Today’s Tech Sightings:
The Youth for Technology Foundation announced it will train 6,000 Nigerian girls unable to attend school or risk the dangers of human trafficking to use 3-D printing. The training, which was made public during the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting and Commitment to Action, will teach the girls trades that will allow them to use their newly-found skills in their own part of the world.
Hanover is a Microsoft machine-learning project geared toward ingesting all sorts of literature about new cancer drugs in order to help doctors identify the combination that best works for each individual patient. Microsoft is collaborating with Oregon Health & Science University’s Knight Cancer Institute to find effective combinations to fight acute myeloid leukemia, which is often fatal and has not seen much improvement in treatment options for decades.
WhatsApp messaging service, previously claiming to be a privacy champion, recently reneged on that commitment in favor of sharing user information with its parent company, Facebook. Now, two Indian students have filed a class action suit in the Delhi High Court, asking Facebook to reverse the recent changes and demanding the government implement guidelines to protect the privacy of users of messaging apps.
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- Google to Help George and Amal Clooney Educate Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon
- Twitter’s New, ‘Simpler’ Rules for Character Counts in Tweets Go Live
- Over 554 Million Data Records Breached So Far This Year
- Security Researchers From China Remotely Hacked a Tesla Model S
- Cisco Warns of New Flaws Linked to Shadow Brokers Exploits
- Accenture Breaks Blockchain Taboo With Editing System
- Twitter Lays Off Engineering Staff in Bangalore, India
- Indonesia: Google May Face Over $400 Million Tax Bill for 2015
- Opera Brings Free, Unlimited VPN to Its Desktop Browser