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Google fires diversity memo author

The controversial memo broke the firm’s code of conduct, Google’s chief executive Sundar Pichai said on Monday in an email to employees. The memo, shared widely at the weekend, suggested there were fewer women at Google due to biological differences. Mr Pichai said the text crossed the line due to it “advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace”. Entitled Google’s ... Read More »

Google and Facebook envision Stories for news, not social

Stories taught us the joy of dictating the pace of content consumption. We fast-forward in 10-second increments, with a quick trigger finger let loose the moment we get bored. That’s why soon, endless paragraphs of text and time-consuming videos might not be the only ways to get our news. This week, signs were revealed suggesting both Facebook and Google believe Snapchat’s ... Read More »

Man Called Cyberattack Hero Faces Charges He Created Malware

The self-taught computer-security researcher credited with stopping a devastating cyberattack in May was arrested on charges that he created malware used to hack banking systems in Canada and Europe, the U.S. said. Marcus Hutchins, who has blogged under the pseudonym MalwareTech, was arrested Wednesday in Las Vegas, the Justice Department said Thursday in a statement that announced he was indicted ... Read More »

Here’s why Facebook was forced to shut down their AI system

Days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that artificial intelligence (AI) was the biggest risk, Facebook has shut down one of its AI systems after chatbots started speaking in their own language defying the codes provided. According to a report in Tech Times on Sunday, the social media giant had to pull the plug on the AI system that its ... Read More »