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Samsung enters autonomous driving race with new business, funding


South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) plans to become a major player in autonomous driving, building on its recent $8 billion acquisition of audio and auto parts supplier Harman and its pole position in mobile communications markets. Samsung announced on Thursday at the Frankfurt Motor Show that it has set up a strategic business unit for autonomous and advanced ...

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Instagram removes photo showing Stoke boy without an eye


A photo of a 12-year-old boy shown without his eye was removed by Instagram. Harry Beswick was born with Goldenhar syndrome. He is missing an eye, eye socket, nostril and ear from one side of his face. His mother, Charlie Beswick posted a photo of Harry without his prosthetic eye on Monday. It was later removed for “breaching guidelines”. The ...

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Chatbot offers legal help to Equifax data breach victims


An artificially intelligent chatbot that provides free legal advice has been configured to help victims sue hacked credit report giant Equifax without a lawyer. The DoNotPay robot lawyer generates documents US consumers can take to the small claims court. Depending on the state, consumers can sue Equifax for up to $25,000 (£19,000). The Equifax data breach has affected 143 million ...

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Instagram stories may soon let you relive more than 24 hours


Instagram appears to be testing a new feature that Stories users are going to love. As it currently works, Stories is the ephemeral feature stolen from made popular by Snapchat. Users upload photos and videos, add stickers, scribbles, or text in a “story” that disappears after 24 hours. B ut a new version spotted by some lucky users appears to ...

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Massive Equifax data breach hits 143 million


About 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach, the company has disclosed. Equifax said cyber-criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident. Some UK and Canadian customers were also affected. The firm’s core consumer and commercial credit databases were not accessed. ...

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Microsoft, Facebook fear up for new battle on undocumented immigrants kids


Technology companies’ vociferous support for the children of undocumented immigrants could set the industry up for its biggest showdown yet with President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress. Executives from Microsoft Corp., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc. were among the strongest in condemning Trump’s decision on Tuesday to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Known as DACA, it ...

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Google’s Street View cameras get quality boost


Google has redesigned its Street View camera system so that it can take clearer images and capture more data about shops and buildings. The new hardware takes clearer panoramic photos, while two high definition cameras capture detailed images of shops and street signs. Data such as shop opening hours can be spotted by machine-learning algorithms and included in search results. ...

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WhatsApp is killing free access to its platform for business users


Facebook is finally looking into cashing in on WhatsApp’s massive $22 billion acquisition deal. The Facebook-owned messaging service is planning to eventually start invoicing companies for recently introduced features that help bridge the gap between businesses and consumers, WhatsApp COO Matt Idema told Fox Business. “We want to put a basic foundation in place to allow people to message businesses ...

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Africa ‘needs more engineer and makers’


Africa needs more engineers and makers, the head of Gearbox – Nairobi’s leading maker-space – has told the TEDGlobal conference in Tanzania. Kamau Gachigi said that by 2050 Africa’s population is projected to have doubled and needs to build economies to sustain that level of growth. Digital fabrications labs such as Gearbox were vital to this, he said. Such labs ...

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Uber, beset by scandal, faces battle over ‘destructive’ lawsuit

FILE PHOTO -  A man arrives at the Uber offices in Queens, New York

Ride-services company Uber is facing a divided board of directors and angry shareholders after investor Benchmark Capital filed a lawsuit against the company’s ousted chief executive, Travis Kalanick, dealing another blow to the firm as it struggles to recover from a series of scandals and hire a new leader. On Friday morning, three Uber investors asked Benchmark to divest its ...

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