International Technology

How a machine learning model collects data without compromising privacy?

Federated learning is said to have application in healthcare, where hospitals and pharmaceutical companies can exchange data for treating diseases without sharing private clinical information. (Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) Smart home devices like speakers and smart watches collect […]

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U.N. decries police use of racial profiling derived from Big Data

Many police use “predictive” profiling systems that lead to identity checks, traffic stops and searches, based on previous arrest data about a neighbourhood. (Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) Police and border guards must combat racial profiling and ensure that […]

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Britain to curb Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules

Google and Facebook dominate digital advertising, accounting for around 80% of 14 billion pounds spent in 2019, Britain’s competition regulator the CMA said. (Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) Britain will impose a new competition regime next year to prevent […]

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Xiaomi, Boat earbuds top India’s wireless hearable shipment list, report says

The overall wireless hearables shipment grew over 700% in the quarter compared with the previous year as working and studying from home continued to boost demand, the report noted. (Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) Xiaomi’s Redmi Earbuds was the […]