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  • Google makes much of its artificial intelligence, lauding it as the best around. But when the company's much-vaunted technology cannot even accurately pick a story as not conforming to the terms of its AdSense service, exactly how good is that technology? iTWire ran an innocuous story a few...

  • The Debian GNU/Linux project will turn 25 on Thursday, with the Linux distribution having made its debut on 16 August in 1993 under the leadership of the late Ian Murdock. In its original manifesto, Murdock stated: "Many distributions have started out as fairly good systems, but as time passes...

  • Expectations that Facebook would be hit with anything remotely resembling meaningful fines over the Cambridge Analytica scandal have been dashed, with Britain's Information Commissioner’s Office levying a £500,000 penalty on the company. According to  The Guardian, the company...

  • The news that the staff at NBN Co are paid handsomely from the public purse comes in the same week that a study showed chief executives' pay in the US to be up to 5000 times that of an average worker in the companies they headed. It is symptomatic...

  • Just one nugget of truth has emerged from all the brouhaha over Facebook, including the much-touted appearance by chief executive Mark Zuckerberg before the US Senate on Tuesday US time. And that was a statement from Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg last week that if users of the...

  • Australia's attorney-general George Henry Brandis is a man who knows very little about technology. Being an educated individual - at least going by his CV - one would thus assume that he would steer clear of areas that are bound to embarrass him. Unfortunately, this is not the case with the current...

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