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WhatsApp Turns Its Back on Privacy; Happy 25th Birthday, Linux

Posted August 25th, 2016 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: WhatsApp Is Going to Share Your Phone Number With Facebook So much for WhatsApp’s promise to protect the privacy of its one billion users! The global messaging service today announced users have a limited time to opt-out of sharing their information with Facebook. WhatsApp claims Facebook won’t post the telephone numbers online […]

What Chatbots Say About US; Will Big Data Kill Privacy?

Posted April 21st, 2016 at 11:21 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: What Chatbots Reveal About Our Own Shortcomings The latest obsession on the technology landscape these days are chatbots, artificial intelligence programs that help Internet surfers get content, services and shopping without any help from humans. Facebook, Microsoft and other tech leaders are looking to capitalize on this technology. Citing a recent incident […]

US Tech Firms Fight Encryption-limits Bill; Free Wi-Fi Networks Unsafe

Posted April 20th, 2016 at 12:48 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: Groups Representing Google, Netflix, Microsoft, Apple Slam Latest Bill Aiming to Curb Tech Security Both houses of the U.S. Congress are looking at bills that could seriously limit building strong privacy measures into tech devices and social media messaging services. But this week, a host of groups representing major tech companies published […]

Building Brain Cells With Minecraft; China Defends Internet Rules

Posted March 30th, 2016 at 11:56 am (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings: The Video Game That Builds Brain Cells The world of blocks known as Minecraft is probably one of the most popular games on the planet. And if you are concerned your kids are spending too much time with their blocky creations, consider that the game is being used to teach kids a […]