“We’ve decided we will not sell facial recognition technology to police departments in the US until we have a national law in place, grounded in human rights, that will govern this technology,” says Microsoft president and chief counsel, Brad Smith.
Amjad Alvi is remembered for writing the first free-range PC virus that went viral in an age before the internet. But he’s done so much more.
President Rodrigo Duterte may have avoided accounting of extra-judicial killings in the International Criminal Court, but he hasn’t quite escaped the consequences of his increasingly authoritarian rule.
The transaction is by far IBM’s biggest acquisition. It underscores IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty’s efforts to expand the company’s subscription-based software offerings, as it faces slowing software sales and waning demand for mainframe servers.
The cryptocurrency market could go boom or bust, but blockchain is probably here to stay and has the potential to determine the future of commerce.
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