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Elon Musk pulls brands from Facebook

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Entrepreneur Elon Musk has had the official Facebook pages for his Tesla and SpaceX companies deleted. The #deletefacebook movement has grown after data firm Cambridge Analytica was accused of obtaining the personal information of about 50 million users. Mr Musk had poked fun at speaker brand Sonos after it said it […]

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DeepMind explores inner workings of AI

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption How algorithms make decisions in AI systems is something of a mystery As with the human brain, the neural networks that power artificial intelligence systems are not easy to understand. DeepMind, the Alphabet-owned AI firm famous for teaching an AI system to play Go, is attempting to work […]

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Craigslist drops dating ads after new law

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Classified advertising website Craigslist has closed its dating ads section in the US, in response to a new bill against sex trafficking. The bill states that websites can now be punished for “facilitating” prostitution and sex trafficking. Ads promoting prostitution and child sexual abuse have previously been posted in the […]

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Human-eye VR

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There is a growing business market in high-definition VR for design and training Finnish start-up Varjo has developed a prototype virtual reality (VR) headset that its makers claim gives an image 50 times sharper than most other headsets currently on the market. When I tested the prototype – […]

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Facebook data – do we get what we deserve?

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDe’Graft was shocked by the data Facebook stored on him Facebook has been hard to miss this week as it struggles to cope with an unfolding scandal over the way data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica got hold of information about 50 million users. In the wake […]

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Facebook data: What the social media giant knows about you

[ad_1] Facebook is under pressure following a data breach that left millions of users’ information open to exploitation. Newsbeat’s De’Graft Mensah took the plunge and let an online security expert comb through his easily-downloadable Facebook data. It was incredibly revealing. Follow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 […]