Big Brands advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off

A big advertising boycott of Facebook officially kicks off on Wednesday. What brands are pausing spending, what do they want, and what impact is this having on the world’s biggest social network? Ford, Adidas, Starbucks, Unilever — the roll call of companies joining the advertising boycott against Facebook includes some of the world’s biggest household …

Companies pull the plug on facial recognition, but major issues linger

In response to protest calling for police reform around the country, some of the biggest names in tech are taking a closer look at their facial recognition technologies. In recent weeks, protests calling for police and criminal justice reform continue to sweep the Untied States. These demonstrations have also spurred conversations surrounding flawed, racially-biased technologies …

Opera Mini 50 launches with major update and fully revamped design of Opera Mini

Opera has launched Opera Mini 50, a small, fast and powerful browser that comes with unique features such as data compression technology, a download manager with offline file-sharing capabilities, and a built-in ad-blocker. Over 15 years, Opera Mini has provided people with a better browsing experience. Now, with version 50, Opera has fully revamped its …

Google Bans Employees From Using Zoom over security concerns

Google has advised its employees to stop using Zoom, the teleconferencing service, on company-issued devices, BuzzFeed News reports. The company emailed employees that had Zoom’s desktop app installed on their computers, advising them that Zoom did not meet the company’s security protocols and would be blocked by company servers starting this week. “We have long …

Unintentional? TikTok’s algorithm accused of racial bias, based on its “feedback loop,”

A little experiment by an artificial intelligence researcher is raising questions about how TikTok’s recommendation algorithm suggests new creators to users. But TikTok’s algorithmic obsession with giving you more content that it thinks you will like is having an unintended consequence: it’s started recommending people new accounts to follow based on the physical appearance of …