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Picture of Amazon offers a way to delete Alexa recordings automatically

Amazon offers a way to delete Alexa recordings automatically

In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Amazon Echo and Echo Plus devices, behind, sit near illuminated Echo Button devices during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company in Seattle. Users of Amazon's Alexa digital assistant can now request that recordings of their voice commands delete automatically.

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Picture of Huawei debuts latest advanced chipset for smartphone

Huawei debuts latest advanced chipset for smartphone

Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei consumer business group, holds a 'Kirin 990 5G' processor during a keynote at the IFA 2019 tech fair in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The IFA takes place in Berlin from Sept. 6 until Sept. 11, 2019.

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Picture of Leather wallets, loose change pose danger for new Apple Card

Leather wallets, loose change pose danger for new Apple Card

FILE- In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay, speaks about the Apple Card at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple tried to make the new Apple-branded credit card attractive, copying the heft and sleekness of higher-end cards like the Chase Sapphire. But cardholders are discovering that with such a design, they’ll have to give it special care.

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Picture of Zuckerberg says company ‘evaluating’ deepfake video policy

Zuckerberg says company ‘evaluating’ deepfake video policy

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote speech at F8, Facebook's developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle “deepfake” videos created with artificial intelligence and high-tech tools to yield false but realistic clips. He said in an interview Wednesday, June 26, 2019 that it may make sense to treat such videos differently from other misinformation such as false news. Facebook has long held that it should not decide what is and isn’t true, leaving such calls instead to outside fact-checkers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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FILE - This March 19, 2018, file photo shows Apple's App Store app in Baltimore. As its iPhone sales slip, Apple has been touting its growing digital-services business as the engine that will keep profits up. But there may be a catch. Apple currently pockets a generous commission on all subscriptions and other purchases made on iPhone apps. But a brewing backlash against the company’s cut, which ranges from 15 to 30 percent, could undercut the app store’s profitability just as Apple is counting on it most. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

iPhone sales are falling, and Apple's app fees might be next

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Last year, every time someone paid $11 for Netflix through an iPhone app, Apple pocketed as much as $3.30. Multiply that by every charge made through iPhone apps and you can see why Netflix and other companies are fed up about what they consider Apple's unfair market power.

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BMW CEO Harald Krueger, right, and Mercedes-Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche of Daimler, left, sit together at a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Automakers Daimler and BMW are formally launching their joint venture in services that make it possible to use their cars without necessarily owning one. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa via AP)

BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities.

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Picture of Google to invest $13 billion in new US offices, data centers

Google to invest $13 billion in new US offices, data centers

FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google said Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, it would invest more than $13 billion in building data centers and offices across the U.S this year. The Mountain View, California-based company emphasized its new locations in the Midwest and South in a blog post announcing the investment.

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Picture of Google parent beats Q4 estimates, stock still drops

Google parent beats Q4 estimates, stock still drops

FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo a man using a mobile phone walks past Google offices in New York. Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, reports financial results on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.

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Picture of Researchers say Amazon face-detection technology shows bias

Researchers say Amazon face-detection technology shows bias

Privacy and civil rights advocates say Amazon should not do so because of worries about discrimination against minorities. Amazon says the study uses a “facial analysis” and not “facial recognition” technology and that Amazon has updated its technology since the study.

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Picture of Oxford suspends research funding from China’s Huawei

Oxford suspends research funding from China’s Huawei

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, The Huawei office building at its research and development centre at Dongguan in south China's Guangdong province.

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