Web and Tech
Reuters has received a document from the EU Commission that explains their intentions to force Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, to stop deepfakes videos from being shared or face major fines that will be felt. The companies are violating an EU code of conduct recently updated.
June 14, 2022
A former Australian Politician won $515,000 from Google for alleged defamatory remarks made on its platform by Comedian and YouTuber Jordan Shanks, aka friendlyjordies. “I am emotional today. To hear His Justice read out the reasoning and the evidence and the case itself again is a little bit traumatizing,” Barilaro said.
June 7, 2022
The goal of this column is to present news from around the world that is not often - if ever - covered by more mainstream entities, using local sources wherever possible, but occasionally using news aggregators not used, again, by the mainstream media. Also, please note that we do use links to Wikipedia; while...
June 5, 2022
In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has placed a stay on a Texas Social Media law that would prevent social media companies from limiting access to Texans on their platforms for their ‘viewpoint.’ The ruling does not strike down the law, but suspends it until the constitutionality is determined in a lawsuit.
June 1, 2022
New York Just Cost Democrats Their Big Redistricting Advantage From fivethirtyeight.com 2022-04-27 21:40:45 Nathaniel Rakich Excerpt: Don’t count your chickens before they hatch — and don’t count your congressional districts before all the redistricting lawsuits are finished. On Wednesday, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the congressional map New York Democrats...
May 2, 2022
Another Firing Among Google’s A.I. Brain Trust, and More Discord From www.nytimes.com 2022-05-02 09:00:17 Daisuke Wakabayashi and Cade Metz Excerpt: Less than two years after Google dismissed two researchers who criticized the biases built into artificial intelligence systems, the company has fired a researcher who questioned a paper it published on the abilities...
May 2, 2022
Google files lawsuit against "puppy scammer" for using its services to sell non-existent dogs From www.techspot.com 2022-04-12 12:33:00 Excerpt: According to a new blog post published by Google's safety & security team, aptly titled "Hounding scammers with litigation," the company seeks to address instances of puppy fraud using the legal system. According to...
April 13, 2022