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Google faces ‘millions’ in fines after Australian court rules in ‘world-first’ case that it misled users about data collection

The federal court sided with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which sued Google in October 2019, alleging that the tech giant misled consumers about personal location data collected through Android devices between January 2017 and December 2018. According to the complaint, Google allowed users to turn off location …

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Google accused of allowing advertisers to search for ‘white supremacist’ keywords on YouTube – including ‘All lives matter’

An investigation by the Markup found that advertisers could find relevant videos for their ads by using terms like “white lives matter,” “all lives matter” and “white power.” Citing the Southern Poverty Law Center, the outlet noted that some of these phrases are popular with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. Anyone …

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Google fires ANOTHER AI ethics researcher amid row over ‘censorship & racism,’ as team member accuses company of ‘smear campaign’

Margaret Mitchell, who led Google’s Ethical AI unit, announced her termination in a brief tweet on Friday, saying only “I’m fired” without offering further detail. Google’s own statement on the matter was left somewhat vague, confirming Mitchell was let go over “multiple violations of our code of conduct,” while adding …

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