News Hub – phony workers and standoffs with congress

News Hub – phony workers and standoffs with congress

From phony workers and Twitter bans to standoffs with congress and impatient texters – it’s been another turbulent week in the tech world. 

Here are five pieces of tech news you don’t want to miss!

 

Google face wrath of congress after no show

As Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg take a beating at the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Wednesday, there’s nobody around to defend Google as the tech giant faces criticism over pulling out of US military contracts, developing censorship-friendly apps for China and failing to respond to a whole string of other concerns.

Read more on the The Verge.

 

First fake news, now fake employees!

Dreaming of a job at Microsoft, Google, Apple or Facebook? Maybe you shouldn’t! An astonishing 58% of people surveyed – including those working at some of the biggest tech firms in the world – suffer from Impostor Syndrome, according to a study by Blind.

Read more on CNET.

 

Twitter waves goodbye to Alex Jones

About time or an infringement on freedom of speech? Whatever you think of Alex Jones – you’ll no longer be able to follow his wild allegations and wacky conspiracy theories on Twitter. The social media giant has followed in the footsteps of YouTube and Facebook who deleted the conspiracy theorist’s accounts last month.

Read more on BBC.

 

Tick tock, tick tock – have you replied to your last text message?

A recent study from Google finds that people who take longer than 20 minutes to reply to a text message could be considered rude. This may not come a surprise as we spend more and more time communicating through instant messaging services like Whatsapp or WeChat.

Read more on Fortune.

 

New AI technology that understands kids

Not sure what your kid is talking about? It may no longer be an issue as Kadho launches it’s AI offline speech-recognition technology at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018. For the first time speech recognition software is being built using kids voices meaning your little‘uns will be able to order the shopping for you using devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home.

Read more on TechCrunch.

 

That’s all our tech news for this week. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you again next Friday!

 

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