Microsoft Technology 

Regulate use of facial recognition technology: Microsoft

Microsoft has become the first tech giant to initiate a call for regulations to limit the use of facial recognition technology that can be used for mass surveillance affecting civil liberties. Highlighting the potential uses and abuses of facial recognition, Bradford L. Smith, the company’s president, on Friday posted a blog comparing the technology to products like medicines and cars that are highly regulated, the New York Times reported. Smith urged the US Congress to study it and oversee its use. “We live in a nation of laws, and the…

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patent Technology 

Facebook won’t use tech in patent that turns phone mics on

In an attempt to assuage concerns raised by Facebook’s filing for a patent for software that could turn the mics of smartphones on in order to record secret messages in TV ads, the social networking giant has ruled out using the technology in any of its products. The patent had been filed “to prevent aggression from other companies,” Facebook Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Allen Lo told Engadget in a statement this week. The technology in this patent has not been included in any of Facebook’s products, “and never…

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Halonix Technologies Business National 

Halonix Technologies all set to embark into smart lighting with 22 pct YoY growth target

New Delhi [India], June 2: Halonix Technologies Pvt. Ltd., one of the country’s most progressive and environment friendly lighting companies is all set to launch a wide range of Smart Lighting products. The company also plans to break into newer markets and achieve over 20-22 percent YoY growth rate with an aim to realize Rs. 10 billion revenue in next five years, said Rakesh Zutshi, Managing Director, Halonix Technologies Limited. “With our immediate plans to expand ourselves aggressively in West and South India, we aim to garner Rs. 4.4 billion revenue in the current financial year. We are already very strong in…

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Blockchain Technology 

Facebook shuffles top management, eyes Blockchain: Report

Mired in a massive data breach controversy, Facebook has reportedly rolled out biggest-ever shuffle at the senior management level since its inception — across platforms, including WhatsApp and Messenger. According to tech news website Recode, Facebook has made long-time executive Chris Cox in-charge of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger — now called a “family of apps”.  “Facebook is also building a new team dedicated to Blockchain technology. David Marcus, the executive in-charge of Facebook’s standalone messaging app, Messenger, is leaving that post to run the Blockchain group,” the report said…

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Facebook Technology 

Amidst Cambridge Analytica row, Facebook launches bulk app removal

New York [U.S.A], Apr. 04 (Deccan Media ): In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica push, clients have rushed to their security settings via web-based networking media mammoth Facebook lately, to disjoin their association with outsider applications. Be that as it may, erasing them all has taken a terrible parcel of time since it included expelling the applications one by one. Keeping in mind the end goal to vindicate itself, Facebook has now discharged another approach to choose the same number of applications as one needs, and after that evacuate…

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