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Google Won’t Use Artificial Intelligence For Weapons

Google announced on Thursday that it would not use artificial intelligence for weapons or to “cause or directly facilitate injury to people,” as it unveiled a set of principles for these technologies. Chief executive officer Sundar Pichai, in a blog post outlining the company’s artificial intelligence policies, noted that even though Google won’t use AI

Samsung to pay Apple $533m for design theft

A US federal court jury has ordered Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years. Jurors tacked on an additional $5 million in damages for a pair of patented functions. The award appeared to be a bit of a victory for Apple, which had

Donald Trump barred from blocking Twitter users, judge rules

The US President was told that blocking access to his Twitter account would be a violation of the right to free speech, district judge Naomi Reice said. Mr Trump’s @RealDonaldTrump platform has become an integral and controversial part of his presidency that he uses to announce policy and verbally attack critics. It was rule that comments on

Activist Groups Launch Campaign To Break Up Facebook

A coalition of activist groups on Monday announced a campaign to break up Facebook, arguing that the huge social network “has too much power over our lives and democracy.”   The groups created a website, and a Facebook page, to garner support for a petition to the US Federal Trade Commission to require the social

Uber Hit With Sexual Harassment Suit Following Policy Shift

Uber was hit with a lawsuit on Monday alleging sexual harassment and discrimination against female employees, apparently the first case in court since the ride-hailing giant scrapped a requirement for arbitration of such claims.   Former Uber software engineer Ingrid Avendano’s suit filed in California superior court contends the company work culture was “permeated with

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