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Chatbots' online takeover still some way off, according to new study
The German university’s study found that users’ negative reactions to unknowingly interacting with chatbots rose according to how critical they deemed the service query.
Blue Origin protest over SpaceX's lunar lander NASA contract rejected
The Blue Origin founder said NASA was required to make multiple awards after Elon Musk's SpaceX was awarded a €2.5 billion contract.
Crypto Surprise Rattles Industry in Rare Bipartisan U.S. Tax Plan
A Senate proposal to ramp up IRS surveillance over cryptocurrency transactions has the industry and investors questioning the plan’s viability and its promise of generating $28 billion in tax revenue.
Will Beijing’s Big Tech crackdown kill the golden goose?
Investors ranging from venture capitalists to secondary market investors are all trying to second-guess what is coming next from Chinese regulators.
Crackdown on Binance spreads
The global regulatory crackdown on the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has deepened, with Malaysia issuing enforcement actions for alleged illegal operations.
Can better tech make video meetings less excruciating?
Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau Tang-wah described cruise to nowhere as an extension of local tours and a good start for the tourism sector after 18 months of “freezing winter.”
Facebook whistleblower turned down $64G severance package that would have bought her silence: report
Data scientist Sophie Zhang said she found coordinated inauthentic behavior linked to governments in numerous countries
Elon Musk slams Apple app store fees
Apple takes a commission of 15 to 30 percent on purchases made within apps
Google bans ‘sugar daddy’ apps from Android store
The change will take effect Sept. 1, according to Google.
Saudi culture minister meets with French counterpart, UNESCO chief in Rome
Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan held separate meetings here on Friday with his French counterpart Roselyne Bachelot and Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizatio...
Saudi Arabia, UK seek to boost cooperation in space economy
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Commission (SSC) Eng. Abdullah Amer Al-Sawaha met here on Thursday with British Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng, as part of his visit to...
Harvard-Led Scientific Team to Scan Space in Search of Alien Civilization Traces
The possibility of alien technology allowing travel between stars and galaxies has long engaged the minds of space enthusiasts, even though there is no credible evidence that the technology exists.
German court ordered Facebook to remain BigTech, not Big Brother
The top German Court has forced Mark Zuckerberg to relax the communist mind-set he get at home, by reminding him that Germany is not the USA, but is instead a real democracy. In a landmark ruling, the German Federal Court of Justice has ...
LinkedIn Allows Staff To Work Fully Remote, Removes In-Office Expectation
The updated policy, offering the flexibility to work remotely full-time or work at an office part-time, will apply to LinkedIn's global workforce of more than 16,000 employees.
Russia Fines Google For Violating Personal Data Law
The penalty comes amid a wider standoff between Russia and Big Tech, with Moscow routinely fining social media giants.
Google Requires Employee Vaccinations, Pushes Back Reopening
"Anyone coming to work on our campuses will need to be vaccinated," Sundar Pichai said in a blog post.
IBM: Cost of data breaches hit 17-year high
The US experienced the most expensive breaches at more than $9 million per incident
Don’t expect post-Brexit Britain to match EU’s fight against big tech
Profits for America’s tech firms continue to soar and there are few signs they will face tougher rules
Joby's electric flying taxi completes 150-mile flight
Joby Aero Inc. has reached a milestone with its electric flying taxi, successfully flying the prototype a complete 150 miles on one battery charge.
Spyware infects iPhones, says report – How to keep it off
Amnesty International links sophisticated iPhone spyware to Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group
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