Today’s Tech Sightings:
Apple CEO Tim Cook described the European Union’s demand that his company pay nearly $14.5 billion in back taxes as “total political crap.” The EU had said Apple was getting illegal state aid in Ireland, whose government is divided on the issue. And while the U.S. government has criticized the EU decision, the debate is far from over as France and Germany have now come forward in support of the EU.
As artificial intelligence (AI) continues its advance into virtually every aspect of life, some of the world’s largest tech companies are trying to come up with a code of ethics for AI development. Researchers from Google’s parent company Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft are all coming together to discuss AI implications and ensure that related research focuses on benefiting people. The meeting coincides with a new study from Stanford University that looks at the social and economic implications of artificial intelligence.
It’s a two-edged sword. The unindexed, encrypted network of websites and servers known as the Dark Web is frequented by legitimate and shady parties alike, from criminals and law enforcement agencies to journalists and dissidents. The Tech Republic’s guide examines how the Dark Web works and how to navigate it safely.
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- Baidu Open Sources Its Deep Learning Tools
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- New Cloud Attack Takes Full Control of Virtual Machines With Little Effort
- Microsoft Conscripts Users’ Upload Bandwidth in Windows 10’s Latest Insider Update
- Report: White Nationalists Use Twitter With ‘Relative Impunity’
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