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G7 leaders warn of AI dangers, say the time to act is now

Over the weekend, G7 members met to discuss a variety of issues, including one topic not normally on the agenda: the dangers of generative AI. They called for action to rein in the fast-evolving technology.

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Meta fined $1.3B for violating EU GDPR data transfer rules on privacy

The Irish Data Protection Commission has levied a record-breaking fine against Facebook's parent company, Meta, for transferring data to the US without data privacy safeguards.

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Why Apple's iOS 16.6 upgrade will be talk of the town

iMessage Contact Key Verification is expected in iOS 16.6, which should arrive around WWDC, setting the scene for new product launches at the show.

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Senate hearings see a clear and present danger from AI — and opportunities

Two Senate committees met separately Tuesday with industry experts, including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, on how to control artificial intelligence as it barrels down the development highway, threatening privacy and rights as it goes.

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Google I/O and the curious case of the missing Android version

Google barely mentioned its upcoming Android 14 update during its I/O keynote — and it turns out there's a carefully considered reason.

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Q&A: At MIT event, Tom Siebel sees ‘terrifying’ consequences from using AI

At MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital conference, Tom Siebel, the CEO of C3 AI and founder of CRM vendor Siebel Systems, said he's been asked by government and military officials to create AI for what he sees as unethical...

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Businesses, beware: The Motorola ThinkPhone comes with a major caveat

Motorola's new ThinkPhone is being positioned as the Android-based business device to buy in 2023, but there's something virtually no one is saying.

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White House seeks information on tools used for automated employee surveillance

The information will be used to ascertain if employers are violating antitrust and privacy laws, including whether companies use technologies to artificially reduce wages.

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ChatGPT returns to Italy after OpenAI tweaks privacy disclosures, controls

OpenAI has relaunched ChatGPT in Italy after making changes requested by the country's data privacy regulator.

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As Europeans strike first to rein in AI, the US follows

The European Union is putting the finishing touches on legislation that would hold accountable companies that create generative AI platforms, like ChatGPT, that often take the content they generate from unnamed sources.

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ChatGPT learns to forget: OpenAI implements data privacy controls

New “history off” mode is available now, and more robust ChatGPT Business subscription model is coming in the next few months.

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IT staffers would help colleagues avoid monitoring software

IT workers say they’re uncomfortable deploying productivity monitoring software and would think twice about working for a company that snoops on its employees.

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EU privacy regulators to create task force to investigate ChatGPT

The move comes after a number of data privacy regulators from across Europe raised concerns about whether the chatbot is compliant with the EU's GDPR privacy law.

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UK fines TikTok $15.8 million for GDPR violation of children's privacy

Chinese-owned social media sensation TikTok has been fined almost $16 million for violating provisions of the UK’s General Data Protection Regulation.

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UK data regulator issues warning over generative AI data protection concerns

The UK's Information Commission’s Office reminds organizations that data protection laws still apply to unfiltered data used to train large language models.

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Legislation to rein in AI’s use in hiring grows

States and municipalities are eyeing restrictions on the use of artificial intelligence-based bots to find, screen, interview, and hire job candidates because of privacy and bias issues. Some states have already put laws on the books....

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Tech bigwigs: Hit the brakes on AI rollouts

In an open letter, more than 1,100 tech luminaries have warned about a possible 'loss of control of our civilization' from unchecked AI.

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EU parliamentary committee says 'no' to EU-US data privacy framework

Progress on ratifying the Trans-Atlantic Data Policy Framework hit a snag, as a parliamentary committee rejected a draft decision to adopt the pact, saying it did not comply with the EU's GDPR privacy regulations.

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