Berlusconi in hospital for kidney pain, plans to resume campaign

MILAN (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was taken to hospital on Tuesday for renal colic, a spokeswoman for his Forza Italia party said, adding the 82-year-old media tycoon still planned to attend a political campaign event in the afternoon. “As soon as checks currently been carried out are over, he has promised to be present at the […]

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Facebook readies AI tech to combat 'revenge porn'

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Friday it would use artificial intelligence to combat the spread of intimate photos shared without people’s permission, sometimes called “revenge porn,” on its social networks. The new technology is in addition to a pilot program here that required trained representatives to review offending images. “By using machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can now […]

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China defers New Zealand tourism event amid concerns of a diplomatic rift

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – China has postponed a major tourism campaign in New Zealand days before its launch and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s visit to Beijing has been further delayed as concerns mount of strained ties over China’s growing influence in the Pacific. Ardern on Tuesday acknowledged there were ‘complexities’ in the relationship with China, but dismissed concerns of a rift […]

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Facebook lays out structure of content oversight board

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Monday an external board that is being formed for appealing decisions related to user content will be able to reverse company’s decisions on whether to allow or remove user posts. The board, which will have up to 40 global experts, will not include current or former employees of Facebook or government officials, Facebook said […]

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