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TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 9:57 AM

Didi Chuxing ponders return of controversial car-pooling service a year after two passenger deaths

The Chinese ride-hailing giant plans to engage the public in talks on how to increase safety in its Hitch service.

TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 6:30 AM

How Facebook handles speech in ‘secret’ groups

US Border Patrol agents are under fire for posting offensive messages in a “secret” Facebook group that included sexually explicit posts about US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and dismissive references to the deaths of migrants in US custody.

TECH 03 Jul 2019 | 6:00 AM

Facebook posts put US Border Patrol on defensive at rough time

Before the rise of social media, Border Patrol agents gathered in parking lots at the end of their shifts for what was known as “choir practice” – a chance to share what they saw that day and anything else on their minds.

TECH 01 Jul 2019 | 3:00 AM

University of Chicago Medical Centre’s data sharing with Google puts patient privacy at risk, lawsuit alleges

About two years ago, the University of Chicago Medical Centre touted a new, ambitious partnership with tech giant Google, one aimed at finding patterns in patients’ medical records that might help predict medical issues.

TECH 27 Jun 2019 | 6:00 AM

Selfies: five times more deadly than shark attacks

Selfies, which have become a global sensation in the last decade or so, have remarkably killed five times more people than shark attacks.

TECH 10 Jun 2019 | 5:30 AM

WHO alarmed at STD spread in the era of dating apps

The World Health Organisation expressed alarm at the lack of progress on curbing sexually transmitted diseases, while one of its experts warned of complacency as dating apps are spurring sexual activity.

TECH 02 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

AI already better than humans at predicting risk of death

A study presented at an international cardiology conference in Portugal found that artificial intelligence can already do a better job than humans of calculating a person's risk of death.

TECH 30 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

High-tech fishing gear could help save critically endangered right whales

Many fish, marine mammals and seabirds that inhabit the world’s oceans are critically endangered, but few are as close to the brink as the North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis).

TECH 23 May 2019 | 1:00 AM

Google trains AI to identify lung cancer

On May 20, Google announced their progress in training artificial intelligence to detect lung cancer.

TECH 21 May 2019 | 11:00 PM

China creates app to recognise Pandas

China has developed an app that allows conservationists to identify individual pandas using facial recognition technology.