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Jeff Bezos unveils Moon lander concept. Amazon entrepreneur Jeff Bezos has unveiled a mock-up of a new lunar lander spacecraft that aims to take equipment and humans to the Moon by 2024.
Amazon Alexa transcripts live on, even after you delete voice records. You can delete voice recordings so Amazon can’t listen to your conversations with Alexa anymore, but text records are a different story.
Millions of people uploaded photos to the Ever app. Then the company used them to develop facial recognition tools. “The app developers were not clear about their intentions,” one Ever user said. “I believe it’s a huge invasion of privacy.”
Uber has officially priced its IPO at $45 per share. Uber priced its IPO at $45 per share on Thursday evening, according to multiple media reports. This price is at the low point of the $44 to $50 range previously set by the company in earlier financial documents. The price would give Uber a valuation of $82 billion according to CNBC, significantly below the $120 billion price valuation that some of the company’s bankers reportedly sought at the beginning of the IPO process.
Instagram will begin blocking hashtags that return anti-vaccination misinformation. The company says it will use machine learning to identify where misinformation shows up most.