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How can we avoid coded bias in facial recognition tech?

Artificial intelligence researcher Joy Buolamwini explains why we should question the technology......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcMay 4th, 2021

Global Banking Regulators Call For Toughest Rules For Cryptocurrencies

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Global regulators have said cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin should come with the toughest bank capital rules to avoid putting the wider financial system at risk should their value collapse sudde.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

House lawmakers introduce Big Tech bills that could break up Amazon, Google and others

Tech giants including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google could be forced to make sweeping changes to their businesses under a series of new bills introduced Friday by House lawmakers targeting the companies' economic dominance......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Apple Says Its New Logon Tech is as Easy as Passwords But Far More Secure

Apple has begun testing passkeys, a new authentication technology it says are as easy to use as passwords but vastly more secure. Part of iCloud Keychains, a test version of the technology will come with iPhones, iPads and Macs later this year. From.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Daily Crunch: With $639M funding found, Klarna is Europe’s highest-valued private fintech

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Drinking alcohol is linked to reduced chances of pregnancy

A study of the associations between drinking alcohol and the chances of becoming pregnant suggests that women who want to conceive should avoid heavy drinking. In the second half of menstrual cycle even moderate drinking is linked to reduced chances.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

QuintessenceLabs Selected Global Top 4 in Enabling Tech Category of Extreme Tech Challenge 2021

CANBERRA, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)– #NextGenXTC–Watch the QuintessenceLabs pitch at the XTC 2021 Global Finals, Enabling Technologies Category, on June 28th, 2021. The post QuintessenceLabs Selected Global Top 4 in Enabling Tech C.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

What SOSV’s Climate Tech 100 tells founders about investors in the space

Who's investing in technology and startups that promise better human and planetary health? Here's a definitive who's-who of top climate tech VCs, angels and more. Benjamin Joffe Contributor Share on.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Noise and light pollution can change which birds visit our backyards

A new study reports that birds across the continental U.S. tend to avoid backyard feeders in louder areas. When light and noise pollution were both present, even more species stayed away......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

House Democrats About To Uncork 5-Pronged Assault on Tech

House Democrats are set to introduce a package of five bills as soon as this week that would prohibit tech giants like Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google from discriminating against rivals or buying potential competitors, two individuals familiar wit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Roblox hit with $200 million lawsuit over creators" use of unlicensed music

Variety reports that NMPA president/CEO David Israelite announced the lawsuit at the trade group's 2021 annual meeting, highlighting Roblox's millions of daily active players and alleging that it goes to great lengths to avoid paying artists for usin.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Balderton launches $680M ‘early growth’ fund to lure startups looking for a different kind of capital

Investors placing capital in earlier and earlier tech deals has been a historical trend for the last few years, but this strategy was generally reserved for the traditional, ‘high-growth’ VC arena. VCs needed to snag earlier ad earlier de.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Linux X86/x86_64 Will Now Always Reserve the First 1MB of RAM

AmiMoJo shares a report from Phoronix: The Linux x86/x86_64 kernel code already had logic in place for reserving portions of the first 1MB of RAM to avoid the BIOS or kernel potentially clobbering that space among other reasons while now Linux 5.13 i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

House Democrats are prepping 5 antitrust bills to take on Big Tech

House Democrats are preparing five bills to weaken Big Tech's grip on the economy, in what could amount to Congress's biggest challenge yet to the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

How cities can avoid "green gentrification" and make urban forests accessible

Many people have developed stronger relationships with urban nature during the pandemic. Some have enjoyed views of nearby trees and gardens during periods of isolation, taken walks after Zoom-filled days or socialized at a distance with friends in l.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Opto Tech lowers shipment target for LED chips

LED chipmaker Opto Tech is likely to see the combined shipment volume of its LED chips and Si-based sensors decrease 4% in 2021, as it is scaling down the proportion of conventional LED components, according to company sources......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Daily Crunch: A crowded market for exits and acquisitions forecasts a hot AI summer

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Vivaldi update adds built-in email client, RSS reader, calendar, and more to the browser

Years after the developers promised it would come to the browser, the Mail beta has arrived in Vivaldi 4.0, offering a more private option than web apps made by "Big Tech" companies, apparently......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Dear Sophie: What is a diversity green card and how do I apply for one?

I'd love to get a green card and expand my tech company in the U.S. Someone mentioned that I should apply for a diversity green card. Would you provide me with more details about it and how to apply? Sophie Alcorn Contri.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Biden revokes and replaces Trump actions targeting TikTok and WeChat

President Joe Biden is reducing some uncertainty faced by Chinese tech companies in the United States, erasing parts of the Trump-era legacy. The president signed an executive order revoking actions targeting TikTok and WeChat put forward by former P.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Aserto announces $5.1M seed to build authorization as a service

Aserto, a new startup from a couple of tech industry vets who want to build an Authorization as a Service solution, announced a $5.1 million seed round today from Costanoa Ventures, Heavybit Industries and several industry luminaries. The companyR.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021