Digest #7: Italy’s €20 million fine
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Italy’s €20 million fine
Italy would fine facial recognition company Clearview AI for violating the EU law. An investigation by Garante, the Italian data protection authority, found that the company’s database of 10 billion face images included the faces of Italians and Italian residents. The New York-based firm has been fined €20 million and will also have to remove all biometric data it has on Italian citizens’ faces.
Uber Eats bill splitting
Uber Eats is adding a group ordering and bill splitting feature. Instead of handing your phone to everyone in the group so they can place their orders, you can now start a group order from the Uber Eats app.
Peloton and Apple Watch collab
Peloton has announced new Apple Watch integration for the original Bike, Bike Plus and Tread models. The Peloton watch app will notify users every time they start a Bike, Bike Plus, or Tread workout. This will also work for actions started in the app. Users can also start recording workouts ahead of time.
TikTok’s music sharing platform
TikTok creates its own music sharing platform. The social network has launched SoundOn, which lets artists upload their music directly to TikTok and distribute it to a variety of music streaming services. ByteDance, the parent company of the app, will not charge artists for distribution or transactions.
Tinder background checks
Tinder is giving users in the US a way to conduct a background check on a potential match. Through the safety center (you can tap the blue shield icon anywhere in the app to get there), you can visit the website of Garbo, a non-profit background check platform.
Apple embraces Windows
Apple’s new 27-inch 5K Studio Display — including its 12-megapixel webcam and fancy speakers — should work just fine with Windows PCs. However, certain features enabled by the monitor’s built-in A13 Bionic processor will only function on Macs, Apple said.
Adobe’s next step with NFTs
Adobe Behance social network adds support for the Polygon cryptocurrency platform, allowing users to more easily showcase non-fungible tokens or Polygon-based NFTs. The company is touting the Polygon integration as a greener way to create NFTs for artists, which Behance started supporting late last year.