Day: February 28, 2020

IBM and Microsoft Sign Vatican Pledge For Ethical AI

IBM and Microsoft have signed an “ethical resolution” with the Vatican to develop AI in a way that will protect the planet and the rights of all people [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: The pledge, called the “Rome Call for AI Ethics,” will be presented on Friday morning…

The 10 most popular things on Netflix this week – CNET

You know you want to jump on the Love is Blind bandwagon. …read more Source:: CNet

Blizzard, Sony, Amazon and others drop out of GDC over coronavirus concerns – CNET

The first big games event of the year is under threat of being canceled as several big names drop out. …read more Source:: CNet

FCC approves $9.7 billion payment to free up satellite spectrum for 5G – CNET

The agency approves a controversial plan to speed up moving satellite providers from valuable C-band spectrum. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple Has Blocked Clearview AI’s iPhone App for Violating Its Rules

An iPhone app built by controversial facial recognition startup Clearview AI has been blocked by Apple, effectively banning the app from use. From a report: Apple confirmed to TechCrunch that the startup “violated” the terms of its enterprise program. The app allows its users — which the company claims it serves only law enforcement officers…

FCC sucks its teeth, clicks its tongue, says: Yeah, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Verizon gleeful sold your location data. Guess we should fine them?

How much you make, Randy? Wanna cough up, I dunno, twice that or something? America’s communications watchdog on Friday suggested it may fine the nation’s four major wireless carriers for selling subscribers location data without adequate safeguards to prevent misuse.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Huawei P40 Pro rumors: Release date, specs, 5G support, colors and 10x optical zoom – CNET

Huawei’s hype is real: the P40 Pro just might be the first phone on the planet with 10x optical zoom. …read more Source:: CNet

Vivo Apex 2020 concept phone hides camera behind an immersive screen – CNET

Vivo’s new phone has a curved waterfall display, 60-watt super-fast charging and a notch-killing in-screen selfie camera. …read more Source:: CNet

Watch vets pull an entire beach towel out of a python – CNET

Don’t watch this if you’re squeamish about snakes, stomachs or beach towels. …read more Source:: CNet

Take it Huawei, Pai: Senate passes bill to rip ‘dodgy’ kit from rural telcos

Now one Donald-shaped signature away from dishing out $1bn to fund the big switch President Trump is expected to sign a bill that would allocate $1bn to US carriers to replace existing Huawei-built infrastructure after it was unanimously passed by the Senate yesterday.… …read more Source:: TheRegister