Laura Sydell

Laura Sydell appears in the following:

IBM Touts Breakthrough Technology As Computer Debates A Person

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

IBM unveiled a computer that is taking artificial intelligence to the next level. The computer debated a person in front of a live audience. Who won?

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News Brief: Primary Results, Facebook In China, '3-Parent Babies'

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

We look at results after eight states had primary elections Tuesday. Also, Facebook gave data access to Chinese companies, and a look inside a controversial Ukrainian clinic making embryos.

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Facebook Says It Shared Users' Data With Chinese Companies

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Facebook shared user data with Chinese companies including Huawei, a company American intelligence officials view as a security threat.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Company Hasn't Collected Data Available From Facebook

Monday, June 04, 2018

Apple's CEO Tim Cook denies that Apple is implicated in Facebook's latest scandal. He speaks with NPR at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif.

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Apple Requested 'Zero' Personal Data In Deals With Facebook, CEO Tim Cook Says

Monday, June 04, 2018

"We've never been in the data business," Cook tells NPR. He was responding to a report that Facebook struck deals giving Apple and other device makers access to Facebook users' personal information.

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Apple Aims To Help Parents Crack Down On Kids' iPhone Use

Monday, June 04, 2018

Apple will allow users to get reports on how much their kids are using particular apps on their iPhones and iPads. The announcement follows pressure from shareholders about the overuse of technology.

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Do Not Sell My Personal Information: California Eyes Data Privacy Measure

Monday, May 28, 2018

A sweeping new data privacy law has gone into effect in Europe, and California may soon follow with its own protections. Backers say the state's move could prompt such standards across the U.S.

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3D Scans Help Preserve History, But Who Should Own Them?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Historic sites around the world face mounting threats: war, climate change, natural disaster. There's a rush to use 3D scans for preservation. But experts have questions about how the scans are used.

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Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica Aimed To Trigger Paranoia And Racial Biases

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cambridge Analytica used Facebook to find and target Americans to trigger paranoia and racial biases, Christopher Wylie, a former worker for the data analytics firm, told lawmakers on Wednesday.

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Advocates Question Facebook's Latest Effort To Protect Data

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Facebook has suspended 200 apps for possible misuse of user data in their ongoing effort to protect privacy after their role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Tries To Move Company Forward After Data Scandal

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Facebook's annual developer conference kicks off Tuesday, as developers at the heart of Facebook's business model gather for the first time since the Cambridge Analytica scandal raised new questions about how much access developers get to Facebook users.

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Slower Than Expected iPhone X Sales Likely To Hurt Apple's Earnings

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

As Apple gets ready to release its first quarter earnings Tuesday, there's a lot of chatter among analysts that iPhone use is stagnating. The company has moved down a notch in popularity in China.

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Is Netflix On Its Way To World Domination Of Streaming?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Netflix flew past Wall Street expectations and added 7.4 million subscribers globally in the first quarter. But a big entertainment rival could challenge the service that made binge-watching popular.

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Facebook Users React To Privacy Breaches

Friday, April 13, 2018

In the same week that Mark Zuckerberg testified about the extent of users' privacy violations, Facebook has also been alerting some 87 million users that their data may have been scooped up.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Faces Day 2 Of Lawmakers' Questions

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Zuckerberg testified in front of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees Tuesday. A preview of what to expect from his second day of testimony — this time before House panels

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As Views Of Tech Turn Negative, Remorse Comes To Silicon Valley

Monday, April 09, 2018

News about smartphone addiction, false stories and election interference have some tech executives regretful about what they've created. Some in the industry are turning to fixing the problems.

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Attack At YouTube Offices Brings Company's Content Policy Into Question

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The shooter in the attack at YouTube's offices was angry at the company. In social media postings, she claimed that her videos were being filtered, censored and demonetized, but it's not clear that was a motivation for her shooting spree. But the tragedy gets to a profound challenge at YouTube — deciding what content stays up and gets displayed prominently and what comes down or gets buried in search results.

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What We Know About The YouTube Shooter

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

A woman killed herself after shooting several people at YouTube's headquarters in California on Tuesday.

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Active Shooter Confirmed At YouTube's Headquarters In Silicon Valley

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Police have confirmed reports of an active shooter at the Silicon Valley headquarters of YouTube.

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FTC Confirms It's Investigating Facebook For Possible Privacy Violations

Monday, March 26, 2018

The agency will look at whether the social network violated a 2011 consent decree when users' data was revealed to political strategists.

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