Tech giants told to remove extremist content much faster – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Tech giants are once again being urged to do more to tackle the spread of online extremism on their platforms. Leaders of the UK, France and Italy are taking time out at a […]

iPhone X’s Face ID raises security and privacy questions – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The new top-of-the-range iPhone does away with the home button and its built-in fingerprint reader in favor of a new biometric — called Face ID — which uses a 3D scan of the […]

Facebook fined €1.2M for privacy violations in Spain – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Another privacy-related fine for Facebook in Europe: The Spanish data protection regulator has issued a €1.2M (~$1.4M) fine against the social media behemoth for a series of violations regarding its data-harvesting activities. […]

Teralytics wants to tap telcos’ big data to help cities get smarter about Uber and Lyft – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Big data is an expansive umbrella with startups of all stripes squatting under it. Even as the most successful and powerful data miners of the modern web are undoubtedly the dominant consumer […]

EU states’ data retention laws still violating privacy rights, report warns – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Two legal judgements at the highest level in Europe in recent years have reaffirmed that all Member States’ data retention regimes must comply with core principles of legality, necessity, and proportionality in […]

Verizon’s new opt-in rewards program requires users to share personal data for ad-targeting – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch U.S. carrier Verizon has launched a new rewards program as it pushes for more lucrative ways to eke money out of a subscriber base that’s not growing as easily as it once […]

Documents detail DeepMind’s plan to apply AI to NHS data in 2015 – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch More details have emerged about a controversial 2015 patient data-sharing arrangement between Google DeepMind and a UK National Health Service Trust which paint a contrasting picture vs the pair’s public narrative about […]

Building health AIs should be UK ambition, says strategy review – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A wide-ranging, UK government-commissioned industrial strategy review of the life sciences sector, conducted by Oxford University’s Sir John Bell, has underlined the value locked up in publicly-funded data held by the country’s […]

Libratone update will add Amazon Alexa voice control to its speakers – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Libratone, a Danish maker of snazzy high end wireless speakers, has announced its existing Zipp and Zipp Mini speakers will get support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant via a free app update, […]