News highlights – 1 May

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News highlights for 1 May

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Social media in the dock for not filtering content

LONDON(Reuters) – Social media were heavily criticized by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place. Read more…

The new Blackberry is very hot – in a good way

The hottest phone in town this week isn’t the new Samsung but, improbably, BlackBerry’s comeback device. Partly this is a quirk of a staggered rollout by TCL, which has awarded the UK virtual exclusivity for a month before the US gets it. But it’s not entirely down to production issues. Read more…

Appeals court refuses to rehear a challenge to Obama net neutrality rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Monday declined to rehear a challenge to the Obama administration’s landmark “net neutrality” rules requiring internet providers to guarantee equal access to all websites. Read more…

Tencent to open AI lab in Seattle, headed by former Microsoft scientist

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese social media and gaming giant Tencent Holdings said on Tuesday it will open an artificial intelligence (AI) research facility in Seattle in the United States, to be led by former Microsoft scientist Yu Dong. Read more…

Credit Suisse using robots for compliance questions

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) – Credit Suisse AG has deployed 20 robots within the bank, some of which are helping employees answer basic compliance questions, the Swiss bank’s global markets chief executive, Brian Chin, said on Monday. Read more…

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