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The Age of Tech Superheroes Must End – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/the-age-of-tech-superheroes-must-end-1528387420Silicon Valley has an accountability crisis, and at its root is the idolatry of its founder-CEOs, writes Christopher Mims. The genius tech founder mythology has its roots in the pantheon of real-world demigods widely credited with revolutionizing industry, from Thomas Edison and Gordon Moore to Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. Investors and experts in corporate governance say the problem is that building corporations and stock-market valuations on the notion that every tech CEO is potentially building another Apple is ridiculous and counterproductive.
ARKit 2, Privacy, Siri Shortcuts: The Most Important WWDC 2018 News – Varietyhttps://variety.com/2018/digital/news/wwdc-2018-biggest-news-siri-ios-apple-tv-1202829288/“Today is all about software,” proclaimed Apple CEO Tim Cook during the opening keynote for Apple’s 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, setting the stage for a long list of announcements of new features coming to iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and Mac OS later this year. Here are the biggest news bits of the show all in one place:
iPhone X Used to Shoot People Magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful People of 2018′https://www.idropnews.com/news/iphone-x-used-shoot-people-magazines-50-beautiful-people-2018/70791/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=05072018&utm_term=NewsletterA high-profile Spanish magazine used an iPhone for a recent cover story photoshoot, Apple CEO Tim Cook highlighted this week. People en Español used an iPhone X to shoot many of the images for its upcoming June issue, which covers the 50 most beautiful people of 2018. Cook noted the use of the latest Apple flagship in a tweet Friday morning.
What an excruciatingly miniscule amount of effort for the largest social media platform. But then again, not all members of this community are human beings. Followers you say? Technically they’re bots. Just like their master! Clearly he’s not human. </donvy>
Facebook Now Suppresses Untrustworthy Sites to Weed out Fake Newshttps://www.idropnews.com/news/fast-tech/facebook-will-suppress-certain-news-sites-weed-fake-news/70562/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=05042018&utm_term=NewsletterDuring a speech this week at Menlo Park, California’s Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced to an audience of high-ranking media executives that his company’s platform has begun ranking news organizations and their pages based on “trustworthiness,” in what appears to be the social media-giant’s next foray into combating so-called “fake news.”
Facebook’s New Download Tool: Better, But Still Incomplete – WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-new-download-tool-better-but-still-incomplete-1525112291In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Mark Zuckerberg’s Capitol Hill testimony, Facebook has made it easier for users to receive a copy of things they have posted and interacted with on the social network. In other words, all the mysteries that weren’t answered when CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent about 10 hours testifying on Capitol Hill still aren’t answered here.
6 things to know about your Facebook account – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/how-to/things-to-know-about-your-facebook-account/?ftag=CAD3c77551&bhid=27170905380744054130315685538756There’s a lot of confusion regarding your Facebook account and data — we try to help clear things up. To Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s credit, users do opt in to a lot of Facebook’s services, many of which share your data either directly with the company, third-party developers or advertisers. What’s done is done, but you still have control over every app’s access to your data going forward.
“Do no evil.” Remember Google’s motto? Or was that a lie?
We work for Google. It shouldn’t be in the business of war | Open letter signed by Google employees | Opinion | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/04/google-ceo-drones-ai-war-surveillance?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=270168&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2In this open letter to Google’s CEO, over 3,000 employees urged the company not to work on a Pentagon ‘AI surveillance engine’ used for drone warfare
Where’s Zuck? Facebook CEO silent as data harvesting scandal unfolds | News | The Guardianhttps://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/19/where-is-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-ceo-cambridge-analytica-scandal?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=268105&subid=19723158&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2Amid calls for investigation and a #DeleteFacebook campaign, company releases an official statement but its figurehead keeps quiet
News: Textpert’s A.I. Is Thinking on Her Own (and it’s Spooky)http://sea.pcmag.com/news/18893/textperts-ai-is-thinking-on-her-own-and-its-spookyTextpert’s TEVI AI is not a bot, its CEO says. It’s being trained to respond to relationship drama, but its functionality will go far beyond day-to-day matters of the heart