Former Google ethical AI team co-lead Timnit Gebru exposes unethical AI by Google & Big Tech

On this special episode of Going Underground, we speak to the former co-leader of Google’s ethical AI team, Timnit Gebru, who is the co-founder of Black in AI. She discusses a toxic work culture within Google, where staff walkouts had occurred at the start of her tenure on the team, why she left what many would consider a dream job, the development of unethical AI by Google, unethical practices by other Big Tech companies such as Facebook and Amazon … Read More >Former Google ethical AI team co-lead Timnit Gebru exposes unethical AI by Google & Big Tech

You might like this! Facebook & Twitter recommendation algorithms could be deactivated under new plans from Russian lawmakers

A new bill to be put before Russia’s parliament could reportedly enable the government to regulate and restrict algorithms that recommend content and accounts which Moscow officials say promote social discord or break local laws. … Read More >You might like this! Facebook & Twitter recommendation algorithms could be deactivated under new plans from Russian lawmakers

Are US spies behind Pandora Papers? And shady Facebook ‘whistleblower’ wants more censorship

Moderate Rebels live: Max Blumenthal and Ben Norton discuss the Pandora Papers, how zero US politicians or billionaires were included, how the group behind it is funded by regime-change organizations and billionaires while working with US government front groups, and the CIA’s growing use of “hack-and-dump” operations. … Read More >Are US spies behind Pandora Papers? And shady Facebook ‘whistleblower’ wants more censorship

Android phones send device, user ‘identifier’ data to manufacturers & Big Tech firms offering ‘pre-installed’ apps, new study says

Android OS devices transmit sensitive user data like handset serial numbers and app usage info to manufacturers like Samsung and third parties like Google, Microsoft and Facebook – even after consumers opt out, a new study shows. … Read More >Android phones send device, user ‘identifier’ data to manufacturers & Big Tech firms offering ‘pre-installed’ apps, new study says

Facebook’s new ‘smart glasses’ could be American spying tool, Russian security agency says, warning of potential ban in country

Russia’s top domestic security agency, the FSB, has aired a series of concerns about Facebook’s flagship wearable tech device, saying the camera-equipped glasses designed in partnership with Ray-Ban could be used for espionage. … Read More >Facebook’s new ‘smart glasses’ could be American spying tool, Russian security agency says, warning of potential ban in country

Not again?! Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp offline for second time in a week

Social media giant Facebook, along with its subsidiaries Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp, is offline for the second time in less than a week, leaving competitors to rescue its customers from an existential crisis. … Read More >Not again?! Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp offline for second time in a week