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Big Data. Our smartphone choice could determine if you'll get a loan

EVERY TIME YOU visit a website, you leave behind a trail of information, including seemingly innocuous data, like whether you use an Android or Apple device. And while that might feel like a mere personal preference, it turns out that lenders can use that type of passive signal to help predict whether you'll default.

NewTech. Les trois trahisons de WhatsApp

DIVORCE . Jan Koum, le fondateur de la messagerie, quitte Facebook, qui avait racheté l’application en 2014. De profonds désaccords seraient à l’origine de ce départ, les promesses annoncées en 2014 par le réseau social n'ayant pas été tenues.

NewTech. AI-Assisted Fake Porn Is Here and We’re All Fucked

BAD. Someone used an algorithm to paste the face of 'Wonder Woman' star Gal Gadot onto a porn video, and the implications are terrifying.

There’s a video of Gal Gadot having sex with her stepbrother on the internet. But it’s not really Gadot’s body, and it’s barely her own face. It’s an approximation, face-swapped to look like she’s performing in an existing incest-themed porn video.

NewTech. When wi-fi wont work, let sound carry your data

IF YOU'VE EVER struggled to pair your phone with a Bluetooth speaker or set up a wireless printer, you know that it's often easier to connect to a server halfway around the world than to a gadget across the room.


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