Monday, October 15, 2018

Censoring the internet could make comment sections safer and more civil for everyone

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6260177/Google-wants-censor-internet-tackle-cyber-harassment-racism-venting.html Leaked Google documents suggest the tech giant wants increased censorship of the internet and believes other internet firms should police debate online. The 85-page paper, leaked by a Google employee, claims that cyber harassment, racism and people venting their frustrations are 'eroding' free speech online. It says that the ability to post

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Google ‘stores children’s data’

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34983245 Google collects schoolchildren's personal data, including internet searches, a civil liberties group says. In a complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said the alleged practice broke both Google promises and trade rules. It said Google products used in schools sent data to the company without

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Google more optimistic than NZTA or NZAA

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/74389211/google-underestimated-popular-new-zealand-tourist-route Google asked NZTA to check the times on other journeys, "because we do a lot of driving" and most of the other algorithms it used in New Zealand were "fairly close", Harland said. "This particular route came up because it has so many difficult bits." A NZTA spokeswoman confirmed Google adjusted its

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