Tech Addict: Facebook Changed 14M Users’ Posts to Public by Mistake, NASA Found Organic Matter on Mars + 3 More Latest Tech News

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Nexter.org gathered most interesting cool tech news and announcements for the week. 

NASA finds organic matter on Mars

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Source: Softpedia News

NASA has found the organic matter on Mars in 3b-year-old mudstone. The Curiosity rover has also detected methane in the Martian atmosphere. It turned out that the level of methane varies depending on the season – it increases in summer and decreases in winter. The concentration of gas in the atmosphere varies several times.

“We have greatly expanded our search for organic compounds, which is fundamental in the search for life,” said Paul Mahaffy, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Facebook switched 14 million people’s post settings to public by mistake 

From May 18 to May 22, a Facebook bug changed users’ new post to “public” regardless of their selected setting.

Facebook explained it this way:

“ We recently found a bug that automatically suggested posting publicly when some people were creating their Facebook posts,” wrote Facebook’s chief privacy officer Erin Egan. “We have fixed this issue and starting today we are letting everyone affected know and asking them to review any posts they made during that time. To be clear, this bug did not impact anything people had posted before – and they could still choose their audience just as they always have.”

Apple WWDC 2018

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Source: apple

WWDC is the event that usually opens the door to Apple’s plans for its big yearly software updates for iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.

There are also might be news about new hardware products, some of which are in dire need of an update, like the MacBook Air.

See all the important announcements here. Also, check out the main perks of iOS 12 for iPhones. 

Deep Portraits

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Source: techcrunch.com

Deepfakes was a result of AI  feature that turned into a new wave of porn videos – original actress’ faces are replaced with celebrities’. For instance, you can “accidentally” bump into the adult videos featuring celebs such as Kim Kardashian, Ivanka Trump, Gal Gadot, Maisie Williams, Selena Gomez, Emma Watson and more.

Obviously, all these adult videos aren’t real, it’s just a software manipulation that can be created even by a kid. This software, FakeApp, was downloaded more than 200,000 times since its release.

Deep Portraits is a paper submitted at SIGGRAPH. It introduces an improved technique similar to FakeApp software for reproducing the motions, facial expressions, and speech movements of another person.

Check out the details here.

Uber to Launch E-Bike Rental Service in Europe

Today, at an official event in Berlin,  CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the expansion of the rental service for the electric bikes JUMP in Europe. Berlin is the first city to use this service before the end of the summer, other European cities will be able to do it in the coming months.

This is how  is going to solve some of the problems in large cities of Europe. They are joining the fight against air pollution, reducing traffics and increasing access to more environmentally friendly transport forms.

See how much it costs here.


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