How significant is Apple's Siri privacy update?

It is serious. It will no longer keep audio of you talking to Siri, which means they will no longer hear whatever private things are going on in your home.

Elon Musk vs Jack Ma: who won the A.I. debate?

I don't know. We'll know in about a hundred years. If we've all been vaporized by A.I., then Elon Musk won, but I think that Jack Ma probably is more optimistic. I think he's probably more likely to be right.

Will employee backlash change how Google works with U.S. immigration services?

Employee backlash is going to change how Google does everything. The company has been in revolt over the last couple of years. And yes, absolutely, employees start walking out over their immigration work, then Google will change what it does.

Are Facebook new political advertising rules sufficient protection against foreign interference?

Probably not sufficient but the new rules make it harder to do political advertising without showing exactly who you are will certainly help.

Are the MacBook Pro airline bans getting out of hand?

Yes! The new rule, I think it's on Qantas, says you have a MacBook Pro, you have to bring it in your carryon and you can't open it up. How are you going to fly to Australia without using your Macbook? There has to be a better way.

In the southern Italian region of Basilicata, home to the Val d'Agri Oil Centre known as COVA, hydrocarbon processing has undergone a radical digital transformation. COVA boasts one of the world's first fully digitized hydrocarbon plants, but why? Two primary reasons: infrastructure and information. Val d'Agri has the largest onshore hydrocarbon deposit in mainland Europe. The site is expansive and highly advanced, and the plant features a sophisticated sensor system built to capture massive amounts of data. Maintenance checks, equipment monitoring, inspections and measurements are tracked in a fully integrated digital system designed to prevent corrosion and ensure cleaner, more sustainable natural gas processing.

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