Viber breaks off all business relationship with Facebook

Rakuten Viber, the company behind one of the world’s leading apps for free and easy communication, announces that it will cut off all business relationship with Facebook. As announced the app will remove “Facebook Connect”, “Facebook SDK” and “GIPHY”, but will also cut off all advertising spending on the social networking platform, giving further impetus to the #StopHateForProfit movement that calls for a boycott of this tech giant. Amid Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook makes 300,000 errors daily

The New York Stern School of Business has published an extensive study of how Facebook moderators handle information on a daily basis and how it is filtered by both themselves and artificial intelligence systems before or after it is published. According to estimates and the data that emerge, about 300,000 errors are made daily in Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Facebook trains a new chatbot via Reddit

A new way of interacting with users explores Facebook, creating a new chatbot. This digital interlocutor should present as many human characteristics as possible in the way it interacts with users, so appropriate preparation and training of Artificial Intelligence is required. To that end, Facebook has recruited Reddit, according to the BBC, and in particular has Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Computer rang the first international bell for the coronavirus on December 30, 2019

The first international “bell” on the Covid-19 was rang not by a human but by an American computer with artificial intelligence. On December 30, 2019, the “smart” software of the Boston Children’s Hospital HealthMap website, which uses artificial intelligence to monitor social media, news, online searches and other information that may indicate signs of a new epidemic, was the one that first detected a report of Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Zuckerberg says Facebook’s new approach ‘is going to piss off a lot of people’

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will stand up for principles like free expression and encryption, even if it means facing a backlash. “This is the new approach, and I think it’s going to piss off a lot of people. But frankly, the old approach was pissing off a lot of people too, so let’s try something Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

How mobile phones share our sensitive data

You use an app on your mobile phone, you make an appointment, order a product, make a reservation. All these simple daily actions of any unsuspecting citizen can lead to the creation of a digital file, which includes his/her consumer habits, the areas he/she moves, religious beliefs, political and social views, state of health, sexual preferences! Exaggerations? Don’t Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The dominant trends in the field of Virtual Reality in 2020

Global Data certifies the upward trajectory of the Virtual Reality field, both in terms of hardware and software. AI seems to be coming to work in conjunction with Virtual Reality trends, creating more and more interesting perspectives. One area where developments are expected is that of creating helmet processors and other objects that one can use in a Virtual Reality environment. Intel, ARM and Qualcomm are estimated to have a strong presence in this area. Enriching an Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎Kaspersky warns users in view of winter discounts

Kaspersky Researchers detected a Trojan application that deceizes users with unsolicited advertisements and enhances the installation of applications for online purchases;‎‎ by tricking both users and advertisers. This ‎‎malicious app ‎‎”visits”‎‎ smartphone app stores, ‎‎”Downloads”‎‎ and launches applications and leaves false reviews on behalf of the user‎‎, all ‎‎unbeknownst to the device owner‎‎ . ‎ Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎Smartphones in which WhatsApp will not work in 2020‎

WhatsApp will stop working on some specific mobile devices‎‎, just as it has happened in the past with other platforms and smartphones. As of ‎‎February 1, 2020‎‎ , the ‎‎application will not be supported by the operating systems IOS 8 and Android 2.3.7, or older versions of them.‎ The messaging service will only be supported Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎Easier file transfer from Facebook to Google Photos‎

Facebook has presented‎‎ a ‎‎new tool‎‎ that ‎‎allows‎‎ ‎‎easier file transfer from the user’s profile to Google Photos. This‎‎ tool‎‎ ‎‎is named ‎‎”Facebook-to-Google-Photos”‎‎ ‎‎ and has already started to be available to the ‎‎Irish users of Facebook. In‎‎ ‎‎2020‎‎ it will become ‎‎available‎‎ worldwide, according to what the ‎‎social network itself has announced.‎‎ With the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …