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IBM ends all facial recognition business as CEO calls out bias and inequality

IBM CEO, Arvind Krishna, has announced that the company will end all its facial recognition business following criticism over privacy concerns and racial bias. Even with the advances that have been made in recent years, the technology still demonstrates bias. This has been attributed to, in part, private companies with little regulation or federal oversight […]

Cybersecurity Data Breach

250 Million Microsoft Records Exposed Online

250 million Microsoft records containing sensitive information from the past fourteen years have been found on the web, exposed and left accessible without any password protection or authentication. The data, found by security researchers from Comparitech on five Elasticsearch servers each holding identical datasets pertaining to discussions between Microsoft clients and service agents, from 2005 […]

Privacy

FTC approves fine of $5 billion against Facebook over Cambridge Analytica privacy violations

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a fine of $5 billion against Facebook over the mishandling of users’ personal information after revelations that Cambridge Analytica improperly acquired data from 87 million users. According to reports, the fine was approved in a 3-2 vote by the FTC. The investigation surrounded allegations that Facebook was in […]

Facebook

Facebook Could Face Multi-Billion Dollar Fine From FTC

Social media giant Facebook could be facing a multi-billion dollar fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or face a law suit, according to the Washington Post. The FTC started investigating Facebook in March 2018, after reports that up to 87 million users’ information was shared with Cambridge Analytica. “Facebook faces a moment of […]