Google’s DeepMind AI cracks 50-year-old riddle in major scientific breakthrough

Artificial intelligence has helped to solve a 50-year-old riddle that could lead to faster virus treatments and medicinal discoveries. The “protein folding problem” has baffled scientists for decades because there are so many different types of proteins and they can … Read more…

Australian regulator says Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal could harm competition

Australia’s antitrust regulator warned Google’s $ 2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit may give it too much of people’s data, potentially hurting competition in health and online advertising markets. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL UPDATE: Shop Men’s … Read more…

UK doesn’t want to use Apple’s and Google’s coronavirus contact tracing solution

UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is going forward with an iPhone and Android app for coronavirus contact tracing. The government has refused to use the Apple-Google solution to track the potential contacts of a COVID-19 patient. The Apple-Google app has … Read more…

4.24.20 Unemployment payment mishaps; Google’s new ad policy; Credit card limits being cut; Banks approaching mortgage forbearance poorly

Some of the states are handling unemployment claims incredibly poorly. Clark talks about how Florida and Texas are having major issues disbursing those funds to people who have lost their jobs. Google is verifying ad buyers to prevent Covid scams. … Read more…

“I’m Google’s automated booking service.” Why Duplex is now introducing itself as a robot assistant.

Silicon Valley’s quest for artificial intelligence has led it to build self-driving cars, drones, and robots that can do backflips. But often that journey has come down to something much more prosaic, such as booking a reservation at your local … Read more…

Google’s invasion into health records more proof that Silicon Valley rules the world

In Big Tech’s latest usurpation of personal privacy, Google admitted this week that they’ve been secretly vacuuming up the detailed health records of at least 50 million Americans in 21 states. This was not a voluntary confession. It wasn’t until … Read more…

Google’s Trust Crises Should Get Everyone Thinking About the Future Powers of Big Tech—Cyber Saturday

Good evening, Cyber Saturday readers. This edition is arriving later than usual as my flight to New York from the West Coast lacked WiFi…alas. Without further ado, here’s today’s dispatch, sent from terminal four at John F. Kennedy airport. *** … Read more…

Cyber Saturday—China’s Chip Hack, Amazon and Apple’s Denials, Google’s Trust Reversal

Bloomberg Businessweek published a nuclear warhead-tipped report on Thursday alleging that Chinese military operatives have engaged in an unprecedented espionage campaign: Planting minuscule spy-chips on server motherboards that wound up inside “almost 30” companies, ranging from Apple to Amazon. While … Read more…