Display Tech
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Apple plans to introduce a number of new products in the next two years that will sport a new display technology, according to master Apple watcher Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities. Based on Kuo’s predictions, which were reported widely on Tuesday, Apple will use new “mini LED” technology in three new products: a 31.6-inch […]

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Senate bill would make tech companies test algorithms for bias
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It's well established that algorithms can exhibit bias, however inadvertently, and a trio of US politicians believe they can do something about it. Senators Cory Booker, Yvette Clarke and Ron Wyden have introduced an Algorithmic Accountability Act t…

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France’s tax on tech giants passes first vote
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The lower house of the French parliament has voted in favor of the new tax on tech giants without any modification. Big tech companies that generate significant revenue in France will be taxed on their revenue generated in France. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has been lobbying other European countries so that big tech companies […]

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Proposed bill would forbid big tech platforms from using dark pattern design
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A new piece of bipartisan legislation aims to protect people from one of the sketchiest practices that tech companies employ to subtly influence user behavior. Known as “dark patterns,” this dodgy design strategy often pushes users toward giving up their privacy unwittingly and allowing a company deeper access to their personal data. To fittingly celebrate […]

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Facebook, Google, Twitter To Face US Lawmakers About Tech 'Censorship'
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Facebook, Google and Twitter are headed back to Washington next week to testify at a congressional hearing about alleged tech censorship. From a report: Tech companies have faced accusations that they’re censoring conservative speech on their platforms. The companies have denied the allegations in the past. The hearing before the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on the […]

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