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China unveils 'world first' AI news anchors

Business / Tech Nov 10, 2018

China unveils 'world first' AI news anchors

China's state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view. Calling it a "world first," the Xinhua News Agency this past week debuted a pair ...

The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

Business | FOCUS Nov 3, 2018

The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

by Noah Feldman

The global walkout by Google workers, a response to Alphabet Inc.'s reported protection of executives accused of sexual misconduct, may be a harbinger of something new in employer-employee relations: empowered workers' moral-political protest directed as much against the general culture as against management. Although the ...

Business / Tech Oct 26, 2018

U.K. fines Facebook over Cambridge Analytica's use of users' data

British regulators on Thursday slapped Facebook with a fine of £500,000 ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The Information Commissioner Office found that between 2007 and 2014, Facebook processed the personal ...