By Cat Zakrzewski Cat Zakrzewski Technology
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The Apple logo at a store in Miami Beach on Aug. 8, 2017. (Alan Diaz/AP)
“Sandy Parakilas monitored software developers’ privacy and policy compliance at Facebook for a year and a half before he left the social network in October 2012,” Kuchler and Bradshaw wrote. “At the time, he warned senior executives of the potentially damaging consequences of the company’s data-sharing policies, but felt his concerns were played down.” Parakilas has also advocated for encrypted messaging and increased protection of user data, according to the Financial Times.
The AT&T logo by a store in Carlsbad, Calif., on April 22, 2013 file photo. (Mike Blake/Reuters)
“Verizon won’t take an old phone and just change the 4 in the status bar to a 5,” Kyle Malady, Verizon's chief technology officer, wrote in an open letter that was published online and in newspapers as full-page ads, the Journal reported. T-Mobile has also teased AT&T over the move in a short video on Twitter.
didn’t realize it was this easy, brb updating pic.twitter.com/dCmnd6lspH— T-Mobile (@TMobile) January 7, 2019
British Airways planes are parked at Heathrow Airport in London on Jan. 10, 2017. (Frank Augstein/AP)
Joerg Lamprecht, chief executive of Dedrone, a San Francisco-based start-up that works to detect malicious drones, said air travel professionals are still working to determine who is responsible for what when it comes to drones. “Airports have a lot of red tape,” Lamprecht told Kolodny. “This is a new issue. Who is in charge, who controls the airspace, who is the one that should be providing drone detection? Who has the authority to manage this and to intervene — is it federal police, local police, someone who owns the airspace?”
An attendee wears a HTC Vive virtual reality headset at CES 2019 show on Jan. 8. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on July 19, 2016. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The court, which often follows the advice of the advocate general, usually rules within two to four months, Reuters reported. “The fundamental right to be forgotten must be balanced against other fundamental rights, such as the right to data protection and the right to privacy, as well as the legitimate public interest in accessing the information sought,” Szpunar said, according to Reuters.
— More technology news from the public sector:
The Facebook log-in page is viewed in Washington on Oct. 11, 2018. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
The study analyzed user behavior in the months that preceded and followed the past U.S. presidential election and found that sharing false articles was relatively rare overall. “Users who identified as conservative were more likely than users who identified as liberal to share fake news: 18 percent of Republicans shared links to fake news sites, compared to less than 4 percent of Democrats,” the Verge reported. “The researchers attributed this finding largely to studies showing that in 2016, fake news overwhelmingly served to promote Trump’s candidacy.”
— More tech news generating buzz around the Web:
— Samantha Segall, who was vice president of government affairs at Leidos, joined the identity management company CLEAR as senior director of government relations, according to a news release from the company.
— Kyle Laughlin, who was a senior vice president at Disney, joined Amazon to lead the company's Alexa Gadgets division, TechCrunch reported.
— News about tech incidents and blunders:
— Today in funding news:
- CES technology show in Las Vegas.
- The Washington Post hosts a live event titled “Transformers: Artificial Intelligence.”
- The Brookings Institution hosts a discussion titled “How China and the U.S. are advancing artificial intelligence” on Jan. 14.
Just a few weird tech products we saw at CES 2019:
One mother's struggle as the shutdown grinds on:
Cable news had some thoughts on Trump's border wall speech:
Source: The Washington Post