Disney and Snap join in designing an AR Cinderella Castle mural at Disney World.

Disney and Snap have teamed up to design a virtual mural at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park with augmented reality. Visitors or explorers can use Snap’s AR technology to put images on the Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories as the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort draws closer. The castle mural will use customers’ […]

Europe’s parliament says it won’t use facial recognition, in response to leaked memo

Europe’s parliament says it won’t use facial recognition, in response to leaked memo

The European Parliament has clarified that it won’t use facial recognition technology, responding to the leak of an internal memo suggesting it could be used for “biometric-based security and services to members,” according to The Guardian. The page has been removed from the parliament’s “digital transformation programme,” and a spokesperson said there “is no project of facial […]

Danish startup JumpStory raises €900k to build Netflix-style subscription service for stock images

Danish startup JumpStory raises €900k to build Netflix-style subscription service for stock images

The Danish startup JumpStory has raised €900 thousand for its Netflix-style subscription platform providing stock images for marketers, according to EU-startups.com.  JumpStory was founded to make it quicker and easier for marketers to find high quality, relevant images. In addition to subscription-based access to 15 million photos, videos, and other images, JumpStory uses AI to match […]

Facebook launches tools for users to track and control third-party data collection

Facebook has launched its “Off-Facebook Activity” tool in the UK and other regions, giving users more transparency and a degree of control over data collected on their activities beyond the social media platform, according to BBC News.  Many websites and apps collect data on a user’s activity and send it to Facebook, where it’s linked to […]

Facebook and eBay take steps to combat fake product reviews, after warning from UK competition authority

Facebook and eBay have agreed to combat fake reviews on their platforms in response to pressure from the UK’s Competition and Market Authority (CMA), according to TechCrunch.  In June, the CMA said it had found evidence of a “thriving marketplace for fake and misleading online reviews” on the platforms. It found over 100 eBay listings […]