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Snapchat is quietly building a research team to do deep learning on images, videos

Snapchat, that well-funded Los Angeles startup providing a popular ephemeral-mobile-messaging app, has been slowly developing a research arm to run sophisticated algorithms on user data like images and videos, VentureBeat has learned.<p>Snapchat is especially interested in a trendy type of artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Austria court considers Facebook privacy case

<b>A court in Austria will rule in the next few weeks whether it has the jurisdiction to hear a class action lawsuit brought against Facebook.</b><p>Some 25,000 users - led by Austrian law graduate Max Schrems - accuse Facebook of violating European privacy laws in the way it collects and forwards data.<p>The …

Hollywood Be Damned, the 'Netflix for Pirated Movies' Just Launched an iOS App

Popcorn Time found a way around Apple's vetting process.<p>Popcorn Time is an inspiring bit of programming. Whereas, in the past, someone scooping up a humongous torrent would sit, wait, and pray for the download to go uninterrupted, Popcorn Time locates all the versions of the file across the web, …

Windows 10 Mobile on track for most Lumia phones

Microsoft's Operating Systems Group team has added code to the next test build of Windows 10 Mobile that will allow that release to work on the majority of Windows Phones.<p>When Microsoft released the first test build of Windows 10 Mobile in February, it was built to run only on a handful of Lumia …

Windows 10

Facebook's Privacy Policy Breaches EU Law, says Watchdog

Facebook’s privacy policy violates European law, according to a study commissioned by the Belgian privacy commission, and released today, The Guardian reports.<p>Conducted by the Centre of Interdisciplinary Law and ICT at the University of Leuven, the report says the social network’s updated policies, …

Verizon to let you opt out of 'supercookies'

Following an outcry from privacy advocates, Verizon says it will give users the ability to shut down supercookies that track their online activities.<p>Supercookies aroused concerns last year when it was discovered that Verizon and AT&T were using them to keep tabs on your Web browsing. Verizon uses …

Privacy

As Snapchat “hack” highlights, promises of privacy and security can be very dangerous

In the wake of this week’s apparent hacking of hundreds of thousands of Snapchat images via a third-party service, it’s worth revisiting some …

The Internet Of Someone Else’s Things

The Internet Of Things is coming. Rejoice! …Mostly. It will open our collective eyes to petabytes of real-time data, which we will turn into new insights and efficiencies. It will doubtless save lives. Oh, yes: and it will subtly redefine ownership as we know it. You will no longer own many of the …

Apple font “beautiful as typeface, totally sucks as an interface” — insights from a famous designer

Erik Spiekermann, who has crafted dozens of version of the alphabet for companies and cities, believes typeface designers have an obligation to craft …

Tech firms target ads on pirate websites

<b>Websites that profit from piracy are being targeted by an initiative that aims to cut off the cash they get from adverts.</b><p>The initiative could mean ads being withdrawn from sites pirating music and movies or selling fake goods.<p>Many such sites only survive because cash generated by ads helps them pay …

Famo.us, The Framework For Fast And Beautiful HTML5 Apps, Will Be Free Thanks To “Huge Hardware Vendor Interest”

Famo.us, the JavaScript framework designed for building crazy rich (yet super fast) interfaces in pure HTML5, is making two announcements out of the HTML5 Developer Conference in San Francisco this morning: the framework will be free to developers thanks to a few “huge hardware vendors” taking …

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