Today’s Tech Sightings:
Recent arrests for violations of Thailand’s Computer Crime Act have sparked fears Facebook might have failed to protect user privacy from the country’s military government. But Facebook issued a statement to reassure users it has not shared their information with the government and that it publicly lists government requests for user data.
Watson – IBM’s artificial intelligence marvel – is coming to a hospital in Britain for the first time to help improve patient experience. The mobile app will feature Watson’s computer system and cognitive abilities. It is part of a collaboration that aims to develop Britain’s fist ‘cognitive’ hospital.
A British wearable devices startup called Technology Will Save Us wants to teach kids to approach technology without fear by giving them hardware kits to build their own stuff. The kits allow children to put together basic devices and provides them with online instructions and help. The company hopes to make this a fun experience while introducing kids to programmable technology.
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