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Thousands of Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa

Amazon has employed thousands of workers to improve and assist the Alexa digital assistant powering its line of Echo speakers. Amazon workers team listens to voice recordings captured in Echo owners’ homes and offices. They might also hear private details such as bank details. The recordings are fed back into the software to eliminate gaps ..

New Zealand’s Privacy commissioner calls the Facebook “morally bankrupt pathological liars”

John Edwards, New Zealand’s privacy commissioner has lashed out the Facebook by labeling it as “morally bankrupt pathological liars” after Mark Zuckerberg tried to play down the Facebook live-streaming of Christchurch shooting that killed 50 people. John used his Twitter page to criticize the Facebook which has also drawn the ire of Prime Minister Jacinda ..

Google India Head Rajan Anandan resigns

Vice president for Google India and South East Asia, Rajan Anandan is quitting from the company after an 8 year stint. He was responsible for driving growth at Google India. He will stay until the end of this month. Further he will be joining Silicon Valley’s marquee venture fund Sequoia Capital. Vikas Agnihotri, who is currently Google’s country director ..

Google+ : A failed social network shut by Google

The failed Social Network Google+ will be laid to rest from Tuesday 2nd April 2019. It was first launched in 2011 as a major competitor of Facebook and Twitter. It was Google’s 4th attempt at a social network. What was Google+?                 The Google Plus was first launched as invite platform. It had many features ..

Facebook launches India-specific tools to boost election engagement

In the wake of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, Facebook has launched two new India-specific -tools to boost civic engagement on its platform — Candidate Connect and Share You Voted. The first feature ‘Candidate Connect’ allows people to see short 20 second videos uploaded by candidates and cross compare them with what other candidates have ..