Return-to-office initiatives or stealth layoffs? Why not both?
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The business environment is better than ever, but that isn't stopping many tech companies from laying off employees. At the same time, numerous other organizations — often poorly run ones — insist remote workers return to the office (RTO) in the name of better productivity. The reality is that incompetent leaders are scapegoating employees working from home for bad company performance. And then, there are the companies doing both. Dell is the latest example of a business that appears to be trying to force workers back into the office with the ulterior motive of getting them to quit. It did thi ..read more
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Apple warns of increased iPhone security risks
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Apple is telling European customers that new EU competition laws will make iPhones less safe once the company is forced to open up its platforms to third-party App Stores. The company, not exactly happy about this, has published a 32-page white paper where it spells out the risks arising from the EU’s big experiment. The EU’s formal adoption of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) means Apple must make several changes to its App Store and business models. Changes include the introduction of support for third-party app stores, opening up to payment systems other than Apple Pay, and more. To read ..read more
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Elon Musk sues OpenAI alleging breach of founding agreement
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Elon Musk, one of OpenAI’s founding board members and investors, has filed a lawsuit against the company and its CEO Sam Altman, alleging that the now Microsoft-financed creator of ChatGPT has breached its founding mission. “This case is filed to compel OpenAI to adhere to the founding agreement and return to its mission to develop artificial general intelligence (AGI) for the benefit of humanity, not to personally benefit the individual defendants and the largest technology company in the world,” the lawyers wrote as part of the suit. The lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of California in ..read more
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The food delivery driver identification dilemma
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One of the oldest IT jokes is the CIO who says, "IT operations would go so much more smoothly if I wasn’t for these end-users mucking everything up." It's true: humans have a tendency to not do what they are should or — more likely — what someone in IT wants them to do. This is a lesson now being learned by the major food delivery services, which have run into some of the same authentication and security issues other industries face daily. What started out as a perfectly reasonable authentication effort intended to make customers feel safer — because they could see that the person delivering t ..read more
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26 note-perfecting tips for Google Keep on Android
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I really need to upgrade my brain's internal storage. I'm only partially kidding: Just like a hard drive, I'm pretty sure my mind reached maximum capacity at some point in the past decade. The only way I can remember anything these days is by making and maintaining a million notes, both physical and digital. (My wife can confirm this: "I told you that a week ago" is an all-too-common phrase 'round these parts.) I'm still waiting for Western Digital to start selling SSD implants for the noggin, but in the meantime, Google Keep has become my repository for notes of the non-sticky variety. I like ..read more
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Eight European consumer watchdogs file complaints over Meta’s data processing
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1d ago
Eight European consumer organizations have filed complaints against Facebook parent Meta accusing it of breaching the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with its so-called “pay-or-consent” policy and opaque internal policies. The organizations are all members of BEUC, the European Consumer Organization.  Their complaints, publicized Thursday, argue that the large-scale consumer data collection practiced by Meta violates the GDPR, and that the company has abused its dominant market position to essentially coerce customers into accepting its terms. Each of the eight groups filed ..read more
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Google can’t guarantee its Gemini genAI tool won’t be biased
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Even after Google fixes its large language model (LLM) and gets Gemini back online, the generative AI (genAI) tool may not always be reliable — especially when generating images or text about current events, evolving news, or hot-button topics. “It will make mistakes,” the company wrote in a mea culpa posted last week. “As we’ve said from the beginning, hallucinations are a known challenge with all LLMs — there are instances where the AI just gets things wrong. This is something that we’re constantly working on improving.” To read this article in full, please click here ..read more
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'GenAI will redefine the future'
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With Vision Pro out the door and the recent cancellation of work on a car, it’s becoming crystal clear that Apple is shifting huge resources into its forthcoming introduction of something like generative AI (genAI). This is a big deal — so big that Apple CEO Tim Cook once again discussed it during the company’s most recent annual shareholder’s meeting. To read this article in full, please click here ..read more
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The ROI in AI (and how to find it)
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2d ago
By 2030, companies will spend $42 billion a year on generative artificial intelligence (genAI) projects such as chatbots, research, writing, and summarization tools. And while the technology has been heralded as a boon to productivity, nailing down a return on investment (ROI) in genAI could prove to be elusive. “Capturing and measuring the exact productivity improvements has been a challenge for many of our clients,” said Rita Sallam, a distinguished vice president analyst at Gartner. “For [genAI], we are not saying that finding ROI may be difficult, but expressing ROI has been diff ..read more
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It’s the end of the road for the Apple Car
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2d ago
Fresh claims that Apple has shelved its project to build a semi-autonomous vehicle have emerged, and this time they ring true. But the company will be enjoying the benefits of its efforts for years to come. What happened to the Apple car? Bloomberg claims Apple has halted development on the Apple Car project (Project Titan) because the company no longer thinks the project is viable. Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams allegedly told the 2,000-strong team that no more work will be done on the vehicle. Some members of the team will be shifted to work in Apple’s Artificial Intelligence division ..read more
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