FaceApp denies storing users’ photographs without permission

App was launched by Russian developer in 2017 and uses AI to change people’s features.

Worried?

See more (The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/17/faceapp-denies-storing-users-photographs-without-permission

The Richest Person In Every State

Billionaires — they walk among us — though usually in penthouse villas high above the clouds. As of 2019, there are 607 #billionaires in the United States, but only a select club can say they’ve got the most cheddar in their home states. Who are the richest #tycoons swimming in their gold coins a la Scrooge McDuck in your state? The data viz magicians from HowMuch charted the filthiest of the filthy rich in every state in America.

http://digg.com/2019/richest-people-by-state-visualized

Microsoft to allow Alexa to integrate further into Windows 10 – The Verge

Microsoft is opening up Windows 10 further to third-party digital assistants. Alexa and others will soon be able to activate above the Windows 10 lock screen on PCs
— Read on www.theverge.com/2019/7/15/20695086/microsoft-windows-10-amazon-alexa-digital-assistants-lock-screen-features

What is a smart city and how does one plan for it? | TechRadar

The exponential growth of cities around the globe comes with new technical challenges, and the potential for smart cities.
— Read on www.techradar.com/news/what-is-a-smart-city-and-how-does-one-plan-for-it

The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop | WIRED

Opinion: I worked on AI for YouTube’s “recommended for you” feature. We underestimated how the algorithms could go terribly wrong.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/the-toxic-potential-of-youtubes-feedback-loop/

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