Facebook says Cambridge Analytica may have gained 37m more users’ data

  • Company reveals up to 87m people may have been affected
  • Larger figure buried in penultimate paragraph of blogpost

The Facebook data of up to 87 million people – 37 million more than previously reported – may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, the company has revealed.

This larger figure was buried in the penultimate paragraph of a blogpost by the company’s chief technology officer, Mike Schroepfer, published on Wednesday, which also provided updates on the changes Facebook was making to better protect user information.

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Reolink RLC-423WS Wi-Fi Camera: Surveillance day and night

The Reolink RLC-423WS WiFi surveillance camera has a remarkable 5 MP of resolution and sees everything clearly in day and night. Thanks to its connection to WiFi, installation requires little effort. But the manufacturer has unfortunately come up short in a few key areas. In this review we’ll walk you through its strengths and weaknesses.

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Teenage flicks: how ‘phone boredom’ became Gen Z’s answer to passing the time

From Twitter to Tumblr, swiping through your mobile’s apps is the new doing something while doing nothing at all. Is it simply a case of new technology, same old humans?

Horizontal. Phone propped less than 10cm away from your face: minimum hand muscles engaged. Twitter: meme (it’s funny, but you don’t laugh). Instagram: cat picture (it’s cute, but you don’t smile). Facebook: acquaintance complaining (it’s sad, but you don’t frown). Tumblr. Snapchat. Back to Twitter. Repeat for an hour or two, until bodily functions force you to get up – and even then, wait until you are in actual physical pain before going to the loo, so deep are you in your trance-like state.

No, this isn’t an extract from the diary of a depressive. This is how we members of Generation Z, the name given to those dull young things born between (roughly) 1998 and 2010, spend much of our free time, locked in “phone boredom”. The Daily Beast reports that this involves being on your phone, but largely just opening and closing up to 20-30 apps and finding nothing that interests you. Doing something, while doing nothing at all: technology has created a new way for Generation Z, to go out of their minds with boredom.

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Apple poaches Google’s AI chief in push to save Siri

Scottish-born John Giannandrea joined search firm in 2010 and helped it become market leader

Apple has poached Google’s AI chief, John Giannandrea, to run its machine learning and AI operations, in the clearest sign yet that the iPhone creator is attempting to fix the problems that saw its early lead in the field crumble.

Scottish-born Giannandrea, who joined Google in 2010 after his startup, Metaweb, was acquired, has led the search firm’s push to become market leader in AI and machine learning. Under his command, Google Brain, the company’s main AI research team, has rebuilt the technology that underpins some of Google’s landmark products, including search, translation and voice recognition.

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