NOW IN TECH: Facebook suspends another firm amid data scandal​

1. Facebook suspends another firm amid data
scandal​

Facebook suspends another firm after
alleged data leak from its collaboration with Cambridge Analytica. YouCube, an
online quiz producer, claimed to use its questionnaires for non-profit research
but later shared information with marketers. Facebook immediate terminate the
collaboration for caution purposes. <o:p></o:p>

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2. Russian government to block Telegram
messaging app
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The Russian government has begun to block
the Telegram messaging app in the country. The Roskomnadzor media regulator is
seeking the block because the firm has refused to hand over encryption keys
used to scramble messages.Telegram was given a deadline of 4 April to hand over
the keys. But the company has refused.

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3. Google employees challenges Pentagon
project
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Thousands of Google employees have signed a
petition asking the Internet tycoon to stop working with US military. The
project involves using artificial intelligence to improve the precision of
military drone strikes. According to the open letter, many employees fear that
this new technology development may bring fatal damage once used for military
purposes. <o:p></o:p>

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4. Uber stops tests on self-driving car

Uber said its is suspending self-driving
car tests in all North American cities after a 49 years old woman was hit while
crossing the road in Tempe, Arizona. The fatal accident raised awareness
nationwide on the use of AI in automobiles. People are questioning whether it
is too early for us to trust a robot to drive. <o:p></o:p>

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5. Drones can be used to detect bad farms<o:p></o:p>

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A group of campaigners complains that the
Environment Agency can only check soil on 0.5% of farms each year. Their report
indicates drones can help to spot bad farming, which is said to cost more than
£1.2bn a year by clogging rivers and contributing to floods.
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