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Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint, past and future, in climate push

16 Jan 2020

Microsoft Corp on Thursday set a new ambition among Fortune 500 companies in addressing climate change, pledging to remove as much carbon as it has emitted in its 45-year history. | Video

URGENT-Microsoft aims to erase its carbon footprint from atmosphere

16 Jan 2020

Jan 16 Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it aims to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2030 and that by 2050, it hopes to have taken out enough to account for all the direct emissions the company has ever made.

Amazon to ramp up counterfeit reporting to law enforcement

13 Jan 2020

Amazon.com Inc is planning to give more data on counterfeit goods to law enforcement in a further crackdown on fakes listed on its e-commerce sites, a person familiar with the program told Reuters.

U.S. government study finds racial bias in facial recognition tools

20 Dec 2019

Many facial recognition systems misidentify people of color more often than white people, according to a U.S. government study released on Thursday that is likely to increase skepticism of technology widely used by law enforcement agencies.

Amazon to raise U.S. fulfillment fees three percent for merchants next year

20 Dec 2019

Amazon.com Inc plans to raise the fees it charges merchants for warehousing and shipping their goods in the United States by an average 3% next year, the company said Friday, as it faces higher costs from infrastructure and programs such as one-day delivery.

Researchers criticize AI software that predicts emotions

12 Dec 2019

SAN FRANCISCO A prominent group of researchers alarmed by the harmful social effects of artificial intelligence called Thursday for a ban on automated analysis of facial expressions in hiring and other major decisions.

Amazon uses aggregated seller data to help business, it tells lawmakers

20 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Amazon.com Inc uses "aggregated data" from sellers in its third-party marketplace to improve its overall business, the online retailer said in response to a congressional antitrust probe that could raise concerns with such sellers.

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