Friday , September 25 2020

Technology

Smart assistants are becoming gatekeepers to digital economy

Bloomberg The Apple Watch and the Siri digital assistant inside it; Amazon.com Inc.’s Echo speakers and Alexa service; the data about eating habits recorded by internet-connected refrigerators — all are potential targets in a European Union competition probe. Regulators led by Margrethe Vestager said they want about 400 companies to ...

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Amazon’s plan for a fleet of 3,236 satellites wins backing of FCC chair

Bloomberg Amazon.com’s plan for a fleet of 3,236 communications satellites won the backing of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman, who said he had asked fellow commissioners to approve the venture. “Satellite constellations like this aim to provide high-speed broadband service to consumers in the US and around the ...

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Facebook shared user data with developers longer than promised

Bloomberg Facebook Inc. mistakenly shared some users’ personal data with outside developers for a longer period of time than promised, in a breach of policies the social network implemented following the Cambridge Analytica scandal of 2018. The company previously said that third-party app developers would be blocked from accessing user ...

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