Big data

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Meta warns Australia’s plan to limit targeted ads could push free platforms towards subscription fees
Letting Australians opt out of all targeted advertising under privacy reforms would go further than any other proposal globally, Facebook’s parent company says

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

17, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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AI expert Meredith Broussard: ‘Racism, sexism and ableism are systemic problems’
The journalist and academic says the bias encoded in artificial intelligence systems can’t be fixed with better data alone – the change has to be societal

Zoë Corbyn

26, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Google’s image-scanning illustrates how tech firms can penalise the innocent | John Naughton
New technology helps to track child abuse images, but in the case of false positives, companies don’t always rescind suspensions

John Naughton

03, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Labour peer’s AI healthcare firm Sensyne says cash is running out
Data analytics company run by Paul Drayson says money could run out in weeks unless it finds emergency funding

Julia Kollewe

14, Jan, 2022 @6:55 PM

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A data ‘black hole’: Europol ordered to delete vast store of personal data
EU police body accused of unlawfully holding information and aspiring to become an NSA-style mass surveillance agency

Apostolis Fotiadis, Ludek Stavinoha, Giacomo Zandonini, Daniel Howden

10, Jan, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Guardian’s Cadwalladr in court to fight defamation claim by Brexit backer Banks
Award-winning journalist says comments about multi-millionaire businessman were in the public interest

Tim Adams

08, Jan, 2022 @3:30 PM

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From menopause to anxiety: the new tech tackling women’s health problems
Apps tracking hormones and a gadget combatting menopausal hot flushes are some of the latest innovations in the femtech market, which is predicted to be worth $60bn by 2027

Helena Pozniak

21, May, 2021 @5:58 AM

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Companies are now writing reports tailored for AI readers – and it should worry us
A recent study suggests lengthy, complex corporate filings are increasingly read by, and written for, machines

John Naughton

05, Dec, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Jill Lepore: 'When did we hand Google, Twitter and Facebook the reins?'
The historian talks big data, social media and the US election

Tim Adams

04, Oct, 2020 @8:30 AM

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If the Labour conference were on now, would I be knocked over by a rush of ideas? | Will Hutton
Health, the workplace, our place in the world... is the party thinking big thoughts?

Will Hutton

20, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Recession in real time: how big data can track the Covid slump
Official economic data for June will be out this week. But unconventional indicators can help gauge conditions right now

Richard Partington

08, Aug, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Downing Street seeks data expert to set up 'skunkworks' in No 10
Advert for head of analytical unit is latest sign of Dominic Cummings’ Whitehall shake-up

Heather Stewart Political correspondent

10, Jul, 2020 @5:42 PM

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