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What's the deal with facial recognition software and how it's weaponised

Although firms like IBM have said it will no longer supply face scan software to police, several other players making the technology would.

18 Jun 2020 10:37 PM

Microsoft, Amazon, IBM decision to stop face scan tech for police use may not have impact

Companies that dominate the market in the US are less well known, including the Tokyo-based NEC and European companies Idemia and Gemalto.

12 Jun 2020 4:26 PM

How diverse is the workforce in companies that are expressing solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter?

Associated Press reviewed the diversity reports of some of the biggest companies, including tech giants Microsoft and Amazon.

11 Jun 2020 4:30 PM

No place for hate: Satya Nadella speaks up for Black Americans, as he did for Muslim Indians

“There is no place for hate and racism in our society. Empathy and shared understanding are a start, but we must do more,” Nadella said.

02 Jun 2020 3:06 PM

Google detects coronavirus-themed phishing attacks by firms in India posing as WHO, banks

The sites typically feature fake login pages that prompt potential victims to give up their Google account credentials and phone numbers

31 May 2020 7:11 PM

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IBM's new CEO Arvind Krishna, on a path to sharpen focus of company, cuts US jobs likely in thousands

The company will eliminate software and services that don’t align with its top two focus areas: cloud computing and artificial intelligence.

23 May 2020 7:35 PM

Reminded of its climate change pledge, Google says it will stop building AI tools for oil extraction

Greenpeace report said Amazon, Microsoft, Google undermining their own climate pledges by partnering with Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil.

20 May 2020 7:45 PM

11-year-old Minecraft one of the most popular games amid pandemic, has 26 million players monthly

Video games and online viewing of matches on platforms such as Twitch, YouTube and Facebook have been seeing huge growth during the pandemic

19 May 2020 6:36 PM

Investments in cloud, AI and cybersecurity being accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic

Technology is playing a key role in education, health and public distribution as movement restrictions become the norm.

16 May 2020 4:29 PM

With Huawei ostracised in US, alliance of 30 firms including Google, Samsung call for open 5G systems

The group, including telecom operators Vodafone, AT&T and Verizon, says it wants to avoid depending on any single technology supplier.

06 May 2020 10:07 PM

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Thought H-1B workers had made it? Turns out Google, Microsoft, other tech firms pay them below par

Report says 500,000 migrant workers in firms like Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Walmart, Qualcomm and Uber are paid salaries in lowest wage slabs

06 May 2020 3:52 PM

Big Tech firms try to highlight covid efforts to burnish image as they grow amid the pandemic

Quarterly results looming, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft do not want to be seen as having cashed in on the coronavirus crisis

26 Apr 2020 10:22 PM

Video game sales in March surged to USD 10 billion as lockdown stoked enthusiasm for gaming

Console and PC games are popular in Europe and North America where curbs on going out were ramped up in March due to the pandemic

23 Apr 2020 5:58 PM

Microsoft to stop funding facial recognition startups, divests from firm whose tech is used by Israeli military

As a minority investor, Microsoft does not have enough oversight to ensure that the startup’s tech is not used for mass surveillance

28 Mar 2020 2:27 PM

Microsoft will get out of COVID-19 crisis 'pretty strong': Nadella

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been working from home since the coronavirus outbreak in the United States

25 Mar 2020 3:14 PM

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Want to aid coronavirus research? Tag on to this crowdsourced virtual supercomputer

Anyone with a recent computer can contribute by installing an app called Folding@Home which downloads a small amount of data for analysis

22 Mar 2020 1:13 PM

What Bill Gates said about coronavirus

If a country does a good job with testing and shut down, then within 6-10 weeks it should see very few cases and be able to open back up

19 Mar 2020 9:36 AM

Microsoft hits target of 1 billion devices running Windows 10 globally

About 80,000 laptop models from over 1,000 manufactures make up a large chunk of the total number of machines running Windows 10

16 Mar 2020 7:36 PM

US cloud computing deal with Microsoft being reconsidered over Amazon's allegations of impropriety

Amazon told a court it was shut out of the deal because of President Donald Trump’s vendetta against it and its chief executive Jeff Bezos

14 Mar 2020 4:08 PM

Microsoft, IBM may have to tweak AI to drop gender labels, following Google's example

Research showed that the AI tools used by Microsoft and IBM were more likely to misidentify the gender of dark-skinned women

01 Mar 2020 9:28 PM

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