IBM facial recognition programs cancelled

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The technology giant has also called for public debate over law enforcement use of the tech. The IBM facial recognition programs are being shut down as the tech giant calls for urgent public debate on if and how law enforcement should use this tech. The company’s CEO sent a letter to Congress at the start of this week regarding AI’s responsible use. CEO Arvind Krishna wrote that the company wants to work with lawmakers on its IBM facial recognition software to advance justice and racial equality through educational opportunities, police…

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Desktop ads hit harder by pandemic than mobile advertising

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Adverts running on smaller screens didn’t suffer as much from the coronavirus crisis as those for laptops. Mobile advertising didn’t experience as bad of a hit from the coronavirus pandemic’s impact as desktop ads did during the first quarter of 2020. This, according to the Q1 Quarterly Mobile Index report published by the PubMatic adtech company. The report included the results of a data analysis conducted by the company. Its analysis revealed that mobile advertising impression volume on publisher sites remained essentially unchanged when comparing periods before and after the…

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Apple is warning people with stolen iPhones that they’re watching

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“Local authorities will be alerted,” cautions a message popping up on the device screens. The looting that took place in the United States and other areas around the world have led to a wave of stolen iPhones. This occurred last week during early protests after George Floyd was pronounced dead while in police custody. Apple has decided to take action against the theft of devices from its burglarized stores. The Apple Stores in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Portland were all burglarized. Among the property to have…

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AirVote deploys QR code feedback tools for instant customer responses

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The quick response codes allow businesses to respond immediately to comments before they go online. AirVote has created a QR code feedback solution to help small businesses to be able to respond to customer feedback immediately. An immediate response to customer comments is more important than ever as they are often posted online. Using the QR code feedback tool, companies are able to spot issues right away and solve them before negative messages can spread to other customers. Since small businesses have limited resources, features as straightforward as a barcode…

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Google takes down Chinese app remover application from Play store

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The popular option was found to have violated the Deceptive Behavior Policy. Google has taken down a popular Chinese app remover application from its Play Store. The application was developed in India and removes apps from China. The tech giant has confirmed that the application broke the Google Play store’s rules. The Remove Chinese Apps application was taken down for being in violation of the Deceptive Behavior Policy. That rule bans software from misleading or encouraging its users into “removing or disabling third-party apps.” This application has been taken down…

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