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16 July 2018

Microsoft calls for govt. rules & laws to regulate facial recognition technology

Author: Brad Smith, Microsoft Blog

"Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility", 13 July 2018...

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10 July 2018

Kenya: Govt. agency probes allegations of racism against China Road & Bridge Corporation against local staff

Kenya Railways has given China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), the Chinese operator of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), 72 hours to respond to claims of mistreatment of local staff. The directive follows media reports of mistreatment of local sta...

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9 July 2018

Facial analysis technology often recreates racial & gender bias, says researcher

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9 July 2018

HireVue response re hiring & algorithmic bias

Author: HireVue

The HireVue team has always been deeply committed to an ethical, rigorous, and ongoing process of testing for and preventing bias in HireVue Assessments models (or algorithms). We are aware that whenever AI algorithms are created, there is a potential...

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3 July 2018

USA: Halliburton to face lawsuit alleging national origin & religious discrimination against 2 employees

Author: Patrick Dorrian, Bloomberg BNA (USA)

"Halliburton Accused by Government of Harassing Muslim Workers", 3 July 2018...

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20 June 2018

Myanmar: Subsidiary of Japanese brewery Kirin made donations to military during ethnic cleansing, says Amnesty: includes correspondence with company

Author: Amnesty International

Japanese authorities must urgently launch an investigation into payments that a subsidiary of the multinational brewing giant Kirin made to Myanmar’s military and authorities at the height of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya populatio...

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20 June 2018

Shareholders & civil society groups urge Amazon to halt sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies

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19 June 2018

Draft So. Africa mining charter proposes 30% black ownership of mining companies within five years

Author: Mining Technology (UK)

"South Africa’s draft mining charter proposes 30% black ownership"...

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15 June 2018

USA: Ex-employee files lawsuit against solar energy co. alleging racial discrimination

Author: Tim Sylvia, pv magazine (USA)

"Vivint Solar responds to racial discrimination lawsuit", 14 June 2018...

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12 June 2018

Amazon non-response

Amazon was urged to disclose public bias testing data for its facial recognition software. We invited Amazon to respond; company didn't respond.

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