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TikTok in Japan pays influencers without informing viewers to spread videos

TikTok in Japan pays influencers without informing viewers to spread videos

TOKYO: The Japan operator of the popular Chinese video-sharing app TikTok said on Monday it has paid social media influencers to spread certain videos on Twitter without informing viewers about the payments.

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Coming soon: police body cams with facial recognition

Coming soon: police body cams with facial recognition

Twenty years after he planned the controversial barrier between Israel and Palestinians, Dany Tirza is developing a security tool that requires no cement: body cameras with facial recognition technology.

23 Jan 2022 9

Facebook’s unglamorous mistakes

In a Facebook group for gardeners, the social network’s automated systems sometimes flagged discussions about a common backyard tool as inappropriate sexual talk.

20 Jan 2022 2
Facebook’s unglamorous mistakes
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TikTok in Japan pays influencers without informing viewers to spread videos

TOKYO: The Japan operator of the popular Chinese video-sharing app TikTok said on Monday it has paid social media influencers to spread certain videos on Twitter without informing viewers about the payments.

15:19
TikTok in Japan pays influencers without informing viewers to spread videos
23 Jan 2022

Coming soon: police body cams with facial recognition

Twenty years after he planned the controversial barrier between Israel and Palestinians, Dany Tirza is developing a security tool that requires no cement: body cameras with facial recognition technology.

23 Jan 2022 9
Coming soon: police body cams with facial recognition
20 Jan 2022

Facebook’s unglamorous mistakes

In a Facebook group for gardeners, the social network’s automated systems sometimes flagged discussions about a common backyard tool as inappropriate sexual talk.

20 Jan 2022 2
Facebook’s unglamorous mistakes
20 Jan 2022

Committee finalised for data protection act

The committee responsible for spearheading tasks for the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) has been established.

20 Jan 2022 2
Committee finalised for data protection act
20 Jan 2022

Pact with Austria to help build smart cities

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Austrian Technology Corporation (ATC), the trade group for Austrian tech companies, to ramp up technology exchange and drive smart city development.

20 Jan 2022
Pact with Austria to help build smart cities
20 Jan 2022

IT predictions for 2022 and beyond

From consumers fooling algorithms to NFTs and 'neuromining', Gartner Inc sees trends that will keep businesses on their toes.

20 Jan 2022
IT predictions for 2022 and beyond
19 Jan 2022

Mandatory Chinese Olympics app has 'devastating' encryption flaw: analyst

WASHINGTON: An app all attendees of the upcoming Beijing Olympics must use has encryption flaws that could allow personal information to leak, a cyber security watchdog said Tuesday.

19 Jan 2022 15
Mandatory Chinese Olympics app has 'devastating' encryption flaw: analyst
19 Jan 2022

Cyber-attacks to surge as criminals raise their game

Cyber-attacks will become more severe this year, with more sophisticated tactics and the prospect of sabotaging critical digital assets, according to Cyfirma, a Singapore-based cybersecurity company.

19 Jan 2022
19 Jan 2022

We cannot lose control of technology

The advent of Covid-19 has accentuated digitalisation and its close linkage with automation, algorithms, and artificial intelligence ("the three A's"). The Asian region interfaces closely with this phenomenon, especially because it is the most populous continent. It is also a region with a large number of non-democracies and semi-democracies. This panorama invites care to prevent misuse of those three As.

19 Jan 2022 9
We cannot lose control of technology
19 Jan 2022

Tesla Pi gets my motor running

I admit it, I'm getting excited about the Tesla Pi phone due out this year. The rumours have been flying fast and furious but there are some seemingly solid predictions. The phone will have a specially designed CPU. It will have a nice screen just under the 7-inch mark, four cameras and be deliberately priced a few hundred dollars under the top-of-the-line Apple phone. There is apparently some bad blood between Elon and Apple so that last one is a deliberate choice. Like the next Samsung range, it may have an under the screen front facing camera. There'll be lots of memory and a bunch of Tesla-like features with apparently a solar charger built into the back so you can always recharge during the day. I'm due for a new phone this year so I'll be holding off on the new Samsung and waiting to see what comes out.

19 Jan 2022
Tesla Pi gets my motor running