News highlights – 14 November 2017

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News highlights for 14 November 2017

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UK doubles number of exceptional talent visas ahead of Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to double the number of visas available to exceptional workers in areas like digital technology and science to 2,000 to help retain an edge after Brexit. Read more…

Turns out a 10 year old can also hack Face ID

Hacking Face ID, the facial recognition system built into Apple’s iPhone X, isn’t easy. Unless, it turns out, you’re a very specific hacker—say, a rare 10-year-old kid, trying to break into the phone of whichever of your parents looks the most like you. Read more…

Employees would welcome AI colleagues: survey

Not only are employees worldwide ready to work alongside AI-powered virtual teammates, a virtual assistant might actually make them happier. That’s according to a new survey conducted by Cisco Systems, which asked white-collar workers in ten countries. Read more…

Commercial wireless networks best for drones, says CTIA

WASHINGTON – CTIA, the wireless association, today called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to recognize that commercial wireless networks offer the best communications platform to support America’s fast-growing drone market. Read more…

Max Schrems may not be able to bring class action against Facebook

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ bid to bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook has been dealt a blow by the advocate general advising the European Court of Justice. Read more…

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