Italian court rules mobile phones can cause head tumors

Head tumors - Woman on cell phone

Despite research results to the contrary, judges determine that prolonged use has this health risk. An Italian court passed a ruling that prolonged mobile phone use can lead to head tumors. This, despite the vast amount of scientific evidence showing that there is no evidence to support that claim. Last week, judges in a Turin court of appeal upheld a lower court’s 2017 ruling. The 2017 case involved a man who suffered acoustic nerve neurinoma, which is a benign form, but that is nonetheless disabling. The ruling was upheld based…

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Google’s AI breast cancer detection is more accurate than human doctors

AI breast cancer detection - mammogram machine

The tech giant has developed an artificial intelligence system that may improve diagnosis accuracy. Google says it has developed an AI breast cancer detection system with greater accuracy than is available through human doctors. Research testing the system’s accuracy was created by way of an important partnership. The AI breast cancer detection system’s accuracy was verified through a test created in a collaboration between Google and cancer researchers. The study’s outcomes were published in the peer-reviewed Nature journal. The tech giant’s artificial intelligence program was designed to use data from…

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ToTok messaging app is very popular and also an Emirati spy tool

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The mobile application has been downloaded into millions of phones since it launched. The ToTok messaging app has become known as a simple and secure tool to communicate with friends and family by text and video. It is popular even in the United Arab Emirates, where other popular applications in that category – such as Skype and WhatsApp – have been banned. American officials recently identified this application as a spy tool for the UAE. According to an investigation in the New York Times which included American officials familiar with…

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Chinese smartphones now require facial recognition for registration

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Consumers in China will need to use the technology in order to sign up for new service. Consumers registering for service with Chinese smartphones are now obligated to use facial recognition to complete the process. The country requires consumers to have an image of their face captured when registering for service. The new requirement for facial recognition scanning to register for service with Chinese smartphones became effective as of Sunday. According to the government of China, this rule is meant to help confirm an individual’s identity in order to reduce…

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Holiday smartphone shopping approaches ubiquity this year

Holiday smartphone shopping - woman using mobile device

Consumers have already started the first part of their purchases and device use is up. Even before Black Friday officially launches the season, it’s already expected that most consumers will take part in holiday smartphone shopping. Mobile devices have become a natural part of the purchasing experience, which is particularly true at this time of year. The AdColony Mobile Shopping Survey included a study of holiday smartphone shopping habits, and the trends we can expect this year. The research outlined a number of trends, including an increase in m-commerce participation…

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