Google Assistant to make phone calls for owners

Google has unveiled artificial intelligence software that books appointments over the phone on behalf of users by conducting voice-based conversations on their . Chief executive Sundar Pichai said that Google Duplex would launch as an “experiment” over the coming weeks. The facility was unveiled at the firm’s annual IO developers conference. Experts have said that […]

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BMW advert ‘promoted dangerous driving’

BMW has been reprimanded after one of its TV adverts was judged to have promoted “faster, dangerous and irresponsible driving”. The ad was designed to show off the company’s four-wheel drive system. The UK’s advertising watchdog said it feared the mix of fast-paced scenes – which intercut images of the car skidding with young children […]

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Google bans abortion poll ads in Ireland

Google will ban all advertisements relating to Republic of Ireland’s forthcoming referendum on abortion, which takes place on 25 May. On Tuesday, Facebook started to block ads relating to the referendum that did not originate from advertisers inside Ireland. However, Google said all ads relating to the vote would be blocked. Google’s ads appear on […]

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Security Risk: Computer chip bugs still an Issue

Security researchers have found eight novel flaws in computer chips that are similar to the “serious” bugs found earlier this year. In January, computer firms rushed to fix the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that, under certain conditions, allowed attackers to steal data. The latest discoveries let data be stolen in similar ways and have been […]

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Passwords Exposed on Twitter network

Twitter’s 330 million users are being urged to change their passwords after some were exposed in plain text on its internal network. An error in the way the passwords were handled meant some were stored in easily readable form, said Twitter. The passwords should have been put through a procedure called “hashing” making them very […]

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Techno Brain, Microsoft launch testing centre, aim to create 1000 jobs in Kenya

Techno Brain Kenya has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch the first ever testing and quality assurance centre in Africa. The Centre has the potential of creating 1000 jobs opportunities for the Kenyan youth and position Kenya as a preferred choice for highly skilled engineering, quality assurance and testing work in Africa. The Centre, stationed […]

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Cybercriminals target pharmaceutical organisations

Kaspersky Lab’s researchers have discovered evidence of an emerging and alarming trend: more advanced cyber threat actors are turning their attention to attacks against the healthcare sector. The infamous PlugX malware has been detected in pharmaceutical organisations in Vietnam, aimed at stealing precious drug formulas and business information. PlugX malware is a well-known remote access […]

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