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Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is ‘exactly wrong’ about AI

When former Google CEO Eric Schmidt was asked about Elon Musk’s warnings about AI, he had a succinct answer: “I think Elon is exactly wrong.” “He doesn’t understand the benefits that...

Rover’s epic raise, Uber’s Q1 results, and a trio of IPOs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week was fun for a few reasons. First, it was our own Connie Loizos’s first...

Uber to make flying taxis in Paris with new research centre

Uber has announced that it will open a research centre in Paris, where its flying cars will be developed. It will be Uber's first research and development...

Emergency brakes weren’t on in Uber self-driving car crash

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has revealed that emergency braking maneuvers in Uber's self-driving car, which killed a pedestrian in March, were not enabled. At...

Apple shows Siri will decline calls, tell why it’s doing so

Apple has filed for a patent for a digital assistant which will enable intelligent declining of an incoming call. When the assistant will detect an incoming call,...

Will not compensate users for data scandal: Facebook

Facebook has said that it will not compensate its users for the data scandal, as part of which their data was exploited by British firm Cambridge Analytica....

Apple wins $539 mn from Samsung over patent infringement

Apple has won $539 million from Samsung after a US jury ruled the latter should pay the amount for copying patented iPhone features. In the case, which...

Tasmania’s Hospital Computer System Still At Risk Of Cyber-Attack

According to a report by the Auditor-General, Tasmania’s Health and Human Services department is at an “excessive risk of cyber attack”. The Auditor-General office released an evaluation of four 2015 reviews that...

Latest Hacking News Podcast #41

Here we have episode 41 of our daily podcast. For daily updates you can subscribe: via iTunes here  Alternatively, if you would like to add the podcast to your Alexa flash briefings you can...

Criminals Using New Approach for Hacking WordPress Websites

Hackers have come up with a different method of installing vulnerable backdoored plugins in websites powered by WordPress. The technique relies on taking advantage of weak WordPress.com accounts and the JetPack...

Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy...

Dot lets you invest in property without the hassle of a traditional mortgage

Dot, a new U.K. startup de-cloaking today, aims to make it easy to invest in property without the hassle of taking out a traditional ‘buy to let’ mortgage. The company is...

Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago

Here’s a fun thing for a Friday: go back and see what your Twitter timeline looked like 10 years ago. Twitter has pretty powerful search settings, but Andy Baio — of Kickstarter...

Foundation: Episode 4

Foundation is the first documentary series following 5 STATION F entrepreneurs in their daily lives. In this fourth episode, learn more about what recruiting means to a startup, what good news...

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival uses AR and VR to explore music-making and empathy

Visiting the Immersive arcade at the Tribeca Film Festival is always challenging. Every year, there are way more virtual reality and augmented reality experiences to try out (not to mention creators...

Facebook’s dark ads problem is systemic

Facebook’s admission to the UK parliament this week that it had unearthed unquantified thousands of dark fake ads after investigating fakes bearing the face and name of well-known consumer advice...

FBI seizes VPNFilter botnet domain that infected 500,000 routers

It is believed that the botnet was run by infamous Russian hacking group Fancy Bear.The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has seized a domain believed to be hosting a botnet of 500,000...

Foundation: Episode 5

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Jury finds Samsung owes Apple $539M in patent case stretching back to 2011

A patent case that began back in 2011 has reached a conclusion, with Samsung ordered to pay about $539 million to Apple over infringements of the latter’s patents in devices...

This family’s Echo sent a private conversation to a random contact

A Portland family tells KIRO news that their Echo recorded and then sent a private conversation to someone on its list of contacts without telling them. Amazon called it an...

The 9 features Amazon and Google must add to the Echo and Home

The Amazon Echo and Google Home are amazing devices and both have advantages over the other. In my home, we use the Amazon Echo and have them around the house and...