Chatbot offers legal help to Equifax data breach victims – BBC News

Chatbot offers legal help to Equifax data breach victims - BBC News

Chatbot offers legal help to Equifax data breach victims – BBC News

An artificially intelligent chatbot that provides free legal advice has been configured to help victims sue hacked credit report giant Equifax without a lawyer.The DoNotPay robot lawyer generates documents US consumers can take to the small claims court.Depending on the state, consumers can sue Equifax for up to $25,000 (£19,000).The Equifax data breach has affected 143 million US customers.Despite repeated requests by the BBC, Equifax has not confirmed exactly how many UK consumers were affected, but reports suggest the details of up to 44 million British people may have been compromised.The firm has committed to working with regulators in the US, UK and Canada on next steps. It is also offering free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for a year.”We pride ourselves on being a leader in managing and protecting data, and we are conducting a thorough review of our overall security operations,” said Richard Smith, Equifax chairman and chief executive, when the breach was revealed.

Källa: Chatbot offers legal help to Equifax data breach victims – BBC News

Photographer settles ‘monkey selfie’ legal fight – BBC News

Photographer settles 'monkey selfie' legal fight - BBC News

Photographer settles ‘monkey selfie’ legal fight – BBC News

A photographer has settled a two-year legal fight against an animal rights group over a “monkey selfie” picture.Naruto the macaque monkey took the image in the Indonesian jungle in 2011 when it picked up a camera owned by David Slater from Monmouthshire.US judges had said copyright protection could not be applied to the monkey but Peta said the animal should benefit.Peta’s appeal on the “monkey’s behalf” was dismissed but Mr Slater has agreed to donate 25% of any future revenue.In a joint statement from Peta and Mr Slater, it said the photographer will give a quarter of the funds he receives from selling the monkey selfies to registered charities “dedicated to protecting the welfare or habitat of Naruto”.”Peta’s groundbreaking case sparked a massive international discussion about the need to extend fundamental rights to animals for their own sake, not in relation to how they can be exploited by humans,” said Peta lawyer Jeff Kerr.

Källa: Photographer settles ‘monkey selfie’ legal fight – BBC News

Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen

Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen

Nobody Dies in Longyearbyen

 

What goes down must come up.

Nobody dies in Longyearbyen, or so goes the rumor. We went to the northernmost city in the world to find out why, and stumbled into the first act of a science fiction flick about something deadly, long buried in the permafrost.

Captions available in English, Spanish, French, and Norwegian. Let us know if you’ve got a language you’d like to see.

 

Macken bevakar inte

Macken bevakar inte

Macken bevakar inte

Ikväll är det dags för Apples keynote med start klockan 19.00 och då de här eventen numera sänds direkt via nätet så kommer jag inte att direktbevaka arrangemanget.

Jag gör som jag brukar – petar ihop en slags summerande krönika när krutröken har lagt sig. Dessutom är ju det mesta redan känt på grund av läckor av mjukvaror inne från Apple vilket gör att det mer handlar om huruvida det kommer några överraskningar ikväll.

 

Nya iPhone levereras utan trådlös laddare

Nya iPhone levereras utan trådlös laddare

Nya iPhone levereras utan trådlös laddare

Nya iPhone kommer inte att levereras med en trådlös laddare. Det tillbehöret kommer eventuellt senare men har du bråttom så stöder de nya iPhone-modellerna Qis induktiva laddning.

Enligt de uppgifter som finns hittills så har Apple valt den äldre, mer beprövade, laddningen på 7.5 watt. Det finns en nyare standard som ska klara 15 watt. Notera nu att trådlös, induktiv laddning gäller alla de tre nya modellerna – iPhone X, iPhone 8 och iPhone 8 Plus.

Uppgifterna kommer huvudsakligen från det nyhetsbrev som Ming-Chi Kuo skickat ut till investerare. Det betyder att det ingalunda är bekräftade eller tvärsäkra uppgifter.