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Ian Forrester

Google Home's Assistant could one day know your mood. Take that, Alexa - CNET - 0 views

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    "In an exclusive interview, a top Google exec says the AI could eventually recognize if you're frustrated or pick up conversations where you left off."
Ian Forrester

Google 'fixed' its racist algorithm by removing gorillas from its image-labeling tech -... - 0 views

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    "Nearly three years after the company was called out, it hasn't gone beyond a quick workaround"
Ian Forrester

Probing the Dark Side of Google's Ad-Targeting System - MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    Researchers say Google's ad-targeting system sometimes makes troubling decisions based on data about gender and other personal characteristics.
Ian Forrester

Google admits it tracked user location data even when the setting was turned off - The ... - 0 views

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    "Android phones gather your location data and send it to Google, even if you've turned off location services and don't have a SIM card"
Ian Forrester

Tow Center: Platforms and Publishers: A Definitive Timeline - 0 views

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    The timeline below identifies key developments on tech platforms used by journalism publishers. Here you can explore the significant shifts in the platform landscape as these companies adjust to new relationships with publishers.
Ian Forrester

All the Secret Stuff That Happens When You Visit Google.com - 1 views

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    All the Secret Stuff That Happens When You Visit Google.com
Ian Forrester

Why Google Trailing Apple on Encryption Support Is a Human Rights Issue - 0 views

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    "A leading privacy activist says Google's lack of support for strong encryption makes second-class citizens out of people who can't afford Apple devices."
Ian Forrester

Google engineer apologizes after Photos app tags two black people as gorillas | The Verge - 0 views

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    Google came under fire this week after its new Photos app categorized photos in one of the most racist ways possible. On June 28th, computer programmer Jacky Alciné found that the feature kept tagging pictures of him and his girlfriend as "gorillas."
Ian Forrester

Google faulted for racial bias in image search results for black teenagers - The Washin... - 0 views

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    If you searched for "three white teenagers" on Google Images earlier this month, the result spat up shiny, happy people in droves - an R.E.M. song in JPG format. The images, mostly stock photos, displayed young Caucasian men and women laughing, holding sports equipment or caught whimsically mid-selfie. If you searched for "three black teenagers," the algorithm offered an array of mug shots.
Ian Forrester

Do Google's 'unprofessional hair' results show it is racist? | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    Search term brings back mainly results of black women, which some say is evidence of bias. But algorithms may just be reflecting the wider social landscape
Ian Forrester

Not OK, Google: Chromium voice extension pulled after spying concerns | Ars Technica - 0 views

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    "Google agreed that a closed source module wasn't a good fit for an open source browser."
Ian Forrester

Apple chief Tim Cook criticises Google and Facebook over privacy | Technology | The Gua... - 0 views

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    "Web rivals' business models undermine users' privacy, says Tim Cook, who also warns governments on pursuing 'dangerous' encryption policies"
Ian Forrester

NHS England patient data 'uploaded to Google servers', Tory MP says | Society | theguar... - 0 views

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    "Health select committee member Sarah Wollaston queries how data was secured by PA Consulting and uploaded to servers outside UK"
Ian Forrester

Google CEO says privacy doesn't matter. Google blacklists CNet for violating CEO's priv... - 0 views

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    "Google CEO Eric Schmidt says privacy isn't important, and if you want to keep something private, "maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place" (in other words, "innocent people have nothing to hide.")"
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