- Apple has been cracking down on staff leaks to the press.Bloomberg has the memo about it… that a member of Apple staff leaked. Adding to the inception, some of the staff who were fired lost their jobs for leaking information… to Bloomberg (although their report doesn’t mention that bit). Take the claims people were arrested for leaking with a pinch of salt, though.
- The upcoming Gmail redesign will have a ‘Confidential Mode’, The Verge reports. It will apparently let users “stop recipients from forwarding certain emails, or restricts the ability to copy, download, or print them…. Google will also let Gmail users require a passcode to open emails, which will be generated via SMS, or set an expiration date on sent emails.”
- A British businessman has won his bid to have news reports of a past conviction removed from Google search results under EU ‘right to be forgotten’ rules. Another man lost a similar case yesterday, too. “Explaining his decision, the judge said (the man who lost) continued to mislead the public, whereas (the man who won) had shown remorse,” The Guardian writes.
“Facebook should change its Download Your Information tool to export our friend list in a truly interoperable format. When you friend someone on Facebook, they’re not just a name. They’re someone specific amongst often many with the same name, and Facebook should be open to us getting connected with them elsewhere.”
With each wave of automation we imagine machines that think and act like people. We imagined domestic robots doing housework. We got them, but we call them dishwashers. It’s not clear machine learning is any different. And so Google will make lots of dishwashers, not Skynet
4:55 PM - 13 Apr 2018
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