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By April Glaser on NBC News (nbcnews.com)
“If you have a website, do you want to include disabled people or do you want to exclude them? That’s why it’s a civil right,” one expert said.
By Kari Paul on The Guardian (theguardian.com)
Ifeoma Ozoma has co-sponsored a bill to protect workers who speak out on discrimination or harassment. ‘Coming forward should not carry as much risk,’ she said
By Khari Johnson on WIRED (wired.com)
The move is the latest fallout following the departures of the heads of the company’s ethical AI research team and a recruiter.
on facebook, we need to talk. (facebookweneedtotalk.org)
Facebook, we need to talk — and you’re not letting us. Facebook should allow us to hold governments, including the Israeli government, accountable — not shield governments from accountability.
Hacked and leaked schematics won’t help you make a counterfeit MacBook. They will help repair experts recover lost data, though.
By Rachel Aiello on CTV News (ctvnews.ca)
After suggesting that under Bill C-10, the Canadian Radio-television and telecommunications Commission (CRTC) could impose discoverability regulations on individuals who have a large-enough following online, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault now says that’s not the case.
By Universiteit van Amsterdam on Global Digital Cultures - University of Amsterdam (globaldigitalcultures.uva.nl)
In Europe today, digital platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, provide essential means for millions of people to express themselves, engage in public debate and organise politically. However, European governments are leveraging the power of platforms to impose new forms of restrictions …
By Sophie Beaumont on BBC Design + Engineering (medium.com)
Have you ever come across a component in a library or design system that seems to do… everything?
Open Letter to Amazon: Technologies that automate and enhance policing are dangerous and undermine racial justice. Make the ban on police use of Rekognition...
By MediaJustice on MediaJustice (mediajustice.org)
Dear Mr. Bezos and Mr. Jassy, We the undersigned organizations call on Amazon to permanently ban law enforcement from using Amazon’s facial recognition software, Rekognition. In response to protest against police violence, in 2020 Amazon halted the sale of Rekognition for a year. As t
on TPGi (tpgi.com)
When testing a website or mobile application’s accessibility, some might say that someone who routinely uses a screen reader...
By Kate O’Flaherty on The Guardian (theguardian.com)
You might be surprised how much Google’s email service – and others – know about you
By Eva Dou, Drew Harwell on The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
Facing an international outcry over its testing of a “Uighur alarm” system, Huawei said it is committed to human rights “at the highest level.” But the tech giant has worked with dozens of surveillance contractors over the years to build systems that could aid the Chinese government and police.
By Adam Kovacevich on Nashville Tennessean (tennessean.com)
We need more online content moderation, not less. Section 230 gives platforms the tools they need to make a safer, better Internet for all of us.
By Sergiu Gatlan on BleepingComputer (bleepingcomputer.com)
Fake net neutrality comment campaign a harbinger of automated disinformation to come - Justin Hendrix
By Justin Hendrix on Tech Policy Press (techpolicy.press)
Governments may not be prepared to contend with new mechanisms to automatically generate content and, indeed, online identities.