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WhatsApp shares data with Facebook ahead of monetisation

WhatsApp shares data with Facebook ahead of monetisation The move comes as WhatsApp prepares to roll out an application-to-person communications offering, which will enable businesses to send chat messages to WhatsApp users.” It has also said that WhatsApp and other third parties will remain unable to read users’ messages (which are protected by end-to-end encryption).

Apple wants you to know that it loves AI more than you realize

Apple wants you to know that it loves AI more than you realize Both Google and Facebook have released major AI technologies into open source, and Google’s DeepMind famously tackled the challenge of Go, by beating one of the world’s best players.So Apple took the very unusual step of spending an entire day bragging about its AI efforts to journalist Steven Levy, who published a very-thorough account on Backchannel.

SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes on launch pad destroying Facebook communication satellite

SpaceX Falcon 9 explodes on launch pad destroying Facebook communication satellite The spacecraft exploded while still on the launchpad in preparation for a launch this weekend at Cape Canaveral, Florida.Facebook and satellite provider Eutelsat spent $95 million to license satellite’s Ka-band communications array for five years.

The week in space: A failed Milky Way, a shadow Planet 9 and an earth-shattering kaboom

The week in space: A failed Milky Way, a shadow Planet 9 and an earth-shattering kaboom It’s still sending us photos from Ceres, well after its planned EOL, and NASA intends to wring out every bit of science it can.Speaking of cold, dark things that are unhelpfully far away and difficult to observe, scientists presented evidence for another planetoid in our solar system, dubbed Planet 9 (from outer space!

Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg

Yes, Google Play is tracking you — and that’s just the tip of a very large iceberg The only way to completely disable this kind of location tracking is to disable Google Play.First of all, it’s true that location services are integrated into Google Play and that Google actively encourages developers to use Google Play services, rather than the open-source location APIs that are part of AOSP (Android Open Source Project).

New Oculus update adds Facebook integration, real-names policy

New Oculus update adds Facebook integration, real-names policy Ever since Facebook bought Oculus several years ago, there’s been fears that the social media company would begin requiring mandatory Facebook integration or would otherwise hijack the VR headset in some way.Once you sign in via Facebook, all of your friends who own a Rift are automatically populated into your Oculus friends list.

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR who sold the company to Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, has been confirmed as the major financial backer behind a pro-Donald Trump group called Nimble America.” The DailyBeast broke the story and confirmed with Luckey that he was the near-billionaire NimbleRichMan associated with Nimble America.

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership

IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon form enormous AI partnership IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon have all signed on as marquis members, though the group hopes to expand even further over time.The goal is to create a body that can provide a platform for discussions among stakeholders and work out best practices for the artificial intelligence industry.

A look inside one of Facebook's ldest data centers

A look inside one of Facebook's ldest data centers "It's a key part of our global infrastructure, and it uses a variety of local natural resources to increase efficiency and save power," he writes.A dozen hydro-electric plants operate on nearby rivers, providing a reliable and renewable power source.

Facebook launches Marketplace in New Zealand

Facebook launches Marketplace in New Zealand To help people make more of these connections, today we’re introducing Marketplace, a convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community.To visit Marketplace, just tap on the shop icon at the bottom of the Facebook app and start exploring.

Did Mark Zuckerberg ruin romance?

Did Mark Zuckerberg ruin romance? com whose latest survey has revealed ‘friending’ a new love interest on Facebook can doom a new relationship.The dating company surveyed more than 14,000 members on their last relationship to determine how connecting on social media can affect a relationship.

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever

Specialized processors might reignite performance scaling, but they’ll also change the nature of computing forever Modern CPU scaling has largely flatlined, thanks to a combination of scaling challenges, intrinsic limits to silicon performance, and a general shift in the market towards lower power devices.To demonstrate, here’s a graph of Apple iPhone single-core CPU performance in Geekbench 2 and Geekbench 3.

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA Ever since the Snowden leaks in 2013, there’s been an ongoing debate over the nature of state surveillance.If a new report from Reuters is accurate, the Yahoo that went to bat to defend its users is a dim and distant memory today.

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America?

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America? The crux of the problem many people have with Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics is the effect it could have on the poor.Sure, it seems nice to create limited Internet access where none existed before.

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.But there could be, if you and everyone else would just surrender all your personal information forever.

Who are 2016’s top tech billionaires? Don't worry, they're all men

Who are 2016’s top tech billionaires? Don't worry, they're all men While 2016 has been a tumultuous year for lots of companies, tech billionaires continue to dominate the ranks of the world’s wealthiest people.Irish IT solutions firm ERS Computer Solutions takes a look at who and what makes up the Rich List of Tech.

Facebook: The Top 10 moments of the US election

Facebook: The Top 10 moments of the US election 9 million views respectively.The Top 10 Moments of the campaign on Facebook were the second presidential debate on October 9, followed by the release of the Access Hollywood tape.

What the U.S election means for the tech sector

What the U.S election means for the tech sector If the internet is to be believed, the majority of the tech sector are Clinton supporters.“More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program's lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two," Trump says.

Facebook inspired to do more with social platform

Facebook inspired to do more with social platform Mark Zuckerberg opened the Social Good Forum with a video on our work to help keep people safe.We believe people closest to a disaster should play a bigger role in deciding when Safety Check is most helpful.

Mark Zuckerberg fights back against fake news on Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg fights back against fake news on Facebook presidential election, there have been rumours that fake news on social media is the only reason Trump won the people over.While he recently rejected the idea that fake news is to blame, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO and co-founder, has addressed the issue on his own Facebook page.