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Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he does not have any plans to appear before the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee to give evidence about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The snub follows threats of an official summons, and a hearing given by Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer, which the Committee found to be unsatisfactory. Following […]

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has refused to appear before the UK’s Parliamentary Committee for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, which is investigating the use and misuse of social media information in the wake of media revelations. analytica The committee reached out to Zuckerberg on March 20, after The Observer, Channel4 and The New York […]

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has endorsed privacy regulations for tech companies in a Fox News interview that aired on Sunday. “The notion that there will be privacy regulation, that makes a lot of sense,” he said. “The notion that this ability to identify anyone, that we’re going to think about how do businesses get to use […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will match humans on traits like adaptability, creativity and emotional intelligence by 2062, Scientia Professor Toby Walsh has predicted. Speaking at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the University of New South Wales in Sydney (UNSW) on Sunday, Walsh stretched that we are already experiencing the looming risks of artificial intelligence. “Even […]

A new study by artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Primer has revealed that over 40,000 prominent scientists aren’t featured on Wikipedia, with most of them being women. Conducted in order to demonstrate Primer’s proficiency in Natural Language Processing (NLP), the machine learning program behind the research analysed 30,000 English Wikipedia articles about scientists, their Wikidata entries, and over 3 […]

Launching a company is no small feat. Running it, though, and hopefully steering it on a successful course, is even harder. While London is close to be the ideal place to be a startup founders, even the best have to come to grips with challenges and work hard to reach important milestones. What are the […]

The UK’s Parliamentary Committee for Digital Culture Media and Sports has asked for the last time that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg come voluntarily to give evidence about the Cambridge Analytica’s scandal. Failing that, Zuckerberg will received a formal summons to appear, which would legally force him to go before the committee as soon as he […]

OpenSignal— a London-based company that gauges mobile networks’ speed gathering data from 100 million smartphones—has raised a £5.6 million  ($8 million) Series B Round from Octopus Ventures, according to TechCrunch.  The round was also backed by  Qualcomm Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, and Passion Capital. The company had previously raised about £4 million between 2012 and 2014. Founded in […]

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