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Apple Card and 6 Other Tech Tools Accused of Gender Bias

From recruitment software that favours male applicants to facial recognition technology that fails to recognise transgender people, a growing number of artificial intelligence (AI) programmes have been accused of holding human gender bias. Apple became the latest tech giant to face criticism last week when customers of its new credit ...

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Google Employees Call for Corporate Climate Change Action

Google employees are demanding the company issue a climate plan that commits it to zero emissions by 2030. An online petition posted Monday bears signatures from more than a thousand Google employees. It also calls on Google to decline contracts that would support the extraction of fossil fuels and to ...

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Google Hit by Australian Regulator Lawsuit Over Data Collection

Australia’s consumer regulator filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday, alleging it misled consumers about how it was collecting, storing and using personal location data. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said Google had failed for almost two years from January 2017 to tell Android phone customers ...

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Google Search to Stop Supporting Flash Content Soon

Google has announced it will stop supporting Flash content in its Search as the Internet prepares to bid a farewell to the multimedia software platform next year. If the web pages have Flash content, Google will ignore that and Search will also stop indexing standalone SWF files. Google engineering manager ...

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