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Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
Google says it received ~2.4M takedown requests from 2014-2017 under EU's right to be forgotten laws and complied with 43% of them   —  Google has now been complying with the European Union's controversial “right to be forgotten” laws, which the European Court of Justice first ruled applied to search engines in 2014, for three years.
Feb 27, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
George Dvorsky / Gizmodo:
Top AI experts and policy makers from 14 institutions publish 100-page report on the malicious uses of AI, outlining digital, physical, and political dangers   —  A new report authored by over two-dozen experts on the implications of emerging technologies is sounding the alarm bells …
Feb 22, 2018, 9:55 AMIn context
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Twitter issues statement saying its tools and rules are apolitical, after a number of conservative Twitter users lost thousands of followers during bot purge   —  Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren't happy about it.
Feb 21, 2018, 11:45 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Former Meetup employees describe how competition from Facebook, being acquired by WeWork, and a mandatory arbitration agreement weakened the company's culture   —  Meetup was supposed to be different.  —  While much of the tech industry struggled to create inclusive work environments …
Feb 18, 2018, 7:35 PMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
Tech firms on mandatory arbitration agreements for employees: Amazon and Verizon have none, Facebook does, no comment from Google, Uber, Twitter, Apple, Lyft   —  Last year, after former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published her blog post alleging the company was rife with sexual harassment …
Feb 11, 2018, 9:00 PMIn context
Gizmodo:
Waymo, Uber Settle Lawsuit Over Automated Vehicle Trade Secrets   —  Waymo attorney Charles Verhoeven on Friday announced the self-driving car company had settled its lawsuit against Uber over its alleged use of stolen trade secrets, bringing a sudden end to a year-long legal battle.
Feb 9, 2018, 3:22 PMIn context
Gizmodo:
Experiment finds IoT devices, apps difficult to manage, inefficient; gadgets communicate to servers daily, even hourly; ISPs collect streams of personal data   —  In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.”  I connected as many of my appliances …
Feb 8, 2018, 4:20 AMIn context
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
California appellate court judge sides with man suing Tinder who argued that Tinder Plus' pricing, which is more expensive for users over 30, is discriminatory   —  Tinder introduced new pricing tiers in 2015, charging users a monthly fee in exchange for a few bonus features, like undoing a swipe or changing locations.
Jan 30, 2018, 10:35 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Ex-Google engineer claims senior Google execs pressured him to stop discussing pro-diversity initiatives on company forums, which motivated him to quit   —  A memo written by a former Google engineer claims that the company's human resources department and a senior vice president pressured …
Jan 12, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Alex Cranz / Gizmodo:
Qualcomm unveils Bluetooth chip that the company claims will reduce power consumption by 65% and give wireless headphones nearly 3X the playback time   —  There are currently two major annoyances with wireless headphones: the Bluetooth can cut out in areas with a lot of signal noise, and battery life is mostly terrible.
Jan 8, 2018, 7:10 PMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.