Google has unveiled its game plan for fighting disinformation on its search, news, YouTube and advertising platforms in a 30-page document. “Providing useful and trusted information at the scale that the Internet has reached is enormously complex and an important responsibility,” noted Google Vice President for Trust and Safety Kristie Canegallo. “Adding to that complexity, […]
When I think of corporate responsibility, one company tends to float to the top, and that is Cisco. With massive efforts to train people all over the world in the critical networking skills needed to secure and expand global communications, Cisco has been taking a major chunk out of joblessness. It has invested millions to […]
Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Palto) The Federal Communications Commission is planning to overhaul its public comments system to deter fraud and abuse, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a letter to lawmakers last week. The FCC may institute a CAPTCHA system as part of a redesign that will “institute appropriate safeguards against abusive conduct,” […]
What we do about fake news today could have a major impact on our future. Two new initiatives — a concerted effort by Apple and a massive educational effort called the “Pro-Truth Pledge” — could help eliminate much of the fake news BS that is really messing up the United States at the moment. On […]
Facebook, Google and Twitter tell lawmakers what they’re doing to ensure foreign entities don’t use their sites to influence future US elections.
Harvey Weinstein just went from most powerful man in Hollywood to punching bag — and while he deserved this, perhaps greater attention should go toward taking aggressive measures to prevent future Weinsteins — and there will be future Weinsteins. We need to stop acting surprised when this stuff comes out and instead take stronger steps […]
Internet trolls turned Brianna Wu’s life upside down. But she’s running for Congress and thinking all isn’t quite lost.
“Man fighting in the middle of town” may not be the Grand Theft Auto VI we’ve been waiting for, but it’s the one 2017 deserves. The iOS game, which launched its 1.0 version yesterday initially piqued my attention through its perhaps-not-quite fair use of Grand Theft Auto V screenshots as the app icon and description […]
Giant robots attack! A Chinese fighting robot wants to challenge US MegaBots Mk III and Japanese Kuratas to a robot duel to the death.