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26 March 2020

IBM & Microsoft joins the Vatican for the regulation of facial recognition technology and algor ethics

Author: Bhavani Shanthakumar

... [Microsoft and IBM] have signed a document called the “Rome Call for Al Ethics,” prepared by the Pontifical Academy for Life to Pope Francis on [6 March 2020]... Pope raised his concerns over the uncontrolled spread of A.I. applied science-...

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23 March 2020

Govt. use of surveillance tools to trace movements of coronavirus patients raises privacy concerns

Author: Natasha Singer & Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times

"As Coronavirus surveillance escalates, personal privacy plummets," 23 March 2020...

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21 March 2020

Indonesia: Technology companies launch information campaigns to educate customers about COVID-19

Author: The Jakarta Post

"Companies launch campaigns to educate customers about COVID-19", 18 March 2020...

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16 March 2020

Twitter releases policy banning dehumanizing speech on platform

In September 2018, Twitter announced a new policy banning dehumanizing speech on the social media platform. The company's policy is "You may not dehumanize anyone based on membership in an identifiable group, as this speech can lead to offline harm."...

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5 March 2020

UK: Conservative MP asks BT if using Huawei complies with anti-slavery policy

Author: Dan Sabbagh, the Guardian

“A Conservative MP has asked BT to investigate whether using Huawei is compliant with its anti-slavery policy after an Australian thinktank alleged that some of the Chinese firm’s subcontractors used forced labour from the country’s Muslim minority.”...

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2 March 2020

USA: Palantir is allegedly enabling ICE’s human rights violations against migrants & asylum seekers; incl. company response

In recent years, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) has deported a record number of people from the United States, detained people in conditions the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called "appalling", and separated...

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17 February 2020

Apple removed 18 smelters and refiners not willing to submit to third-party auditing from its supply chain in 2019

Author: Mikey Campbell, appleinsider

"Apple removed 18 smelters and refiners in 2019 for flouting conflict mineral code of conduct", 6 February 2020....

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17 February 2020

Commentary: Automation tools lack ability to assess context or intent risking limits to speech

Author: Eliska Pirkova, Access Now

"Automation and illegal content: can we rely on machines making decisions for us?", 17 February 2020...

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14 February 2020
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Author: Latin American Post

“Latinoamérica 2020: mercado laboral e inteligencia artificial”, 14 de febrero de 2020...

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14 February 2020

Latin America: Concerns raised about the increase in labour informality due to technological advances and Artificial Intelligence

Author: Latin American Post

“Latin America 2020: labor market and AI”, 14th February 2020...

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