China has taken down two online robots that appeared to go rogue, responding to users’ questions with one saying its dream was to travel to the United States and the other admitting it wasn’t a huge fan of Chinese Communist Party. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading
A new Google tracking program that links shoppers’ offline purchases to their web activity is drawing concerns over privacy and data security, and has prompted one privacy watchdog to file a federal complaint. Continue reading
A supersized ‘newspaper’ has been unveiled in Damascus, spanning the corner of a hotel in the Syrian capital.
LAGOS, NIGERIA (JULY 27, 2017) (GOOGLE) – Alphabet Inc’s Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday (July 27).
Nineteen-year-old Ghanaian student, Gabriel Opare has built an online video search engine known as Mudclo, which has caught the attention of some of the industry’s big tech companies, with some dubbing it the ‘African YouTube’.
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (JULY 7, 2017) (INTERIOR MINISTRY HANDOUT) – A senior Facebook official met with Pakistan’s interior minister on Friday (July 7) to discuss a demand that the company prevent blasphemous content or be blocked.
Some of China’s most creative minds fear they’re next as China’s internet crackdown widens. Joel Labi reports. Continue reading
KIEV, UKRAINE (MAY 16, 2017) (REUTERS) – Ukraine imposed sanctions on Russia’s largest internet group Yandex and other popular online firms on Tuesday (May 16), saying it wanted to guard against cyber attacks, and the Kremlin threatened retaliation. Continue reading
(USC CENTER FOR BODY COMPUTING) – Virtual doctors could bring health information to patients’ smartphones with a new app being developed at the University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing. Continue reading
Turkey blocks access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security.