Mashable: Google sued over tracking locations even when ‘Location History’ is off

Mashable: Google sued over tracking locations even when ‘Location History’ is off. “Last week, a bombshell AP investigation found that Google was still tracking iPhone and Android device users, even if they turned off the ‘Location History’ setting. Now, the first lawsuit has been filed against the search engine giant over this issue, according to documents posted by Ars Technica.”

India Today: Google Maps ‘plus code’ is allowing Kerala flood victims to share their exact location even without internet

India Today: Google Maps ‘plus code’ is allowing Kerala flood victims to share their exact location even without internet. “In a statement released by Google on Saturday, it was revealed that Kerala flood victims can now use their Android smartphones or tablets to generate and share the plus code of their exact location, which can pinpoint their whereabouts and make it easier for rescue workers to reach them.”

Washington Post: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits ‘left-leaning’ bias but says it doesn’t influence company policy

Washington Post: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admits ‘left-leaning’ bias but says it doesn’t influence company policy. “Faced with criticisms from President Trump that Twitter is ‘shadow banning’ and silencing conservative voices, chief executive Jack Dorsey admitted that those who work for the social media giant have their own biases — and that they’re ‘more left-leaning.'”

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources (Reuters)

Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger – sources. “The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance.”

Nikkei Asian Review: Fujifilm instant camera finds new life on social media

Nikkei Asian Review: Fujifilm instant camera finds new life on social media. “If you thought the days of printing out photos were a thing of the past, think again. Fujifilm’s instant-print camera, the Instax, has found a new lease of life among a generation that grew up without ever touching a roll of film. The Japanese company aims to sell 10 million of the cameras in the year through next March, an increase of 1 million on the previously announced figure.”

CNET: Facebook and NYU want to use AI to make MRI exams faster

CNET: Facebook and NYU want to use AI to make MRI exams faster. “MRI scans may some day be available for a lot more people in need. Facebook on Monday said it’s teaming up with NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology to launch ‘fastMRI,’ a collaborative research project that aims to use artificial intelligence to make MRI — magnetic resonance imaging — 10 times faster.”