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LinkedIn Adds Message Safety Tools And Focused Inbox

The business networking and recruitment platform is cracking down on spam messages and scams.

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LinkedIn has just made some changes to its direct messaging service to help its 875 million members avoid spam and attempted scams. The business networking site is seeing growth rates of up to 34% a year, with 21 inMails sent every second, so it is keen to ensure that new and existing users are kept safe.

LinkedIn’s first change is the rollout of a new “focused” option for incoming messages, which will relegate unwanted mail to an “Other” box. Switchable automatic spam and harassment detection should help to send spam and legitimate mail to the right places, and a new feature is also available to report unwanted messages.

The company states that Focused Messages will help to present “the most relevant new opportunities and outreach”. LinkedIn says that the feature uses AI algorithms which learn from what you open and interact with to tailor a custom inbox experience.

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Alongside these messaging additions, LinkedIn says it will also add live captioning to video messages to improve accessibility — a move that is thought to signal the platform’s greater focus on messaging as a more standalone service.

The new features were being tried out in smaller control groups to gauge their effectiveness but are now going global, with all users expected to see the updates soon.

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Initial Trials Of Dubai’s Driverless Evocargo Trucks Completed

Testing was announced on July 17, and the completion is a major milestone towards upgrading the region’s logistics infrastructure.

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A Dubai-based company has completed the initial trials for the UAE’s first driverless trucks. The groundbreaking achievement by Evocargo, partnering with Dubai South, took place at Dubai South Logistics District, and marked a significant step towards incorporating autonomous technologies into the region’s wider logistics infrastructure.

Announced on Wednesday, July 17th, the trials featured the Evocargo N1 unmanned electric truck navigating a predetermined route within a controlled setting. The test involved interactions with common road obstacles such as cars, trucks, and pedestrians, aiming to evaluate the vehicle’s hardware and software reliability, accident prevention systems, and overall readiness for public road use.

Officials were keen to highlight that this accomplishment aligns with the UAE’s ambitious strategy to position itself as a global leader in innovation and technology adoption. The country aims to have 25% of all transportation in Dubai autonomous by 2030, underscoring its commitment to revolutionizing the logistics sector using advanced technologies.

Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of the Logistics District at Dubai South, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Evocargo in enhancing the region’s logistics capabilities. He noted that autonomous vehicles are set to increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and establish a sustainable logistics infrastructure that will benefit both Dubai and the wider UAE.

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Ahmed Al-Ansi, CEO of Evocargo Autonomous Logistic Services, also expressed optimism that the trials will draw new customers and investments across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The partnership aims to lead in innovative tech solutions, further establishing the UAE as a pioneer in autonomous transportation.

The successful completion of the trials marks a crucial step towards realizing the UAE’s vision for a technologically advanced and sustainable future in which autonomous vehicles are expected to play a pivotal role in global logistics.

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