Google’s “Smart City of Surveillance” Faces New Resistance in Toronto

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Source:  The Intercept The world’s most ambitious “smart city,” known as Quayside, in Toronto, has faced fierce public criticism since last fall, when the plans to build a neighborhood “from the internet up” were first revealed. Quayside represents a joint effort by the Canadian government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, which is owned by Google’s …

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Silicon Valley’s dirty secret: Using a shadow workforce of contract employees to drive profits

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Source:  CNBC   This year at Google, contract workers outnumbered direct employees for the first time in the company’s 20-year history. This trend is on the rise as public companies look for ways to trim HR costs or hire in-demand skills in a tight labor market. Some 57.3 million Americans, or 36% of the workforce, …

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Google Duplex AI Could Take The Job Of Your Tech Support Guy

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Source:  Fossbytes It’s already a known thing how Google Duplex left an audience of millions surprised by answering a phone call like a human. No doubt, it has raised ethical concerns. While AI making reservations and appointments over phone calls may sound creepy, Google is up to something else. The company is considering plans to license Google Duplex …

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Google Engineers Refused to Build Security Tool to Win Military Contracts

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Source:  Bloomberg A work boycott from the Group of Nine is yet another hurdle to the company’s efforts to compete for sensitive government work. Earlier this year, a group of influential software engineers in Google’s cloud division surprised their superiors by refusing to work on a cutting-edge security feature. Known as “air gap,” the technology would …

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Facebook & Google Promise Congress They’ll Brainwash You With Their Own ‘Counter Propaganda’

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Source:   The Free Thought Project Tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter testified to Congress this week about extremist content appearing on their platforms. In an odd admission, the companies promised to suppress extremist ideologies online by distributing their own “counter-propaganda.” Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of global policy management told Congress on Wednesday that the site …

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