Consumer rights champion Justin Gutmann and the law firm Charles Lyndon have today announced that class action proceedings have been launched against Vodafone, EE, Three, and O2 (the “Loyalty Penalty Claim”). The Loyalty Penalty Claim alleges the companies have been abusing their dominant positions in the UK mobile industry by charging a ‘loyalty penalty,’ in which long standing customers were overcharged for handsets beyond the end of their contractual term. Continue reading
Winter has descended upon the Northern Hemisphere, including the headquarters of Opera in Oslo. Further north, polar night kicks off this evening in Narvik, Norway, blanketing the area in a deep blue until January. Days spent in cold and darkness lead many people to suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, which lowers their mood and causes sluggishness. Continue reading
Focus, the world’s first predictive AI analysis platform that accurately and reliably predicts the technological future based on global patent data, will make its debut at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of technology. A 2024 CES Innovation Award honoree in the inaugural AI category, Focus will showcase its technology at CES Unveiled Las Vegas on Sunday evening, January 7, 2024, and as part of the NL Tech Pavilion in Eureka Park at the Venetian Expo, Booth 62100 from January 9 – 12, 2024. Continue reading
Dec. 6, 2023 /Conflict and War/ — The question of who gets to keep loots of war is a complex and controversial one, as it often involves competing claims of ownership and the need to balance the interests of various parties. In general, international law and treaties prohibit looting and call for the return of stolen property to its rightful owners. However, there are many practical challenges to implementing this principle, and in some cases, it may be difficult or even impossible to determine who the rightful owners are. Continue reading
Dec. 5, 2023 /Security/ — For years, the Government has been trying to force porn companies to verify the age of their users. This year, they finally got what they wanted after passing the Online Safety Act. Continue reading
Scientists have learned a lot about why people believe in conspiracy theories and how they harm society over the past couple of decades. Yet little is known about how the groups targeted by conspiracy theories feel and behave.
Sat, Dec 2 2023 /Developers/ — Building an AI assistant using Flutter and Vertex AI involves creating a mobile app that interacts with a backend AI service. The mobile app can be developed using Flutter, a cross-platform UI toolkit for creating native mobile apps with a single codebase. Vertex AI, Google’s unified AI platform, can be used to build, deploy, and manage the backend AI service. Continue reading
Sumsub, a full-cycle verification platform, today released its third annual Identity Fraud Report. The report revealed that the UK has experienced a 300% rise in deepfake cases from 2022 to 2023, rising to 780% across all of Europe. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of identity fraud across industries and regions based on millions of verification checks across 28 industries and over 2,000,000 fraud cases between 2022-2023*. Read more