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Talk to us: What are your questions and concerns about artificial intelligence?

We want you to take part in the conversation about a topic that is transforming the world.
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As Seattle’s new hotels roll out automation to serve guests, workers worry

From automated check-in to droids that carry bags to rooms, artificial-intelligence technology is transforming the hospitality industry worldwide. As a result, hotel workers around the nation are seeking a say in the introduction of devices that could threaten their jobs.
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Hungary: the crucible for faulty efforts by Facebook to banish fake news

Efforts to tackle abuse have brought the platform into collision with the governmentThe denunciation filled the front page of one of Hungary’s main newspapers. “Facebook has become a political actor,” declared the pro-government Magyar Nemzet, the latest attack in an escalating campaign against the social media giant.In Hungary, Facebook’s attempts to clean up its platform and salvage its reputation are increasingly bringing it into confrontation with the government. The resulting showdown highl...
Tags: Hungary, Facebook, Viktor Orbán, Cambridge Analytica, World news, Europe, Social networking, Technology

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to […]
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Grindr and the 'new cold war': why US concerns over the app are dangerous

The Chinese-owned app does pose data risks – but wrongly framing such fears can fuel racism and homophobiaFor years, American leaders claimed that the internet would bring free markets and liberal democracy to China. Today, they are more likely to express worry about how Chinese power and Chinese money are reshaping American tech. Conventional strategic areas, like artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, have received the most scrutiny. But this week the Committee on Foreign Investment in the...
Tags: Grindr, Trump administration, China, US news, World news, Asia Pacific, US national security, Technology

German far-right rules digital campaign for Europe election

BERLIN (AP) — The best polls put the far-right Alternative for Germany at less than 15 percent of the vote one week before European elections . But with their relentless Facebook messages, tweets and other social media posts, they’re dominating the other parties online. Like other right-wing parties in Europe, the party known as AfD […]
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Israeli firm linked to WhatsApp spyware attack faces lawsuit

Amnesty International fears its staff may be ‘surveilled via NSO Pegasus software’The Israeli firm linked to this week’s WhatsApp hack is facing a lawsuit backed by Amnesty International, which says it fears its staff may be under surveillance from spyware installed via the messaging service. Related: WhatsApp urges users to update app after discovering spyware vulnerability Continue reading...
Tags: Surveillance, WhatsApp, Amnesty International, Israel, Malware, Data and computer security, Privacy, Middle East and North Africa, Technology, World news

The best way to review wireless earbuds is to have Sammy Hagar headbang with them

The biggest problem with wireless ear buds is getting them to stay on your ears. Tech reviewer Geoffrey Fowler gets help from rocker Sammy Hagar and Hager’s wife, Kari, to test how well the wireless Apple AirPods, Powerbeats Pro and Bose SoundSport Free fit and stay in ears.
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Acrobat Reader will save you from misbehaving browser

Patrick Marshall answers questions about viewing PDFs and blocking ads.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Patrick Marshall

Seattle-based supercomputer maker Cray agrees to $1.3 billion acquisition by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The acquisition would combine Cray’s supercomputing strength, and market position in academia and government, with HPE’s broader portfolio, including its leading position in high-performance computing and roster of commercial customers.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Seattle, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cray

A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

The proposed mine pits the demand for a rare metal used in greenhouse-gas-reducing electric vehicles against the concerns of environmentalists worried that a "white gold rush" across the deserts of Southern California will damage fragile ecosystems.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Environment, Economy, Nation, Death Valley, Southern California

Minecraft Earth: block building game moves into the real world

Microsoft has launched an augmented reality version of the bestselling game, which follows Pokémon Go on to the streetsSince its beta launch in 2009, the blocky, world-building adventure game Minecraft has been released on more than 20 different platforms, from PC to consoles to mobile phones, selling 176m copies. Now it’s heading somewhere new: the real world.News of a Minecraft AR (augmented reality) app leaked a few weeks ago, but now Microsoft has officially announced Minecraft Earth. It is ...
Tags: Games, Technology, Microsoft, World news, Culture, Computing, Augmented Reality, Minecraft, Redmond, Minecraft Earth

Facebook job offers 'shunned by top talent after data scandal'

Recruiters reportedly say social network has suffered major decline in interest from top US schoolsThe fallout from the Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to hurt Facebook as candidates turn down job offers from what was once considered one of the best employers in the tech sector.Job offer acceptance rates at Facebook have significantly decreased, it has been reported, after the revelations last March that the data of up to 87 million users of the social network had been used improperly by C...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, World news, US news, Donald Trump, Cambridge Analytica

South Carolina tech firm, CEO indicted on fraud charges

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina technology company and its leader are accused of fraudulently obtaining numerical internet addresses worth a total of up to $14.4 million. The Post and Courier reports Micfo LLC and its CEO, 36-year-old Amir Golestan, were indicted this week in federal court on charges of wire fraud. A U.S. […]
Tags: Post, Business, Technology, News, Nation, South Carolina, Courier, Charleston, S C AP, Micfo LLC, Amir Golestan

Singapore PM says call to curb online violence ‘effective’

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms is an “effective” response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, but stopped short of endorsing it. The “Christchurch Call” set of guidelines for world leaders and tech companies was drafted by […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Singapore, Ap, Nation, New Zealand, Lee Hsien Loong, Christchurch Call

Pinterest reports smaller 1Q loss but guidance drags stock

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pinterest, fresh off its initial public offering, posted a loss for the first three months of the year that was larger than analysts were expecting, though revenue was slightly stronger. Its revenue outlook, though, was below expectations and its shares slumped in after-hours trading. The company, which runs a digital pinboard […]
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US economic sanctions on Huawei could backfire

The Trump administration’s plan to restrict exports to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn’t just up the ante in the China trade war. It could also hurt U.S. suppliers and accelerate Beijing’s drive toward greater technological independence. The White House issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning Huawei’s equipment from […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, White House, China, US, Beijing, Nation, Huawei, Trump

A pregnant woman is killed, her baby cut from her body. Her family blames a Facebook post.

