Technology

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AI ethicist Kate Darling: ‘Robots can be our partners’
The MIT researcher says that for humans to flourish we must move beyond thinking of robots as potential future competitors

Zoë Corbyn

17, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Tech giants happy to do Narendra Modi’s bidding in return for access to Indian market | John Naughton
The Indian leader’s autocratic tendencies do not seem to have posed great ethical difficulties for Facebook and Twitter

John Naughton

17, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Facebook says it has reached net zero emissions
Emissions cut by 94% in three years, and company is aiming for net zero across its supply chain by 2030

Alex Hern

16, Apr, 2021 @2:35 PM

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Google location data: what does Australian court ruling mean and how can I turn off my tracking history?
Two experts on the significance of the ACCC court win that found Google ‘partially’ misled users over location data

Royce Kurmelovs and Naaman Zhou

16, Apr, 2021 @9:22 AM

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Google ‘partially’ misled consumers over collecting location data, Australian court finds
Google collected data on some Android and Pixel phones even when customers ticked ‘No’ or ‘Do not collect’

Naaman Zhou

16, Apr, 2021 @3:26 AM

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Advocates say kids’ Instagram product would ‘put young users at great risk’
Children’s health advocates urged Mark Zuckerberg to abandon the plan citing the negative effects of social media on children

Kari Paul

15, Apr, 2021 @7:12 PM

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Amazon must ‘do a better job’ for its workers, says Jeff Bezos
But company’s founder pushes back against criticism of its work practices in letter to shareholders

Julia Kollewe

15, Apr, 2021 @6:59 PM

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Instagram apologises for promoting weight-loss content to users with eating disorders
Social media platform says it was a ‘mistake’ and that harmful terms have been removed in an update

Alex Hern UK technology editor

15, Apr, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Amazon’s warehouse boom linked to health hazards in America’s most polluted region
Research shows warehouses, which have proliferated in California’s Inland Empire, bring pollution that disproportionately affects people of color

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

15, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until it realized a BJP politician was involved
Whistleblower points to double standard in Facebook’s enforcement of rules against powerful

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco and Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

15, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘Can babies see ghosts?’ The best of Yahoo Answers
After 16 years, one of the internet’s first – and most surreal – Q&A platforms is to be shut down

Elle Hunt

15, Apr, 2021 @12:55 AM

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Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process
Ruling in Amsterdam overturns company’s decision to exclude operators for alleged sharing of account details

Sarah Butler

14, Apr, 2021 @6:00 PM

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