Judge’s Order To Shut Down NSA Phone Surveillance Reversed By Federal Appeals Court

nsa headquarters A federal appeals court has just ruled against a 2013 decision ordering the NSA to stop its bulk metadata collection program. The three-judge panel issued its ruling Friday, contending that conservative privacy activist Larry Klayman had not adequately argued the likeliness that his own data had been collected as a part of the metadata collection program. Judge Stephen Williams wrote… Read More

A Battle Royale Of Digital Assistants: The Big 5

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 5.41.00 PM Facebook is the latest tech titan to try and bring a consumer-focused digital assistant to the largely uninterested populace. M is a largely text-based hybrid assistant that can rely on human knowledge when need be to help answer queries that are a little bit more complicated and may require a human touch. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook now all have their own digital assistants… Read More

A Battle Royale Of Digital Assistants: The Big 5

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 5.41.00 PM Facebook is the latest tech titan to try and bring a consumer-focused digital assistant to the largely uninterested populace. M is a largely text-based hybrid assistant that can rely on human knowledge when need be to help answer queries that are a little bit more complicated and may require a human touch. Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook now all have their own digital assistants… Read More

Facebook’s M Is Not The Droid You’ve Been Looking For

mehhhh Facebook unveiled its M personal assistant yesterday, shelled out a few details and revealed that it was currently being beta-tested by a couple hundred random users in the Bay Area. The service is unique in that it is partially human-powered, and these “M trainers” can complete real tasks like buying items and making reservations. Whatever M eventually turns out to be, it is… Read More

Facebook’s M Is Not The Droid You’ve Been Looking For

mehhhh Facebook unveiled its M personal assistant yesterday, shelled out a few details and revealed that it was currently being beta-tested by a couple hundred random users in the Bay Area. The service is unique in that it is partially human-powered, and these “M trainers” can complete real tasks like buying items and making reservations. Whatever M eventually turns out to be, it is… Read More

Facebook Hits New Peak Of 1 Billion Users On A Single Day

earth, connected, flight patterns Facebook just achieved a major milestone, on Monday nearly 1 in 7 humans logged on to its site. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heralded the accomplishment in a post from his profile: On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this… Read More