Friday, 19 October 2018

Technology

10/19/2018 - 01:00

Facebook was aware of inaccuracies in the way it measured how many people viewed video on its site for a year longer than it has previously admitted, court documents have claimed.

Newly released papers that are part of a US legal action against the social network, claim that it knew about the problems in 2015.

Facebook described the case against it as "without merit".

10/15/2018 - 09:07

Facebook has removed more than 800 pages and accounts that sought to profit from politically themed spam. In a blog, Facebook said the 559 pages and 251 accounts abused the network to try to make people visit sites that make money from adverts.

10/15/2018 - 09:03

Facebook has removed more than 800 pages and accounts that sought to profit from politically themed spam. In a blog, Facebook said the 559 pages and 251 accounts abused the network to try to make people visit sites that make money from adverts.

 

10/11/2018 - 06:44

An algorithm that was being tested as a recruitment tool by online giant Amazon was sexist and had to be scrapped, according to a Reuters report.

The artificial intelligence system was trained on data submitted by applicants over a 10-year period, much of which came from men, it claimed.

10/11/2018 - 06:43

Apple is adding 300 computer chip engineers to its team after striking a deal to hire them from one of its British suppliers.

It is paying Dialog Semiconductor $300m (£227m) for the acquisition, which also includes some of the Reading-based company's patents and facilities.

10/08/2018 - 03:27

A report alleging that Apple and Amazon had data stolen by Chinese spies has been strongly disputed by both tech firms.

Apple and Amazon have both responded publicly to claims made by Bloomberg Businessweek which described the cyber-attack.

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