Listen: WhatsApp Users Spread Rumors in World's Biggest Democracy
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from Deloitte, a global leader in digital transformation helping clients apply. Technologies like cloud an AI to their unique business challenges Deloitte got com slash look again. This is tech news briefing. Im Tanya boost does reporting from the newsroom in London. And the spread of false information is a fire. The world is still trying to contain in India in particular. Brian fake, news has lit social media aflame as the world's largest democracy prepares for national elections. More after these tech headlines. The national security agency has suggested to the White House that it ditch a surveillance program that collects data about calls and text messages saying the logistical and legal burdens of keeping it outweigh its intelligence benefits. Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden leaked the existence of the program nearly six years ago, and it ignited and international uproar. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the NSA was considering ending the meta data program, but such conversations were in the early stages. Scientists have harnessed artificial intelligence to translate brain signals into speech, a huge step toward brain plants that one day let people with impaired abilities speak their minds a research team at the university of California. San Francisco introduced an experimental brain decoder that combines direct recording of signals from the brains of research subjects with AI machine learning and a speech synthesizer. And when perfected the system could give people who can't speak such as stroke patie-. And cancer victims the ability to conduct conversations at an actual pace. The journals Lijo tes is covering it all read more at wsJcom or the WSJ app. And now, let's talk about Domino's and data because pizza Domino's pizza believes keeping control of its delivery remains critical for the quality of its pizza. So what is it not going to do surrender to some random third party? That's according to its CEO who told investors when talking earnings this week that it's not clear why Domino's should quote give up the data in our business to some third party. Who will ultimately use it against us, and quote, the world's biggest pizza chain does use third party platforms abroad in addition to its own fleet. But the results have been mixed Domino's pizza has big plans for your car. It recently announced a plan for millions of connected cars starting this year. We're customers will be able to place and track orders on car touchscreens coming up around the world efforts to stop the spread of misinformation. Are having little effect. Why the problem continues to grow in the world's biggest democracy support for this podcast and the following message? Come from Deloitte, a global leader in digital transformation helping clients apply. Technologies like cloud an AI to their unique business challenges Deloitte got com slash look again. In india? The fight against fake news is in full force as we all know the spread of false information is a runaway train of global proportions. But the Wall Street Journal's newly Cornell in his coverage explains why the problem is particularly bad in India. Millions of people are getting online for the first time, thanks to cheap smartphones and plummeting prices for mobile data. Many of these first time web users are using the messaging app. What's up with an estimated three hundred million users? India is what's the biggest market sending texts videos and photos doesn't incur the same costs as conventional text one user can create a group with as many as two hundred fifty five people just like in the US Europe and beyond political campaigns have managed to play on cultural and economic divides win campaigns want to target voters. They often blast tailored political messages to hundreds of what's up groups. They spread misinformation about sensitive subjects like India's relationship with Pakistan or religious stereotypes. Fact checking groups say this exacerbates social tensions. In addition, many Indians who are getting online for the first time live in rural areas where there is limited education about digital literacy. So how does social media tackle such a problem ahead of the elections? Facebook took down hundreds of pages in accounts that were specifically spreading misleading content or spam messages. What's app has made it harder for people to share messages a user. Now as limited to fording one message to only five groups. What's have also introduced temp line where people can submit dubious claims to be fact checked though, it's effective nece. So far is unclear despite these efforts fact, taking groups say misinformation isn't going away anytime soon for more details had to wsJcom that ends this edition of tech news briefing for the Wall Street Journal Ontong Tanya boost thanks for listening."