IBM accused of using Flickr photos for Facial-Recognition project without Consent

IBM condemned for facial recognition on Flickr

Technology company IBM has been accused of using photos from Flickr for a facial-recognition project without the full consent of the people in the images. It was reported that the company collected nearly one million photos from a dataset of Flickr… Continue Reading

Investigative Journalist’s Whistleblower Exposes Facebook’s “Deboosting” Code on Conservative Media

Investigative journalist James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, has given us bombshell report from a former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, who has now blown the lid of a programming code called ‘Deboosting’ which is actively used against conservative media outlets, in… Continue Reading

Facebook Moderators turn to Sex and Drugs to cope with Traumatic Content

Facebookmoderator susing drugs and having sex at work

People post on Facebook all the time – photos, videos, statuses and so on. However, do we find ourselves ever thinking about those who actually have to check this content that gets uploaded every day? Sure, your neighbour may have… Continue Reading

Why the New ‘Tiny Penis’ Hand Gesture Emoji is Damaging and Sexist towards Men

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It’s about time we acknowledge the blatant and out of control sexism towards men in 2019. From being accused of ‘toxic musicality’ while attempting to shave, to being put in dangerously biased unsafe environments where false rape accusations are as… Continue Reading

The UK would be “irresponsible” to allow Huawei into 5G, says report

The Chinese tech giant Huawei has found itself under attack once again. The firm has been trying to encourage the government to allow its contribution to the UK’s next mobile phone network. However, an esteemed defence think-tank said that it… Continue Reading

Apple to Fix FaceTime “Eavesdropping” Bug

An issue has recently come to light regarding a bug in Apple’s FaceTime software. The bug would allow the user to call anyone with FaceTime, but you could immediately hear the audio coming from the other end, even before the… Continue Reading

Google Fined $57 million in France for Breaching EU Data Protection Rules

Search engine giant Google has been fined $57 million dollars (£44 million or €50 million) by the National Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL) for breaching the EU’s data protection rules. The hefty fine comes after entertainment streaming companies, including other… Continue Reading

Grieving Mother Criticises Tech Companies over Baby Adverts following loss of Son

The mother of a stillborn child has criticised Facebook and other social media platforms over their advertisements, following being overrun with baby-related promotions following the loss of her son. Gillian Brockell of Washington D.C., wrote an open letter to Facebook,… Continue Reading