Tech

Mark Zuckerberg says Election Day is a big ‘test’ for Facebook, and warns of civil unrest in the weeks following the vote

Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that the US presidential election will be a “test” of Facebook’s attempts to prevent misinformation and foreign interference. Zuckerberg also warned of “civil unrest” following Election Day, echoing a warning he made in September. His comments come after Facebook has been trying to stamp out false […]
Mark Zuckerberg says Election Day is a big ‘test’ for Facebook, and warns of civil unrest in the weeks following the vote
News

More than 700 leading economists, including 7 Nobel winners, urge US voters to reject Trump, a ‘selfish and reckless’ president

More than 700 economists from major US institutions signed an open letter warning against reelecting President Donald Trump. They wrote that Trump’s “selfish and reckless behaviour” had weakened the economy and described Trump’s actions as a “sustained assault” on democracy. “He has a poorly-informed, zero-sum view of economics that engenders […]
More than 700 leading economists, including 7 Nobel winners, urge US voters to reject Trump, a ‘selfish and reckless’ president
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A cybersecurity firm found a hacker selling personal data on 186 million US voters. It warned the data ‘can easily be used for geo-targeted disinformation campaigns.’

A cybersecurity company has found a hacker offering to sell data about the political affiliations of nearly 200 million American voters. Trustwave said the hacker was selling data that included the names, addresses, age, gender, and political affiliation of 186 million voters. They were also selling a larger database with […]
A cybersecurity firm found a hacker selling personal data on 186 million US voters. It warned the data ‘can easily be used for geo-targeted disinformation campaigns.’
Markets

Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman praised tech stocks, criticised Trump, and disclosed his first gold bet in a new interview. Here are the best 12 quotes.

Leon Cooperman sounded the alarm on the ballooning federal deficit and downplayed the medium-term prospects for US stocks in a RealVision interview released this week. The billionaire boss of Omega Advisors also praised “big tech” stocks, called out Tesla CEO Elon Musk, criticised both Republicans and Democrats, and revealed that […]
Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman praised tech stocks, criticised Trump, and disclosed his first gold bet in a new interview. Here are the best 12 quotes.
Tech

Facebook has a big problem with machine learning

Facebook’s ability to filter out fake news has been in the spotlight since the US presidential elections two weeks ago, with the social media giant at different times denying there is a problem and promising to improve its curation. Now a prominent technology investor, advisor and entrepreneur has blasted Facebook […]
Facebook has a big problem with machine learning
Tech

Here’s what a Trump presidency means for US fintech

Donald Trump’s surprise win of the US election has already caused volatility among financial markets around the globe. It’s also likely that the Trump presidency will have an impact on the US fintech industry. Here are our initial thoughts: Fintech investment will likely slow. A slow down in US fintech […]
Here’s what a Trump presidency means for US fintech
Tech

Here’s what a Trump presidency means for the Internet of Things

Self-driving car adoption levels may be lower than anticipated. BI Intelligence has maintained an optimistic take on self-driving car adoption rates. Much of this belief has been driven by the actions and plans of Tesla, which has aggressively moved to make its vehicles autonomous, with all new cars shipping with […]
Here’s what a Trump presidency means for the Internet of Things
Tech

Here’s what a Trump presidency means for mobile apps and platforms

Tech companies could be forced to change encryption policies to provide backdoor access to the government. Trump supported the court order calling for Apple to facilitate access to an encrypted iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooter, and asked consumers to boycott the company until it complied. This is at […]
Here’s what a Trump presidency means for mobile apps and platforms