Isaac Currey

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Google Duplex beat the Turing test: Are we doomed?

Google’s new Duplex AI sounds human, with stammers, pauses, and all. It could be a useful addition to Google Assistant or the harbinger of something …

Artificial Intelligence

Cobalt mining in Congo: Child labor still rife

Dirty Energy<p>The clean energy revolution hinges on the Democratic Republic of Congo — where conflict, corruption, and child labor are rife<p>Begin<p>By Nima Elbagir, Dominique van Heerden, and Eliza Mackintosh<p>Credits<p>Video Alex Platt<br>• Photos Alex Platt and Dominique van Heerden<br>• Researchers Steve Wembi and …

India says 100% of villages have electricity. Millions of people remain in the dark

The Indian government says it has reached a key milestone: Every one of the country's 600,000 villages now has access to electricity.<p>"We fulfilled a commitment due to which the lives of several Indians will be transformed forever!" Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter. "I am delighted that …

India

The Arabian Sea’s Suffocating ‘Dead Zone’ Is Even Larger Than We Imagined

A US warship cruises through the Gulf of Oman. Since the early 1960s, scientists have known about the so-called “dead zone” in the Gulf of Oman, a …

In India, this group helps turn wasteland into greener pastures

Can you really delete Facebook data?

Can Language Save Communities Under Threat From A Globalised World?

Words give their users cultural power, but in many places that freedom is under threat.<p><b>As a child, Kanako Uzawa treasured her school vacations, when</b> …

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Windows 10

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica and data mining: What you need to know

The FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook.<p>US Federal Trade Commission<p>We have a responsibility to protect your data. And if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you.<p>Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

James Martin

#deletefacebook

Facebook is using us. It is actively giving away our information. It is creating an echo chamber in the name of connection. It surfaces the divisive and destroys the real reason we began using social media in the first place – human connection.<p>It is a cancer.<p>I’ve begun the slow process of weaning …

Cambridge Analytica caught on video bragging about lying, dirty tricks

The consultancy, already in hot water over its misuse of Facebook data, unknowingly told UK's Channel 4 it would go beyond using data to hurt a candidate.<p>Consultants who worked on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and exploited the personal Facebook data of millions were caught on camera …

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Google's Smart Speakers Are Ready to Sell You a Bunch of Crap

Devices like the Google Home are billed as AI-powered assistants that can help make your life easier, but that doesn’t mean Google’s intentions are …

Coca-Cola and US government use blockchain to curb forced labor

The quest to end forced labor has created some unusual technological allies. Coca-Cola, the US State Department and a trio of crypto organizations (Bitfury Group, Blockchain Trust Accelerator and Emercoin) have launched a pilot project that will use blockchain to enforce worker rights. The …

Indian Prime Minister Leads Nationalist Charge To Rewrite History Books

The decision favors a right-wing retelling of history that asserts India's indigenous people were Hindu.<p>NEW DELHI - During the first week of January last year, a group of Indian scholars gathered in a white bungalow on a leafy boulevard in central New Delhi. The focus of their discussion: how to …

Dying Waters: India Struggles to Clean Up Its Polluted Urban Rivers

India’s booming population and rapidly expanding urban areas have exacted a huge toll on its rivers, which are badly polluted and choked by …

40% of Adolescent Girls Not Attending School, Says Study

The NCPCR’s recent report also states that 39.4% of adolescent girls in the 15-18 age group are not attending any educational institution, while …

Thousands of Uyghur Muslims detained in Chinese 'political education' camps

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Thousands of Uyghur Muslims are currently being detained in cramped conditions at so-called political education camps in China's restive far-western region of Xinjiang -- and the trend shows no sign of abating, exiled Uyghur activists and human rights advocacy groups say.<p>"Every …

How many Indians have access to the Internet?

Go digital or else. Since demonetisation, the government has been sending out this stern message to citizens who are still wedded to cash …

India

#MeToo is riding a new wave of feminism in India

A protest to mark the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Reading other women’s #MeToo stories brings …

Smoke and mirrors: Punjab, Haryana farmers say why they burn stubble

Rising air pollution in Delhi has once again turned the heat on paddy farmers in Punjab and Haryana, who burn stubble in their fields around this …

India

India's gender inequality has led to millions of 'unwanted' girls

<b>(CNN) —</b> India's preference for sons over daughters has led to the birth of millions of "unwanted" girls, according to a new report by the Indian government.<p>Couples' tendency to keep trying until a boy is born has led to the birth of as many as 21 million girls who are "notionally... unwanted," the …

The problem with being young in India

Share selection to:<p>Glyn Davis<br>G'day. I'm Glyn Davis and this is The Policy Shop, a place where we think about policy choices.<p>Male 1<br>Just a quick check …

Abuse of migrant workers 'rampant' in Thai fishing fleets, rights group says

<b>Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) —</b> Reforms to address modern-day slavery in Thailand's fishing fleets haven't stamped out coercive labor practices in the industry, a leading human rights group says.<p>The report, "Hidden Chains: Forced Labor and Rights Abuses in Thailand's Fishing Industry," authored by Human …

Apple supplier guilty of unsafe work conditions, report finds

Apple has worked hard in recent years to clean up the plants that manufacture its products, but another supplier has been accused of subjecting its employees to poor working conditions in a new China Labour Watch report.<p>Workers at a Catcher Technology factory in Suqian, China making iPhone casings …

Codes of Conduct

Voucher Schools Championed By Betsy DeVos Can Teach Whatever They Want. Turns Out They Teach Lies.

These schools teach creationism, racism and sexism. They’re also taking your tax dollars.<p>PORTLAND, Ore. ― It was late morning in an artsy cafe, the smell of coffee and baked goods sweetening the air, and Ashley Bishop sat at a table, recalling a time when she was taught that most of secular …

Trump’s Visit to China Provides a Propaganda Bonanza

BEIJING — #TrumpHasArrived! The Chinese news media broke out the hashtags this week as soon as Air Force One landed in Beijing, delivering both President Trump and an irresistible propaganda opportunity for President Xi Jinping of China.<p>Mr. Trump made it easy, flattering Mr. Xi at every turn and …

Truthfeed Spreads Pro-Trump Propaganda

“Shocking Photo of DACA Recipients BURNING American Flag in Protest!” declared a September headline on the website Truthfeed. The article came a day …

How North Korea is using TV sitcoms as state propaganda

A group of friends, who all live in the same apartment building, go about their daily lives in the big city. The camera follows them in the yard …

North Korea

In defense of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

<i>Emily Miller is a journalist and the author of "Emily Gets Her Gun." She was also the deputy press secretary at the State Department in the George W. Bush administration.</i><p>Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied about baking a chocolate pecan pie for Thanksgiving. The White House press secretary further ruined …

Donald Trump