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21 May 2019

Eight companies & 17 govts. support Christchurch Call to address terrorist & violent extremist content; civil society expresses concerns with the process

On 15 May 2019, 8 companies, 17 governments, and the European Commission adopted the Christchurch Call, a voluntary commitment to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. This call was proposed two months after terrorist attacks at two...

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8 May 2019

AI non-profit to track air pollution from every power plant in the world and make data public

Author: David Roberts, Vox

"We'll soon know the exact air pollution from every power plant in the world. That's huge.", 7 May 2019....

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7 May 2019

Commentary: Blockchain technology cannot guarantee conflict-free minerals

Author: Fritz Brugger, African Arguments

"Blockchain is great, but it can't solve everything. Take conflict minerals.", 23 April 2019....

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30 April 2019

Commentary: Tech companies should support openness & ethical product development in addition to increasing diversity when combating AI bias

Author: Dawn Duhaney, People of Color in Tech

"Diversity Alone Will Not Be The Solution To Bias In AI", 11 April, 2019...

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29 April 2019

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights urges states to adopt "smart mix" of measures to regulate new technologies to address human rights impacts

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

"'Smart mix' of measures needed to regulate new technologies - Bachelet," 24 April 2019...

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22 April 2019

Commentary: National Action Plans should address potential human rights impacts of tech companies

Author: Sebastian Smart, Global Partners Digital

"Can national action plans make tech companies right-respecting?", 3 Sep 2018...

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17 April 2019

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Author: Joseph Menn, Reuters

Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agency’s request to install facial recognition technology in officers’ cars and body cameras due to human rights concerns, company President Brad Smith said... Microsoft concluded it would...

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15 April 2019

Commentary: AI can be used to strengthen due diligence & anti-bribery compliance

Author: Merritt Smith, FCPA blog

"The truth about AI and due diligence", 5 April, 2019...

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15 April 2019

Commentary: Binding treaty discussions should include technology & human rights perspective

Author: Sebastian Smart, Global Partners Digital

"The case for and against a binding treaty on business and human rights", 2 April 2019...

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15 April 2019

Google will require temp workers receive $15 minimum wage & parental leave

Author: Alex Castro, The Verge

Google said... it would require its extended, non-employee workforce in the United States receive comprehensive health care coverage, a $15 minimum wage, and 12 weeks of parental leave. The move follows protests from employees and other workers......

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