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Facebook and other websites save the photos, text and other information you provide, even if you change your mind. Experts worry that means users could unthinkingly offer up sensitive data they weren’t ready to fully share.

  • Dec 18, 2018

The halt marks an abrupt about-face for a service many had criticized as a disturbing symbol of the growing role algorithms are playing in judging and predicting human behavior.

  • Dec 14, 2018

Speaking with The Washington Post after his first testimony to Congress, Pichai said that new AI tools — the backbone of such innovations as driverless cars and disease-detecting algorithms — require companies to set ethical guardrails and think through how the technology can be abused.

  • Dec 12, 2018

After nearly four hours of rambling questions and partisan bickering, Pichai emerged on Tuesday from his first-ever testimony to Congress almost entirely untouched.

  • Dec 11, 2018

Google said Friday an inadvertent bug had made its email filters go haywire, rerouting messages in a way that made users think it had lost its judgment over what messages deserved to land on top of the pile.

  • Dec 7, 2018

Predictim's chief said the company was undeterred by the restrictions: “If you’re not hiding anything, if you’re not abusive, if you’re not a bully, I don’t see why you’d be scared."

  • Nov 27, 2018

A start-up that requires prospective babysitters to hand over their social media accounts says it uses “advanced artificial intelligence” to assess a sitter's risk of drug abuse, bullying and more.

  • Nov 23, 2018

This apparent subtle edit shows how video has become as vulnerable to politicized distortion as everything else.

  • Nov 8, 2018

Tesla and Elon Musk just settled one SEC investigation. Now another one is heating up.

  • Nov 2, 2018

That showdown has exposed deep rancor at a tech giant that has become infamous for its head-turning cars, high-pressure workloads — and Musk, its unyielding boss.

  • Jun 21, 2018
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