Tech giants fail to distance themselves from fight against new EU climate targets

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Climate change Leaked document shows BusinessEurope group would oppose more ambitious goals The climate and energy commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete, previously said the EU was considering a higher target for CO2 reductions. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA Companies including Facebook, Google and Microsoft have failed to Läs mer…

Facebook sued over allegations of gender bias in male-targeted job ads

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Lawsuit claims that Facebook provides job ads which allows employers to choose who they want based on their age and sex The ACLU is accusing Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job Läs mer…

Ofcom to push for regulation of social networks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social media Media regulator’s chief seeks action to prevent online harm Facebook logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photograph: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Tech companies such as Facebook and Google could be regulated in the same way as the mobile phone and broadband industry, the Läs mer…

Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed By Tech – review

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Book of the day Politics books In an age where our every action can be harvested as data and used against us, Jamie Susskind’s book makes crucial reading US sentencing algorithms are more likely to predict that black offenders will more likely reoffend than Läs mer…

Yuval Noah Harari: the myth of freedom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Yuval Noah Harari: the myth of freedom Future proof … to survive, we must accept that humans are hackable animals. Photograph: Shutterstock/Photobank gallery Governments and corporations will soon know you better than you know yourself. Belief in the idea of ‘free will’ has become Läs mer…

EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Intellectual property Legislation opposed by firms like Facebook and Google and groups warning of detrimental consequences for the internet MEPs Axel Voss, (L), and Roberta Metsola, (R), celebrate after the European parliament approved the amended versions of the new directive’s most controversial provisions. Photograph: Läs mer…

Teens Are Over Face-to-Face Communication, Study Says

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When Common Sense surveyed roughly a thousand teenagers about their habits back in 2012, most of them said that their favorite way to communicate with friends was “in person.” Fast forward six years, and face-to-face communication has apparently lost its youthful sheen. Most teens Läs mer…

Battle over EU copyright law heads for showdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology sector Brussels to vote on directive, supported by artists and news agencies, that opponents say could ‘destroy the internet’ Ed Harcourt, Crispin Hunt, Madeleina Kay, Dave Rowntree of Blur, Tom Watson MP and Newton Faulkner protest outside Google’s King’s Cross office last week. Läs mer…

Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: 'We’re going towards a more divided society'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Saturday interview Joseph Stiglitz on artificial intelligence: ‘We’re going towards a more divided society’ ‘All the worst tendencies of the private sector in taking advantage of people are heightened by these new technologies’ … Joseph Stiglitz. Photograph: Alexandre Isard/Paris Match/Contour/Getty Images The technology could Läs mer…

Washington Takes on the Threat of Big Tech

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Once the fresh-faced darlings of D.C., Big Tech executives now receive a decidedly cooler reception on Capitol Hill. On Sept. 5, Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Facebook second-in-command Sheryl Sandberg got a tongue lashing in Senate hearings. “You’re going to have to do something,” Läs mer…

Are Google search results politically biased? | Jeff Hancock et al

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Technology Are Google search results politically biased? Treating search results as a media source in their own right is a key step in analyzing alleged political bias Donald Trump has claimed that Google’s search results are ‘rigged’ against rightwing sources. Photograph: Alamy Stock Läs mer…

Facebook and Twitter bosses testify to Congress on Russian meddling – live

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook chief Sheryl Sandberg among those called to testify, and Alex Jones makes an appearance – but Google bosses stay home Google snubs Senate hearings on election interference LIVE Updated Sheryl Sandberg on Capitol Hill. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Key events Show 11.42am EDT11:42 Läs mer…

Google snubs Senate hearings on election meddling

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Facebook and Twitter executives are testifying in attempt to assure lawmakers they will protect midterm elections from foreign interference The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, right, and COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, are sworn-in before testifying at a Senate intelligence committee hearing on Läs mer…

Yes, Silicon Valley needs regulation. But Trump’s reason why is misguided | Dipayan Ghosh

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Silicon Valley Yes, Silicon Valley needs regulation. But Trump’s reason why is misguided Dipayan Ghosh Trump claimed that Google and Facebook suppress conservative content. The reason why is simple: we see what they think we want to, because it’s in their business interest Läs mer…

Scroll Free September: can you ditch social media for a month?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Pass notes Social media Did a gym visit even happen if you didn’t post a selfie of it? Scroll Free September is urging online addicts to take a break Overuse of social media can affect sleep, self-esteem and relationships, according to the Royal Society Läs mer…