Leading Civil Rights Groups Call Facebook’s Latest Internal Audit ‘Woefully Inadequate’ to Address Hate

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Facebook on Sunday issued the first major update of 2019 on the progress of its ongoing civil rights audit, spurred more a year ago by a sharp upsurge in criticism over its permissive policies toward hateful and abusive content directed at people of color and religious minorities. However, many civil rights leaders…

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AMD Denies Report That It Improperly Shared Sensitive Processor Tech With China

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) denied on Friday the accuracy of a Wall Street Journal report that alleged its joint venture with Chinese companies gave the latter country access to advanced processor technology that could have military applications, saying that did “everything correctly and transparently” and did not…

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The Huawei rollercoaster continues as Google gets a green light to license Android again

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Barely a month after the U.S. government placed a ban on companies doing business with Huawei due to an unspecified national security threat, President Donald Trump has seemingly softened his hard stance. In a press conference at the G20 Conference Saturday, he announced that “American companies will continue” to do business with the beleaguered telecom giant.

While it’s unclear whether that extends to the 5G network technology that Huawei is developing, it most certainly applies to Google and Android. Under the terms of the previous ban, Google was barred from selling an Android license to Huawei, meaning its phones could use the base open-source code, but would not have access to the all-important Play Store and Google apps.

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Danny Boyle Reflects on Making Beautiful Music With Yesterday, His Beatle-Less Alt Universe Story

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Even though he’s won an Oscar and made a ton of hugely popular films, Danny Boyle still auditioned to make his new film, Yesterday. However, it was his choice to do so and a technique he learned from a very unlikely source.

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Face Recognition Surveillance Banned by Second American City

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One day after the biggest police body camera manufacturer in America banned the use of face recognition technology, Somerville, Massachusetts became the second city in the United States to ban the tech after San Francisco broke new ground with a ban last month, Vice reported.

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Broadcom’s Tech Is in Nearly All Your Gadgets—Here’s Why That Suddenly Matters

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Broadcom might not be a name you’re immediately familiar with, but some of its technology is almost certainly inside at least one of the gadgets in your home. As it faces big antitrust actions in both the US and Europe, here’s what you need to know about Broadcom, and it how it affects the hardware you own.

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