All companies except Facebook record voice commands spoken to voice assistants, and Facebook says it will only access your phone's microphone if given permission through the use of specific features that require audio – despite rumour that it listens to your conversations. … [Read more...] about How do tech giants know so much about you?
From the very beginning, Amazon has been committed to equal rights, tolerance and diversity — and we always will be. As we’ve grown the company, we’ve worked hard to attract talented people from all over the world, and we believe this is one of the things that makes Amazon great — a diverse workforce helps us build better products for customers. … [Read more...] about Amazon had the weakest response to Trump’s immigration ban yet
Trump’s “Muslim ban” also prevents refugees from seeking safety in the US for at least the next four months — and indefinitely, if they’re from Syria. It bars non-citizen, but legal US residents from returning home. And, as Asgari found, it also blocks scientists from contributing their highly trained labor and expertise to American scientific institutions. Thousands of scientists and academics in non-science fields have pushed back against the travel restriction, signing a petition that urged President Trump to reconsider the order. … [Read more...] about Trump’s immigration ban stranded a scientist with no job and no home
Boston, Massachusetts Finally, petitioners filed a petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus and a Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive relief with the federal court overnight in Boston, Massachusetts. US District Judge Allison D. Burroughs and US Magistrate Judge Gail Dein found that the detention and removal of “the petitioners and others similarly situated would violate their rights to Due Process and Equal Protection as guaranteed by the United States Constitution,” and that should the detained individuals be removed from the US, they would likely “suffer irreparable harm.” … [Read more...] about In the last 24 hours, four federal courts have objected to Trump’s actions
A smartphone app developed by the international soccer players' union allowing professional players to anonymously report match-fixing approaches was endorsed by FIFA on Friday. The "Red Button" whistleblower app ensures anonymity to protect players who otherwise may fear consequences to their career or personal safety, FIFPro said in a statement. "With players facing disciplinary action for failing to report a match-fixing approach, there must be a way for them to do this without fear that they are putting themselves, their families and their careers in danger," FIFPro legal director Roy Vermeer said. "The Red Button app provides this facility and will help players manage this considerable risk that, through no fault of their own, might confront them at any time." Under the collaboration agreement, FIFA will investigate confidential information submitted through the union-owned app, which is "built with technology that ensures no trace of a report is left on their smartphones," the … [Read more...] about FIFA endorses app to report match-fixing approaches