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Facebook is using its trove of data on 2.4 billion people to build maps to help fight diseases

A map produced using Facebook’s data showing movement around London. &quotThese data are useful to public health organizations looking at the spread of communicable diseases, such as the flu,” Facebook says.Facebook Facebook is trying to use its hoards of data to combat the spread of infectious diseases. It is sharing maps showing human movement and […]

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People are praising Jeff Bezos and calling him a 'genius' after he slammed the National Enquirer and accused them of blackmail in a shocking blog post

Jeff BezosREUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa In an extraordinary blog post on Thursday, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the National Enquirer and its parent company AMI& threatened to publish intimate personal photos of the billionaire tech exec. According to Bezos, AMI allegedly threatened to publish the photos, unless he stopped his investigation into how they leaked – […]

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China is detaining people for posting on Twitter in an escalation of its mission to silence internet users

Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on November 2, 2018.Thomas Peter/Getty Chinese authorities and detaining and interrogating dissident Twitter users in what seems of be an escalation of its internet censorship, The New York Times reports. While Twitter is officially not available in China, a small percentage of Chinese internet users […]

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Netflix is testing a 'Show Me That Scene Again' pop-up that some people find annoying. Here's how to turn it off

Shutterstock Netflix has been testing a “Show Me That Scene Again” feature, an on-screen prompt that allows users to go back to the beginning of a particular scene. Reaction on social media so far has been fairly negative, with some saying it disrupts the viewing experience. A Netflix spokesperson said the streaming company is “just […]

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Forget painting-style transfers, this A.I. creates realistic portraits of fake people

[embedded content] After selling the first artificial intelligence generated artwork earlier this year, deep learning algorithms are now tackling portraits — of made-up people that don’t exist. In a research paper, Nvidia recently shared the results of a generative adversarial network (GAN) trained to generate images of people while unsupervised. The concept is based in […]