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By Ellen K. Pao on Medium (medium.com)
Pushing the Overton window and more
on Access Now (accessnow.org)
Access Now calls on Spotify to make a public commitment to never use, license, sell, or monetize its dangerously invasive speech-recognition technology.
on Amnesty International (amnesty.org)
Digital volunteers to expose scale of facial recognition technology in New York City
By Alfred Ng on The Markup (themarkup.org)
The Markup’s Citizen Browser project found four companies targeting ads for financial products to specific age groups—a violation of Facebook policy and, potentially, civil rights laws
By Debra Ruh on Forbes (forbes.com)
To bridge the cybersecurity skills gap, IT companies should look to neurodiverse candidates, especially those with cyber-specific qualifications.
By Julia Reda, 3rd May 2021 on Digital Freedom Fund (digitalfreedomfund.org)
Police officers playing pop music in an effort to interrupt live streams of police operations. Autocratic regimes using social media’s upload filters to block critical reporting. “Reputation management” companies making fake copyright claims to erase unflattering news reports about their clients fro…
By Will Shanklin on AppleInsider (appleinsider.com)
Apple has hired Samy Bengio, a former AI scientist who resigned in protest of Google’s firing of two employees, to lead a new AI team under John Giannandrea.
Facebook Anticipating Legal Action From Data Leak, EU Digital Privacy Group Preparing Mass Action Lawsuit
By Scott Ikeda on CPO Magazine (cpomagazine.com)
The first signs of legal action against Facebook over the recent data leak have appeared, as an EU digital privacy group has announced plans to take the social media giant to court in Ireland.