Daily Archives: June 7, 2018

Trump will stay at G7 for women's rights, but not ecology

The White House says US President Donald Trump will cut his trip to the G7 summit short, skipping a climate change session while staying for one on women empowerment. Trump is increasingly at odds with the other group members. As Trump was about to depart for the summit, which will take place on Friday and Saturday in Charlevoix, Canada, White ...

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Google’s new ‘AI principles’ forbid its use in weapons and human rights violations

Google has published a set of fuzzy but otherwise admirable “AI principles” explaining the ways it will and won’t deploy its considerable clout in the domain. “These are not theoretical concepts; they are concrete standards that will actively govern our research and product development and will impact our business decisions,” wrote CEO Sundar Pichai. The principles follow several months of ...

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Ex-CIA Director John Brennan must testify on ‘spygate’ – Sen. Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul called for former CIA Director John Brennan to testify about whether he received secret information on Trump’s campaign from European or British sources. Paul wants him to testify before Congress under oath. “BIG question for John Brennan, who has become such a vocal spokesman. Did you receive any secret info on candidate Trump or his campaign from ...

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How Facebook’s new 3D photos work

In May, Facebook teased a new feature called 3D photos, and it’s just what it sounds like. However, beyond a short video and the name, little was said about it. But the company’s computational photography team has just published the research behind how the feature works and, having tried it myself, I can attest that the results are really quite ...

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Ahead of North Korea summit, Trump softens Iran rhetoric

Discussing the upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, US President Donald Trump seemingly strayed off-topic to hold out the prospect of a new nuclear deal with Iran. “Iran is not the same country that it was a few months ago,” Trump told reporters at the White House at a joint press conference on Thursday with Japanese ...

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At Apple’s WWDC 2018, accessibility pervades all 

Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor AirPods to get Live Listen feature in iOS 12 For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education Accessibility has long played an integral role at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and it certainly had its presence felt in ...

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Murderer who ate his own eyeball is crazy, but that won’t stop his execution – court

A death row inmate in Texas, who gouged out both of his eyes in jail, eating one of them, has been told that his severe mental illness is not reason enough to commute his sentence. However, alleged racial bias by the jury may be. Andre Thomas, who was sentenced to death for the brutal murder of his estranged wife, their ...

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Facebook cuts down annoying ‘now connected on Messenger’ alerts

“‘You Are Now Connected On Messenger’ Is The Worst Thing On Facebook” BuzzFeed’s Katie Notopoulos correctly pointed out in a story yesterday. When you friend someone on Facebook or Messenger, or an old friend joins Messenger, you often get one of these annoying notifications. They fool you into thinking someone actually wants to chat with you while burying your real ...

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Trump sets off Twitter storm after requesting thanks for firing James Comey

US President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Americans should thank him for firing former FBI director James Comey backfired somewhat, setting off another Twitter storm. Trump tweeted on Thursday afternoon, wondering why Americans had not yet started to thank him for Comey’s firing and suggesting that they should start expressing their gratitude soon. When will people start saying, “thank you, Mr. ...

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Facebook says software bug made 14mn users’ private posts public

Facebook has revealed that up to 14 million of its users had their privacy settings accidentally changed by a software bug – causing some posts that were intended to be private to be made public. The company confirmed that some 14 million users were affected by the bug between May 18 and May 22. The bug automatically updated the audience ...

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