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Microsoft previews new F# syntax for string interpolation

Microsoft is previewing new syntax for string interpolation in F#, an improvement intended to make it easier to work with interpolated strings. Interpolated strings allow developers to embed F# expressions into string literals. But they can become cumbersome when dealing with text that contains many curly braces. The F# interpolation syntax addresses this. Announced July […]

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AI and the future of software development

Artificial intelligence is changing software development in ways large and small. While many companies race to roll out AI-enabled features, the potential for AI goes beyond the feature level. Rather, AI will become the foundation for most—if not all—SaaS solutions. Machine learning and AI models will allow SaaS technologies to continually drive new efficiencies across

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X hopes ‘sensitivity settings’ will bring back advertisers

X is giving advertisers new ways to have some control over what type of content can appear near their ads. The company formerly known as Twitter introduced new “sensitivity settings” that allow advertisers to choose between different types of content filtering for their ads. The new controls arrive as X is increasingly desperate to win

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YouTube will show a minimalist home page if your watch history is turned off

YouTube announced today that it’s changing how its home page works if you have your watch history disabled. Starting today, the video service’s home feed will stop appearing for those with their viewing history turned off and “no significant prior watch history.” The change will provide a more streamlined browsing experience, showing only the search

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Zoom knots itself a legal tangle over use of customer data for training AI models

Three years ago Zoom settled with the FTC over a claim of deceptive marketing around security claims, having been accused of overstating the strength of the encryption it offered. Now the videoconferencing platform could be headed for a similar tangle in Europe in relation to its privacy small print. The recent terms & conditions controversy

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China reportedly had ‘deep, persistent access’ to Japanese networks for months

Late last year, Nikkei Asia reported that Japan was planning to add thousands of personnel to its military cyber defense unit. Now, we might know why — according to a report from the Washington Post, hackers in China had “deep, persistent access” to Japanese defense networks. When the National Security Agency is said to have

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Zoom reverses policy that allowed it to train AI on customer data

Zoom has made changes to its terms of service after online blowback over recent updates to the company’s fine print allowing AI training on customer data. A report from StackDiary over the weekend highlighted how the changes, which rolled out in March without fanfare, appeared to grant the company sweeping control over customer data for

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