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Facebook removes a record 2.2 billion fake accounts

Facebook has promised repeatedly to be better at detecting and removing posts that violate its policies and has pledged that artificial intelligence programs would be at the center of those efforts.

Ahead of Tokyo Olympics, Japan’s new bullet train hits record speed in test run

The N700s — the suffix stands for 'supreme’ — is the first new model of bullet train on Japan’s busiest line for almost a decade.

Apple accused of selling iTunes customers’ listening data

The disclosure of Apple iTunes customers’ personal data isn’t only unlawful but can also be dangerous because it allows for targeting vulnerable members of society, according to the complaint.

Amazon is working on a device that can read human emotions

Amazon is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions.

Google’s secret ‘Trashy Video’ AI cleans up YouTube homepage

The system, which has not been reported before, plays a key role in attracting and keeping viewers on YouTube’s homepage.

Qualcomm leans on appeals, Trump help to reverse FTC order

Qualcomm Inc will now look to an appeals process that historically has gone in its favour -- as well as to possible intervention from the Trump administration, which is eager to ensure the US company remains competitive in 5G technology.

US weighs blacklisting five Chinese video surveillance firms

The US is deliberating whether to add Megvii, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co and two others to a blacklist that bars them from US components or software, people familiar with the matter said.

Apple China business faces new blow from Trump Huawei ban

When trade tensions flared between the US and China late last year, some economists said there was an informal boycott by Chinese consumers of US products, including iPhones.

Sony’s deal with Microsoft blindsided its own PlayStation team

When Sony Corp unveiled a cloud gaming pact with archrival Microsoft Corp, it surprised the industry. Perhaps no one was more shocked than employees of Sony’s PlayStation division, who have spent almost two decades fighting the US software giant.

Google to Qualcomm, top tech companies begin to cut off vital Huawei supplies

Complying with a Trump administration crackdown on Huawei, top US corporations from chipmakers to Google have frozen the supply of critical software and components to Huawei Technologies Co.

Tim Cook says his era has failed by over-debating climate change

Tim Cook told the graduates at Tulane University that the solution to climate change won’t be found based on whose side wins or loses an election.

Austria could face early elections as Vice Chancellor quits

The turmoil is hitting Austria a week before European Parliament elections.

75-year-old job hunters could become new normal in aging Japan

A higher proportion of Japan’s population is aged 65 or older than in any country in the world, and its life expectancy at birth of 84 is tied with Switzerland for first place, according to World Bank data.

Microsoft puts Augmented-Reality Minecraft in your neighborhood

Gamers can sign up beginning Friday — the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Minecraft — to be selected for the initial tests

Explained: How booming population is challenging Africa

Will the benefits of a more crowded Africa outweigh the drawbacks, or are its problems too dire and its governance too weak?

Google makes new push to bolster travel-related searches

Alphabet Inc’s Google also plans to “surface” more travel data on Google Maps, and incorporate hotel and restaurant reservations for customers who are logged on.

World Bank CEO emerges as contender to lead next EU commission

The process will step up a gear after elections to the European Parliament next week and leaders will start to narrow down their options at another summit scheduled for May 28 in Brussels.

Apple faces higher iPhone production costs with tariffs: Wedbush

Apple Inc could see the production costs for its flagship iPhone rise 2-3 per cent given the impact that trade tensions between the US and China are having on input materials like lithium batteries, according to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives.

Morgan Stanley got clients into Uber; IPO stumbled

Morgan Stanley investment bankers stand to reap millions of dollars in fees for leading Uber Technologies Inc.’s initial public offering last week. Yet wealthy clients are facing losses.

Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport among top 10 in the world

Congestion continues to be the biggest problem facing airports: The flight industry is experiencing a rapid increase in global tourism. The Worldwide Tourism Organization estimates that worldwide international tourist arrivals increased 6%, to 1.4 billion in 2018.

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