Tim Cook Advises Tech Firms to Take more Action Against Fake News
The augmented-reality technology rumored to be in Apple's (AAPL) upcoming iPhone 8 could look like a me-too feature if the company ends up following other smartphone makers to market with AR capabilities. The technology boss said firms such as his own needed to create tools that would help stem the spread of falsehoods, without impinging on freedom of speech.
The proliferation of misinformation is a "big problem in a lot of the world" and is "killing people's minds in a way", Cook said Friday in an interview with The Daily Telegraph. The promoting misinformation for political gain is not the good idea for any community. He added that it is unfortunate than some of the winners of today, are essentially people who spend time trying to garner more clicks instead of truth. The company was reported to hire some people in the AR domain, and now Tim Cook talked about this. Cook has suggested the need for a modern version of a big public information campaign.
Bolstering this rumor, Jankowski also draws our attention to the fact that Lumentum during its most recent earnings conference call said that they just "shipped our first revenue into what we believe could be a high volume mobile device application". "The outcome of that is that truthful, reliable, nonsensational, deep news outlets will win".
Or in the case of Kellyanne Conway, straight-up spouting falsehoods on national news.
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And if one of us has to defend the title against Cris Cyborg, it will be Cris Cyborg who we defend the title against. There's so many girls that want the opportunity, I can guarantee you they can build this division in no time .
37 countries participate in Pakistan 'Aman-17' naval exercise
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It comes after rapper Drake said he had been the victim of a fake media story following claims he told a woman to remove her hijab at one of his concerts in London. Hillary Clinton was scrutinized over her claim that there was "no evidence" her emails had been hacked because the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey, had concluded it was likely they had been.
Much of the fake news controversy has focused on Facebook, where in recent months fabricated stories have become wildly popular.
The social media giant has since implemented a fake news filter in advance of the French and German presidential elections, in which consulting media companies check popularly shared articles for their veracity.
It seems as if everyone has a take on so-called "fake news" these days, even though its definition is getting murkier and less clear.
Melissa McCarthy Returns to SNL as Sean "Spicey" Spicer
The eight-minute sketch once again depicted Spicer's combative tone with the press. But of course with Donald Trump, we do know. Yeah, I said that wrong when I said it.
Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Played Toilet Trouble After The Grammys
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend held it down in all demure all-black ensembles. "Okay, he's taking it off..." "I don't know. Teigen's hilarious documentation of her evening certainly jibed well with the social media queen's followers.
Latest update to Google Maps lets users save destinations in shareable lists
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Ex-Foreign Minister Steinmeier Chosen As German President
The daily Berliner Morgenpost billed Mr Steinmeier as "the anti-Trump president". European Council President Donald Tusk sent his congratulations to Steinmeier.
Betsy DeVos blocked by protesters from entering DC public school: 'Shame! Shame!'
The mayor of Washington , Muriel Bowser, tweeted: "We welcome Betsy DeVos and anyone who wants to learn more about our schools". According to several sources, teachers at the school were upset by her visit and planned to wear black to show their feelings.
Chelsea star reveals Jose Mourinho wanted him at Manchester United
His side have fallen just short this season in the title race and are 14 points adrift of leaders Chelsea . And Mata was "very happy" with the way United produced a convincing performance to down Watford .
Caster Semenya will have to wait for unexpected Olympic gold
Savinova was also stripped of her 2011 world championship gold‚ another race where Semenya ended second. In the footage filmed by Stepanova, Savinova said doping was the only way to succeed in Russian sport.
Damaged Oroville dam spillway deemed no threat to the public
Flows were halted so that engineers could assess the damage, then restarted Thursday to the tune of 35,000 cubic feet per second. One factor working against dam operators: The dam's power plant, which could release up to 15,000 cfs, has been shut off.
US, Chinese aircraft have 'unsafe' encounter
Increasing claims by China for sovereignty over large parts South China Sea have been a growing source of friction. There is fear that China will use the man-made islands to constrict and control shipping lanes in the region.
Body found in park identified as missing Ohio State student
She was last seen leaving her shift Wednesday night at Bodega on High Street in the Short North, according to her sister. Police urge anyone with information to call Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigations tip line at 1-855-BCI-OHIO.