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Britain just laid out plans to end the internet’s Wild West days and take a world-leading role in regulating big tech

Reuters Britain wants to end the internet’s days as the Wild West by taking a world-leading role in regulating the world’s biggest tech companies. The UK government said it wants to legislate for a new independent regulator that will oversee “harmful content” on social media, search engines, messaging, and file-sharing platforms. It would be the […]

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He led open source projects in Microsoft's early days of exploring it. Now he's returning as GitHub's new product head

Shanku Niyogi, GitHub’s SVP of ProductGitHub GitHub announced Wednesday that Google and Microsoft veteran Shanku Niyogi will join the company as its new senior vice president of product to lead product strategy. Niyogi spent over 18 years at Microsoft, and he watched Microsoft on its journey towards embracing open source, as evidenced by its $ […]

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What the heck is machine learning, and why is it everywhere these days?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, ignoring every big tech advance in the past decade, you’ve probably heard of machine learning. Whether it’s better fraud detection and prevention, the handy online recommendations made by Netflix and Amazon, revolutionary facial recognition technology, or futuristic self-driving cars, machine learning is powering the current artificial intelligence revolution. But what […]

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iOS 12 hits 50% adoption in 23 days

Although unofficial iOS 12 installation rate numbers have circulated since shortly after the public launch on September 17, Apple today provided its first official statistics: 23 days after release, iOS 12 was installed on 50 percent of all devices, versus 53 percent of devices introduced in the past four years. That’s not the fastest uptake […]