UK ICO to question Meta over child VR safety

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UK watchdog officials are concerned that the company isn’t doing enough to keep kids protected. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the United Kingdom intends to continue its questioning of Meta over the safety of its Quest 2 virtual reality headset for children, according to a recent report in The Guardian. The ICO said that it intends to enter into “further discussions” with meta over its VR compliance. This is hardly the start of the scrutiny Meta has faced over the child safety efforts it has and has not made…

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How Freelance Workers Can Use Technology to Their Advantage

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Technology is an absolutely massive part of our society and as such, people from all around the world are constantly using it as a means to improve both their personal and their professional life. When it comes to the world of freelancing, this is no exception. There are freelancers everywhere who are constantly referring to technology as a means to make work a lot more straightforward and efficient for them. Are you curious as to how? This article will go into more detail about the different ways that freelance workers…

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Are Ebooks Worth It? Does Anyone Actually Read Them?

Are ebooks worth it?

From the least to the most popular books on Amazon, are people reading the digital copies? For a long time, readers, authors and publishers alike were asking “are ebooks worth it?”.  That time is well behind us as digital books have taken off in the last handful of years. The advantages of ebooks simply cannot be ignored, and they are a staple for any book release. A recent Pew Research Center survey on book formats and consumption showed that while traditional print (comprised primarily by paperback and hardcovers) remains the…

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PayPal and PACE Telematics roll out mobile payments at gas stations

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The companies are working together to let European customers pay at the pump with phones or smartwatches. PACE Telematics, a fuel station mobile payments provider based in Germany, has teamed up with PayPal to make it possible for customers to pay at the pump with their smartphones, Apple Watches or Android smartwatches. The transaction process at the European stations is expected to be quick, easy and secure. More than 1,000 gas stations in Europe already offer mobile payments using PayPal and smartwatches. They include Hoyer, BayWa, and team energie. More…

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Militaries around the world are developing artificial intelligence dubbed ‘Slaughterbots’

Artificial Intelligence - Military technology

The unmanned vehicles are being programmed to seek out targets and destroy and/or kill. Countries such as China, Russia, and the United States are developing new artificial intelligence (AI) that can be used for military purposes. The technology has been nicknamed “slaughterbots”. A UN conference addressing the subject of this use of AI failed to come to an agreement on a ban. As a result, many are now issuing doomsday-style cautions about superpower arms races that involve the development of artificial intelligence capable of identifying and engaging targets on their…

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