Archive for November, 2022

Dates : November 2022

Ads on streaming platforms capture more attention than ads on social media in India

November 24, 2022
Magnite, the world’s largest independent omnichannel sell-side advertising platform, released a study entitled “India Embraces the Streaming Era” that found ads on streaming platforms capture more attention than ads on social media. Nearly two thirds of India’s streamers (64%) are more responsive to advertising on streaming platforms, with many stating they often search for the product (48%) and make a purchase (33%) after the fact.
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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022
Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?
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Amazon Offers Virtual Health Care Service

November 23, 2022
Amazon is no model citizen (see its history of union busting and employee injuries) but they at least try to look responsible. The latest effort is a virtual health care service called Amazon Clinic, which will “message-based virtual care” for more than 20 non-emergency health conditions such as allergies, acne and hair loss. It will complement, and perhaps help to gain approval for, Amazon’s proposed purchase of primary care providing One Medical.
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Software Security Is Improving: Veracode Report

November 23, 2022
We’re headed into the Thanksgiving holiday so let’s end on a positive note.  The press release for this Veracode report is headlined “73 Percent of Retail Applications Contain Security Flaws, but Only a Quarter Are Fixed” which is the type of clickbait that headline writers love.  But the report actually finds that security practices have improved in recent years.  It also finds much greater use of microservices architectures and open source libraries, which will make some tech geeks happy.  
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Italy’s [qualified] facial recognition tech ban – a precursor to EU plans?

November 22, 2022
A ruling by Italy’s Data Protection Agency (DPA) that prohibits use of facial recognition technology (FRT) is receiving mixed reviews from privacy advocates, including concern it may set a broader EU precedent. This is due to a caveat in the ruling that FRT can still be used for crime fighting and judicial investigations. The rule is a stop gap measure pending new privacy legislation from Italy’s DPA and at a time when the EU is evolving its comprehensive AI Act, which is intended to be the first comprehensive legal framework... Read More >
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