Sheera Frenkel
James Manyika, who heads Google’s technology and society team, delivers the keynote address at Google I/O in Mountain View, California, in 2023. OpenAI, Google and Meta ignored corporate policies, altered their own rules and discussed skirting copyright law as they sought online information to train their newest artificial intelligence systems.
Apr 8, 2024
How tech giants cut corners to harvest data for AI
The companies’ actions illustrate how online information has increasingly become the lifeblood of the booming AI industry.
An Israeli military helicopter flying away from the helipad of a hospitalin Tel Aviv, Israel, after transporting a patient on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 28, 2024
Israel deploys expansive facial recognition program in Gaza
Members of Israeli intelligence and its military are concerned about the experimental surveillance effort's false positives and cases of mistaken identity.
A home that was burned in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack in Kissufim, an Israeli kibbutz. Antisemitic and Islamophobic hate speech has soared on social media platforms since the war broke out between Hamas and Israel.
WORLD / Society
Nov 16, 2023
Antisemitic and anti-Islam hate speech surges across the internet
On Oct. 7, the day Hamas attacked Israel, the hashtag #HitlerWasRight appeared on X, formerly known as Twitter. Over the next month, more than 46,000 posts featured the hashtag, often alongside language that called for violence against Jews.
Motorists drive past a giant billboard depicting Muslim people walking with their national flags toward the Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem, in central Tehran's Valiasr Square on Oct. 25.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 4, 2023
In a worldwide war of words, Russia, China and Iran back Hamas
Officials and researchers say the deluge of online propaganda and disinformation is larger than anything seen before.
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk gets in a Tesla car as he leaves a hotel in Beijing in May.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 1, 2023
Elon Musk’s unmatched power in the stars
The tech billionaire has become the dominant power in satellite internet technology. The ways he is wielding that influence are raising global alarms.
Japan Times
Apr 27, 2023
Tweets become harder to believe as labels change meaning
The elimination of check marks that helped authenticate accounts has convulsed a platform that once seemed indispensable for following breaking news.
Japan Times
Dec 23, 2022
Twitter is said to have struggled over revealing U.S. influence campaign
The situation began in 2017 when an official working with U.S. Central Command requested that Twitter verify some of the military's accounts.
Japan Times
Oct 11, 2022
Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s metaverse struggles
Meta's push to develop virtual and augmented reality technology has had a bumpy year.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 5, 2020
Why Facebook’s blocking of new U.S. political ads may fall short
Political ads on Facebook are just one piece of content; political misinformation also flourishes in messages that people post and in discussions in private groups.


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