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Facebook Suspended ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Data Hoarding Apps

After the Cambridge Analytica fiasco, Facebook started a thorough investigation and scrutiny of all applications. The goal was to single out and get rid of any app(s) that unduly hoard data of Facebook users. While the process has been underway for over a year, recently, Facebook officials have shared an update. As revealed, Facebook has …

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iPhone 11 Pro teardown reveals smaller logic board, larger battery – News

iFixit has disassembled Apple’s new iPhone models, which tells us more about the differences with last year’s phones. iFixit shot a live-stream video of the iPhone 11 Pro teardown and wrote a guide for the iPhone 11 Pro Max. The first major difference is that the batteries in the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 …

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Verizon and NFL give 2 game devs $400,000 each to launch 5G games Super Bowl

Verizon and NFL give 2 game devs $400,000 each to launch 5G games Super Bowl

Verizon and the NFL have named two winners in the Verizon 5G NFL Mobile Gaming Challenge. The winning teams will get $400,000 each to create 5G-enabled games at the Super Bowl. The whole effort has been underway for some time. Playcrafting, which runs a network of game developer jams, did a couple of game jams …

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U.K., Salesforce, and World Economic Forum debut AI procurement guidelines for governments

U.K., Salesforce, and World Economic Forum debut AI procurement guidelines for governments

A collaborative group that includes Salesforce, Deloitte, the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the United Kingdom Office of AI today introduced guidelines for government officials procuring artificial intelligence systems. The WEF is calling the guidelines the first for any national government worldwide. In the works for about 10 months, the guidelines were brought together by …

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Bing Maps team contributes Uganda and Tanzania building data sets to OpenStreetMap

Bing Maps team contributes Uganda and Tanzania building data sets to OpenStreetMap

Some of the world’s most disaster-prone areas are poorly mapped, exacerbating the challenge for rescuers tasked with finding displaced persons. OpenStreetMap, a collaborative project to create a platform-agnostic world atlas, has a volunteer team targeting the gaps (the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) that’s identified 11 million square kilometers in Africa alone to date. But millions of …

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