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In Brief: Microsoft will discontinue sales of its emotion-reading tech feature, according to Microsoft’s Azure AI unit

This follows increased concern from US and EU lawmakers over how biometric technology is being used by companies, and Mircrosoft’s own research that resulted in a lack of consensus that the mechanism worked.

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Children’s Privacy: New age-check tools touted by Instagram seem more about age classification (and data collection??) than safety of kids

June 28, 2022
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Big Tech Suffers Big Drop in Customer Data Trust: Jebbit Survey

August 8, 2022

Greater public attention to privacy has reduced trust in all tech providers, including those like Apple and Google that have positioned themselves as privacy-friendly.  Apple’s rank in Jebbit’s annual Consumer Data Trust Index fell from 17 to 43, while Google fell from number 4 to 89.  Amazon fell just slightly, from first to fourth place, while Facebook actually improved a bit from 97 to 88.

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