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Judge ‘Disturbed’ by Google’s Data Tracking

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has expressed she is “disturbed” by accusations regarding the depth of Google’s data tracking habits.

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Facebook ‘Refriends’ Australia, Will Allow News On Platform

The spat between Facebook and Australia appears to be mended for the time being, with the two reaching an agreement.

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Microsoft Bringing Australian-Style Paid News to the EU

Microsoft is working to help EU publishers get paid for their news, similar to an Australian law that would enforce the same thing.

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Google Fires Second AI Ethics Lead

Google has fired Margaret Mitchell, just a couple of months after its controversial firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru.

US Bill Would Allow Small News Publishers to Band Together Against Social Media

A new bill would pave the way for small news publishers to work together to negotiate better deals with tech companies.

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Nothing to See Here: Google Glosses Over AI Troubles With New Lead

Google has appointed a new head of its responsible AI research in the wake of the high-profile firing of Dr. Timnit Gebru and action against Margaret Mitchell.

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Facebook Plays Hardball With Australia While Google Plays Nice

Facebook has escalated its disagreement with Australia over proposed legislation that would force it to pay for news.

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Google Signs Multimillion-Dollar Australian News Deal

Amid ongoing negotiations with the Australian government over proposed legislation, Google has signaled cooperation by signing a multimillion-dollar news deal.

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iOS 14.5 Safari Will Mask IP Address From Google

Apple is ramping up its efforts to protect user privacy, including a feature in iOS 14.5 that will mask IP addresses in Safari.

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Google Improves Image Search Results, Reduces Duplicates

Google has made changes to its search algorithm to improve image search results by cutting down on duplicates.