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Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Microsoft steps up calls for regulation of facial recognition tech; research group AI Now stresses urgency for companies to open their AI algorithms to auditing   —  AFTER A HELLISH year of tech scandals, even government-averse executives have started professing their openness to legislation.
Dec 7, 2018, 4:20 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Three recent books argue that big tech became powerful not because of “software disruption” but by ducking regulation, squeezing workers, strangling competitors   —  A FEW YEARS after the Great Recession, you couldn't scroll through Google Reader without seeing the word “disrupt.”
Oct 23, 2018, 9:30 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai publicly discusses censored Chinese search engine for the first time, says internal tests have been very promising   —  GOOGLE'S INTERNAL TESTS developing a censored search engine in China have been very promising, CEO Sundar Pichai said on stage on Monday as part of the WIRED 25 Summit.
Oct 16, 2018, 12:50 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Jeff Bezos says Amazon will keep working with the Department of Defense, says if big tech companies turn their backs, “this country is going to be in trouble”   —  “If big tech companies are going to turn their back on US Department of Defense, this country is going to be in trouble …
Oct 15, 2018, 6:40 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
After troubles in Myanmar, a look at how Facebook has evolved its approach in getting people online in Africa by working with civil society groups and more   —  OVER THE PAST year, Facebook has faced a reckoning over the way its plan to connect the next billion users to the internet has sown division …
Oct 8, 2018, 7:50 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
A look at the wave of tech startups that claim they can increase the amount collected on debts while helping consumers by using tech to personalize the process   —  Consumer debt, credit card debt, and personal loan debt are at all-time highs.  Meanwhile, investors who purchase debt for cents …
Sep 5, 2018, 2:40 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
The National Labor Relations Board issues a complaint against Lanetix, a San Francisco software firm that fired 14 engineers after they filed papers to unionize   —  THE NATIONAL LABOR Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software firm.
Sep 3, 2018, 8:40 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
How a growing political awakening among some tech employees has driven the recent wave of protests at tech companies against controversial government contracts   —  SILICON VALLEY HAS a long and secretive history of building hardware and software for the military and law enforcement.
Jul 1, 2018, 8:00 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
After last week's Google resignations, a look at how big tech firms' employees feel about their employers' defense contracts, from indifference to activism   —  FOR MONTHS, A growing faction of Google employees has tried to force the company to drop out of a controversial military program called Project Maven.
May 21, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Questions Congress should ask Zuckerberg: tracking users outside of Facebook, prioritizing growth over privacy, Facebook's anti-competitive behavior, and more   —  Mark Zuckerberg testified for almost five hours Tuesday in a televised Senate hearing about Facebook's privacy practices and data abuse.
Apr 11, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context

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