Technology

A UN mortaroum request highlights the level of unease over certain AI tech. Doing so could threaten innovation in the US

The company officially landed the UK end of its massive fiber cable bolstering connectivity between the US, UK, Spain.

Apple’s 1TB iPhone would tap high-quality video demand but likely won’t come cheap: The company is reportedly adding a 1TB storage option for the top-line iPhone of its new fleet.

Texas’ anti-abortion law and other policies could sway politically engaged tech transplants to pack their bags: Tech companies have spoken out against the bill, but there’s little they can do to influence Texas policy.

For the iPhone, it’s looking to be an evolutionary—rather than revolutionary—product upgrade year. Apple beefed up processing power and added cinematic features to cameras, which could catch the interest of content creators, but overall specs fail to impress.

UK efforts to weaken GDPR may complicate international data standards: The country is moving forward on efforts to tone down the GDPR, which some lawmakers argue is stifling competition and innovation.

Facebook’s new in-house chip could improve its content recommendation and video tools: The rumored machine learning chip could be used to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

California’s state-specific productivity quota bill could shape the conversation around workplace monitoring: The state is trying to become the first to pass a law regulating employee productivity quotas used by firms like Amazon.

B2B tech products and services, the largest sector of B2B advertising, saw a massive boost in the US as the pandemic increased demand across the tech industry.

Toyota EV battery spending will help it catch up to competitors, but resource scarcity could be a long-term challenge: The world’s second-largest carmaker said it will spend $13.5B over the next decade in EV battery production and research.

A new report alleges contractors across the world monitor users’ personal information, including private messages, despite assurances from WhatsApp that E2EE prevents anyone else from viewing users’ messages.

A new Harvard report estimates that resume scanners and other hiring software may be regularly rejecting millions of qualified workers.