Digitalization and financial inclusion

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Philippine Star

The Bangko Sentral, through its research academy, and the Philippine Institute for Development Studies deserve our congratulations for undertaking collaborative research activities on the Philippine economy and the growth of digitalization. They held a webinar last Oct. 27. Three papers were discussed, each of which were undertaken by individual teams of researchers. All studies contribute to a better understanding of what needs to improve in the country’s economic policies on these subjects. Another aspect of convergence is that they all eventually involve some element of the role of digitalRead More “Digitalization and financial inclusion”

Why Facebook will stop using its facial recognition system

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NJ.com

Facebook, which recently rebranded itself as Meta, is doing away with its facial recognition system and will delete the facial scan data of more than a billion users. The decade-old facial recognition system was a feature that had fueled privacy concerns, a class-action lawsuit, government investigations, and regulatory hurdles. Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence at Meta, wrote in a blog post Tuesday that the social media giant was getting rid of the program because of “many concerns about the place of facial recognition technology in society.” Pesenti added that the com… Read More “Why Facebook will stop using its facial recognition system”

Facebook will shut down facial recognition system

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Reuters

By Sheila Dang and Elizabeth Culliford (Reuters) -Facebook Inc announced on Tuesday it is shutting down its facial recognition system, which automatically identifies users in photos and videos, citing growing societal concerns about the use of such technology. “Regulators are still in the process of providing a clear set of rules governing its use,” Jerome Pesenti, vice president of artificial intelligence at Facebook, wrote in a blog post. “Amid this ongoing uncertainty, we believe that limiting the use of facial recognition to a narrow set of use cases is appropriate.” The removal of face re… Read More “Facebook will shut down facial recognition system”

Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears

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AFP

San Francisco (AFP) – Scandal-hit Facebook is shutting down its long-criticized facial recognition system and deleting scan data on a billion people, it said Tuesday, in a shock response to privacy concerns. The announcement came as the tech giant battles one of its worst crises ever, with reams of internal documents leaked to reporters, lawmakers and US regulators fuelling fresh calls for government regulation. This policy change shuts down a feature that automatically identified people who appeared in Facebook users’ digital photos, and was key to the company building a global library of fac… Read More “Facebook ends facial recognition over privacy fears”

So Are We Nutting This November or Not?

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InsideHook

By Kayla Kibbe Have you had an orgasm yet this month? It’s a personal question, but nearly a week into what is recognized, in some circles, as “No Nut November,” it’s worth asking. Like its namesake No Shave November — as well as other monthly movements like Dry January and Sober October — No Nut November is ostensibly another gimmicky internet challenge designed to promote some kind of personal or social betterment. Unlike those movements, however, which encourage followers to explore the physical and mental wellness benefits of semi-sobriety or stop shaving for a month to raise awareness for… Read More “So Are We Nutting This November or Not?”

Bose’s new Quiet Comfort 45 headphones, tested: Mobile silence

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DPA

For years, Bose’s Quiet Comfort series has been ranked among the best and most comfortable noise cancelling headphones on the market. They’re aimed particularly at people who travel lots, and the latest Quiet Comfort 45 are designed to build on the success of the much-loved QC 35 II. But are they able to hold their own against competition from Sony, Microsoft and Apple? – The device: a grey pair of headphones with softly padded and retractable earpieces, plus a size-adjustable headband that fits heads from coconut to bowling ball size. There’s also a zip bag for your travels, a charging cable… Read More “Bose’s new Quiet Comfort 45 headphones, tested: Mobile silence”

Three Areas Where Tech Companies Are Making Mistakes in Account Based Marketing Strategy

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ValueWalk

Last year was tough for almost everyone. Economically, the U.S.—and the rest of the World—certainly faltered. And while many companies’ financial situations have improved in 2021, no one truly knows what next year will bring. Though the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization, has predicted that real GDP in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of this year will be 7.4 percent higher than Q4 2020, other economists aren’t so upbeat. Some, in fact—including those at Goldman Sachs Group Inc—expect a lagging recovery in consumer spending, coupled with continued supply chain challeng… Read More “Three Areas Where Tech Companies Are Making Mistakes in Account Based Marketing Strategy”

Hackers release Israeli LGBTQ dating site details

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Al-Araby

Israel’s justice ministry said on Tuesday Google had blocked sites of a hacking group that leaked user details of an Israeli LGBTQ dating site, an attack some security experts blamed on Iran. “The Google search engine blocked access to the sites of the group Black Shadow,” the justice said ministry said, a move it said was taken at the request of the government’s Cyber Unit. Messaging application Telegram had also suppressed Black Shadow groups, it added. The announcement came hours after Black Shadow dumped a large file online, that was said to contain as many as a million users of the Atraf … Read More “Hackers release Israeli LGBTQ dating site details”

Yahoo services no longer accessible from mainland China

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DPA

Web services provider Yahoo announced on Tuesday that its services would no longer be accessible from mainland China as of November 1. In a statement, the company referred to “the increasingly challenging business and legal environment in China.” It is mostly a symbolic move, as Yahoo’s main offerings, such as email services, have already been unavailable for use in the country for years. Yahoo is the latest US company to shut down services in China. In mid-October, Microsoft had already shut down the Chinese version of the business online network LinkedIn, citing higher regulatory requirement… Read More “Yahoo services no longer accessible from mainland China”

France stands for launching demarcation, delimitation of Armenia-Azerbaijan borders

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Azer News

By Trend France supports the possibility of launching the process of delimitation and demarcation of the borders of Armenia and Azerbaijan and notes the importance of creating an atmosphere of peace for resolving this issue, French Ambassador to Armenia Anne Louyot said, Trend reports via TASS. Louyot made the remark in an interview to Armenian media on Nov. 2. “Of course, France believes that it’s important to achieve the demarcation and delimitation of the border, and we, like the international community, call for the peaceful conduct of these processes. It’s clear that the establishment of … Read More “France stands for launching demarcation, delimitation of Armenia-Azerbaijan borders”