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Actor Terry Crews says the National Enquirer's publisher tried to 'silence' him with fake stories as Jeff Bezos accuses the tabloid of blackmail

Terry Crews speaks onstage during the 2019 MAKERS Conference in California on February 8, 2019.Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS Terry Crews has accused American Media Inc, publisher of the National Enquirer, of making up a false story to “silence” him. Crews said Radar Online, which is owned by AMI, tried to run a fake story […]

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Twitter has 126 million daily users. That's 48% fewer than Snapchat, but it says the numbers aren't comparable.

Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter’s transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC.Drew Angerer/Getty Images Twitter on Thursday disclosed it daily active user figures for the first time. At least nominally, the figures are 48% lower than Snapchat’s […]

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Gmail blocks 100 million spam messages daily with its A.I., Google says

rawpixel.com/Pexels Effective spam blocking is yet another thing we can add to the ever-growing list of uses for artificial intelligence. Via a Google Cloud blog post published Wednesday, February 6, Google announced that it has been using an A.I. platform to further its spam-blocking endeavors with significant results. The platform, known as TensorFlow, was developed […]

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Amazon Is Pushing Facial Technology That a Study Says Could Be Biased

ImageDeborah Raji, a college student, helped Joy Buolamwini of the M.I.T. Media Lab test facial technologies from Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, Face++ and Kairos.CreditCreditJaime Hogge for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index Amazon Is Pushing Facial Technology That a Study Says Could Be Biased In new tests, Amazon’s system had more difficulty […]

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Microsoft's president says tech's bruising 2018 has left scars that will result in US federal regulation as early as this year

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Microsoft President Brad Smith said the tech industry is changed forever after a “watershed” 2018 when privacy became embedded into the global consciousness thanks to Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. He said new US federal privacy laws are inevitable, and could come into force as early as this year, potentially borrowing heavily from […]

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Google is likely to end its efforts to build a censored search engine for China, says report

Getty Google will likely halt its censored search project for China, according to a report by The Intercept on Monday. Members of the Dragonfly team are said to have been using large data sets pulled from the Beijing-based website 265.com, which Google owns, to help build the censored search product. When Google’s privacy team found […]