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Facebook's ads system leans on stereotypes for housing, job ads - study

04 Apr 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc directs advertising to audiences in ways that could promote racial and gender discrimination, a new study showed, adding to allegations that prompted the U.S. government to sue the world's largest social media company last week.

When it comes to disclosing sponsors, your Google Assistant may be mute

01 Apr 2019

SAN FRANCISCO On stage at an investor conference last month, Google's Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler identified a vexing challenge for the company's most prized app: its virtual assistant. | Video

RPT-FOCUS-When it comes to disclosing sponsors, your Google Assistant may be mute

01 Apr 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, April 1 On stage at an investor conference last month, Google's Chief Business Officer Philipp Schindler identified a vexing challenge for the company's most prized app: its virtual assistant.

Ethical question takes center stage at Silicon Valley summit on artificial intelligence

27 Mar 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Technology executives were put on the spot at an artificial intelligence summit this week, each faced with a simple question growing out of increased public scrutiny of Silicon Valley: 'When have you put ethics before your business interests?'

Google launches global council to advise on AI and tech ethics

27 Mar 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.

Google to announce deal with Cuba on improving connectivity - source

27 Mar 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/HAVANA Alphabet Inc's Google plans to announce a memorandum of understanding with Cuban telecoms monopoly ETECSA on Thursday to explore ways of improving connectivity on the Communist-run island, a person familiar with matter told Reuters.

Google launches global council to advise on tech ethics

26 Mar 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it was launching a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.

Study shows limited control over privacy breaches by pre-installed Android apps

25 Mar 2019

MADRID/SAN FRANCISCO An independent study lead by an academic group in Spain has shown that what personal information can be collected by pre-installed programs on new Android mobile devices is expansive and faces little oversight.

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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.