The last time anyone saw Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, she was nine months pregnant. The petite 19-year-old left her alternative high school on the lower west side of Chicago at around 3 p.m. on April 23, driving away in her black Honda Civic. Later that day, her family got a call saying that she hadn’t shown up […]
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Crime, News, Life, Chicago, Nation, Nation & World, Marlen Ochoa Lopez

Canadians detained in China accused of espionage

China has charged Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with stealing state secretsThe two Canadian citizens detained in China on espionage allegations have been formally arrested, in a move likely to further chill relations between the two countries.Chinese officials have accused Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with stealing state secrets for a foreign organisation, a serious allegation which in its most extreme cases can result in the death penalty. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, China, Americas, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Espionage, Donald Trump, Huawei, Justin Trudeau, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig

Canadians detained in China charged with espionage

China has charged Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with stealing state secretsThe two Canadian citizens detained in China on espionage allegations have been formally arrested, in a move likely to further chill relations between the two countries.Chinese officials have charged Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor with stealing state secrets for a foreign organisation, a serious allegation which in its most extreme cases can result in the death penalty. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, China, Americas, World news, US news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Espionage, Donald Trump, Huawei, Justin Trudeau, Michael Spavor, Michael Kovrig

Top 5 Texting Tips for More Effective Recruiting

  A study by Asurian found that Americans check their phones about every 12 minutes, an average of 80 times a day. In stark contrast, most people only check email every few hours. That’s why Allan Myers ¾ the largest heavy civil construction company and materials provider in the Mid-Atlantic  ¾  uses text messaging to […]
Tags: Technology, Featured, News, Recruiting, Sms, Texting, Branding, Mid Atlantic, Blog Posts, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, Allan Myers

Facebook says it has broken up private Israel-based campaign to disrupt foreign elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook says it has broken up private Israel-based campaign to disrupt foreign elections .
Tags: Facebook, Technology, News, Israel, Jerusalem, Ap

How other countries are responding to Trump's Huawei threat

The US says allies face a ban on intelligence sharing for using Chinese 5G equipmentHuawei hits back over Trump’s national emergency on telecoms ‘threat’Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that effectively bars US companies from using telecoms equipment supplied by “foreign adversaries” deemed to pose “unacceptable risks” to national security.The “national emergency” ban is aimed at controversial Chinese telecom Huawei, which the US claims could use equipment supplied to forthcom...
Tags: Business, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Cybercrime, Asia Pacific, Telecommunications industry, Huawei, Trump, Trump Administration

Huawei poses security threat to UK, says former MI6 chief

Report calling for 5G ban in UK comes as Netherlands said to be investigating Huawei espionageHuawei should be completely banned from supplying 5G mobile networks in the UK because its operations are “subject to influence by the Chinese state”, according to a report by a Conservative MP and two academics.They argue that a decision announced by Theresa May last month, following a fraught meeting of the National Security Council (NSC), to allow the company to supply “non-core” equipment should be ...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Privacy, China, Conservative, UK News, Surveillance, Theresa May, Netherlands, Telecommunications industry, Telecoms, MI6, Huawei, 5g, National Security Council NSC

Huawei hits back over Trump's national emergency on telecoms 'threat'

Chinese firm says ban on tech from ‘foreign adversaries’ will harm US consumersHuawei has hit back at Donald Trump’s administration after it declared a national emergency to ban technology from “foreign adversaries” and subjected the Chinese telecommunications company to strict export controls.An executive order issued by the US president on Wednesday declared a national economic emergency that empowers the government to ban the technology and services of “foreign adversaries” deemed to pose “un...
Tags: Technology, Internet, China, US, World news, US news, Cybercrime, Asia Pacific, US politics, Donald Trump, Huawei, Trump, Trump Administration

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Efforts to combat the intractable problem of school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement’s response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. School districts are using products like gunshot detection systems that identify where […]
Tags: Technology, News, Los Angeles, Ap

Electric 'flying taxi' prototype unveiled by German start-up

Lilium says electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft could be in service by 2025A new “flying taxi” has been unveiled by German start-up Lilium, which claims the vertical take-off craft could be the basis for an on-demand air service within six years.The electric jet-powered five-seater aircraft is designed to travel up to 300km, a journey that would take it an hour at top speed. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Technology, Environment, World news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Travel and transport, Automotive Industry, Motoring, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Aeronautics, Lilium

Microsoft announces new AI for Accessibility grantees

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Microsoft is announcing on Thursday seven new grantees that will work on AI-powered projects over the next year.
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White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political bias has led to their posts being removed from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The White House’s official Twitter account tweeted a link to the form on Wednesday, saying that “The […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, White House, San Francisco, Ap, Nation

Trump issues order that appears to target China’s Huawei

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is issuing an executive order to help protect the United States against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten U.S. communications systems. The order the White House announced Wednesday does not name specific countries or companies, but the administration has been trying to keep allied […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Washington, White House, China, Ap, United States, Donald Trump, Huawei, Trump

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